How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • Linux

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Bridges Barriers Between openSUSE and SLE

    The SUSE Linux Enterprise is a multimodal operating system that is designed to handle business-critical workloads with an efficient and secure IT infrastructure. The latest release is designed to make it easier for openSUSE Linux community or development subscription users to upgrade their systems to the SUSE Linux Enterprise 15…

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  • How to Record Skype calls

    Skype has been here for quite some time and was considered the only video calling application present in Windows in its days. It follows a P2P architecture and also has cross-platform compatibility. It is currently owned by Microsoft and is also being slowly transitioned in the business community for online…

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  • Fix: Black Screen After Sleep Windows 10

    Windows releases frequent updates to fix various problems which are present in the operating system. Even though most of the problems are solved very quickly, the famous error of the screen going black after waking up from sleep mode continues to trouble users. The reasons why this error occurs are…

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  • How to Root the Moto G6 with TWRP and Magisk Beta

    Motorola’s Moto G6 is the latest budget-device in their hottest selling G-series lineup. It features Android Oreo, a Qualcomm SDM45 Snapdragon (Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53), and the Adreno 506 GPU. It’s quite a nice device for the price, and now we’re able to fully root it using TWRP and Magisk! However,…

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  • Fix: Only Secure Content is Displayed

    This error almost exclusively appears on computers running Windows 10 and it appears on its browser called Internet Explorer. Furthermore, the error was also appearing in rare occasions on Internet Explorer on older versions of Windows. This error appears in the form of a notification displayed at the bottom of…

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  • Fix: Tcpip.sys Blue Screen Error

    The error message “tcpip.sys” spawns in a blue screen of death where the error code ‘tcpip.sys’ means ‘Transmission Control Protocol over Internet Protocol’ and is a library of a set of rules which are used for interconnecting different devices over the internet. This file is a driver and if the…

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  • Fix: Netio.sys Blue Screen Error

    The Blue Screen of Death “NETIO.SYS” is one of the most common blue screens out there and is mostly associated with your network drivers on your computer. This error is not only restricted to drivers, but also other third-party programs which use the system utilities. The workarounds for this widely…

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  • Fix: win32kfull.sys BSOD

    The file “win32kfull.sys” is one of the kernel mode device drivers present in your operating system. There are two types of device drivers, one are normal drivers which communicate between your hardware and the OS and the other are kernel mode drivers. They are necessary for booting the operating system.…

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  • Fix: Microsoft Word Starter 2010 cannot be opened. Try again or repair the product in the Control Panel

    This error usually appears out of nowhere and users have said that they simply started their Microsoft Office one day and it powers on but there is this error message preventing them from opening any of the Microsoft Office suite apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. There are various…

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  • Linux

    How to Use Windows VSTs in latest REAPER 5.93 Linux-Native builds

    As REAPER v5.93 introduced Linux-native builds to the popular digital audio workstation, many users are wondering how they can use their favorite Windows-based VST plug-ins in the Linux builds. Fear not, Appuals has the solution. REAPER has no native bridge to run Windows VSTs on Linux, but there are a…

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  • How to use a GIF as your Android Navbar Home Key

    Some brilliant minds in the Android community figured out how to modify your navbar to use an animated .gif as your home key, and Appuals has the guide to do it! Warning: This is a fairly involved process. You need to decompile your SystemUI.apk, mess with some important files, and…

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  • How to Easily Deodex Android Stock ROM without PC

    Deodexing your Android’s stock ROM opens up a whole new range of customization features, especially if you plan on modifying things like SystemUI.apk by yourself. Of course, if you want to truly customize your Android device, its better to install a custom ROM (like LineageOS or similar) that already has…

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  • Fix: This Computer is Configured to Require a Password in Order to Start Up

    From what we’ve seen so far, this appears to be closely related to a virus that enables SAM (registry file) encryption. Because of that, using standard password changing tools such as NT PWD Reset won’t solve this problem. This error can be very difficult to get rid of and it…

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  • Fix: 0x00000124 Blue Screen STOP Error

    The stop error “0x00000124” is different from other blue screens of deaths because it stems from a hardware problem. This stop condition gives little details about where the error has originated so we have to approach this problem from an unknown hardware source. The solutions to this error are quite…

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  • How to Install Windows Shell Themes

    Windows personalization out of the box generally boils down to being able to change your desktop wallpaper, the Aero stuff, and various fonts. But you can’t theme the entire Windows experience, such as the start menu color, or anything to do with explorer.exe frames – not without installing shell themes,…

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  • Fix: 0x000000F4 Blue Screen STOP Error

    The error “Stop code: 0x0x000000F4” forces your operating system to enter a failure state and go into a blue screen of death. This error is primarily caused because of hard drive or driver corruptions. These corruptions are very common in the computing world and may happen to anyone and anytime.…

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  • Fix: Adblock no Longer Working on YouTube

    Adblock is definitely one of the most useful browser extensions of all time and its main purpose is to prevent ads from interfering with your browser experience. Some people think it’s the best thing ever and some don’t like it one bit (depending on the view point). However, people started…

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  • How to Create Microsoft.StickyNotes.exe Shortcut in Windows 10

    Note taking is an important process that everyone is used to do in order to remember tasks to be executed in future. Microsoft has embedded a tiny app called “Sticky Notes” into Windows since the introduction of Windows 7 that helps you remember your day to day tasks through colored…

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  • How to Remove Fizz and Harmonic Feedback from Amp Sims

    One major complaint musicians have against digital amp simulators is the audible “fizz” in the high-end frequency. It’s difficult to explain through words, but if you’re a guitarist who uses amp simulators, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. Its true that the presets on a lot of amp simulators…

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  • Fix: INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR BSOD

    The error code “INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR” usually indicates that you have an incorrect or badly configured video card driver installed against your video hardware. This bluescreen came into the spotlight in 2015 when Windows released an update to Windows 10 and the AMD drivers somehow clashed with the new features or modules.…

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  • Fix: No Bootable Device — Insert Boot Disk and Press Any Key

    This error usually follows after users lose their nerves or their concentration and either hit the laptop or drop or hit the laptop or the CPU of their computer. Either way, there may be some physical damage which caused the error but there are plenty of cases where the problem…

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  • Fix: Certificate Error Navigation Blocked

    This error appears and it prevents users from accessing Microsoft sites at all. This is quite a big deal because there are several Microsoft services which are vital to some folks such as the Outlook, mail services in general, OneDrive, Microsoft Office Online, and so on. Even though the problem…

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  • Fix: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Error R6025

    Runtime Error R6025 is an error associated with Microsoft’s Visual C++ development environment. Any application or program that has been developed using the Visual C++ studio is among the pool of possible targets for this error. Runtime Error R6025 has been seen affecting both off the shelf applications and programs that…

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  • Fix: No Device Drivers Were Found

    This error is quite specific as it occurs when users are either trying to reinstall their current operating system or when they are installing a new one using a DVD or USB installation storage device. The message indicates that the drivers on the installation media are either missing or corrupt…

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  • How to Disable or Enable AutoPlay in Windows 10

    Windows 10’s AutoPlay is a neat function if you know how to use it effectively – it enables you to choose default actions for different kinds of media that you insert or plug into your PC. You can use AutoPlay to set default behaviors for content types like music, videos,…

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