How To’s

  • How to Enable or Disable Check Boxes to Select Items in Windows 11

    Windows 11 gives you the ability to select multiple items in whichever order you want inside File Explorer and the desktop. By implementing checkboxes, the user can now hover with the pointer over each item to reveal the selection check box. But keep in mind that this feature is not…

  • How to Create Windows 11 Bootable USB Installation Media

    Whether you want to install Windows 11 on a new computer or you just want to keep a backup install of Windows 11, learning how to create a bootable USB Installation Media for Windows 11 is a very useful skill. With bootable Windows 11 installation media, you can clean install,…

  • How to Enable or Disable Snap Layouts on Windows 11

    One of the most exciting features made available on Windows 11 is Snap Layouts. These snap layouts will give you a visual aid and help you automatically resize and arrange the windows open on your screen. Upon hovering with your mouse over a window’s maximize button on Windows 11, you’ll…

  • How to Customize the Touch Keyboard on Windows 11

    If you’re a fan of the Touch keyboard present on Windows 11 and you’re looking for training on personalizing and customizing it using the built-in options, we got you covered. To be fair, Windows 11 takes things forward allowing even more customizable elements than before. Windows 11 makes it easy…

  • How to Fix Login Failed Microsoft SQL Server Error: 18456

    You may encounter the SQL Server Error 18456 if the server could not authenticate the connection and this can be caused by the non-availability of the administrator rights to the SQL server or if the TCP/IP protocol is disabled in the SQL server settings. The issue arises when the user…

  • How to Troubleshoot Zelle Sign-in Error Code: A101

    The Error A101 on Zelle means that Zelle cannot trust your device to log in or make a transaction. This can be due to not using a mobile number registered with Zelle or using a Wi-Fi connection on your phone. The issue arises when a user tries to log in…

  • How to Fix Error Code 17 on Roomba (Roomba Cannot Complete Cleaning)

    Your Roomba robot might show the error 17 if the area where it is cleaning does not have enough lighting (so, its camera does not work) or the firmware of the Roomba unit is corrupt. When a Roomba robot starts the cleaning process (either manual or scheduled), the issue arises…

  • How to Fix Error 14 or 1-4 on Roomba (Roomba is Not Detecting an Installed Bin)

    You may encounter error 14 or 1-4 on the Roomba robot if the bin of the unit is not properly closing or the contacts of the bin are defective. The issue arises when a user tries to use the Roomba robot but encounters the error 14 (reinstall the bin then…

  • Surface Pro Not Turning On? Try these fixes

    Your Surface won’t turn on if its charger or keyboard is faulty. Also, you may encounter the issue at hand if the Surface Pro is stuck in deep sleep or in a deep sleep of death. The issue arises when the Surface Pro of a user does not power on…

  • Troubleshoot Windows 10 Stuck on “Repairing Disk Errors”

    The ‘Repairing disk errors‘ screen is often associated with a systemic corruption issue a hardware issue or a software conflict that’s affecting the booting sequence. This screen typically appears after an unexpected system BSOD crash. We’ve managed to identify a series of common scenarios that might be the end cause…

  • Add or Remove Chat Button on Taskbar in Windows 11

    Starting with Windows 11 build 22000.100, Microsoft has started rolling out Chat from Microsoft Teams and added a new flyout shortcut directly in the taskbar. While this is a convenient addition for those of us that actually use  Microsoft Teams, it’s very irrelevant for those that don’t. Should you keep…

  • Enable or Disable the Built-in Administrator Account on Windows 11

    Just like with previous versions, Windows 11 includes a hidden built-in Administrator account that tech-savvy users can use without needing UAC (User Account Control) access. It’s a super useful way of avoiding the need for elevation approval. Unlike local or Microsoft accounts, the built-in Administrator account is not protected by…

  • How to Show Taskbar Across Multiple Monitors on Windows 11

    By default, Windows 11 is configured to only show the taskbar on the main display. But if you’re a multi-monitor kind of guy, you might want to make the adjustments in order to force your OS to show the taskbar across all your connected monitors. If you’re as weirded as…

  • How to Add Restart Explorer Context menu in Windows 11

    Just as with previous Windows versions, explorer.exe is the process that is most prone to break at some point on Windows 11. Whenever it stops prematurely, you’ll see a blank desktop with the taskbar missing and only your mouse point showing until explorer.exe has been started again. In this situation,…

  • How to Clean Install Windows 11

    Windows 11 is an upgraded version of the previous iteration, but with a new design, apps, tools, and sounds. All the new features and the freshness is what attract people and this is why a lot of Windows users are in the process of clean installing or upgrading to Windows…

  • How to Configure and Use DNS-Over-HTTPS (DoH) in Windows 11

    Windows 11 comes with a long-awaited privacy feature called DNS-over-HTTPS (A.K.A DoH). When configured correctly, it’s a wonderful way of encrypting your communications without the need to go for a complicated 3rd party solution. What is DNS Over HTTPS? DNS over HTTPS (DOH) is a newer sub-protocol that can be…

  • How to Adjust the Display Brightness in Windows 11

    Regardless if you’re using a Windows 11 desktop, laptop or notebook, you’ll likely want to adjust the brightness level of your display at some point in time. Especially if you use your Windows 11 laptop intermittently outdoors and in dim-lit rooms. Certain PCs are capable of adjusting the brightness of…

  • Fix: Low FPS and Stutters While Gaming on Windows 11

    If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 11 and you’re starting to notice performance drops in the FPS (Frames per Second) department when playing your favorite games, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. In most cases, the frame drop is not constant – Chances are you’re experiencing an abrupt drop…

  • Fix: Windows Update Error Code 8007371B “Some Updates Were Not Installed”

    The error code 8007371B is typically seen when attempting to install certain pending Windows updates. This issue only occurs with certain security updates (KB2871389, KB2952664, and KB2868623) and it’s reported to occur on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. As it turns out, there are several different common scenarios that…

  • How to Change the Taskbar Location on Screen in Windows 11

    The way the taskbar functionality works on Windows 11 is different than previous iterations. Officially, alignment to the bottom of the screen is the only location permitted. However, there is a way to change the taskbar location to the top of the screen (and it looks quite cool). In what…

  • How to Install Windows 11 in Legacy (MBR) BIOS Mode

    There’s a lot of buzz around the requirements that Microsoft has put in place for Windows 11. If you take a look at the requirement list for Windows 11, you’ll see that Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 are mandatory, and there’s a clear indication that this new OS version can…

  • How to Create a Windows 11 Virtual Machine using Hyper-V

    If you’re curious about what Windows 11 has to offer but you don’t want to jump the gun and upgrade before you give it a spin, one alternative is to install Windows 11 via a Hyper-V virtual machine. This way you can test it out before committing to a normal…

  • How to Create or Add an Offline Local User Account on Windows 11

    Microsoft is getting increasingly more aggressive with pushing Windows users to use a Microsoft Account. This is even more evident in Windows 11. Fortunately, if you’re not comfortable with linking your Windows 11 account with your Microsoft account, you still have the option to set up a Local account. Add…

  • How to Boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode

    Booting to Safe Mode on Windows 11 is not that different from previous operating system versions released by Microsoft. But there are some subtle differences in regards to how you can force your Windows 11 PC to boot in Safe Mode. What is Safe Mode? This boot mode will start…

  • How to Change Between Dark and Light Mode on Windows 11

    Windows 11 undoubtedly has a new polished interface and boasts graphical features that make it look fresh and in line with the latest UI trends. And if you’re a fan of Dark Mode, you’ll be pleased to know that it looks even more elegant on Windows 11 with the new…