How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Partition and Configure Drives for Linux UEFI Boot

    Actually doing the partitioning work for any U/EFI-based Linux or Windows implementation isn’t much more difficult than writing partition tables for a standard MBR-based operating system. Using the newer GUID Partition Table (GPT) technology can be confusing, though, since it doesn’t support extended or logical partitions. This is counterintuitive to…

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  • How to Remove Mac Optimizer from a MacOS

    Almost every website shows ads in your browser. Some of these ads lure you to download softwares to install on your PC. One of these softwares is MacOptimizer. MacOptimizer, displays annoying popups on your Mac from system level and asks you to download the Mac Adware Cleaner to protect your…

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  • How to Remove Padlock or Lock Icon from Files on Windows 10

    If you see a lock icon overlaid on your files or folders, it means the sharing or security options have been tampered with, either by you or a software or when changing operating systems and migrating data or when tweaking the HomeGroup settings. The padlock icon means that the file or…

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  • Fix: Google Chrome Error NET::ERR_CERT_INVALID

    Users of Google Chrome on Windows 10 may sometimes encounter SSL errors when visiting numerous top sites. When this error occurs, it essentially prevents the user from continuing to the destination website and it displays a text error suggesting that “attackers might be trying to steal your information”. This problem…

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  • How to Run .JAR Files on Windows 10

    If you find yourself unable to open .jar files on Windows 10, it is likely due to one of the following problems: *The Java Run-Time Environment is not properly set to run .jar files *Windows Registry is not calling JRE (Java Runtime Environment) properly Luckily there are a couple easy…

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  • Fix: App on your PC needs .NET Framework 3.5

    If you are using Windows 8 or 10, you have probably noticed a pop up that needs you to install .NET framework 3.5. The popups might be random if you are running applications in the background or on startup. The popup says: “An app on your PC needs the following…

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  • Fix: AMD Display Driver Crash Windows 10

    Seeing as AMD is one of the two names at the forefront of the GPU industry, millions of computers all across the globe use AMD graphics cards to render and manipulate graphics. The giant GPU manufacturer that it is, AMD regularly ships updates for the AMD drivers that allow computers…

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  • How to Fix Error World of Warcraft error blzbntagt00000bb8

    World of Warcraft is without even the shadow of a doubt one of the most widely played online multiplayer games in existence. Because of the growing demands of the game’s player-base and the game’s ever-evolving “world”, its developers regularly ship out updates to the game. When an update for World…

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  • How to Reinstall Beats Audio Driver on HP Notebooks and Laptops

    Hewlett-Packard, or better known as HP, has been shipping quite a few of its laptops, and even desktops, with audio software known as Beats Audio. Beats Audio includes the audio driver for the device, as well as a few other perks such as volume controls, an easy-to-use equalizer, etc. However,…

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  • Fix: WING32.dll Related Errors in Games and Applications

    When using applications like Scrabble, Monopoly and Civil War Generals on newer operating systems, you may get a WING32.dll error with messages like “WING32.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error” and “The program can’t start because WING32.dll is missing from your computer. Try…

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  • What is ISUSPM.exe and How to Remove It?

    After installing some applications from Nuance like Dragon Naturally Speaking and Omnipage, you will notice an application called “Flexnet Software Update” or “FlexNET Connect Software Manager” has also been installed. This application is associated with the process name ISUSPM.exe and pops up during startup or normal use. Flexnet doesn’t have…

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  • Fix: High CPU Usage by xboxstat.exe

    Gamers with Xbox 360 wireless controllers will be familiar with the xboxstat.exe process. It launches when Windows starts and most remarkably has been reported to hog CPU resources. In this article, we’ll delve deeper into what xboxstat is, and then know how to solve its related issues.   If you’re…

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  • Fix: Steam Update Stuck

    Users may experience an error of Steam updating itself for an indefinite period of time. This usually happens after you install an update and restart Steam. Deleting Steam files and installing it again worked for many users, but the error came forward again after a period of time. We have…

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  • Fix: High CPU Usage by audiodg.exe

    If you opened Task Manager you should saw process named Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation. Maybe you asked yourself what process is doing in Windows, maybe not, but do not worry, we will explain you more about this process. Actually, audiodg.exe is process represented as a Windows Audio Device Graph…

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  • Fix: Windows Could not Automatically Detect this Network’s Proxy Settings

    Sometimes you might see a yellow warning sign on your Wi-Fi name in the system tray. If you right click the Wi-Fi name and select Troubleshoot then you will most likely see the error with a message “Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings”. Although the yellow warning…

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  • Fix: Wifi doesn’t have a Valid IP Configuration

    The WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration problem can occur at any time without any prior warning. Some users see this error message when they troubleshoot their network while some users face this message as soon as they log in to their computer. The problem mostly hit the Windows…

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  • How to Fix Taskbar Not Working on Windows 10

    Windows 10 surely brings a lot of improvements and features over its predecessors but it also has its fair share of bugs as well. The problematic taskbar is one of those problems. For most of the users who upgraded to Windows 10 are likely to see a taskbar that isn’t…

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  • Fix: Microsoft Edge Opens Then Closes

    There’s no doubt that the Windows Edge browser is quite an improvement over Microsoft’s previous browser Internet Explorer. But Windows Edge is far from perfect with a few bugs in it. One of the problems that you might face while using Microsoft Edge is the crashing. When you open Microsoft…

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  • How to Increase Windows 10 Lock Screen Timeout Settings

    Windows 10 arguably provides the best graphical interface to be seen on a PC yet. From the interactive sessions to the screensaver feature known as the lock screen. The lock screen is now designed to provide news when you are not using your PC, but like the old screensaver, most…

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  • How to Lower Your CPU Temperature

    High computer temperatures are a very common issue. When more processes are asked of your CPU, the clock of the CPU is turned up to allow more calculations per second to be made. A higher frequency will also mean more electricity will pass through the circuits, causing more heating of…

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  • How to Recover Windows 10 Product Key using ProduKey or ShowKeyPlus

    In order to register and activate your copy of Windows operating system you need your product key. Without activation, you will not be able to get remote Windows support services and updates despite your system working. A Windows product key is a 25 character key unique to your PC or…

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  • How to: Root Huawei Y210

    This guide will show you step by step instructions to root the Huawei Y210. This particular guide will be rooting via CWM (ClockworkMod) recovery and it’s one of the simplest root procedures for the Huawei Y210 currently available. Make sure to follow our guide carefully. Despite the straightforward steps, it…

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  • How to Configure the UFW Firewall in Linux

    UFW actually stands for Uncomplicated Firewall and not Ubuntu firewall like many people believe. This name reflects the fact that it’s surprisingly easy to configure. Most users will only need to set literally three options before they’re relatively safe. Those who want to set some advanced configuration options won’t have…

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  • How to Disable Edge PDF Viewer in Windows 10

    PDF files with Windows 10 can be opened without the need to install additional software. In fact, Microsoft Edge, the default Web browser, provides native support for this type of file. But this is a minimal function option that may not meet the needs of users accustomed to using a…

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  • Fix: Windows Defender Update Error 0x80072ee2

    Error code 0x80072ee2 is an issue that occurs when Windows can’t connect to the Microsoft update servers, and return the result you’re expecting. Due to this, it might occur with various Store apps, as well as with built-in utilities such as Windows Defender. What you will notice happening is when…

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