How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Add or Remove Microsoft Print to PDF

    By default, Windows 10 comes packed with a nifty feature which allows you to turn documents into PDF’s without using any third party application. This is called Microsoft Print to PDF. This feature is available in form of a printer, which means, you have to print the document using the…

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  • Which SEGA Dreamcast Emulators To Use on Windows 10?

    Dreamcast is one of the consoles released by Sega back in 1998. There’s no doubt that Dreamcast was a great console that brought a lot of joy to thousands of kids. Back in 1998 (and 1999 when it released outside of Japan), Dreamcast had a lot of success and brought…

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  • How to Activate YouTube using Youtube.com/activate

    There’s no doubt that YouTube is an amazing platform that offers a wide range of shows. You can find pretty much anything on YouTube ranging from action and entertainment to family friendly educational content. But all of these shows are even better when they are on the big screen like…

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  • How to Fix Error 0xc004f014 During Activation on Windows 10

    Windows 10 was almost forcefully installed on people’s computers, especially the one ones who were running licensed versions of previous Windows versions such as Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. You would at least expect this process to be easy considering the fact that you will most definitely have a hard…

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  • How to Fix ‘Failed to initialize smartaudio’ Error on Windows

    Dealing with Windows issues on a regular basis is a stressful experience for any Windows users and that is probably a reason why plenty of people switch to Mac OS X. This means that they are ready to sacrifice certain freedom in a sense of being able to change just…

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  • How to Fix jawaw.exe Application Errors?

    Errors Windows users experience on a daily basis are difficult to count, especially because each new app and each new feature can bring a load of new problems for users to deal with. Users who are not so familiar with Windows errors may get confused and annoyed by them, especially…

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  • How To: Uninstall League of Legends on MacOS

    Gaming can be one of the most expensive hobbies even though you don’t even have to leave your house in order to take part in it. Building or buying a strong gaming PC can be tough, especially because of the fact that PCs are being upgraded every year and the…

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  • Fix: .NET Framework Error 0X80071A90

    Many Windows users have reported being met with error code 0X80071A90 when trying to install the .NET Framework on their computers or when trying to enable Hyper-V on Windows 8 or Windows 10. The error code is almost always accompanied by an error message that basically says that Windows could…

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  • Fix: File Explorer on Windows 10 Slow

    Microsoft released its latest and the most awaited version of their operating system series; Windows 10 on July 29th, 2015. There were major changes in the latest OS based on the appearance, services, ease of access, and GUI. Around 14 million people upgraded to Windows 10 with 24 hours of…

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  • Fix: Computer Turn on By Itself

    Shutting down your Windows may seem like a simple process. You are just turning your PC off. How hard can it be? Yet there is a lot more to shutting down rather than just cutting the power supply to your computer. Windows have to sequentially shut down system processes, save…

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  • Fix: SSD Not Showing Up

    Solid state drives (SSD) are taking over with their superior speed, low power consumption and lower temperatures. Crucial, Samsung and Scandisk make some of the affordable SSDs but since they are of low storage capacity, they are used as a second disk or as the primary disk in conjunction with…

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  • Fix: Headphones Not Working on Windows 10

    It is a bit frustrating to plug in your headphones and still have the sound playing through the in-built speakers. Headphones provide privacy and better listening during movies, games or when you are in the library or a place that needs silence. This is an issue a few Windows users…

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  • Fix: Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page

    Blue Screen of Death, also known as a BSOD, surely is a nightmare for everyone. Each and every one of us have seen a blue screen of death during our time of using Windows. Even though the BSOD is the same thing, i.e. you see a blue screen and your…

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  • Fix: Print Spooler Keeps Stopping

    Print spooler is service which spools print jobs and handles interaction with the printer.  If you turn off this service, you won’t be able to use your printer. That means print spooler services should be running, so you can print properly. You can start Print Spooler service through Services tool…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Action Center Won’t Open

    New Windows updated always bring improved features and options to its large base of users and that is probably why they have been able to stay at the top of the operating system market for so long. Each new version of Windows has been simplified and its user interface has…

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  • Fix: An administrator has blocked you from running this app

    Running or installing an app in Windows 10 should be an easy process but certain things occur which simply won’t let us do that. Similar issues follow after the release of any new operating system and it usually takes a while before Microsoft resolves them on their own. However, before…

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  • Fix: Err_Connection_Closed

    Google Chrome is definitely one of the most popular Internet browsers up to date and it offers a great performance for high-end PCs. It also works well on weaker PCs but its RAM consumption is a major issue for computers with less than 3 GB of RAM, especially if you…

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  • How to: Uninstall Cygwin on Windows

    Uninstalling software can be quite difficult on Windows, especially if you uninstall software which can’t be uninstalled simply by using the wizard or the uninstall utility. Some tools don’t provide these options and they need to be removed manually. This can be quite difficult at certain occasions, especially if you…

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  • Fix: The requested resource is in use

    Installing and uninstalling programs on Windows OS can sometimes feel more difficult than it should be. The usual process is fairly simple. You open up the Settings app or go to Control Panel >> Programs and Features and you can easily access the programs and applications you want to uninstall.…

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  • Fix: Potential Windows Update Database Error Detected

    Handling Windows updates is always going to be an adventure a couple of people go through without having to go through several issues and errors. A plenty of people simply ignore these updates until Windows actually forces you to download them or until you face an app which only runs…

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  • How to Find MP3 Duration from the Linux Command Line

    Linux users who are used to working with music files from the command line might already be using ffmpeg, but it’s difficult to extract just the length of a file using this otherwise powerful tool. There are a few ways to use it, but there are also a few other…

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  • How to Print Double Sided PDF in Ubuntu

    In many cases, PDF files themselves have replaced printing. However, it’s still extremely useful to print these in a wide variety of situations. You won’t have to use the command line at all either, which might disappoint some but excite others. While there are command line tools for printing PDF…

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  • How to Build a Custom ROM from Android Open Source Project

    If you’re familiar with rooting your Android phone or downloading custom ROMs, such as the highly popular CyanogenMod or its successor Lineage OS, you may have wondered – how do people build these ROMs? How much work exactly goes into developing a customized ROM? This guide will walk you through…

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  • How to Root the Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus

    Motorola introduced its mid-range G5 and G5 Plus phones earlier in 2017, and they are pretty awesome phones for the money. Unfortunately, Motorola locks the bootloaders on nearly all their devices, but savvy Android enthusiasts always find a way. TWRP has not made an official release yet for this device,…

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  • How to Launch Forget Windows Use Linux FWUL

    Windows users who want to give Linux a try face numerous hurdles – most notably, becoming accustomed to the “Linux way” of doing things. Even on popular, user-friendly Linux distros like Ubuntu, a new user will spend a lengthy amount of time inside the command terminal, browsing support forums, and…

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