How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Fix Windows 10 Store Error Code 0x80072EFD

    The Windows Store sure does a great job of providing Windows applications to your desktop. But, you might see an error when accessing Windows Store. The error message will most likely be: There will be an error code mentioned at the bottom of the error screen. Although you can see…

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  • How to Fix Windows Defender Error Code 0x8050800c on Windows 10

    During the latter part of 2016, quite a few Windows 10 users have stared experiencing an issue with Windows Defender where they see error messages containing error code 0x8050800c quite often while using Windows 10’s built-in defense against viruses, malware, spyware and other external threats. In most cases, affected users…

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  • How To Download WhatsApp For Samsung Z1

    Samsung Z1 is a budget smartphone running Samsung’s Tizen mobile OS. The Tizen store, as compared to the Google Play Store has a very limited number of apps and support. Due to this, Samsung invited several app developers to build apps like Facebook Messenger, Truecaller, Candy Crush, etc. WhatsApp is…

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  • How To Download Videos From YouTube

    YouTube does not allow or give users any options to download videos. They can only watch videos from either on the website or the app. Currently, there’s a save offline option for YouTube’s Android and iOS app but that feature isn’t very flexible as the offline videos are encrypted and…

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  • How To Start PS4 (Play Station 4) In Safe Mode

    If you are experiencing some trouble with your PS4 console, the Safe Mode allows you to start only the system with only the core components running. The Safe Mode presents you with options which may help you correct issues your console might be having and allows it to start normally.…

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  • How to take a screenshot on Google Pixel XL

    Google made a refresh to their smartphone line with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. There are a ton of new features on Nougat-powered device like fingerprint gestures. Here is how you can take perfect screenshots on your Pixel. Step 1: Taking the screenshot Hold the Power and Volume Down…

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  • Frequently Visited Tabs on Browsers are Lost

    One of the main features of almost any modern web browser is the ability to choose what happens when you open a new tab or a new window of it. There are a few options, such as having your most visited web sites, having a single, pre-defined website, or even…

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  • How to Restore Folder Lock 7.x Password

    Folder Lock 7.x is a fairly popular piece of software that lets you set a password to your folders. You can then use these folders to store anything you would like to keep out of prying eyes. This may include anything from photos, to private documents, and many people use…

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  • How to Run Google Chrome on 32-bit Linux Machines

    Many reports indicate that Google Chrome is the most popular Web browser on desktop, portable and mobile devices. Google surprised many Linux users, however, when they announced they would no longer provide updates for 32-bit Linux distributions. Modern versions only come out for 64-bit Linux environments. There’s a workaround to…

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  • How to Use Mednafen to Turn Your Linux Box into an Arcade

    Mednafen is a multi-system emulator used to execute game console opcode under a GNU/Linux environment. The emulator is designed for use with ROM files from several different popular game console platforms. It allows a Linux PC or mobile device to act much like an SNES, Sega Genesis or GameBoy. Emulation…

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  • How to Make the Switch to USB-C

    USB-C is quickly becoming a standard connectivity port. After the speed improvements of USB 3.0, USB-C is making connections quicker, smaller and easier to use. Much like the Apple Lightning connector used on the iPhone and iPad, USB-C is reversible. The connector is also capable of transferring files and power,…

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  • How to Easily Root LG G5 6.0.1

    LG released its latest flagship, the LG G5, earlier this year. This model boasts an amazing design with a slide-out battery and modular functionality. Rooting your LG G5 will give you full privileges to the Android system. After rooting, you can install root apps, remove bloatware, improve battery life, and…

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  • How to Fix Windows Live Mail Can’t Sync and Displays Server Error 0x80072F06

    A Windows Live Mail user can run into a problem with the program where it simply fails to sync with and retrieve email messages from their configured Hotmail/Outlook email account. When a Windows Live Mail user runs into this issue, they become incapable of using the application to send or…

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  • How to Fix Backup Error 0x807800C5 on Windows 10

    Windows 10 users trying to backing up system images of their computers to NAS (Network-Attached Storage) have often reported seeing the backup fail and an error message that states the following appear: “There was a failure in preparing the backup image of one of the volumes in the backup set. Details:…

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  • How to Reduce the Reserved Block Count on ext4 Formatted Drives

    Few file systems are quite as robust as the ext series. Part of this robustness comes from the fact that newer versions use journals, which can also be disabled for use on USB NAND drives. Some support also comes from the fact that these systems reserve a portion of the…

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  • How To Check If Your Phone is Rooted or Not

    Rooting is process which allows users of Android devices to gain escalated privileges to their devices. As Android runs on the Linux kernel, rooting an Android device gives similar access to superuser permissions as on Linux or Unix-based operating systems. This is similar to running programs as administrators in Windows,…

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  • How to Get Rid of Adware on Android

    Adware is a malicious application that automatically downloads or displays unwanted advertising content such as banners or pop-ups when the user is online. Adwares are part the various forms of malware plaguing the Android ecosystem and can cause little to devastating havoc to the Android device. Adwares can infect a…

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  • How to Backup and Restore Samsung Galaxy S7 to PC

    It is advised to regularly backup your Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone. You can backup everything on your Galaxy S7 including, contacts, app, app data, SMS, photos, videos, call logs, device settings and more. Backing up makes it possible to restore your apps and files in case of a device reset…

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  • How to Fix USB Error Digital Signature (Code 52) Error

    Error Code 52 in either the device manager or DXDiag tells you that Windows can’t verify the digital signature for the drivers for a specific device. You won’t be able to install drivers for the device, and it might just as well stop functioning. This issue happens for a lot…

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  • How to Fix Office 365 or 2016 Installation Error 30180-4

    If you’re installing Office 365, or Office 2016, there is a chance of running into error 30180-4. This error means that there is a setting in your firewall, or proxy, that is preventing you from installing Office. Other errors that might appear due to this same reason are 30174-4, 30125-4,…

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  • How to Fix Format Disk Error External Hard Drive

    If you’re using an external drive, be it for storage or for simply backing up your important data, you might have noticed that in some situations, your computer doesn’t load the drive. You connect it, but nothing happens, and you can’t access the files on it. How big of a…

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  • How to Forward Ports for PS4 to Play Games Online

    The PlayStation  4 is a wonderful console, it is top of the line with entire lines of exclusives, first person shooters and sports games, but most of these games are much more fun when you play with friends, Same console gaming, often known as couch co-op, have become very limited…

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  • How to Use Smart Phone to Check Batteries

    We have all been in a place where our remote stops working, and you’re not entirely sure if your batteries are dying out or your remote is just malfunctioning. Well now you can check that with the luxury of your smartphone! Your remote sends out a series of infrared impulses,…

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  • FIX: Windows Live Mail Error 0x8007007A When Sending Emails

    Error code 8007007a with Windows Live Mail, or the Windows 10 Mail app means that the app is unable to send an e-mail. The root of the issue is sending an e-mail which contains an image or image album from OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive). While SkyDrive allowed you to send albums…

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