How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • Fix: Garmin Express Problems

    Garmin (previously known as ProNav), is an American multinational company which is known for its specialization in GPS technology for use in aviation, outdoor, sports activities, or automotive. Garmin has a desktop application named Garmin Express which allows you manage your Garmin device after plugging it with the USB connection…

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  • Fix: CldFlt Service Error

    There are quite a few seemingly random error codes which regularly appear on Windows, usually after a change has been made to the operating system such as a new update or similar. One of these errors is definitely the “The CldFlt service failed to start” error and solving it can…

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  • How to Print Double Sided on Word

    Double sided printing, also referred to as duplex printing, has a boatload of benefits that are quite apparent. For starters, duplex printing cuts the amount of paper required to print a document in half, and using half the amount of paper you otherwise would means that you save not only…

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  • How to Update the Windows Update Agent to the Latest Version

    To download and install major Windows updates (the upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, for example), you need to not only have all other Windows updates available for your computer installed but also need to have the latest version of the Windows Update Agent. The Windows…

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  • How to Update Drivers on Windows 10

    For your computer to always be at the top of its game, it absolutely needs to have all the latest updates available for it. Computers need updates for everything – from the Operating System they run on and the programs and applications installed on them to the device drivers for…

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  • How to Disable Fast User Switching on Windows 10

    Fast user switching is a term that’s pretty loosely thrown around – the term refers to any functionality on a multi-user computer Operating System that allows users to switch from one user account to another quickly and seamlessly without having to quit any applications open on the former user account…

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  • How to Make a User Account an Administrator on Windows 10

    There are two different kinds of user accounts on Windows 10 – Standard User accounts and Administrator accounts. The difference between these two user account types is not of functionality but of permissions and authority. Administrator accounts have complete autonomy and control over every single aspect of a Windows 10…

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  • How to Find Your Microsoft Office Product Key

    Most commercially sold pieces of software are have some sort of protection to inhibit illegal duplication and installation. Software creators need to protect not only their product but also their stream of revenue, and the most common approach to doing so involves the manufacturer assigning a unique product key or…

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  • How to convert CDA files to MP3 Format

    Some users have been reaching us with questions about converting an audio file from CDA to MP3. Some have reported that after they upgraded to Windows 10  some audio files have been automatically converted from .mp3 to .cda. What are CDA and MP3? CDA is a file extension of shortcut…

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  • What is fwupdate.exe and should I remove it?

    The legitimate fwupdate.exe process is associated with LG Firmware Autoupdate from CST. The executable is part of an LG utility that is used to update the drivers of all related LG devices. As some users have pointed out, fwupdate.exe was likely bundled with another LG-related software driver and was installed…

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  • What is csc.exe and should I delete it?

    The genuine csc.exe file is a legitimate software component of Microsoft .NET Framework signed by Microsoft Corporation. CSC stands for Visual C# [sharp] Command-Line Compiler. Note: The csc.exe can also be the principal executable for Comodo System Cleaner. However, the chances of this happening are slim because the cleanup software has merged with…

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  • What is wisptis.exe and should it be disabled?

    Some users have reported being unable to disable the wisptis.exe process permanently. WISPTIS is a pen input device tool that stands for Windows Ink Services Platform Tablet Input Subsystem. Users complain that even if the process is terminated from Task Manager, the process will open itself again after several minutes. If…

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  • What is: tv_w32.exe and should I delete it?

    Some users have been wondering about the purpose of  tv_w32.exe (or tv_w64.exe) after discovering that the process is using quite a lot of system resources in Task Manager. Although the legitimate tv_w32.exe and tv_w64.exe processes are executables of TeamViewer (which is safe), there have been reports of malware (particularly trojans) that are camouflaging as the two…

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  • Fix: KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED

    A blue screen of death (BSOD) is an error which halts the operations of the PC, displays the error condition and forces your computer to restart after collecting diagnostic information. The error message “KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED” usually occurs when you are having driver issues. It means some piece of…

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  • How to Format Flash Drive on a Mac

    Unlike Windows in File Explorer, Mac OS X and macOS do not include a Format Drive option in the Finder. So, if you want to format a flash drive connected to a USB, Firewire, or Thunderbolt (USB Type C or Not) on a Mac you need do the following procedure.…

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  • How to Reduce the Size of a JPEG on Mac

    If you want to reduce the size of photos (JPEGs) on your Mac, you can do it with the built-in Preview app. Here you can find the actual steps. Note: This method will help you reduces the size of the entire image. It does NOT crop the image. Go to…

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  • How to Remove/Add Hyperlink in Word on Mac

    When you are copying and pasting text from the internet into Microsoft Word, you will probably get a document with many hyperlinks in it. Some of them may be important for you, but most of them need to be removed. If you are editing Word documents on your Mac, and…

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  • Fix: Bluetooth Not Available Mac

    After updating to a newer OS version, many users are having problems with the Bluetooth module on their Macs. This is especially common for those who upgraded to Snow Leopard. All the Bluetooth connected devices stop working, and the icon in the top bar reads “Bluetooth: Not Available.” Here you…

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  • Fix: Cannot Connect to the Docker Daemon

    You might be very confused if a Linux terminal is throwing a “cannot connect to the Docker daemon” error at you, because more than likely the Docker daemon is already running when you see that. While you’ll want to ensure that it is, you’ll probably be puzzled when you find…

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  • Fix: Please enter a commit message to explain why this merge is necessary

    Possibly one of the most embarrassing error messages to get stuck in when using the git development hub involves commit messages after doing a normal merge. You might see a line instructing you to please enter a commit message to explain why this merge is necessary, but if you write…

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  • Fix: Could not open a connection to your authentication agent

    You might get an error that reads “could not open a connection to your authentication agent” when you try and add a key passphrase by using the ssh-add command. This particular problem is usually caused by the ssh-agent not getting correctly assigned, which is why so many people find it…

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  • How to Delete Profiles on Xbox 360

    Using an Xbox 360 without an Xbox profile is next to impossible and is not at all recommended. On an Xbox 360, all of a user’s save files for their games, their achievements and their friends, among a variety of other things, are associated with their Xbox profile. If you…

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  • How to Disable Superfetch on Windows 10

    Superfetch is a technology Microsoft has integrated into every single iteration of the Windows Operating System starting with Windows Vista (Windows XP had a more primitive form of Superfetch called PreFetcher). The basic purpose of Superfetch is to help Windows computers better and more efficiently manage and utilize however much…

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  • How to Change Public Network to Private Network on Windows

    When a Windows computer is connected to a network (regardless of whether it’s a wireless network or a wired network), it registers the network as either a public network or a private network. On a private network, a Windows computer is visible to all other Windows computers on the network…

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  • How to Find Words on a Page

    Finding a specific word or phrase on a page with a boatload of information on it can prove to be a real pain, but a pain countless people have to endure quite often. Thankfully, most applications and programs designed for computers – from word processors such as Microsoft Word to…

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