How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • BEST GUIDE: How to Root Your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (5.1.1)

    Root is the power-user, with full administrative rights. Rooting your device means, granting yourself uid=0 (the administrator access). Once you have it, you can Flash custom ROM,  Custom recovery, and make use of the Xposed Modules to further enhance performance, look and features of your Android. However, the drawback to rooting is…

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  • What is Firestarter and How to Use It?

    The Fire TV is an amazing device, it is a media streamer that makes your tv stream and surf over the internet, watch videos using different applications like Youtube, Hulu and Netflix. You can also play games and get all kinds of information using Alexa, a siri like voice assistant. But…

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  • How to Look Up and Change Your MAC Address

    A MAC (Media Access Control) address is a unique alphanumerical identifier that is assigned to network interfaces so that they can communicate with networks. Every device that is designed to be able to (wirelessly or through wires) connect to networks such as internet and WiFi networks – everything from Smartphones…

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  • How to Root Your Samsung Phone Using CF-Auto-Root

    Root is the power user, it grants you full administrative access to your phone, once rooted, you can make use of custom ROMs, custom recoveries and the famous Xposed modules for enhancement of your phone’s looks, features and performance. Rooting  is good; and has it’s own benefits as stated above…

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  • How To Enable or Disable Write Protection for a Disk Drive

    When write protection is enabled on a disk drive, its contents cannot be modified or duplicated in any way. This is what makes write protection such a handy feature. Write protection can be enabled or disabled for any and all disk drives on all versions of the Windows Operating System.…

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  • How to Stop Google From Saving Your Search History

    Whenever you execute a Google search on any device that you are logged into with your Google account – such as an Android Smartphone that you are logged into or an instance of Google Chrome on a computer that you are logged into – Google, by default, saves the search…

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  • FIX: COM Surrogate has stopped working (dllhost.exe)

    Many Windows (7, 8 and 10) users have reported experiencing as issue where they receive an error message stating “COM Surrogate has stopped working“, while browsing folders containing video or media files. Some users have also reportedly received this error while trying to print. COM Surrogate is the executable host process (dllhost.exe) which…

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  • How to: Uninstall AVG using AVG Removal Tool

    AVG is among the top brass when it comes to antivirus and anti-malware programs. Not only is AVG one of the most competent antivirus and anti-malware programs out there but has also proven update after update that it will continue to evolve into an irresistibly amazing product. However, while all…

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  • BEST GUIDE: How to Force Quit an App on a Mac

    Mac OS X has a great feature that allows the users to Force Quit an application which is stuck, and is not responding. This enabled the user to launch the app again and comes pretty handy when troubleshooting apps. This is similar to (CTRL + ALT + DELETE) on Windows…

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  • How to Create a Password Reset USB/Disc for Windows 10

    If you’re the kind of person who’s prone to losing the keys to their car, let alone the password to their user account on a Windows computer (that needs to be at least four characters long), you should definitely create a password reset disk for your user account. A password…

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  • How to Root Your Nexus Phone using CF-Auto-Root

    Rooting your android phone means granting yourself full administrative access, once rooted you can flash custom ROMs and Recoveries to your device, you can download and install Xposed modules and make use of their performance tweaks, features and customization’s of looks. But as rooting has its benefits, it also have…

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  • FIX: Preparing Automatic Repair on Windows 10

    New versions of the Windows Operating System have quite a track record of being highly unstable and buggy when they are first released to the general populous, and Windows 10 did nothing but add to this reputation. When it came out, Windows 10 was simply riddled with problems and issues,…

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  • FIX: Your startup disk is almost full

    When a Mac’s startup disk starts running out of free disk space and starts filling up, it starts displaying a message stating “Your startup disk is almost full” to the user. On a Mac, the startup disk is the partition of the Mac’s HDD or SSD that its Operating System…

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  • How to Root Using Framaroot APK (One click)

    Root is the power-user, with full administrative rights. Rooting your device means, granting yourself uid=0 (the administrator access). Once you have it, you can Flash custom ROM,  Custom recovery, and make use of the Xposed Modules to further enhance performance, look and features of your Android. However, the drawback to rooting is…

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  • Fix: Temporary Profile issues in Windows 10

    When you log on to your Windows profile, all your profile’s information and settings are picked up from some registry entries and configuration files saved on your hard disk. Corruption of a single file can unable the windows from accessing it and it will log you on to a temporary…

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  • BEST Cydia Tweaks for iOS 9 to 9.0.2

    There are several new tweaks available on Cydia for the iPhone supporting iOS 9 and onwards. Jailbreak apps and tweaks on Cydia are some of the biggest reasons iOS users choose to jailbreak their iPhones and they offer a wide variety of personal touch and customizations that normal apps do…

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  • FIX: Operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect

    .Not too long ago, countless users of Microsoft products such as Microsoft Word, Excel and, more importantly, Outlook start receiving the following error whenever they clicked on a hyperlink inside the programs to open the link in a browser: “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on…

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  • FIX: “system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop” refers to a location that is unavailable

    You logged on to your Windows system and your desktop is completely blank and you can’t seem to find any data you previously had on your desktop?The following error pops-up instead leaving you baffled and clueless as to what to do  “…system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop” refers to a location that is unavailable It…

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  • FIX: iw3mp.exe has stopped working

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a popular first-person shooter video game based on the events occurred during the World War ll. This game can be played both in a single player or a multi-player mode. However, it runs well on a single player mode but there are some…

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  • FIX: The Disk Structure is Corrupted and Unreadable

    The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable – this is the error message that a Windows user gets when their computer tries to access a partition of its hard drive that has a corrupted or unreadable disk structure, thus resulting in a failed attempt to access it. This error message…

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  • Fix: Problem Sending the Command to the Program

    Windows is full of surprises when you encounter error messages such as this one out of the blue. “There was a problem sending a command to the program”  usually indicates that a window has failed to connect with the MS Office Applications (such as Excel, Word or Access database etc.) in the…

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  • How to: Dual Boot Windows 10 with 7 or 8

    Windows 10 is the latest and greatest version of the Windows Operating System, and while most people are completely comfortable with letting go of the version of Windows they are currently using and switching to Windows 10, many individuals – especially those who don’t want to make an abrupt transition…

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  • How to: Take a Screenshot on a Mac

    The Apple Mac does everything the average computer user could possibly want to use their computer to do, and that includes capturing screenshots. However, most Mac users don’t know exactly how they can capture a screenshot on their Macs, and even if they do, they are not aware of the…

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  • How to: Enable / Disable Data Execution Protection in Windows 10

    Data Execution Protection (DEP) is a security feature that comes with all versions of Windows starting from Windows 7. DEP is a security feature designed to help protect Windows computers from damage that can be inflicted by viruses and other security threats. While DEP is a pretty handy and useful…

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