How To’s

  • Fix: An Error Occurred, Please Try Again Later ‘YouTube’

    Watching YouTube videos is one of the best things you can do to relax and easily kill a couple of hours. YouTube’s stream of new videos is practically endless and you will always be able to find a new video you haven’t watched related to your current mood. It’s also…

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  • How to Sort Directories by Actual Size in Linux

    Linux file browsers behave much like File Explorer under Windows or the Finder under OS X in that sorting directories by size doesn’t work quite the way that many users would expect it to. You can sort directories by the number of subdirectories that they contain or the number of…

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  • Fix: Connectivity Issues due to Faulty WPD Update (2/22/2016)

    Several Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 users reported an issue involving Windows being unable to recognize MTP based devices. This issue occurred after users installed an optional and undocumented Windows update “Microsoft – WPD – 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM – 5.2.5326.4762”. After installation, phones and portable devices which use…

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  • How to Turn Off Metered Connection on Windows 10

    If you are a person who uses various different network connecting methods like Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G with a dongle then you must have seen the metered network warnings. Basically, when your connection is metered that means that you have a limited bandwidth. So, some apps like Outlook won’t automatically…

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  • Fix: Google Chrome Ran Out Of Memory

    Almost all of us use the internet on daily basis. And when it comes to internet browsing, Google Chrome is one of the top choice of users. But, even though Google Chrome is highly preferred by the users, you still might face some issues while using it. One of the…

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  • Overclocking: A Beginners Guide

    If you are an average gamer is it even worth it to overclock your system anymore? There used to be a time when you could gain a significant amount of performance boost by overclocking your system. However, those days may be past us now. Overclocking has gone from the realm…

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  • Fix: Xbox One Controller Disconnecting

    The anniversary update for Windows 10 brought tons of improvement for the OS including a lot of bug fixes and improvements. Every gamer rushed to update it because there was this “hype” created that it brought about major changes to the OS. However, like all new software, this wasn’t without…

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  • Best Android Emulators for Windows in 2020

    When you think about why you would want to emulate Android on Windows, there are a lot of reasons behind that. First things first, we must appreciate just how flexible Android OS is when it comes to be being emulated. Also, it is a great way of giving you a…

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  • How to Cycle Windows in a Different Order in Linux

    Most users of Linux on any device that has a keyboard knows the Alt+Tab shortcut. It’s a common one on many types of operating systems today, but it generally only moves applications in a single direction. Some programmers have to sort through their windows in the exact order they appear…

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  • How to Fix Windows 10 Error 0x8007042c

    The error 0x8007042c is associated with a number of issues in Windows. For some users, this error appears and prevents them from downloading the latest Windows 10 updates, others also get this error on any operation in the Windows settings telling you some network problems were detected or you’re not…

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  • Fix: vcruntime140.dll is missing

    If you are a Windows 10 user then you are bound to face this problem one day. VCRuntime140.dll missing error can happen at any time and it will prevent you from using the program that is giving the error. Usually, the VCRuntime140.dll missing error comes out of nowhere but it…

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  • Fix: Can’t set Chrome as default browser Windows 10

    Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows and slowly made its way to all other operating systems. It has a 54% market amongst all internet platforms and this figure is expected to grow in the future. No matter…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Calculator Not Working

    The calculator in your Windows 10 might fail to work primarily because of problems with your registry files or your user account may be conflicting with User Account Control (UAC). UAC aims to improve the security of the OS by limiting application software to standard user privileges until the user…

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  • Fix: Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware

    Certain bugs and issues follow the release of any new operating system and Windows 10 is no exception. There have been a lot of complaints regarding Windows 8 but most of them were fixed with the release of Windows 8.1. Windows 10 followed shortly after and it almost forcefully made…

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  • Fix: High CPU Usage by RAVBg64.exe

    Certain programs and applications run in the background all the time and you probably won’t even notice them until one of them starts misbehaving and begins to slow down your computer significantly. Background apps usually consume a very small amount of resources and they are not heavy on either the…

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  • Fix: High CPU Usage by Sppsvc.exe ‘software protection platform service’

    Having high CPU usage on a Windows operating system is nothing new. There are numerous cases where different processes slow down your PC by consuming a lot of your resources. Sometimes, these processes can even make the PC unusable. High usage by “sppsvc.exe” is a little different from other processes.…

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  • Fix: Netflix Error NW-2-5

    Netflix is your primary app for streaming movies and TV shows from all around the world. You can get almost any new movie, show, or cartoon delivered to your living room to all of your devices for a small fee. There are also several Netflix exclusives available only for people…

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  • Fix: Outlook Stuck on Processing

    If you didn’t believe in corporate carelessness until now, here’s a good example that might change your mind. I’m talking about the head-scratching bug that has plagued every Microsoft Outlook versions from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2016. The bug usually manifests itself as follows: you open Outlook and you’re presented with…

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  • How to Fix Windows 10 Store Error Code 0x80070216

    Microsoft has implemented quite a lot of features into their Windows OS which really set it apart from other operating systems. One of those features definitely has to be the Windows Store which is similar to the concept you are able to observe of smartphone operating systems such as Android…

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  • Fix: Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this program or app

    Windows 10 Firewall can block certains apps and programs from running when they trigger against the rules defined in Windows firewall. One of the most common issues for the “Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this program or app” is down to third party apps, mostly VPNs eg. HotSpot…

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  • How to Fix IPv4/IPv6 ‘No Internet Access’ Error

    Since the invention of the internet, a lot of advancements have been made. A lot more computers have been interconnected, leading to newer protocols and technology to enhance exchange and protection over the web. Despite these strides, a lot of PC users still find some difficulty connecting to the internet.…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Stuck on Restarting

    There is a well-known problem for Windows 10 users where their computer gets stuck on the restart screen for a specific period of time. The rotating ball symbolizing processing and the restarting is seen on the screen for as long as 4-5 minutes. This can be caused due to a…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Limited Connectivity

    Windows Update is an important part of any Windows operating system. It delivers the necessary fixes and updates to enhance your experience and help your operating system be more efficient and be updated with all new features. Sometimes while updating Windows 10, users might experience a bug where their network…

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  • Fix: iCloud Outlook Sync MAPI APLZOD.DLL Error

    The Outlook sync feature with the iCloud has proved to be a great add-on for users. They can easily sync all their email, calendar and contacts to their iCloud account. Once you have data in your iCloud, you can easily sync it across all your Apple devices. However, recently many…

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  • How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80010108

    Some Windows 10 users are receiving a Windows Update error 0x80010108 when trying to check for new updates. There’s very little success when you use Windows Update troubleshooter and resetting Windows Update components, but it’s worth the try. This error occurs when there’s an error with the Windows Update service…

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