How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • FIX: Steps to Fix Winload.EFI Error

    Winload.EFI Error, is pretty much self explanatory by it’s name is an error that prevents windows from loading. This is usually caused by corrupt boot records or incorrect boot configuration. Depending on your Operating System, the error message may vary but the keyword winload.efi will be same. On a Windows 8/8.1/10 system,…

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  • Fix: Outlook Error “The set of folders cannot be opened”

    Outlook users getting error “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The operation failed.” usually indicates that the outlook data file, where outlook has all the information stored cannot be opened. Before going through the steps listed below, make sure that…

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  • How to RDP from a Mac to a PC

    Windows’ Remote Desktop Connection allows you to connect to your Windows PC from other Windows Based Computers or MACs. It is easier to connect to a RDP using a Windows Computer but with MACs you will need the RDP app to connect. Once you are connected, it works the same way…

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  • How to Setup a Custom Power Plan on Windows 10

    A power plan defines how Windows will manage power for different components and devices attached to the computer. Realizing that every user uses the computer in a slightly different way, Windows lets you customize the utilization of power. There are tons of things you can do while changing the power settings.…

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  • How to: Change Your Cursor/Pointer in Windows 10

    The pointer (also referred to as the ‘cursor’) is the graphical image that represents where on the display device of a computer the user’s pointing device (such as a mouse or trackpad) is at any given moment. The pointer basically tells the user where on a computer’s screen any actions…

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  • Fix: File Explorer Not Opening on Windows 10

    Windows 10, like all other versions of the Windows Operating System, has its fair share of different bugs and issues, some of which affect users more than others. One specific Windows 10 bug that has managed to agitate the living hell out of Windows 10 users who have had the…

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  • What Is IPv6 and How to Disable It

    Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is a successor to Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4). As there are very few networks that support newer IPv6, many administrators argue that it is better to disable this new protocol until it is fully phased out which eventually will. The main reason why it…

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  • How to Restore TrustedInstaller as File Owner in Windows

    TrustedInstaller is a built-in user account in all versions of Windows. TrustedInstaller owns a variety of system files including some files in “Windows” folder and “Program Files” folder. If, for any reason, you have changed the ownership of these files or if they are corrupt, it is highly recommended that you…

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  • Fix: Corrupt Files Reported by SFC Using SFCFix

    The corruption of system files that are necessary for the optimum functioning of their computers is one of the largest and most common problems that users of the Windows Operating System are often met with. Thankfully for Windows users, all versions of the Windows OS come with a highly effective…

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  • How to Change Remote Desktop Port in Windows

    Remote Desktop is a very useful feature of Windows operating system that allows the user to remotely connect to the computer from any computer to the computer where RDP is enabled. By default, Remote Desktop uses port 3389. Since this is a common port, and if RDP is enabled on Windows, it…

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  • How to Boot Into Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

    The Advanced Startup Options menu is a built-in Windows menu that comes with all versions of the Windows Operating System in one form or another. This menu contains a ton of different tools and utilities that can be used to troubleshoot Windows and to attempt to repair a computer running…

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  • Where is Control Panel in Windows 10

    Control Panel is an integral part of Windows operating system. Anyone, who has used any version of Windows, knows that Control Panel is the Central Command Center from where you have access to all the settings in Windows. However, in Windows 10, Microsoft has introduced another app called “Settings” to adapt…

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  • Fix: VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (ATIKMPAG.SYS) IN WINDOWS 8.1/10

    Video_tdr_failure (atikmpag.sys) is a blue screen error triggered by a faulty, incompatible or corrupt graphic driver.  Users face this error after their system has been upgraded or after the drivers have been updated. The good thing is that this BSOD provides you the file name that is triggering the BSOD, which points…

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  • How to Enable AHCI Mode on Windows Vista and 7

    AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface is a Windows component that allows for NCQ (Native Command Queuing) and hot-plugging or hot-swapping through SATA Serial-ATA host controllers possible. AHCI was first introduced in Windows Vista. The problem with AHCI is that it needs to be enabled in the BIOS of a computer…

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  • Disable Data Logging & Privacy Settings In Windows 10

    Since the introduction of Windows 8, Microsoft is pushing users to sign into their computers using a Microsoft Account, which means you would always need an active internet connection to sign in with your Microsoft Account (e-mail and password) putting a lot of information open to Microsoft, to start with…

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  • How To Switch Modes Tablet/Desktop In Windows 10

    Windows 10 continues to position itself as an all-in-one operating system for PCs, tablets and mobiles. If you are using a PC, a tablet or a 2-in-1 tablet PC, you may want to switch between PC mode interface and Windows’ modern interface known as tablet mode. Tablet mode is an interface…

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  • One or More Network Protocols Are Missing

    Fix: One or More Network Protocols Are Missing

    One or more network protocols are missing on this computer is an error that occurs due to Windows Sockets registry entries that are required for network connectivity. When these entries are missing” it triggers this error reported by Windows Network Diagnostics. It shows up when your system fails to connect to the internet,…

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  • How to Change DNS On a Mac OS X

    DNS is a short for Domain Name System. They are responsible for translating domain names to their binary values which are the internet’s language to know who/where to send the information. This service is responsible for all your internet activity, without it you will not be able to browse to websites.…

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  • All You Need to Know About the Werfault.exe Process

    Werfault.exe is a process related to the Windows Error Reporting Service – a Windows service designed to allow Windows users to send data pertaining to errors and issues regarding the Windows Operating System to Microsoft itself and then receive information about possible solutions. The Windows Error Reporting service is a…

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  • How to Clean Boot a Windows 7 and Vista Computer

    Clean booting is a process which will disable non-windows services and start-up programs that may not be needed. If you clean boot your computer, you will usually have a reduced boot time and less load on the CPU. If needed, they can be turned on but i highly recommend clean booting once every…

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  • Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile

    Smartphone manufacturers have forever yearned for one goal – to make the user experience offered by Smartphones just as good as, if not better than, that which is offered by computers. To make Smartphones surpass computers has become kind of a universal goal for Smartphone manufacturers across the globe, but…

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  • Fix: High CPU Usage By searchindexer.exe

    A lot of Windows users are vexing out over slow speed of their machine, this usually happens due to CPU consuming too much of computer’s memory in order to run all the Applications installed on your computer. One particular program has been witnessed chewing up the massive amount of RAM…

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  • How to Enable AHCI Mode in Windows 8/8.1/10

    AHCI Mode is needed for SSD Drives. If SSD’s are installed with the disk controller type as IDE, then there may be BSOD Errors such as CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED Error and the SSD may not perform to it’s fullest potential. Therefore, if you’ve upgraded your disk or just installed an SSD then the disk controller should be…

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  • How to Stop Google Chrome from Syncing

    When you search for anything on Google or using the Google app on a phone or other mobile device, Google saves your search. The search is also synced across every single device that you are logged into with your Google account / Gmail Account and is visible in places such…

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  • How to: Convert Pages File to Doc or DOCX

    Pages, is a word processor for MAC, like Word Pad for Windows. In Pages, you can open the files created in MS Word, or Word Pad but you cannot open *.pages files in Word. So whether you’re sending an email where they require a .doc file or you, a Windows user,…

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