How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Check What Version of Windows You Have

    You may need to know the exact version of your Windows for multiple reasons. For example, for creating an installation media, or to know which features you can use as each version of Windows has its own features and limitations. For example, Remote Desktop is not available in the Home…

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  • How To Enable RDP In Windows 7 Home Premium

    The Remote Desktop Protocol allows you to access your computer running windows over port 3389 securely and easily. Although, there are numerous programs out there such as TeamViewer, LogMeIn, JoinMe BUT they are all paid and does not provide the feel that RDP does. Once it’s enabled, it stays enabled and…

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  • How to Flash CyanogenMod 13 for Lenovo ZUK Z1

    Rooting your phone is an initial step to make it truly yours, after rooting you can customize your phone  with downloading and flashing custom recoveries, ROMS, using Xposed Modules for simple customization and many others, Rooting is also not just for show, You can use your custom recovery to back…

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  • How to Root Lenovo ZUK Z1

    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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  • How to Show Hidden Files on a Mac

    By default some critical files are hidden which the Mac knows is not needed by the user. This is done to avoid losing or having a user unintentionally makes changes to these files. Mac has no option unlike Windows to set “hidden files to show up” from the GUI (Graphical User…

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  • How to Troubleshoot a Macbook Not Charging

    MacBook are a line of notebook computers from Apple Inc. known for using high end pieces of hardware in their products. They are known to be reliable but at the end of the day it is an electronic device susceptible to mechanical and hardware issues Beauty of MacBook or any notebook…

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  • How to Setup Google As Your Default Search Engine

    Search engine is basically a program which searches for content corresponding to the keywords entered by the user. In the internet world, it is commonly used to describe web search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc., which are similarly used to search for content on the internet, or you could…

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  • How To Change Verizon FIOS Router Admin Password

    Default passwords must be changed. Now a days, most of us rely on the Internet for our daily activities which includes sensitive and financial information over the internet. For example, when we’re making payments online, logging into our emails, etc. If you have not changed your default password, then you’re personal information…

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  • SOLVED: Windows has detected an IP address conflict

    IP address is a unique address your computer gets when it connects to a network. It’s the computer’s address and identity which is used to identify it among all the other computers and network devices. This error, as you can see in the message, shows that the IP address you have…

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  • What is OpenCandy and How to remove it?

    OpenCandy is an extremely popular Adware module that was produced by SweetLabs. OpenCandy is a piece of software that has been designed to be bundled with the installer of another program so that it can be covertly installed onto the computer of every person who uses the installer it is…

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  • How to Root Sony Xperia Z

    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: Restart your computer to install important updates loop

    Windows Updates is a program that comes packed into Windows, managed and maintained by Microsoft. It is a way for Microsoft to push updates to your system and apply them. Issues with Windows Updates are a common occurrence. A basic user is usually left baffled when issues occur with Windows…

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  • Fix: Windows 7 Cannot currently check for updates

    Windows updates are an important part of Windows operating system. It is a feature built into Windows that helps Microsoft push updates, bugfixes and patches to security vulnerabilities. Although, the user has the choice to skip, stop and never update but we do not recommend this because it can leave…

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  • How to View Your IP Address on a MAC

    Computers communicate and talk to each other over a IP Address. There are two types of addresses. (i) Static (ii) and Dynamic. Static is purchased from the ISP by paying additional, and dynamic comes as part of your package. The major difference is simple, static doesn’t change and dynamic changes.…

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  • How to Reverse Tether Android without Root

    Android operating system has amazing capabilities, one of them is the ability to tether your phone’s internet connection to other phones or even PCs via Bluetooth,WiFi or USB. Usually, people tether their phone’s internet to connect other devices to the Mobile Hotspot which seems pretty easy with the options built into…

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  • BEST GUIDE: Defrag Your Mac Using iDefrag

    Degraded computer performance is a common phenomenon. Disk defragmentation is the most used option to optimize and speed up your computer, especially among Windows users. However, things are a bit different when it comes to Apple. Mac stores files on the largest available free space blocks. Additionally, Mac uses Hot File…

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  • 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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