How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Highlight Text in PowerPoint

    When creating a document in, say, a word processor such as Microsoft Word, there is a lot you can do to make text more prominent and noticeable. You can increase the font of the text you want to stand out, you can make it bold, or you can highlight it.…

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  • How to Screenshot on a Toshiba

    A screenshot is an image of whatever is on your screen (barring your mouse pointer, of course). The ability to create screenshots, although not directly, has been available on the Windows Operating System for basically as long as the Operating System has existed. On any version of the Windows Operating…

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  • How to Repartition a Hard Drive on Windows

    There are many Windows users out there who don’t even know it’s possible to actually repartition their computers’ hard drives. Most people just leave the partitions of their hard drives as they are from the beginning, never making any alterations to them. However, not only is it possible to repartition…

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  • Fix: Error 1935 Visual C++

    The “error 1935 Visual C++” might occur if the Microsoft .NET framework or the Visual C++ Redistributable package is damaged or missing, Trustedinstaller service refuses to start when called by the installer, or if the Windows Module Installer service is disabled. Another rare but valid culprit that will trigger this issue…

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  • Fix: mfc110u.dll is missing from your computer

    The mfc110u.dll file is a type of DLL file associated with Microsoft Studio Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012. The clean version of mfc110u.dll is a default system component (system file) of Windows. Users usually encounter this particular issue after removing some programs or when opening a newly installed software. Note: The…

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  • Fix: PlayStation 4 Error nw-31253-4

    This particular PlayStation error is directly related to errors with your network’s DNS settings and some users had a really difficult time solving the issue which was preventing them from accessing PlayStation 4 online features. There are quite a few solutions available for this problem but first make sure there…

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  • Fix: Destiny Error Code Boar

    If you are currently receiving the Boar error code, you may be losing connection to the PlayStation Network or the Xbox Live, depending on which console you are playing on. Additionally, the error is sometimes caused by an update which is paused or canceled by a user which probably brings…

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  • Fix: PS 3 Error Code 80710723

    Even though the next gen consoles are slowly taking over, there are still a plenty of PS3 users around the world who are struggling with the 80710723 error code. This error code usually represents a faulty connection between your and PlayStation servers and Sony has reported that the error sometimes…

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  • How to Reinstall Windows 7 Without a Disc

    Many Windows computers that come with Windows 7 out of the box are sold and shipped without Windows 7 installation discs, and many Windows 7 users end up misplacing or losing track of their Windows 7 installation discs. In such cases, users can end up stumped if they ever need…

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  • How to Type Spanish Accents on Windows 10

    The alphabet in the Spanish language is the same as that of the English language, with the addition of Spanish accented versions of the standard vowels and the letter N. In addition, there also exist counterparts of the standard question mark and exclamation mark (as well as a few other…

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  • How to Change X Axis Values in Excel

    Microsoft Excel is undoubtedly the most powerful spreadsheet program available for the Windows Operating System. Being as powerful a spreadsheet program as it is, Excel is extremely feature-rich. One of the many, many features Excel has to offer to its users is the ability to create charts and graphs. Charts…

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  • How to Print in Black and White on Microsoft Word

    Microsoft Word is not only used to create documents but is also used to print them out. When it comes to creating documents on Microsoft Word, there are no limitations on color – you can add text or graphics of basically any color to a Word document. However, when printing…

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  • Fix: Intel RST Service is not running

    Intel Rapid Storage Technology is a Windows-based application that improves the reliability and performance of systems where the disks connected are SATA disks. When you using one or multiple SATA disks, you can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption. Also, when you are using more than one…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Apps Not Working

    Windows 10 is different from its predecessors because it has preloaded applications which are useful and provide ease of access for the user. A user can easily access important utilities such as Skype, OneNote etc. in an application instead of downloading them individually or accessing them through system settings. With…

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  • How to Remove Malware from MacOS

    Before starting the “removing” part, make sure you note your Mac’s symptoms and compare with the ones explained here – characteristic for malware and more particularly for DownLite trojan. Malware (malicious apps) add a browser helper objects in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. While doing so, they do NOT request permission…

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  • What is install.res.1028.dll and should I Delete it?

    The install.res.1028.dll is just a small part of an entire set of temporary files that are automatically generated on the root directory of the drive that has the largest available space (from the entire system). These files are known to appear right after the user installs the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (VCRedist_x86.exe,…

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  • What is srtasks.exe and should I Delete it?

    The srtasks.exe file is the executable of a legitimate Microsoft process called System Protection Background Tasks. This particular executable is frequently used by Windows 10’s Task Scheduler for the automatic creation of system restore points. Note: Srtasks.exe is located in C:\Windows\System32 and is unique to Windows 10 and Windows 8 – the…

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  • How to get Official Oreo on Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

    Samsung has been slow to release an official Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ models, but they’ve finally announced it, and the official updates should be rolling out within the next few days to a couple weeks. However, if you can’t wait for the official update to be…

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  • How to Root the LG Aristo 2

    The LG Aristo 2 LM-X210 is recently released budget-friendly LG phone, released in USA for the MetroPCS system. It sports 16GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 8917 chipset. There is currently no TWRP and SuperSU root method available for this device, but we can still root…

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  • How to Manually Theme Android System UI

    Many Android forum users ask questions like “how to change the Android notification panel color?”, “how to change Android quick settings icons?”, and other similar questions related to the Android UI. Some brands allow this through theme stores, but mileage may vary as to what exactly themes can change. What…

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  • How to Root the Honor View 10

    The Honor View 10 is a premium flagship device recently released by Huawei. It has a 20+16MP dual primary camera, 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage, and its running the latest Android Oreo. Rooting this device is fairly easy, though you need to go through Huawei’s official bootloader unlock process.…

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  • Fix: Gmail error #007

    Some users have been reporting seeing the Gmail #007 error while attempting to send and outgoing email. The error code is preceded by the following text: “Oops… a server error occurred and your email was not sent”. From our investigations, the issue is only occurring in Firefox and a few other browsers,…

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  • Fix: runonce.exe Black Screen

    Some users have been dealing with a black screen during the login procedure. Upon investigations, some users have discovered a suspect runonce.exe application running inside Task Manager. If the process is closed, the black screen disappears and Windows manages to load the remaining components. This particular issue can either be…

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  • How to Remove the Java Plug-in 2 SSV helper

    Some users have previously uninstalled Java have been complaining that the Java(TM) Plug-in 2 SSV Helper is still listed as enabled under Add-ons (Extensions). This particular situation is a well known Java bug that leaves an entry for the Java Helper plug-in even after Java is uninstalled. Keep in mind that even…

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  • Fix: Retrieving Data ‘Wait a Few Seconds and Try to Cut or Copy Again’

    Some users have been reporting getting the “Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.” error when trying to copy or cut data from the Excel Web app to another application. This particular error will be displayed inside the application instead of the actual information that was…

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