How To’s

  • BEST GUIDE: Stream Popcorn Time to Chromecast on Windows

    With the Popcorn Time fork website up and running again, movie lovers can watch movies without installing a torrent client and waiting for the movie to be downloaded. Popcorn Time has a very neat and slick interface with cool features like streaming the movie to other screens. If you have…

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  • BEST GUIDE: Flexnet Licensing Service

    The FLEXnet Licensing Service is used by Adobe applications to check if your copy of Adobe product is genuine. It helps Adobe to prevent software piracy. The FLEXnet Licensing Service is also used to provide software updates, reminders for expired licenses and licensing agreements and deliver service packages directly to the client…

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  • BEST GUIDE: GPT vs MBR (Partitions)

    If you set up a disk under Windows 8.x or higher, you will be confronted with the choice to select MBR or GPT. How do you select between MBR and GPT?  Let’s take a look at both MBR and GPT partition table layouts with their advantages and disadvantages. Both GPT (GUID Partition…

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  • FIX: Boot Configuration Data File is Missing

    Windows uses Boot Configuration Data (BCD) file for boot-time configuration. This is a replacement of Windows XP’s boot[dot]ini file. If your Boot Configuration Data file has become corrupt or is missing, the Windows will not be able to start. You will be presented with missing boot configuration file errors such as Boot…

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  • Task Manager vs Process Explorer

    Windows Task Manager, also known as Task Manager is a feature in Windows OS, which is one of the most important and powerful utility. It can manage tasks, applications and services running and can also kill/end them. It is also a monitoring tool, which can be used to monitor your hard disk, memory,…

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  • Fix: Channel Surround Sound Not Working in Windows 10

    Windows 10 upgrade from prior versions of Windows is free and many users have opted to upgrade, whenever you upgrade there are likely to be conflicts and compatibility issues most commonly with the drivers you previously had that were designed and developed for your previous operating system. Windows 10 does…

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  • Fix: AVG Installation Error Event exec_finished

    An antivirus program is one of the most important programs on your computer responsible for preventing cyber attacks and securing system against malwares, viruses and adwares. The virus can infect your system in a number ways therefore it is important that you have an active antivirus software always running. Unfortunately, users running…

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  • How to Use Temporary or Disposable Email Accounts

    A disposable or a temporary email account is an email address where you can receive emails and discard immediately or when the user decides. There are number of reasons why you would want to use a temporary address, of which the most common is privacy and keeping your original address…

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  • BEST GUIDE: How to Recover or View WiFi Password on a Mac

    Even if you are already connected to a network through Wi-Fi, you may still need it’s password for several reasons, such as if you want to connect another device to your wi-fi network or if you have forgotten the password. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to recover your password…

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  • How to Identify Songs You are or were Listening to

    There are times when you cannot remember that song stuck in your head, or when you are humming the song but cannot exactly identify the name of it or you could be humming the tune in your head but cannot get to it so you could re-listen to it. With a…

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  • FIX: Apps will not open, Error 0x80070019 on Windows 10 Mobile

    The mobile version of Windows 10, as anticipated as it may have been, initially came with a horde of different flaws. With regular updates, many of these flaws were taken care of, but only to be replaced with different ones. One of the most profound issues that made themselves apparent…

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  • How to: Install Minecraft Mods

    Seeing as how Minecraft is one of the most popular PC games to have ever existed, it was only destiny that some of the game’s most avid players would fiddle around with some Minecraft code and come up with amazing and unique modifications for the game. These modifications are more…

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  • How to: Change Skins in Minecraft

    Minecraft is one of the most successful video games to have ever existed on multiple platforms, and, because of the multiplayer element, is particularly popular on PC. When you first install and start playing Minecraft, you get the default character – Steve. While Steve is more than capable of being…

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  • What is BugMeNot and How to Use it

    Over the years, the internet has become a pretty complicated place, with users now even having to register on websites by providing details such as their name, date of birth and a working email address to gain access to news paper articles or other not-so-significant content. Going through the process…

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  • How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel

    There are numerous functions in Microsoft Excel that have many uses but today the function we are going to discuss is called VLOOKUP. VLOOKUP stands for Vertical Lookup, which is used to perform a look up on a value vertically, and return an answer appropriately. It’s one of the many…

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  • How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 10

    If you have a shared folder or a server sharing stuff on your network then you would want to map it as a network drive for ease. The process is almost similar to other versions of Windows, but due to the change in User Interface some users may find it a…

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  • How to Add Google Driving Directions to your website

    Google Maps is an intelligent “map” which brings in tons of features, such as Travel Planning, BUS Routes, Traffic Indicators, Driving Directions, Distance Calculator in several views such as Satellite, Real Time and Hybrid. You may have seen these Maps embedded on many websites, especially on the contact us pages and also when…

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  • FIX: How to Remove Candy Crush Saga from Windows 10

    Like many other applications, Candy Crush Saga also came preinstalled in Windows 10 due to its mass popularity. It can be a delight for those who play the game or may try playing it. But for those who do not like crushing candies that much, they will probably also not like…

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  • BEST GUIDE: How to Split Screen on Windows 10

    We seldom use one program at a time. We might be typing a letter while our email program is running in the background along with a couple of browser windows. Windows has always tried to make our multitasking experience as enjoyable as possible, and it is getting better with the…

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  • How to Add Music or Audio to PowerPoint

    The music you want to add to your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint can be a background music effect for the whole presentation or a recording for each slide. They can greatly enhance the effect of your presentation as it also attracts the listener by their sense of hearing making your…

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  • Fix: Task Host Window Prevents Shut Down in Windows 8/10

    Task Host is a windows program, not a virus or malware. So you don’t have to worry about it being a virus damaging your system. When you shut down your system, Task Host ensues that programs previously running were closed properly to avoid data and program corruption. An example of…

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  • How to create Dropdowns in Excel

    Dropdown list is such a useful function that I use it in most of my Excel sheets. A dropdown list is a list of predefined values where you can select a value with a click of your mouse. In addition to convenience, dropdown lists offer greater accuracy in data entry. And…

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