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    How to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN on Google Chrome

    DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN prevents you from accessing websites, causes issues with connecting to outside services. As the name suggests, this is a DNS related error. The function of DNS is to resolve/translate names so when your system cannot resolve or translate the address, you will get this error: By default, your computer is set to…

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  • How To Enable or Disable Write Protection for a Disk Drive

    When write protection is enabled on a disk drive, its contents cannot be modified or duplicated in any way. This is what makes write protection such a handy feature. Write protection can be enabled or disabled for any and all disk drives on all versions of the Windows Operating System.…

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  • How to Stop Google From Saving Your Search History

    Whenever you execute a Google search on any device that you are logged into with your Google account – such as an Android Smartphone that you are logged into or an instance of Google Chrome on a computer that you are logged into – Google, by default, saves the search…

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  • How to Force Move Apps to SD card in Android

    Here’s the situation: You have a phone with a 32GB internal storage, and you bought a 128GB SD card because you have a massive app collection. You set your SD card as the default storage for app installation – and yet, over time, you notice that your internal storage is…

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  • BEST GUIDE: How to Force Quit an App on a Mac

    Mac OS X has a great feature that allows the users to Force Quit an application which is stuck, and is not responding. This enabled the user to launch the app again and comes pretty handy when troubleshooting apps. This is similar to (CTRL + ALT + DELETE) on Windows…

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  • How to Create a Password Reset USB/Disc for Windows 10

    If you’re the kind of person who’s prone to losing the keys to their car, let alone the password to their user account on a Windows computer (that needs to be at least four characters long), you should definitely create a password reset disk for your user account. A password…

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  • How to Root Your Nexus Phone using CF-Auto-Root

    Rooting your android phone means granting yourself full administrative access, once rooted you can flash custom ROMs and Recoveries to your device, you can download and install Xposed modules and make use of their performance tweaks, features and customization’s of looks. But as rooting has its benefits, it also have…

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  • How To Get Windows 10 Creator Update

    Windows 10 Creator Update is out. Usually, you would have got the update, as they are supposed to be installed automatically if you have chosen automatic update option. However, there are slight chances that you did not get Windows 10 Creator update yet on your PC. If the automatic update…

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  • How to: Uninstall AVG using AVG Removal Tool

    AVG is among the top brass when it comes to antivirus and anti-malware programs. Not only is AVG one of the most competent antivirus and anti-malware programs out there but has also proven update after update that it will continue to evolve into an irresistibly amazing product. However, while all…

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  • FIX: Preparing Automatic Repair on Windows 10

    New versions of the Windows Operating System have quite a track record of being highly unstable and buggy when they are first released to the general populous, and Windows 10 did nothing but add to this reputation. When it came out, Windows 10 was simply riddled with problems and issues,…

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  • How to change offline charging animation for Android devices

    Here’s a nifty trick I’m going to show you – how to change the battery charging animation when your phone is turned off. This is a bit technical though, it’s not as simple or customizable as your boot animation. In fact, this is quite a risky procedure, as the battery…

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  • FIX: Your startup disk is almost full

    When a Mac’s startup disk starts running out of free disk space and starts filling up, it starts displaying a message stating “Your startup disk is almost full” to the user. On a Mac, the startup disk is the partition of the Mac’s HDD or SSD that its Operating System…

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  • Fix: Problem Sending the Command to the Program

    Windows is full of surprises when you encounter error messages such as this one out of the blue. “There was a problem sending a command to the program”  usually indicates that a window has failed to connect with the MS Office Applications (such as Excel, Word or Access database etc.) in the…

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  • How to: Dual Boot Windows 10 with 7 or 8

    Windows 10 is the latest and greatest version of the Windows Operating System, and while most people are completely comfortable with letting go of the version of Windows they are currently using and switching to Windows 10, many individuals – especially those who don’t want to make an abrupt transition…

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  • How to: Take a Screenshot on a Mac

    The Apple Mac does everything the average computer user could possibly want to use their computer to do, and that includes capturing screenshots. However, most Mac users don’t know exactly how they can capture a screenshot on their Macs, and even if they do, they are not aware of the…

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  • How to: Enable / Disable Data Execution Protection in Windows 10

    Data Execution Protection (DEP) is a security feature that comes with all versions of Windows starting from Windows 7. DEP is a security feature designed to help protect Windows computers from damage that can be inflicted by viruses and other security threats. While DEP is a pretty handy and useful…

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  • FIX: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80070422)

    Many Windows users using computers running on Windows 10 reported being met with the System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMExceptions (0x80070422) error and a few other errors every single time they boot their computer up. Some of the many error messages that such users reported seeing along with the System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMExceptions (0x80070422) error were the following:…

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  • FIX: Send and Attach Buttons Missing in Thunderbird

    Some Mozilla Thunderbird users have reported their Send and Attach buttons simply disappearing from their Compose Message and Reply windows entirely out of the blue. Missing Send and Attach buttons means that the user will not be able to attach any items to their emails or even send any emails,…

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  • FIX: Steps to Fix Canon Printer Error 5C20

    Error 5C20 is an error associated with many Canon printers, especially those of the MX series. Error 5C20, like most printer-related errors, basically inhibits the user from printing anything using their device. Error 5C20 is often accompanied by weird rattling sounds when the user tries to print anything. Error 5C20…

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  • FIX: File System Error (-1073741819) on Windows 10

    An alarmingly large number of people who upgraded to Windows 10 from a version of Windows 7 reported that, after the upgrade, they were not able to install any programs on their computer or take advantage of any other administrative privileges as every time they tried to do so, UAC…

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  • How to set up a VPN Connection in Windows 10

    A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is basically an add-on that is added to public networks such as WiFi hotspots and the internet to make communicating over them more secure and less vulnerable to third-party exploitation. Virtual Private Networks are brilliant tools for anyone who wants to make sure that the…

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  • FIX: Steps to Fix Error ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

    Google Chrome is considered to be at the very top of the internet browser food chain for almost every computer Operating System out there. However, just like all other internet browsers out there, Google Chrome is prone to having a few kinks, one of which is Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND). Error…

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  • Fix: Error 0x80073CF9 in Windows Store on Windows 10 Mobile

    After upgrading their phones to the latest build of the Windows 10 Mobile Operating System available on the Fast Ring of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview, many users reported being faced with error code 0x80073CF9 whenever they tried to install or update certain applications on the Windows Store. Some…

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  • How to Fix High CPU Usage By Antimalware Service Executable (MsMpEng)

    Antimalware Service Executable is the name of the process MsMpEng (MsMpEng.exe) used by the Windows Defender program. The service associated with this program is the Windows Defender Service. The two most common reason for it to be consuming high cpu usage are the real-time feature which is constantly scanning files,…

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