How To’s

  • How to Verify File Integrity Using MD5 and SHA1 Hashes

    The internet is not the safest of all places, especially if you intend to download files from the World Wide Web. You cannot be sure of the originality, authenticity and integrity of any file that you download from the internet. A file you download off a website may have been…

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  • HWMonitor: Most Effective System Hardware Monitoring App

    The average computer consumes and converts a considerable amount of electrical energy into other kinds of energy, and many of the components inside the average computer move at incredible speeds. All of this leads to computers generating a considerable amount of heat – certain parts inside some computers can get…

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  • How to Add New Sound Schemes to Windows 10

    Listening to the conventional sound schemes on your PC can be boring. However, you with Windows, and especially Windows 10, you can go ahead and customize various sounds as you please. There are plenty of websites around from where you can download some cool sound schemes, click (here) to do a…

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  • How to Setup Parental Controls in Windows 10

    To a parent, there is nothing more important than their child, and there is no desire stronger than the desire to protect their child from everything that can harm them and in every environment – including the environment of the internet. The internet can be a scary place, especially for…

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  • FIX: Taskbar Refuses to Auto Hide In Windows 10

    Windows taskbar is useful when working with commonly used apps. However, there are many instances when you want to hide the taskbar, and you need it really bad. And it is quite common that the taskbar simply refuses to hide or pops up when don’t want it to. The methods…

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  • Fix: Windows Update Error 80244019

    Error 80244019 is a Windows Update failure error that is triggered when the Windows Updates fails to connect to the Windows Server. Windows Updates is a feature built into Windows responsible for securing your system by checking with the Windows Update Server and applying the necessary updates. It runs in the…

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  • Fix: \system32\eed_ec.dll is Missing on Windows 10

    eed_ec.dll is a Dynamic Link Library file that comes with the Samsung Printer Drivers. eed_ec.dll file is also known as Samsung Easy Eco Driver. Many users reported eed_ec.dll file missing error after installing Samsung printer drivers, or after upgrading to Windows 10. Usually, when you upgrade to Windows 10 the system files are…

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  • SOLVED: SysMenu.dll Issues on Start-Up

    SysMenu.dll is a file used by an adware which is responsible for displaying unwanted ads while you are on your browsing surfing the web. Usually error messages related to SysMenu will only pop-up when you’ve run a virus scan or an adware scan that has removed files related to this specific adware BUT has…

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  • FIX: ISDone.dll is missing

    When you install an application on a Windows computer, there are quite a few things that can go wrong and tons of different error messages that can appear if something does go wrong. One of these error messages is one that says something along the lines of “ISDone.dll is missing”.…

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  • BEST GUIDE: How to Use Older Programs on Windows 10

    When a Windows program or application is created, it is created bearing in mind the standards and specifications set forth by the latest versions of the Windows Operating System at the time of its creation. Since that is the case, when a newer version of Windows comes along, such programs…

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  • FIX: Pandora Stops Playing Music When Screen Times Out

    Pandora is one of the most popular music streaming services out there, and since that is the case, there is a dedicated Pandora application for Windows 8/8.1. This dedicated application brings a Pandora tile to the user’s Start screen, rendering the application only a couple of clicks away at all…

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  • Fix: The Dependency Service or Group Failed to Start

    A pretty well-known Windows issue, pretty much because of the sheer number of people who were and still continue to be affected by it, is one where the affected user’s access to the internet becomes entirely non-existent and a message that reads “The dependency service or group failed to start”…

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  • BEST GUIDE: Replace Windows Vista/7/8 and 10’s Search with Agent Ransack

    Anyone who has ever used Windows 7 – or Windows Vista/8 or 10, for that matter – will definitely know that the onboard Search feature is significantly different as compared to the one we had on Windows XP. On Windows XP, initiating a search by pressing Windows Logo key +…

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  • FIX: File System Error (-2018375670) on Windows 10

    File System Error’s are usually caused by Disk Related Errors which can be due to bad sectors, disk integrity corruption or anything else related to the storage sector on the disk. Luckily, the fix for File System Error  (-2018375670) is an easy one with a chkdsk command. To address this issue, we…

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  • BEST GUIDE: How to Archive E-mails in Windows Live Mail

    Windows Live Mail (now retired) and replaced by the Mail app in Windows 10. Millions of Windows Users continue to use WLM because of the ease and experience it offers. However, since Windows Live Mail is free, and doesn’t have all the professional features, it lacks the pro archiving feature therefore…

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  • How to WIPE External Hard Drive on a Mac

    On a Windows based computer, you would simply plug in your external hard disk and format it by right clicking and choosing Format option from the Windows Explorer. On a Mac, this is achieved via Disk Utility. It should be a standard practice to securely wipe hard disk before you hand…

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  • FIX: Cannot Adjust Volume on a Mac OS X with External Devices

    There are hot keys on a typical Mac Keyboard which can be used to control the volume level. But some users have reported that when they connect their external headphones or speakers to their Mac, they are unable to control the volume through their keyboards or through the sound control on…

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  • FIX: Lenovo Yoga 2 Screen Not Rotating

    Lenovo Yoga 2, like most smart devices, is designed to automatically rotate the screen when you turn around using the sensors built into it. As seen with mobile and other smart-tablet devices, the sensor program can sometimes stuck or due to a software glitch it may stop functioning the way it…

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  • Fix: You need permission to perform this action

    The way Windows works is that if a folder, program or file is being used by another process, then the user will not be able to make any changes to it. If you are getting the error “You need permission to perform this action” while trying to delete or move…

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  • FIX: Uninstall Driver Update by Slimware Utilities

    DriverUpdate by Slimware Utilities is a software classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and bloatware. It is advertised as a free (do-good) software that can take care of your system issues and update your drivers. Once it is downloaded and installed, it will trigger false warnings and notices and will prompt…

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  • FIX: Cannot Play .mov Files on Windows Media Player

    .MOV is a MPEG-4 video container file similar to MP4, MKV, WMV, etc. In layman terms, it as a type of video file developed by Apple. Although it was developed by Apple and is exclusively used by their native QuickTime framework but it can also be played on Windows and…

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  • BEST GUIDE: Page Up and Page Down on a Mac OS X

    On a Windows computer, all keyboards come with the page up/page down keys, they are either separate keys or comes built into the Fn (Function) keys. Page Up and Page Down keys saves time, and are very handy when you’re reading, editing or doing document related tasks with a lot of…

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  • 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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