How To’s

  • Fix: Stuck at “Updating Office, Please wait a moment” on Windows?

    Nearly every Windows user uses Microsoft Office but some of the unfortunate ones get stuck on the “Updating Office, Please Wait a Moment” splash screen whenever they launch an Office application like Word, Excel, etc. Some of the users reported that they also got the following error message after the…

  • Fix: “The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid” on OneDrive

    Some Windows users are encountering the “tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid” error when attempting to use the On-Demand feature in one of their OneDrive folders. This issue has been ongoing for years and occurs on every recent Windows version (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10). After…

  • How to Make FaceTime Calls on Android?

    Apple products are usually limited to their ecosystem with some exceptions like Apple Music. The latest entrant to the exceptions list is FaceTime, the most popular video calling app of Apple. In Apple’s WWDC Keynote, held on June 7-11, 2021, the Cupertino-based tech giant announced the availability of FaceTime to…

  • How to Fix “Error Code: 0XC0000035” Kernel Event Tracing on Windows?

    Some Windows users are discovering that their Event Viewer is always filled with 0XC0000035 errors pointing towards a Kernel Event Tracing Error. This problem is confirmed to occur on every recent Windows version including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11. After investigating this particular issue, it turns…

  • How to Mass Delete Posts on Instagram?

    Instagram only allows users to remove one post at a time. There is no such option available to mass delete Instagram posts in the application. However, there are several third-party methods through which users can remove multiple posts on Instagram. In this article, we will show you methods that will…

  • Error: MySQL Shutdown Unexpectedly? Here’s how to fix

    Some users have been experiencing the “Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly” error message when they try to start the MySQL server through the XAMPP web server control panel. In some cases, the problem appears after users reinstall XAMPP on their computer. The reason this happens is when the MySQL files are…

  • How to Make a Private Story on Snapchat?

    Snapchat is a really popular social media platform that quickly gained notoriety due to its unique set of features and interface. One of the features that really catches the eye is when the chats disappear as soon as you have seen the message. The application is also pretty famous for…

  • How to Raise Your Hand in Zoom on Windows?

    Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform that people use for meetings, classes, audio and video conferencing. It comes with a raise a hand feature that allows users to notify the teacher or host about them wanting to ask something. However, many new users may be unable to find this…

  • How to Insert Text Box in Google Docs Easily?

    A Text Box or Text Field is an object where users type text and add it to their document. It can be used for decorating text or drawing attention to specific text. The option cannot be found easily in Google Docs by any new user. That is because it is…

  • Snip and Sketch not working? Here’s how to fix

    If you are facing issues while trying to take a screenshot of your system, it can be due to a number of reasons. Multiple users have been facing this issue in the past and in most cases, it turns out the problem was being caused due to a certain feature/setting…

  • How to Change Bitmoji Expression on Snapchat?

    Bitmoji is your personal emoji on Snapchat that is featuring you. There are several options that allow users to change their Bitmoji expression on Snapchat. Users can use the Bitmoji Selfie or Pose to change their expression. In this article, we will show you the options through which you can…

  • How to Fix 0x4005(16389) Error When Upgrading Windows?

    While performing an in-place upgrade to Windows 10, users come across the error code 0x4005 16389 as the upgrade fails to complete. The mentioned error code appears when one or several applications are not compatible with Windows 10 and so the upgrade process fails. However, there are actually a few…

  • How to Fix ‘Intel Smart Sound Technology OED’ Not Starting Correctly

    Some Windows users are experiencing a weird issue where their microphone and headphone functionality all drop at the same time. Upon investigating the problem inside Device Manager, there’s one particular service that seems to be causing the issue: Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(r) SST) OED. This problem is confirmed to…

  • How to Fix a Damaged or Incomplete Installation of Microsoft Excel?

    Excel sheets have become the backbone of many organizations and personal workflows. A perfectly working Excel can pop up the following error when it is launched in macOS: You can’t open the application “Microsoft Excel” because it may be damaged or incomplete. After thoroughly going through the issue reports, we…

  • This effect requires GPU acceleration? Here’s how to fix

    If you are facing the “This effect requires GPU acceleration” error message, you are probably using Premiere Pro or After Effects to apply certain effects on your video. As it turns out, as per the error message, you do not have GPU acceleration enabled which is why some effects may…

  • How to Fix “0x0000011B” Windows Error When Using Network Printers

    Some Windows users are experiencing the 0x0000011b error whenever they attempt to print something using their network-shared printer. This problem started to occur after Microsoft pushed the latest security update. The issue is ongoing on Windows 10 and Windows 11. After investigating this issue thoroughly, it turns out that the…

  • Google authenticator not working? Try these fixes

    There have been users facing an issue where Google authenticator codes do not work. As it turns out, this can often happen due to the time correction for codes being out of sync. Google authenticator works on the principle of TOTP which is also known as the Time-based One-time Password…

  • How to Add Custom Fonts to Google Docs?

    There are limited default fonts on Google Docs that users can use. Users can also add other fonts from the Google Docs feature or by using add-ons. However, users cannot upload fonts from their computers. The fonts added to Google Docs will also be available in Google Sheets and Slides.…

  • How to Fix Transparent or Inverted Colors in MS Word?

    You might straight-up start seeing your Office applications having their colors inverted. Especially the whole layout and the text of the application. No need to worry; this is just one of the new features of MS Office and you can easily disable this option. MS Word just went through an…

  • How to Convert WOFF to TTF?

    WOFF or Web Open Font Format is basically TTF with metadata and compression that is supported by browsers. Many users would like to use a WOFF font that they downloaded from a website into their Microsoft Word or other programs. However, users cannot install WOFF font in Windows directly without…

  • 403 Google ‘Error: Disallowed_Useragent’ on Android and iOS

    Some Android and iOS users are reportedly seeing the Error: disallowed_useragent whenever they try to open, log in o or sign in to certain apps that they’ve legitimately downloaded from the App Store or Play Store. This error typically appears when the end-user tries to uses some kind of Google…

  • Fix: “Couldn’t open connection to server” on Samsung Phones

    The “Couldn’t open connection to server” error message is basically a toast that appears at the bottom of your screen. This error often occurs when something is wrong with your phone’s network settings which is why it is not able to establish a connection to the said server. The problem…

  • VMware Workstation Pro Can’t Run on Windows? Try these fixes

    One of the error messages that you might come across while using VMware Workstation Pro is the “VMware Workstation Pro can’t run on Windows” error message. The error message suggests that the version that you are running on your system is not compatible with Windows which can be somewhat absurd…

  • How to Fix Error ‘7zip Cannot Open File as Archive’ When Opening Archive Files

    Some 7zip users are getting a “Cannot Open File as Archive” error when attempting to open an archive file. Some users are getting this only when they try to open the file by double-clicking on it. However, an incomplete or corrupt archive file can also cause this specific error for…

  • How to Make SD Card Default Storage on Android?

    Having little internal storage or running out of internal memory is something that nobody ever wants when using a smartphone. This is pretty obvious because we all use our phones on a daily basis and store different things on the phone on a day-to-day basis as well. Be it pictures…