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Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

How to Backup and Restore Sony Xperia Z+ DRM Keys and Keep DRM Functionality after Root

Sony’s line of Xperia phones are well-known for their incredible cameras and features like BionZ, built-in noise-cancelling, and X-Reality engine. However, fans of Android modding were disappointed to discover that all of these incredible Sony features operate via DRM key built into the devices TA partition, and unlocking the devices …

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How to Fix Lost Terminal Windows on the Linux Desktop

It’s very easy to open a terminal window by holding down Ctrl+Alt+T in Linux and FreeBSD, which encourages users to hit this every time they want to run pretty much anything. This has become something of an embarrassment of riches since it encourages people to use the powerful command line …

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How to Debloat Samsung Phones With or Without Root

When you buy a new Samsung phone, it may be advertised as having, for example, a 32gb ROM (internal storage). However, you’ll find that only perhaps 24gb or less of it is actually usable – unfortunately, this is due to the practice of manufacturers or carriers shipping their phones with …

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How to Recover and Repair Corrupt Microsoft Word File

Microsoft Word has remained by far the most popular word processing application. Despite that, it has its shortcomings. Though the probability is low, your Microsoft Word file can become corrupt, and all you get when trying to open it is an error saying “The file is corrupt and cannot be …

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How to Move Apps to A Different Location on Windows 10

Being able to move an application from its default installation folder to a new drive has always been an issue to Windows PC users. How can one be able to move the application without misaligning the files with the registry, the firewall and all the shortcuts and still get the …

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How to Move Programs and Applications to Another Drive on Windows 7, 8 and 10

Being able to move an application from its default installation folder to a new drive or another folder has always been an issue to Windows PC users. How can one be able to move the application without misaligning the files with the registry, the firewall and all the shortcuts and …

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How to Extend C:\ Drive In Windows 10

In order to back up data and for safety reasons, you are always advised to partition your hard disk. These drives will then act independent of each other. This way, when one drive becomes corrupt, the other partition will still be perfectly okay saving invaluable data unless the whole hard …

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Fix: Phone Not Receiving Texts ‘Android’

Although we rely increasingly less on classic text messages, sending an SMS is still more reliable than using an instant messaging app. If you paid good money for a flagship Android that is on the forefront of technology, you’d probably expect it to be able to send and receive text messages, …

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Fix: Samsung account session expired

I’ve always had a rocky relationship with Samsung. It blows my mind how they manage to innovate stay among the leading pack but fail to listen to their customers and fix underlying issues that have been around for ages. If you own a Samsung smartphone, chances are that every once …

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What does “kek” Mean in World of Warcraft?

People who make games often put various little “Easter eggs” in their games and it’s not long before someone finds out exactly how to do it and people usually post what they found out online. It’s interesting just to watch videos where people put lots of “Easter eggs” and a …

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Fix: Steam Download Stuck at 0 Bytes/sec

Every game present on Steam is broken down into chunks of around 1MB in size. For each game available, there is a manifest available which tells how to assemble these chunks into the game files. When any update is released, Steam analyzes the update and calculates how it can make …

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How to Add Steam as an Exception to Your Antivirus or Firewall Software

In the recent years, cyber-attacks are becoming more and more common on the internet. The antivirus industry always seems to counter and are putting in their efforts to protect the end user. However, sometimes some antivirus software add Steam as a potential harmful software and block its operations/network. Because of …

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Fix: Steam Missing File Privileges

Users may experience an error when trying to update/install their Steam games. An error message pops up stating that there are missing file privileges while also giving the path to that file. This error can happen due to a number of reasons depending on the player’s hardware and software configuration. …

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How to handle Excel VLOOKUP #REF! Error

We’ve all at some point looked at the VLOOKUP function and thought we were looking at another language. If you haven’t worked with the VLOOKUP function before it can be a little daunting and often lead to frustration when issues arise. Understanding VLOOKUP arguments Before we discuss the various solutions …

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How to Copy Data from Excel to Outlook

Excel is an extremely valuable software program that provides many solutions that are often used and created for other software applications. Many solutions will be created in Excel and then transferred to other applications or sent elsewhere. Often the solutions you create in Excel will need to be extracted and …

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How to Change or Customize System Tray Icons on Windows 10

The windows taskbar ribbon is divided into three sections – the start button section on the left, task bar area in the middle, and the system tray on the far right. These sections are characterized by different icons. The start button is on the far left, while the task bar …

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Fix: Deleted Picture Appearing in Lock Screen on Windows 10

Windows 10 offers a captivating lock screen with images that add to a new experience on how you access your apps and news after your computer wakes up from the sleep or hibernation mode or when booting up. The lock screen is the screen you see at startup and when …

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How to Disable Live Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 10

As first seen in Windows 7, thumbnail previews let you have a peek on the tasks on your taskbar. By hovering the mouse on a task on the taskbar, a thumbnail preview pops up and shows what is running on the selected application. The hover time is predefined, and the …

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How to Use Chromebook Function Keys

Chromebook owners are very well aware that their keyboards are far from usual. From the inclusion of a search bar and exclusion of a whole lot of keys (including the whole row of Function keys and the Caps Lock key), keyboards on Chromebooks take some getting used to. While Google …

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Fix: Google.com Won’t Open on Edge

This error is experienced by users on Windows 10 and it prevents certain websites such as google (different regions) and YouTube.com from opening or displaying correctly on both phones and PCs. The problem only occur on Windows own browsers like Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. There are reports of other …

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How to Take Screenshots from the Linux Command Line

Like with most things in the GNU/Linux environment, there’s a way to take a screenshot from the command line. There are a few different primary reasons users would like to do this. One is to have further control over how the screenshot is taken, especially when dealing with timing. Another …

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Fix: Steam Disk Read Error

Steam issues can usually be fixed simply by refreshing the installation files if the issue is related to the client or by verifying the integrity of game cache if a single game is causing some issue. However, certain issues may appear where the user is not sure what to do …

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Fix: Steam Won’t Update

Steam is a complex program which handles a lot of different processes and you might not be aware of some of them. Because of that, it’s logical to expect things to go wrong at a certain point and it may not even be Steam’s fault. Different computers have different settings …

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Fix: Unknown Device ‘acpi\ven_smo&dev_8800’

When you installed the operating system, next step would be installing motherboard drivers and other hardware components. If you are using brand name computer, for example, Dell, HP or another, you will need to open vendor’s website and download drivers for your computer or notebook. If you are using old …

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Fix: Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued

It is annoying when our computers, notebooks or other devices are not working stable and when they freeze in the middle of our work. Downtime of our computers means downtime of our productivity. When Windows detects some problem, Windows write that problem in Event Viewer. Event Viewer is tool integrated …

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