How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Transfer Your Windows 10 License to a New Computer

    Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest and greatest, is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, operating system today. However, it is also very expensive. If you already have obtained Windows 10 one way or another, we couldn’t blame you if you wanted to save some money on your…

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  • Fix: Microsoft Excel is Waiting for Another Application to Complete an OLE Action

    Several Office users report getting the “Microsoft is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action” error when trying to run a VBA script or when trying to run Excel from a BI launch pad. The issue is reported to occur on all the recent Windows versions including Windows 7,…

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  • How to Fix DCOM Error 1084 on Windows 10

    The ‘DCOM got Error 1084’ usually appears if you’ve recently updated your Windows which can be due to corrupt system files or registry errors. DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model) is a Microsoft component that allows COM objects to communicate with each other. The symptoms of this error include computer freezing…

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  • Fix: Ark keeps Crashing PC

    Ark: Survival Evolved is an adventure-action survival video game which was released in the late 2017 and has made its way to almost every platform out there ranging from Linux to Windows to Xbox. The game gained immense popularity after its initial release and is hailed one of the best…

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  • How To Stop Discord from Opening on Startup

    Discord is a voice, video, and text chat app specifically designed for gaming communities. Since Discord app provides amazing features, its use isn’t limited to gaming communities. Just like any other Windows application, Discord comes with a set of basic features including the auto-start at every login feature as well.…

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  • Fix: Sorry, there Was a Problem Mounting the File

    Several users report receiving the “Sorry, there was a problem mounting the file” when trying to mount a file on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. The issue is only reported to occur with the built-in ISO mounter. What is causing the “Sorry, there was…

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  • Fix: Java Was Started but Returned Exit Code=13 Eclipse

    Some users are getting the Java Was Started but Returned Exit Code=13 Eclipse error when trying to run Eclipse. The issue is reported to occur with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit). What is causing the ‘Java was started but returned exit code =12’ error? We investigated…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Error 0x80246019

    The Error 0x80246019 appears when users are downloading applications from Microsoft Store or while updating their systems. Windows 10 has a built-in application called MS Store where you can download and install different applications into your system which is pretty cool. To get the latest features released by Microsoft for…

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  • Fix: Twitch Black Screen

    Twitch is a live video streaming platform which is owned by Amazon itself. Twitch gained popularity in the early 2012 and continues to be the top streaming platform for gamers of all sorts where they stream their live game with comments. Since its release, Twitch has been subject to a…

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  • Fix: This Theme cannot be Applied to the Desktop Windows 10

    The ability of users to tweak the appearance of their Windows UI was one of its greatest features from the start and users have always wanted to keep their desktop fresh and unique. However, sometimes when users try to change the theme on their computers, this error pops up along…

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  • Fix: Windows Media Player Cannot Rip One or More Tracks From the CD

    Several Windows users are reporting that they are prevented from ripping music with Windows Media Player by the “Windows Media Player cannot rip one or more tracks from the CD” error. Most affected users report that the issue occurs when they try to rip an Audio CD. What causes the…

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  • Fix: igfxEM module has stopped working

    The ‘igfxEM module has stopped working’ error is usually caused if you have an outdated Intel Graphics driver or an unstable one. It is a component of the Intel® Common User Interface and is not, in any way, related to the core of Windows. It is mostly used in Laptops…

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  • Fix: Does Not Appear to Be a Valid Font

    Several Windows users are reporting that they are unable to install certain fonts. The error that comes up is “The file ‘Font Name’ does not appear to be a valid font”. This particular error is reported to occur with every recent Windows version including Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.…

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  • Fix: Spotify Failed to Migrate some of your Data

    The error ‘Spotify failed to migrate some of your data’ is caused by errors in registry entries or a faulty installation which leads to not being able to transfer your data from one account to another. Music is of great essence in the present world and if you try to…

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  • Fix: uTorrent access is denied

    uTorrent is a BitTorrent client software with over 150 million users across the globe. It is made to allow peer-to-peer file sharing between its users, it uses the BitTorrent protocol to transfer files from one peer to another. It consists of peers, seeds, and leaches. Peers and seeds are the…

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  • How to Fix Hearthstone lagging

    Hearthstone (originally Heroes of Warcraft) is an online collectible game which is developed by Blizzard (the same company who develops Warcraft and Overwatch). Even though Blizzard is a giant in the gaming industry, its products are no different from others when it comes to technical issues. One of these issues…

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  • Fix: Windows Update Error Code 0x800f0247

    Updates are an integral part of Windows. Whenever an update fails to install, then it generates an error code so that the problem could be diagnosed and solved. The error code 0x800f0247 is generated when there are any corrupt files in the Window’s registry. What does an Error code 0x800f0247…

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  • Fix: This Update is not Applicable to your Computer

    Updates are an integral part of the Windows system; without these updates, your PC will not perform up to its potential. A lot of users are reporting that when they try to install an update, they get an error message that reads “This update is not applicable to your computer”.…

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  • Fix: Windows could not Configure One or More System Components

    This error code ‘Windows could not Configure One or More System Components‘ appears to users running Windows on their computers and it appears when trying to update their PCs to the latest available build of Windows. The full error message goes like: "Windows could not configure one or more system…

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  • Fix: There might be a Problem with the Driver for the Wi-Fi Adapter

    Networking errors are usually quite difficult to solve as the cause for the problem is often hard to point out. This error message appears after running the networking troubleshooter and it’s not so self-explanatory. People often spent days and days trying to find the answer. We went online and decided…

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  • Fix: The file cannot be accessed by the system Error 0x80070780

    The error 0x80070780 can be caused by disk errors, account permissions etc due to which users won’t be able to back up, copy or edit certain files. It is quite common these days to store your files on a USB flash drive and access them elsewhere. This can sometimes become…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Activation Error 0x803fa067

    The error 0x803fa067 can be caused by a bogus Windows copy or a previously installed update that altered your system files due to which users are not able to upgrade their Windows. When Windows 10 was pushed out, you could easily upgrade your Windows 7 or 8 to the newest…

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  • How to Retrieve Website and Account Passwords from Android Devices

    There are scenarios where you may forget a password to a website or other user-account, yet you desperately need to get back into it. Sometimes we’ve lost the recovery email associated with the account, or it’s a website you frequently auto-login to on your home computer, but have never logged…

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  • How to Debloat the Honor Play Without Root

    The Huawei Play is a gaming-oriented Android phone that unfortunately comes with a handful of Huawei / EMUI bloatware. Since Huawei started locking down its devices and stopped giving out bootloader unlock codes, it may not be possible for users to use traditional rooted methods of debloating their Huawei device.…

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  • How to Install One UI Beta on Samsung Galaxy S9 Exynos and Snapdragon

    Samsung recently launched the Android One UI for their Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones in the United States, Germany, and South Korea. Thanks to the development and modding community, the OTAs were released / leaked for all model variants of the S9 and S9+ (both Exynos and Snapdragon), and we…

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