How To’s

  • What is: smss.exe and Should I Remove It?

    Task Manager shows all the running applications and services of the operating system with details. Users open task manager when they have a slow system performance issue or checking process details. Most users see a process named ‘smss.exe’ running in the background and they are wondering what this process is.…

  • How to Cut/Trim/Arrange Audio in Audacity?

    Audacity is open-source free audio software for editing and recording audio tracks. It is the simplest application for editing audio files with minimum steps. It has all the features that users want in a good audio editing software. However, new users will require a guide for the basic cutting, trimming…

  • What is the Difference between FLAC and WAV File Formats?

    Some users will be confused about FLAC vs WAV when choosing between them. As both are lossless audio formats and one might consider what is the difference between these two and which one is better than the other. Some websites provide the download option for both files. In this article,…

  • Converting Batch Files .BAT to Executables .EXE

    Batch scripts are the series of commands stored in a plain text file that can be executed by the command-line interpreter. Whereas executable files are used to perform various operations and tasks on a computer. Some users are wondering if there is a way of converting the batch script (BAT)…

  • What is GIFV and How to Save GIFV as a GIF?

    Everybody is aware of the GIF files format and how they work around as a short series of images. However, some users have also witnessed the GIFs in the form of videos and the GIFV name with it. Some may think that GIFV is another file format for something similar…

  • Saving GIF Images from Twitter

    If you are using Twitter, then there are a lot of GIFs that you see every day. GIFs refers to a short animated picture without the sound. People on Twitter share many different kinds of GIFs in tweets and comments. Just like memes, GIFs can be used as a reaction…

  • Installing FFmpeg Library in Audacity

    Any user that is trying to encode AAC audio will require importing FFmpeg in Audacity. Some other formats also require this library in Audacity. However, this library is not available in Audacity by default. Audacity will ask users to locate the ‘avformat-55.dll‘ for this library to work. Users need to…

  • How to Install Autotune Plugin in Audacity?

    Autotune is a piece of software that measures and alters pitch in the vocals. Autotune is used to correct the singer’s wavering pitch and bad notes. However, some users are looking for the Autotune feature in the Audacity that isn’t available by default. In this article, we will show you…

  • Fix: Sonos was unable to add the music folder

    The Sonos Error 1002 (Unable to add the music folder) typically occurs when users try to add their Music Library to the Sonos Controler. This typically occurs with Sonos smart speakers when the user tries to import Music Library from Spotify or a similar app and is confirmed to occur…

  • How to Use Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 10?

    When Windows 7 came out, the standalone Windows Photo Gallery application was renamed to Windows Live Photo Gallery and moved to the Windows Live Essentials suite of applications. The program has since been discontinued by Microsoft and is no longer officially supported. However, despite the occasional issues users face, Windows…

  • Issues Setting up a HomeGroup on Windows 10

    HomeGroups, first introduced as part of Windows 7, are Microsoft’s attempt at making networking easy and accessible for the average Joe. A Windows user can create a HomeGroup on their local network, and any computers connected to this network can join the HomeGroup. Computers that have joined a HomeGroup can…

  • [FIX] VKEnumeratePhysicalDevices Failed

    Some Windows users are encountering the VKEnumeratePhysicalDevices Failed with Error (VK_Error_Initialization_Failed) fatal error when attempting to launch certain games that are actively using the Vulkan computing API technology. In most documented cases, this error is reported to occur with Wolfenstein titles and Doom titles – typically games released by Bethesda. If you’re…

  • Skype for Business Displays incorrect Names for Contacts

    Skype for Business is the leading communication and collaboration platform available for businesses today. From audio and video meetings to the ability to work together on projects, Skype4B provides the average office worker with all the tools they could possibly need to effectively communicate and work with their coworkers. However,…

  • Easy to use HEX Editors for Windows 10

    A hex editor is a tool through which users can open any type of file and display its contents. From time to time, a normal user will come across a file that cannot be opened with a normal text editor. They will require the hex editor to open the binary…

  • How to Fix Outlook Unknown Error 0x80040600 on Windows

    Some Windows users are seeing an ‘Unknown Error 0x80040600‘ message every time they send or receive emails via Outlook. Other affected users are saying that the issue only appears when they try to download email attachments from their Inbox. In most cases, the 0x80040600 error is a signal that you’re…

  • Understanding the difference between WiFi Security Protocols: WEP, WPA, and WPA2 Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi Security Protocols were developed to protect the network from unwanted parties. WEP, WPA, and WPA2 are different, but they also serve the same purpose. It encrypts the private data of the user that is transmitted over the airwaves. However, many users are unaware of what each protocol does and…

  • How to Resolve Ticketmaster Error 401 Not Allowed?

    Some Windows users are encountering the Error 401 Not Allowed when attempting to purchase tickets with the TicketMaster platform. In most cases, affected users can search for tickets just fine, but the error appears as soon as they attempt to select a date to complete the purchasing process. In most…

  • How to Fix Windows Update Error 0xc1900223?

    Some Windows 10 users are encountering the error 0xc1900223 whenever they try to install a Windows Update conventionally. In most documented cases, the problem occurs when the user attempts to install the 1903 update, and typically, the error appears when the update reaches 97%. In case you’re only encountering the issue with…

  • How to Record Your PC Audio with Audacity

    Sometimes users will need to record the audio of their PC for different reasons. Audacity is one of the best audio applications for recording and editing. However, recording PC audio is different from recording voice through a microphone. There are different methods that can help to record PC audio with…

  • How to Create Your Own QR Codes?

    Nowadays, many applications and commercial companies are using QR codes to increase their customers. QR codes are the easiest way to share the information with others without telling them the detail by yourself. It became much more popular these years since everyone owns a phone with a camera to scan…

  • How to Fix Socket Error Occurred on SpeedTest

    Some Windows users are trying to run a speed test on their Internet connection, but every online tool that they try to use will end up displaying the ‘Socket Error‘ message. In most cases, this issue is reported to occur with  SpeedTest. As it turns out, one of the most…

  • How To Reset Echo Dot

    Echo Dot is an Amazon device that provides us with many functionalities such as listening to daily news, playing your favourite music and much more. However, there can be a problem with this device where it becomes unresponsive and seems to be stuck. If you want to reset your device…

  • How to Remove Vocals in Audacity?

    Audacity is a free, open-source audio software that is used for editing and recording audio tracks on multiple platforms. It is an easy to use application for editing any kind of audio files. However, sometimes a feature can be hard to find, such as removing vocals from audio tracks. In…

  • Configure Virtual Machine in the Oracle VM VirtualBox

    In this article, we will walk you through the settings that are available within the virtual machine. Some of the settings will be changed based on our needs and for some of them, we will provide additional information. So, let’s start. Log on the Windows 10 Open Oracle VM VirtualBox…

  • Export Virtual Machine to OVA File in Oracle VM VirtualBox

    In this article, we will explain how to export the virtual machine from Oracle VM VirtualBox into the OVA file and then use it on other virtualization operating systems such as Vmware, Hyper-V and XenServer. Login into Windows 10 Open Oracle VM VirtualBox Click on Machine and then click on…