How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Turn Off Touchpad Windows 10

    On a laptop, the in-built input device for the mouse pointer is known as a touchpad. Touchpads are completely usable and are excellent when it comes to using them for mouse pointer input. However, most people would still rather use a mouse than a touchpad to move their cursor around.…

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  • How to Open APK Files

    An APK file is an application package file designed for the Android Operating System – Google’s OS for Smartphones and tablets. An APK file is the complete package for an Android application – it contains all of an application’s files and data from its manifest and resources to the compiled…

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  • How to Make a File Smaller

    In today’s day and age, disk space is just an important a resource as copper or natural gas to anyone who uses a computer. No matter how much disk space a person has on their computer, they will always want more. Filling an HDD or SSD to the brim with…

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  • How to Get Rid of AdChoices

    Adware is among the most taxing and incessant foreign invaders that exist in the world of computers. Advertisements are widely regarded as the most obtrusive elements on the World Wide Web, which is why ad blockers have rocketed up the list of most commonly used add-ons and extensions for internet…

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  • How to Replace Samsung Galaxy S4 Screen

    If you have a cracked or non-working screen on your Samsung Galaxy S4, you can replace it by yourself using the following instructions. Before starting the procedure make sure you have the following tools which are recommended for the screen replacement procedure: Phillips #00 screwdriver Plastic opening tool (Safe pry…

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  • How to Build a Custom Android Kernel

    If you’ve ever wondered “how to build an Android kernel”, this guide is for you. Building your own kernel can be a rewarding experience as it will give you a greater degree of control over your Android device, from the CPU, RAM, GPU to even the battery. This is a…

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  • How to DIY Port TWRP for Android

    Appual’s hosts many “how to root Android” guides, but root guides do not exist for every device on the planet – this is usually due to a number of reasons; most especially, the unavailability of a custom recovery, like TWRP, for any particular device. Fortunately, porting a custom recovery like…

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  • How to Create Samsung Themes for TouchWiz Theme Engine Devices

    Many Samsung users wonder how to create their own themes as found in the Samsung Theme app. Technically speaking there are two methods for doing this – an unofficial method which can be done on devices from Galaxy S6 and below (TouchWiz Theme Engine devices), and the official process which…

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  • Fix: Windows 7 Updates Not Downloading

    Even though Windows 7 is quite an old OS, a plenty of people still choose to keep on their PCs and they avoid installing new operating systems because of the way Windows 7 was designed. However, as years go by, updates for Windows 7 are harder to acquire and Microsoft…

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  • What is agent.exe and Should I Delete it?

    The executable Agent can originate from a lot of different applications. Most of the time, the agent.exe will be traced back to InstallShield software. Many software publishers use the InstallShield technology to create installations for their applications which often include an agent.exe process used to contact their own servers and install…

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  • What is Catalyst Control Centre ‘ccc.exe’

    Some users have been reaching us after discovering the ccc.exe process in Task Manager. Because it seems to consistently take up a decent amount of PC resources, some users are legitimately wondering if the process is genuine or if they should remove it from their systems. The article is meant as…

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  • What is btvStack.exe on my Skype

    Some users are getting conflicted about the BtvStack.exe process asking the user for permission to use Skype. The message usually appears somewhere at the top right immediately after the user opens Skype. Essentially, what this notification does is requests access so that if you have a Bluetooth headset, you will be…

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  • What is Windows Shell Experience Host ‘shellexperiencehost.exe’

    Some users have been wondering if shellexperiencehost.exe is a legitimate system process after discovering in Task Manager that the process is constantly using system resources (especially CPU resources). While the process is likely the genuine Windows Shell Experience Host, you can also be dealing with a malicious executable from a…

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  • How to Print Mirror Image/Text on a Mac

    Many Mac users need to print mirror images or documents. If you are not familiar what mirror image or text means, it is a reverted copy of the actual content (everything in the document or image is flipped). If you need to print mirror images or document, here is how…

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  • How to Print Black and White on Mac

    If you are a new Mac user and need to print a color page in black and white, or in grayscale, you do not need any special software to do it. However, Black & White printing available on your Mac is directly dependent on the printer you use. Note: Some…

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  • How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge is Microsoft’s latest attempt at giving the premiere internet browsers of this day and age a run for their money. Microsoft unveiled Microsoft Edge as part of Windows 10 – the latest and greatest iteration of the Windows Operating System. Edge is a gargantuan upgrade over Windows’ old…

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  • How to Remove Password from Windows 10

    Generally, you need a combination of a username (or email address, if you have a Microsoft account) and a password to log in to a Windows 10 computer. Having to provide a password to log in to Windows 10 ensures the integrity and security of your user account. Windows 10…

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  • How to Root Galaxy S9 and S9+ Exynos Variant

    Samsung Galaxy S9 users have been waiting for a viable root method since the device’s release, and it appears there is now one available for the Exynos 9810 variant only. This includes the Galaxy S9 and S9+ models sold in India, Europe, Australia, etc, with the model numbers SM-G960F/FD/N (S9)…

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  • How to Create a VR Showcase App with Multiplayer

    If you’ve ever wondered how to build your own VR showcase room, this guide is for you. Building a VR showcase has many cool avenues to pursue – with a little scripting, for example, you could create your own virtual movie theatre, or a virtual poker table to hang out…

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  • What is cpx.exe and how to remove It?

    Some users have been reaching us with questions about ending or removing the cpx.exe process. Some have become conflicted whether the process is actually genuine or it’s malicious, given the fact that it usually refuses to close when the user tries to select End Process in Task Manager. Typically, the…

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  • What is consent.exe and should I delete it?

    Some users have been reporting freezes & hanging periods related to the Consent executable. Other reports are claiming that whenever the consent.exe process becomes active it takes a huge chunk of CPU resources. Note: The consent.exe process should only be encountered on Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10…

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  • How to Fix PlayStation “An Error Has Occurred” (no error code)?

    Sometimes it’s easy to troubleshoot an error code you receive either on your console or on some other devices you may possess. However, sometimes there is not much to look for as the device does not provide much information regarding the error. This nameless error code occurs frequently on PlayStation…

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  • How to Fix PS4 DNS Error NW-31250-1

    Despite having issues with a certain game, the PlayStation console sometimes tends to throw different error codes to the user despite that the console is supposed to be a way of entertainment where you would avoid having to troubleshoot different error codes. These errors can sometimes be fatal and users…

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  • How to Reinstall DirectX on a Windows Computer

    Microsoft DirectX is a suite of programming interfaces capable of allowing software to communicate with a computer’s hardware. DirectX has been designed to be used for multimedia purposes – be it audio or video, be it for rendering video and audio for a game or be it for rendering video…

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  • What is USOCLIENT.EXE and How to Disable it?

    Most users get interested in the usoclient.exe process after noticing a brief CMD popup everytime they start Windows 10. Because of this odd behavior, some users are confused whether the UsoClient executable is a legitimate system process or a malware executable. The reason why you end up seeing the brief…

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