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Fix: Windows 10 Error Code 0x803F700

Error code 0x803F700 is a rather generic error that may appear in various situations. However, the two by far most common situations are when you can’t download an app from the Windows Store, and when you have made a hardware change to your computer (something major, like the motherboard). If …

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Fix: Get Office App preventing Reset this PC options in Windows 10

There is an issue in Windows 10 Version 1607 (Anniversary Update) that prevents resetting a PC with the option to remove everything. Windows 10 comes with an option “Reset this PC” within the Settings. If you have the Get Office app installed, and then you Reset with the “Remove everything” …

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Fix: ESENT 642 wuaung.dll in Macrium During Backup

When taking an image backup in Macrium, you may notice the error ESENT 642 in relation to wuaung.dll. This is actually a Windows update error and is caused by an corrupted Windows Update Datastore. To fix this issue, we’ll perform a health scan and then restore the datastore if it’s …

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How to Fix Multiple Folders and Icons of OneDrive

OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage platform that lets you store your important documents and media files on the cloud. Microsoft’s OneDrive also provide a great way of syncing your clout storage for access from multiple devices. There’s no doubt that there are many benefits of using OneDrive but sometimes you …

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Slow Wifi Issues After Installing Creators Update [Fix]

Windows 10 Creators Update v. 1703 was released recently, and many Windows 10 users were automatically updated to the Creators Update. This update, resulted in numerous issues on the user-end, one of which is the slowing down of Wifi. The main cause of this issue is the incompatiability between the OS …

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How to Remove nova rambler from your Web Browser

Nova rambler seems to be a Russian search engine hosted on nova.rambler.ru website. However, some indicate that there are trackers on this search engine website. The big problem however, is that this search engine seems to have taken over all the search operations on the browsers. Whenever you try to …

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How to Install adb on Windows 7, 8 and 10

The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is an important command-line tool for controlling your Android device from your computer. With ADB you can perform many useful commands to back-up your data, sideload .zip files you would otherwise flash in custom recovery, unlock your bootloader on Nexus devices, and several other uses …

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How to Install Edimax EN-9130TX Driver on Windows 10

When you purchase a new EN-9130TX LAN Card, you may have to install a graphics driver from the vendor’s website. The driver for this hardware does not come with an auto installer or an executable hence needs to be installed manually. In this article, we’ll show you how install the …

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Fix: Windows Movie Maker YouTube Login Issues

Windows Live Movie Maker is a very useful software that can be used to edit and make videos. The videos made by this program can be uploaded to YouTube either manually or directly through the Windows Live Movie Maker. If you are trying to upload videos directly to YouTube then …

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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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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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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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Fix: Skype Won’t Open on Windows 10

Skype – an application that started out as a simple IM and VoIP client has now turned into something much more, a staple for almost every person’s phone and computer and the communication medium used by the majority of the corporate world. Unfortunately, many people using Windows 8 and Windows …

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What is Vulcan Runtime Libraries and Do I Need It?

Many Windows users have been reporting a strange program located in their list of Installed Programs. The name of this program is “Vulkan Run Time Libraries 1.x.x.x” where X stands for any version number. The problem arises from the fact that this programs installs automatically without asking any permission or …

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Fix: KB3178690 Crashes Excel 2010

Users with Microsoft Office 2010 began to experience issues with Excel after installing Windows Update KB3178690. Any calculation triggered by code or user interaction caused application to freeze or crash. Operations such as row and column deletion, using excel add-ins and SQL statements all result in errors. Running Excel in …

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Fix: The operator or administrator has refused the request (Error 0x800710E0)

Windows Task Scheduler is used to created automated tasks with no user intervention. A couple users, especially system administrators have reported some tasks failing with the message: “The operator or administrator has refused the request (0x800710E0)”. This issue largely comes as a result of the wrong permissions set during the …

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Fix: Windows Update Error 0x80073712

Error code 0x80073712, and sometimes 0x80070003, when you’re trying to update your computer via Windows Update, means that there is a file that Windows Update needs, but it’s either damaged or missing. Therefore, Windows Update won’t be able to install the updates. This doesn’t happen with any specific update – …

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Fix: The file or Directory is corrupted and unreadable

Error ‘The file or Directory is corrupted and unreadable‘ indicates that there is a problem with the hard drive or external drive, most commonly corrupted files, and those errors won’t let you copy files from the external drive to your PC. This might happen due to you pulling out your …

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Fix: Some Update Files aren’t signed correctly on Windows 10

Error code 0x800b0100 and 0x800b0109 means that Windows Update is trying to install an update, but a file that Windows Update needs is either damaged, or missing. This happens a lot, especially with Windows 10 and the fact that it still has a very unstable way of getting updates. Even though …

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Fix: IOCTL_Set PTPMode could not be found

Windows 10 is revolutionary operating system. Though there are a few common errors that are being addressed, there are few isolated errors that users continue to receive. One such error is a DLL error that appears on startup. The error indicates that the IOCTL_Set PTPMode could not be found. Although …

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