Windows

How to Change Default Display Adapter on Windows (7/8/10)

Some computers and laptops come with more than one display adapter, also known as a graphics card. There are plenty of graphics card types, ranging from low-budget ones for the most basic work to those for the latest video games and graphic design and everything in between. The reason for …

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How to Connect Windows 10 to a Bluetooth Speaker Automatically

Bluetooth is a wireless data transmission standard. It typically has a range of about 10 meters (30 feet), meaning it’s most suitable for home use. It’s very useful when it comes to wireless peripherals, but can also cause trouble when being set up for use. Windows 10 can sometimes forget …

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How to Fix Windows Store Install Error 0x80070015 “Something went wrong”

The Windows Store is an application market introduced by Microsoft in Windows 8 and Windows 2012.  Software developers can publish their applications to this market to be cataloged for a wide range of potential users of their software.  Like many other application stores, publications to the store are monitored and …

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How to Fix Windows Update Error 0xc8000222

The Windows System Update Readiness Tool, is a software package developed by Microsoft to aid in fixing issues preventing Windows Updates from applying.  This tool runs a health check on the Operating System to ensure that The Windows Update process is able to proceed successfully. Error code 0xC8000222 is a …

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How to Fix Blue Screen BSOD Error 0x00000119

The 0x00000119 BSOD error can suddenly occur while you are playing games such as Fallout on a PC running Windows OS, and this can be rather disturbing. The typical behavior before the game crashes is that your game will freeze, and the audio becomes distorted, the computer eventually crashes with …

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How long does windows updates take to complete?

Windows updates takes up a lot of time sometimes. If not anything else, it is occupying a system’s RAM and bothering the user if it is taking hours and hours to complete and update. Longer time durations in updates are due to some significant reasons. First and foremost, the time …

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How to Downgrade to a Previous Version of VLC Player

Although VLC media player comes with better and up to date features with their every version, there are quite a lot of reasons why users might still prefer the old one. Most significant of these reasons is the usage of older machines and operating systems. If users are using machines …

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Fix: Unknown software exception (0x40000015) occurred in the application

Errors such as the above title are meant to help the programmers determine the root cause of an issue with any running software. In cases where programmers are not at our disposal, we have to discover why these errors appear on our own and resolve them manually. Ranging from annoying …

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FIX: No Appropriate Driver to be Installed

When installing Wireless LAN (WiFi) drivers on a Lenovo computer, the installation may fail and you may receive an error message that reads: “Warning – No Appropriate Driver to be installed” If you are met with such an error, there is no cause for alarm – this error is, in most …

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FIX: Folder View Settings Not Saving on Windows 7

In Windows 7, you have complete control over how the files in the folders on your computer are displayed. By clicking on the arrow next to the Change your view button located in the right corner of the toolbar at the very top of Windows 7’s File Explorer. Windows 7 …

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How to Enable Dark Theme on Windows 10

With the arrival of the Win 10 Anniversary Update, all Win 10 users have finally got a handy option for changing the coloring scheme to Dark, instead of having to use registry tweaks. The latter option is still available to you, if you can’t access the Settings for whatever reason …

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FIX: “This Platform is Not Supported” Error Message While Installing Intel® Serial IO Driver

In most cases, installing the Intel® Serial IO driver goes smoothly and turns out to be a success. However, in many cases, things can go wrong and the installation can fail, and when it does, the user is met with an error message. The most common error message that users …

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FIX: Aw, Snap! Error on Google Chrome

You are probably here because all of a sudden while trying to access a website on your Google Chrome browser, you have instead gotten an “Aw, Snap! Error.” It can also be that someone has asked you to help them fix the issue on their Google Chrome browser. The “Aw, …

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Fix: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (igdkmd64.sys)

igdkmd64.sys is a Windows driver, and it’s known as the Intel Graphics Kernel Mode Driver, or igfx. It belongs to the Intel Graphics Accelerator Drivers software for Windows, made by Intel and used and needed by anyone with an Intel processor in their system. The obvious conclusion is that if …

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Fix: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (nvlddmkm.sys)

nvlddmkm.sys is the Nvidia driver for Windows. It helps your graphics card interact with the operating system and is an essential Windows file. Even though it is known to cause issues, it should not be deleted or modified in any way. Getting a Blue Screen of Death with a message …

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FIX: NVIDIA Driver’s Fails with NVIDIA Installer Failed Error

When trying to install drivers for an NVIDIA GPU, either for the first time or to update drivers that are already on the computer, if the installation of the drivers should fail, the user is met with the “NVIDIA Installer failed” screen that depicts which of the components included in …

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Fix: Windows Updates Error 0x8024401c (Technical Preview)

When the Windows 10 Technical Preview was launched for the whole world to test and assess, users were finding issues, bug and problems left and right. One of the many issues that Windows 10 Technical Preview users bumped into was their computer not being able to download and install Windows …

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Fix: This Program is Blocked by Group Policy

When trying to launch an application or program on a Windows 7/8/10 computer, many users have reported the respective application or program not opening and being met with an error message basically stating that the application or program cannot be opened because it is being blocked by group policy. The …

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Fix: No Audio with “This Device Cannot Start. (Code 10)” Error Message

Almost every single person who has a computer uses it to listen to music, watch movies and/or play games, which is why a computer losing its ability to play audio can be a pretty big deal. Windows computers can lose their ability to play audio for a wide variety of …

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Fix: KB3189866 Update for Windows 10 Stuck

On the 13th of September, Microsoft released three cumulative updates for Windows 10 (KB3189866, KB3185614, and KB3185611). Since the release, many users reported that update KB3189866 gets stuck at 45% or 95% or any % between the two and won’t complete the download. After thoroughly assessing various threads and user suggestions …

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How to Block All Notifications From an Invasive Android App

Android notifications can be a useful way of making sure you get information from your favorite apps or contacts, but a lot of applications have started to abuse the notification bar and the lock screen as an advertising space. Fortunately, there are methods available to stop apps from being so …

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Fix: Code 39 Error CD/DVD or USB

If you one day open My Computer and see that your CD/DVD or USB drive is not being displayed as a hardware drive that is connected to your computer, don’t be afraid as you are not the first person to encounter this problem. First and foremost, you need to verify …

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Fix: DVD/CD ROM Code 19 Error on Windows 10

If you see that your DVD/CD ROM has stopped working after upgrading from an older version of the Windows Operating System to Windows 10, you may be affected by the Code 19 issue. To confirm whether or not you are affected by the Code 19 issue, simply right-click on the …

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Fix: Mouse Not Scrolling Correctly in Start Menu on Windows 10

Following a mandatory Windows Update that was rolled out to all Windows 10 computers out there, many Windows 10 users started noticing that their mice would not scroll like they should or, in some cases, at all, in the Start Menu. While this issue predominantly affects Windows 10 users who …

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Fix: Computer Fails to Recognize SD Card

Most computers, especially laptop computers, come with internal SD card readers which you can insert SD cards into in order to be able to not only view the contents of the SD cards on your computer but also transfer data between the SD cards and the computers. Even if a …

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