How to Remove Parental Controls from an Account on Windows 7/8 and 10

Microsoft offers parental controls in all their devices and operating systems to ensure that children do not access things that are not appropriate for their age. It is one exceedingly helpful feature but it can bother users a lot if it is constantly turned on. It would not let an …

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How to fix Error 0x8500201d “We Can’t Sync Right Now”

Several Windows 10 users are facing issues with the Mail App on their system. The Mail app just stop receiving mails and it cannot sync the account configured on the app. The exact error message that appears on the screen is “Something went wrong; we can’t sync right now. Error …

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How to Create Empty Files from the Windows Command Prompt

Files that have names and positions in a file system but lack any actual content are called empty or zero-byte files. There are several reasons that you might want to create these. Certain pieces of software require the presence of an empty file in order to turn on an alternative …

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How to Use md5sum in a Windows Command Prompt Environment

Message digest technology allows you to make sure that files you download are correct down to the very last bit. Data corruption, transmission errors, browser problems and malware infections can alter files. The 128-bit MD5 algorithm calculates a hash number based on the exact setting of bits in a file. …

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How to Export Contacts from iPhone to PC or a Flash Drive

The most significant aspect of one’s life in today’s world is one’s digital data. Loss of data means you are back to square one. Hence, people try their best to save their digital data from corrupting or getting lost. The contact numbers in your phone falls in this category, too. …

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How to Default Surface Pro 4 to Second Monitor or Screen After Boot or Wake up

Surface Pro 4 itself has a nice and big screen but you might need bigger screens. For that, you will have to connect it to an external screen. Microsoft understands this and it is due to this they have given every sort of connection you might need to connect your …

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How to Fix Error 0xc0000225 on Windows 10

One of the most common causes of the 0xc0000225 error is when the Boot Configuration Data BCD file has become missing or corrupt. That could happen because of disk write errors, power outages, boot sector viruses, or errors made while configuring the BCD manually. You have probably encountered this error …

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How to fix IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (bwcW10X64.sys) Error

bwcW10X64.sys is the driver file for Killer Networking network cards. While used in a number of premium PC builds, as well as integrated on a number of high-quality motherboards, this driver is known to cause some issues with Windows. You may experience this issue out of the blue, and it …

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Fix: “api-ms-win-crt-heap-I1-1-0.dll” is missing from your computer

The api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll is a dynamic link library file, and a part of a Windows Update for Universal C Runtime. This file is known to cause problems, the most notorious of which is Microsoft Office failing to start. The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-heap-I1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling …

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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 Extract Packages (PKG) files on a Mac OS

Software for Apple’s OS X platform comes in package files, and these packages make installing software extremely simple. This was one of the advances that came with the Unix-core OS X is based on. Users should always check to make sure that they know what’s in a package they’ve downloaded …

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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 Convert Man Pages to PS or PDF Format from the Linux Command Line

Man pages in all versions of Linux are stored as specially formatted and compressed text files, so it’s difficult to share them or read them on other devices. These files are stored in such a way that only the man or xman command issued at a command prompt in a …

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How to Configure Swappiness in *Buntu Distributions

The term swappiness probably sounds absolutely ridiculous to you, but it’s actually a real Linux kernel parameter that controls how readily the system swaps out runtime memory from RAM pages over to the swap file or partition. Swappiness is expressed as a percentage out of a possible 100. The code …

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How to Disable Flash Font Enumeration

Distributions of Linux that include some form of Flash Player browser extension as part of their package system usually allows external Web access to typeface configuration data. Debian, Fedora and the various *Buntu releases generally ship a customized NPAPI-compliant Flash interface. Other users may have installed their own version of …

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How to Activate Mouse Keys in X-Free

Mouse keys is a feature that allows you to map the numeric keypad on your keyboard to the mouse buttons inside of a graphical user interface. This is useful since it helps you to keep your keys on the keyboard while typing and using the mouse at the same time. …

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How to Troubleshoot Cell Issues with Upower Scripts

Whether you use a laptop, netbook, notebook, tablet or even a Linux smartphone, you’re bound to end up with cell issues after you’ve used it for a long period. More than likely your monitoring icon simply indicates that your battery is charging or discharging. Perhaps it indicates a percentage, but …

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How to Dump Data from Virtual Console

Virtual console technology is a complex conceptual combination of a display and keyboard to form a complete user interface. In the old days a classic Unix installation would use several different monitors and keyboards hooked a central mainframe to provide multi-user access. Today Linux allows users to simply switch between …

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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 Upload Photos from Android to OneDrive

Adding photos to OneDrive from an Android phone isn’t a rocket science. It is something hundreds and thousands of Android users would do every day. Uploading pictures, videos and other data on OneDrive is primarily done to back up the data. Phones usually crash and the data is lost. If …

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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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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 MMS Issues and Problems

Samsung Galaxy Note 3, or any other Android smartphone for that matter, can stop downloading MMS messages. If the smartphone does not download MMS user receives, there is no way one can view it. In order to communicate successfully via MMS, both the phones should be able download and upload …

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