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How to Change/Increase Font Size in Mozilla Firefox

How to Increase or Change Font Size in Mozilla Firefox

We read on the internet everyday. It is wise to make sure that the texts we read are in a comfortable font size so we can reduce excessive use of our eyes just to read, especially when your monitor or TV is too further away …

How to Use P2POver to Limit Bandwidth on Home Network

How to Use P2POver to Limit Bandwidth on Home Networks

There’s always this question about how you can limit the bandwidth in your home network. Well, a middle-class router or modem/router should be able to do that. But what if you have a cheap router that doesn’t have such an option to limit bandwidth of …

Windows 7 Fix: Error 651 Modem PPPoE Broadband Internet Connection

Windows 7 Fix: Error 651 Modem PPPoE Broadband Internet Connection

Error 651 is a well-known bug in Windows 8/7 which happen when you try to connect to the Internet using PPPoE connection. If you are also a victim to the Error 651 PPPoE problem, you should have seen the exact error message as following: Error 651: The Modem …

How to Password Protect a Folder Files Excel Pdf Windows 8/7

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It is completely normal to have secrets in your computer and store them privately to prevent anyone else from accessing. This post explains a step-by-step tutorial on how to password protect a folder or any kind of files (excel, pdf, word documents, zip files, etc) …

How to Remove Autorun.inf Virus From USB

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Virus infection through USB drives is one of the most annoying and most talked about case in the computer world. When someone plug his/her infected USB drive (A flash drive, thumb drive, or more often known as a Pendrive) into your computer and if the USB autorun option …

Blue Screen of Death BSOD Crash Error Windows 8/7/8.1 – Memory Management

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Surprised by a sudden blue screen with a bunch of crash dump error codes while having your works half done? In Windows 7, blue screen error or, blue screen of death (commonly known as BSOD), is indeed the scariest error you can ever encounter. The …

Fix: Nvlddmkm.sys Blue Screen BSOD Error in Windows 7/8/8.1

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Solution for nVidia display driver Nvlddmkm.sys issue
GPU: nVidia GeForce Graphic Cards
OS: Windows 8/7/8.1/Vista
Symptoms: Bluescreen or Stop Error 0x0000001E caused by nvlddmkm.sys, or often get a message: “display driver nvlddmkm.sys stopped responding and has successfully recovered“.
Solution: Replace the nvlddmkm.sys file with a newer version
This is a well-known fix …

Fix: Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Successfully Recovered – nvlddmkm nVidia atikmdag ATI

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This post explains Fixes for the error: “Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Successfully Recovered“. For years people have been seeking for a complete solution but it has yet to be found.
Many users, including myself, have experienced the problem especially when we play full-screen games which the system will freeze …

Fix: 43029 atikmdag.sys Blue Screen BSOD in Windows 7/8/8.1

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Solution for ATI display driver atikmdag.sys issue
GPU: ATI Graphic Cards
OS: Windows 8/7/8.1/Vista
Symptoms: Bluescreen or Stop Error 0x0000001E caused by atikmdag.sys, or often get a message: “display driver atikmdag.sys stopped responding and has successfully recovered“.
Solution: Replace the atikmdag.sys file with a newer version
This is a well-known fix for the issue if you …

View Windows Update History in Windows 8/7/8.1/Vista/XP

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Sometimes we might come across some problems that could be possibly caused by one of the updates installed. You might need to view the windows update  history and see what’s actually gone wrong.
This article is written to teach you how to view windows update history and how you can delete …

Compatibility Mode Windows 8/7/8.1/XP | Run Programs in Previous version Windows

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If there is any program you were trying to run returned an error upon launching, you can try running the program on an earlier/previous version of Windows by using a feature in Windows we called Compatibility mode in Windows 8/7/8.1/XP.
Programs are not always updated to …

Auto Delete, Filter or Report Spam Email in Gmail Account

Auto Delete, Filter or Report Spam Email in Gmail Account

Email spams keep coming back into your Gmail inbox? The spams are getting so many that you couldn’t filter the good one from them? Well, here we will show you how you can report spam and filter them automatically next time when you receive them.
To …

Internet Explorer 11/10/9 Very Slow to Load Pages in New Tab

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This post explains the problems and solutions to when your IE11/IE10/IE9 is very slow to load pages, freezes when opening new tab, or open in new tab not working.
If your Internet Explorer 11/10/9/8 takes more than 3sec to finish opening a new tab, you are experiencing …

How to Format a Computer Windows XP 7/8/Vista

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By formatting, we mean to reformat your internal hard disk drive (HDD) to its factory default which in other words, to a totally clean drive. Everything stored, even the tiniest data will get removed and the space previously used up by them will be freed up.
In …

How to Change User Profile default location in Windows 7/8 Registry

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If you have Windows 7, 8 or Vista installed in your computer, the default location of your User Profile will usually be in the same partition as where your system was installed. For example, if your Windows 8/7 was installed in C:\Windows, your user profile will probably be located in C:\Users.
However, some …

Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working Disable Windows Error Reporting

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You may already have seen this error message uncountable times. It is still as annoying as ever that the loading bar just won’t stop bouncing. The “Windows Explorer has stopped working” error can appear when the application you are running crashes your Windows Explorer service, …

Windows Scanner and Camera Wizard

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Where is my automatic scanner and camera wizard gone to? Why isn’t it appear automatically when I plugged in my scanner or camera? This could happen due to some random errors.
This post contains fixes to the problem as well as other manual methods of how …

How to Increase Windows Experience Index Scores Windows 8.1/7/8

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This tutorial will show you a little just-for-fun trick about how to alter, change and increase your Windows Experience Index Scores without improving your hardware.
Windows Experience Index was first introduced in Windows Vista, back then the maximum score of each aspect was 5.9. When Windows 7 …

How to Fix Computer Black Screen After Login on Startup Windows 8/7/8.1

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By black screen, we mean that your screen goes black entirely. It can happen in two different cases. It’s either your computer screen goes black only after you have logged into your Windows 8 or Windows 7, or it goes black even before you see anything …

1420 Cool Alt Key Codes Symbols and Characters For Facebook, Twitter and MSN Messenger

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As you can often see, many people are using cute and cool alt key codes symbols or characters as their profile names in Facebook, Twitter or MSN Messenger names. Some of them even know how to use these weird yet cool symbols and characters in the chatbox, status updates and …

How to CMD Run As Administrator in Windows 8/7 Always

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This post explains about the purpose of run as administrator, how to always run as administrator for a certain program or application, and how to command prompt cmd run as administrator in Windows 8/7/Vista.
Run as administrator is an option to run a program with administrator privilege. …

How to Clean Your Laptop Fan and Screen

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After using your laptop for awhile, problems may arise due to over heating. Well, how long have you been using your laptop? Is your room dusty? Does your laptop often auto restart? Have you ever check the temperature of your laptop? All these questions are directly …

Backupuser.exe, iexplorer.exe, autorun.inf Virus Removal Tool

Backupuser.exe is a malware or virus stored somewhere in your computer that will automatically creates (without your permission) autorun.inf and itself (backupuser.exe) in all drives such as hard disks, newly plugged USB pendrives, etc.
A side note, “backupuser.exe” would sometimes appear as “_backupuser.exe”. They would be set …

Snipping Tool Download Windows 8/7/8.1 Print Screen Shortcut

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This post explains where to download Snipping Tool, how to use it, Snipping Tool keyboard shortcuts and alternates to Microsoft Snipping Tool.
Snipping Tool was first introduced in Windows Vista and remain as the most widely used Screenshot Capture tool in Microsoft Windows today, in the …

How to Change Sticky Notes Font Size, Color and Other Formatting

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This tutorial explains how to change font size, color and other formatting or styling in Sticky Notes as a Windows gadget in Windows 7/8.
Sticky notes is one of the most widely used gadgets in Windows since Windows Vista. Even in Windows 8/8.1, people manage to …

The Sims 3 – Where to get Deathfish and Life Fruits in Riverview or Sunset Valley

If you have been wondering around in Riverview, Sunset Valley or any other town in the Sims 3 looking for the ingredients for the ultimate recipe, Ambrosia, we have listed locations, methods, shortcuts and tips about how and where to collect deathfish, life fruits and …

How to Change Font Size in Internet Explorer 11/10/9

If you find that the font size of certain web pages is too small and difficult to read, you can in fact increase the font size of the web pages displayed on screen in Internet Explorer. This tutorial will show you 3 simple tricks to …

How to Reduce High CPU Usage 100% Svchost.exe Windows 7/8

If you have problems with your high CPU Usage that spikes all the way to 100% and stay at that peak percentage, there can be a variety of reasons why this is happening (such as the svchost.exe). In this post, we will show you what …

How to Backup Windows Mail in Windows 7,8,8.1 Outlook 2013

How to Backup Windows Mail for Windows 7,8,8.1 Outlook

It is always wise and recommended to backup your emails regularly, so that you don’t lose your important emails when your Windows Mail goes bad or your computer crashes. This tutorial will lead you through the steps of how to backup emails from Windows Mail.
In this post, …

How to Restore Email in Outlook 2013 2010 Windows Mail

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Whether if you are restoring your emails, contacts, addresses, messages, accounts settings, etc from a backup you’ve made earlier, or that if you are moving from one email client to another (for example Windows Mail to Outlook 2013), you will have to do it correctly …

Internal External Hard Drive – Rotational Speed, Storage, NAS

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Hard drive is one of the most critical component of your computer that stores your operating system, programs, and data. Buying the most appropriate Hard Drive for your system is an important decision.
Before shopping for a hard drive, you must first know why do you …

How to Increase Download Speed in Windows 7/8/Vista

If you are experiencing a slow down in browsing or download speed while surfing the web or downloading files from the internet, you may want to try applying tweaks in this post about how to increase download speed in Windows 7/8/Vista.
Before we begin, let us explain what we meant by …

How to Edit or Convert Subtitles?

When it comes to adding subtitles to a movie video, there will be time when the subtitle’s timing wouldn’t match and synchronize correctly with the sound or audio of your movie video. However, there are tools and software on the web that you can use to edit, …

How to create Free Email Account with Your Own Domain Name

How to create Free Email Account with Your Own Domain Name

This tutorial will guide you through detailed steps on how to create free email account with your own domain name. First, we will see if you already have a domain name or an already established website. If you don’t, you will have to purchase a …

100+ Useful Run Commands For Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

This post shows you over 100 useful run commands you can use to run programs, software and utilities in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. Tables below are lists of general and common commands you can use in the Run option from the start menu (Start, Run box).
Like everyone said, time is …

How to Change System Locale Display Language Windows 8/7

This tutorial shows you how to change the Display Language to run Non-Unicode Programs such as Chinese programs by changing the System Locale accordingly in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP.
Some programs may not be able to show to texts correctly if your Windows system locale wasn’t set to …

How to Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome

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This post provides a step-by-step instruction on how to Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer 11/10/9, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, as well as how to disable cookies in IE 11/10/9, Firefox or Chrome.
When you are surfing the internet, the web servers will place some script files on …

How To Disable Startup Programs Windows 8/7/XP/Vista

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Most software needs at least a component to be continuously running in the background in order for it to function properly. During the installation of these software, they will insert these components into your Windows Startup programs list to automatically run them whenever your Windows is booted. This …

How to Run ScanDisk in Windows 8/7/8.1/Vista/XP

This article explains how to run ScanDisk in Windows 8/7/8.1/XP/Vista, what is Scandisk and how does it help maintaining your computer in good shape.
When you notice that your computer system starts to runs slow, programs stop responding halfway, or other slow down problems such as the CPU …