Published: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:41:20 +0000
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHelp on what to do when your computer gets stuck or freezes (locked-up) during the installation or configuration of a Windows update.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZFree driver updater programs help you find and update the drivers on your computer. Here are the 11 best driver update tools, as of October 2016.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA list of public and completely free DNS servers, plus instructions on how to change them. This DNS server list was last updated in October 2016.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHere's what to do when your computer won't turn on. Fix a desktop, laptop, or tablet that won't boot all the way, or even one that won't start at all.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZAn XVO file is a ratDVD Internal file. Learn how to open an .XVO file or convert an XVO file to another file format like AVI, MP4, etc.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZEasy instructions on how to open Registry Editor, the program included in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP that's used to make changes to the registry.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZDoes your computer turn on but show just a black screen? If some things seem to be working properly, but there's no display, give this a try...
2016-10-23T11:41:20Z21 Command Prompt tricks and other Command Prompt hacks to help you get the most out of the Command Prompt in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZFree data recovery software, aka free file recovery or undelete software, can help recover deleted files. Here are reviews of the best ones out there.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZWindows password recovery tools are used to recover Windows log on passwords. Here are the 7 best free Windows password recovery and cracking tools.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZDriver Booster is a free driver updater program that's easy to use, automatically checks for outdated drivers, and lots more. Here's my full review.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZEasy instructions on how to wipe a hard drive. A hard drive wipe will erase everything on the hard drive - something deleting and formatting can not do.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZWhere and how to download and update DirectX. Updating DirectX 12, 11, 10, or 9 is easy and could improve game performance in Windows.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA detailed tutorial on how to correct problems caused by Windows updates, including security updates pushed by Microsoft on Patch Tuesday.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThe 500 Internal Server Error (aka HTTP 500 error) is a generic error suggesting a problem with the website's server. Here's what you can do about it.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZMost download Windows 7 to reinstall it, after losing a Win 7 DVD (or never receiving one). But from where? Is a Windows 7 download even possible? YES!
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZIt's really simple to update Internet Explorer, which involves either downloading and installing the latest version, or using Windows Update. Here's how.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZCommand Prompt is a command line interpreter program available in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, & XP. Command Prompt is similar in appearance to MS-DOS.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZDisk Management is used to format and make other drive changes in Windows. Here's how to open Disk Management in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHow to get the latest updates and downloads to Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Last updated October 2016.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHave a 502 Bad Gateway error? Two different servers are having trouble communicating. Here's what to do.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA 504 Gateway Timeout error means that one server involved in displaying the web page didn't communicate to another one quickly enough. Here's what to do.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZFree Driver Scout is a free driver updater tool that, unlike most of its competition, can update drivers completely automatically. Here's my review.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZGetting an ISO file onto a USB drive isn't as easy as copying the file. Here's a complete tutorial on how to burn an ISO to USB, like a flash drive.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThe 404 Not Found error, also called Error 404 or an HTTP 404 error, means that the web page you were trying to load was not found. Here's what to do.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZBasic information about Microsoft Windows 8 including release date, available editions, the Windows 8.1 update, minimum hardware requirements, and more.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA list of the best free remote access programs, sometimes called free remote desktop or remote control software. Last updated October, 2016.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZBefore you can install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive, you must properly format the drive and then copy the setup files to it. Here's how.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZImportant information about Microsoft Windows 10 including release date, editions, hardware requirements, the free upgrade offer, and lots more.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHere's how to boot from a USB device, like a flash drive or USB external HDD. Changes to your PC's settings are usually required. Here's how to do it.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA complete list of the over 280 Command Prompt commands across Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP, including full descriptions of each CMD command.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThe Windows Registry is where nearly all configuration settings are stored in Windows. The Windows Registry is accessed with the Registry Editor tool.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZBasic information about Microsoft Windows 7 including editions, service packs, release date, minimum and maximum hardware, and more.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA really frustrating problem is when Windows hangs or gets stuck while starting. If Windows starts to load but freezes without an error, give this a try.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA BSOD might be caused by hardware or software so troubleshooting is important. Here's how to fix a Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP.
2016-10-23T11:41:20Z22 totally free key finder software programs, ranked and reviewed. Keyfinders find lost software product keys or serial numbers. Updated Oct. 2016.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThere are lots of reasons why a computer might not be getting any power. If you turn on your computer and it doesn't power on at all, give this a try...
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA hard disk drive (HDD) is a hardware device that's used to store information like software and files. The primary hard disk in a PC is called the C drive.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHave a 403 Forbidden error? The page you were trying to go to is forbidden from being accessed. Here are some things to try.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA list of free hard drive testing software programs. These hard drive test programs will do just that - test your hard drive for problems.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZDo you know what version of Windows you have? It's important to know for lots of reasons. Here's how to tell what version of Windows is on your PC.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZEnter BIOS with these steps. Access BIOS to make hardware configuration changes, set boot order, reset BIOS passwords, change BIOS settings, and more.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA complete tutorial on how to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode. Starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode can help diagnose and solve many serious problems.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZDetails on the Windows 8.1 update, including information on the release date, download availability, upgrade steps, new features, and more.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThe sfc scannow option is the most useful way to run System File Checker. Using sfc with the scannow option will scan and repair important Windows files.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA complete list of Windows STOP codes, often called Blue Screen error codes. STOP codes display on STOP error screens - the Blue Screens of Death (BSOD).
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHere's how to open Command Prompt in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. You have to open the Command Prompt in Windows before you can execute a command.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZTry not to panic if you forgot your Windows 7 password. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to overcome a forgotten password.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA full tutorial on how to clean install Windows 7. A Windows 7 clean install is usually the best way to install, or reinstall, Windows 7 on a computer.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHere's how to open Control Panel in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. You'll need to access Control Panel to change many of your computer's settings.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZIf security isn't a concern, you can remove (delete) your Windows 7 password, allowing unrestricted access to your Windows 7 computer. Here's how.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThe Control Panel in Windows is an organized collection of Control Panel applets, each used to manage a specific aspect of Windows.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZWant to download Windows 8 or 8.1 instead of buying it on disc? Need to download Windows 8.1 or 8 to replace a DVD or ISO? What about for free? I have answers!
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA complete tutorial on rebuilding the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store in Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista. The bootrec command is used to rebuild the BCD.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZRecuva is the very best free file recovery program available. I highly recommend you try Recuva before any other undelete program.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA hardware issue or short is a likely cause of these types of issues. If you turn on your computer and it promptly turns itself off, give this a try...
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZAccess Advanced Startup Options, the recovery and repair menu in Windows 10 & 8. Read on for System Restore, Safe Mode, and more.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHere's how to install Windows 8 or 8.1 from a USB device like a flash drive. You'll need to properly format the USB drive and then copy the Windows 8 files.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHow to fix the BOOTMGR is Missing and Couldn't Find BOOTMGR errors that sometimes appear during startup on a Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista computer.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHere are 5 ways to format C drive. To format C means to format the drive that the operating system is on, which is usually the C drive.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZNeed to find your Windows 7 product key? Here's how to find it using a free key finder program which will extract the key from the registry.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZOne way to format C is by using the format command from the Command Prompt, accessible from outside of Windows via a System Repair Disc.
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2016-10-23T11:41:20ZDetailed tutorial on how to update drivers in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista/XP. Driver updates can fix problems, enable features, etc.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZOphcrack is simply the best free Windows password recovery software program available. See my full review of Ophcrack LiveCD v3.6.0.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA detailed tutorial on how to format a hard drive in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, & Windows XP. Windows requires drives to be formatted.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA list of ways to find the Windows 7 administrator password. An admin password in Windows 7 is the one needed to access some advanced areas in Windows.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThe 400 Bad Request error means that the request you sent to the website server to view the page was incorrect somehow. Here are some things to try.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZLost your Windows 8 product key? You may be able to extract it from the registry. Get help here with our troubleshooting guide.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThe 503 Service Unavailable error means that the web site's server is not available, usually due to maintenance or server overloading. Here's what to do.
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2016-10-23T11:41:20ZBasic information about Microsoft Windows Vista including available service packs, editions, release dates, minimum (and maximum) hardware, and more.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZYou need your Windows Vista product key to reinstall the operating system. If you've lost your key code, but Vista is still installed, here's what to do.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThe Advanced Startup Options menu has diagnostic & repair tools for Windows 10 & 8 - Command Prompt, System Restore, Startup Repair, and more.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZAn ISO file is a single file containing all the data from a CD, DVD, or BD. The ISO file (or ISO image) is a perfect representation of the whole disc.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZKon-Boot works differently than other free Windows password recovery and reset programs, making it a good alternative if another hasn't worked out.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZAn operating system is computer software that manages hardware and other software. Some operating system examples include Windows, macOS, & Linux.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHere's how to force Windows to start in Safe Mode on the next reboot, assuming you can't do so in other ways like from Startup Settings or the F8 menu.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZNeed to reset your Windows 7 password? Learn how to reset the password to your Windows 7 account for free and without extra software.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHere's how to open Device Manager in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP. You'll need to start Device Manager to manage hardware, fix driver issues, etc.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZDetailed instructions on how to make your computer boot from a CD, DVD, or BD disc. You may need to boot from a disc to install Windows, run live CDs, etc.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZForgot your Windows 8 password? Here are several things to try that should help you get back in.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZKillDisk is a free data destruction tool, perfect for wiping the data from an entire hard drive. Here's my complete review of KillDisk.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA complete list of Command Prompt commands in Windows 8. Around 230 CMD commands exist in Windows 8, often incorrectly referred to as DOS commands.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZIn most cases you'll need to burn an ISO file to a DVD before you can use it. Here are easy instructions for burning an ISO image to a DVD (or CD/BD) disc.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThe ping command is used to verify that a device can communicate with another on a network. Here's more about ping and several command examples.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThe only way to permanently fix DLL errors is by fixing the underlying cause of the issue, not by downloading DLL files. Here's how to do it.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA troubleshooting guide for shell32.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download shell32.dll, fix the problem the right way. Learn how.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZDetailed tutorial on how to change the boot order in BIOS. A change to the boot sequence will change the order in which devices are booted from.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZReviews of the best free backup software programs, updated Oct. 2016. Use free backup software to automatically back up your files for safe keeping.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZKnowing if your version of Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit is very important when installing software and choosing drivers your hardware. Here's how to tell.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZD3dx10_35.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3dx10_35.dll, fix the problem the right way.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZBIOS, an acronym for Basic Input Output System, is software that controls basic computer hardware functions. BIOS is stored on a motherboard chip.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZNeed to change DNS servers on your router or individual computer? Your ISP usually assigns DNS servers but you can learn how to change them here.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZSoftware you download could have malware, adware, PUPs, and other issues. Here's how to safely download and install software on your computer.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZThe default gateway IP address is usually the IP address for your router. Here's how to find your default gateway in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZA list of the best defrag software programs. Free defrag software will defragment your hard drive, helping to speed up your PC. Updated October, 2016.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHow to use System Restore in Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7, Vista, or XP. System Restore will 'undo' changes to important areas of the operating system.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZHere's how to change drive letters in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP. You can change the letter for any drive... except the one Windows is installed on.
2016-10-23T11:41:20ZDetailed instructions on testing a computer power supply using a multimeter. Follow these steps exactly to determine if your PSU is working properly.