Windows 10 Checking for Updates Taking Forever?

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Windows Updates are either a godsend or a curse. While the program does help keep your computer up-to-date and protected, the endless updates can be annoying. Work can be disrupted because updates can hog your internet consumption. And the fear that your computer can restart at a crucial point can be disruptive. Even worse, sometimes […]

How to Reset a Laptop Keyboard to its Default Settings

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Is your laptop keyboard not functioning like it used to? Is it taking too long to respond to your keystrokes? Does nothing happen when you press some of the keys? Did the keyboard stop working? In this post, you’ll learn how to reset your keyboard settings to make those pesky keyboard issues go away by. […]

How to Make a GIF from a Video the Easy Way

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Aren’t GIFs great? They make responding to online comments way more fun. If you want to be part of the conversation but couldn’t find the appropriate GIF to use, why not create one? In this post, we’ll show you how to make GIFs you can share with friends. Find a Video Making GIFs starts with […]

How to Convert a Disk from GPT to MBR

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Despite all the advantages of GPT (GUID Partition Table), many still rely on the technology it’s trying to replace, MBR. So it only makes sense for some users to convert GPT to MBR and use the latter in partitioning their hard drive. In this post, we’ll discuss the difference between GPT and MBR. We’ll also […]

How to Open a Corrupted Word File and Recover Document

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Nothing is more frustrating than working on a Word document only for it to be corrupted. A corrupt file can’t be opened, making it impossible to edit or print out. But there’s no reason to lose hope. In this guide, we’ll go through all the ways to recover your Word file and bring it back […]

Computer Making a Whirring Noise? Here’s How to Fix It

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You’ve done everything you can to keep your PC build as quiet as possible. So why then is your computer whirring like crazy? Where is the noise coming from? Should you be worried? There is a chance that there’s something wrong with the fan. And if that’s the case, it can cause serious problems down […]

Use These Command Prompt Commands to Fix or Repair Corrupt Files

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The Windows System File Checker (SFC) is a nifty tool for repairing corrupted files. Here’s a quick guide on how you can restore your files and get your PC running normally again. Run SFC First, you will need to open an elevated Command Prompt (CMD). Basically, you will need to run Command Prompt as an […]

How to Fix “Your Connection is Not Private” Error in Google Chrome

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Google has security measures in place to protect you against suspicious sites. And it springs into action whenever it thinks you’re about to make a mistake. Take the Your Connection Is Not Private message. While many consider it an error, it’s actually a warning. When users are about to log into an unsecure site, Google […]

How to Convert an ODT File to Word the Easy Way

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OpenOffice is a free open-source software suite that includes Writer, an alternative to Microsoft Word. While Writer works incredibly well, it saves files in OpenDocument Text (.ODT) format. It shouldn’t be a problem except when you need to open files in Microsoft Word. If you have Word 2010 or newer, an .ODT file will open […]

How to Make Your Computer Bluetooth Capable

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Not all computers have built-in Bluetooth adapters. But that does not mean you can’t experience the convenience of wireless technology. In this post, we’ll show how you can add Bluetooth to any computer. Why Use Bluetooth? There are many reasons why you’d want to consider adding Bluetooth to your computer. For starters, the performance of […]