Computer Tips

How to Avoid Problems Activating Windows After a Clean Install

March 23rd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

activation restore

If you are planning on doing a clean install of Windows on your PC, you will more than likely have to reactivate Windows, either online or over the phone. Normally, the online reactivation will work just fine as long as the hardware on your computer hasn’t changed very much since the OS was originally installed […]

Remove Desktop Background Wallpapers in Windows

March 21st, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

windows 8 wallpapers

Looking for a way to delete desktop wallpapers from your Windows PC? If you have ever changed the wallpaper in Windows, you’ve probably noticed the ridiculous number of useless wallpapers that come with the system by default. I have NEVER used any of the built-in wallpapers and therefore wanted to figure out a way to delete them […]

Ultimate Guide to Backing Up and Restoring the Windows Registry

March 20th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

system restore advanced options

Windows stores just about everything that makes it work in a hierarchal file-based database called the Windows Registry. The registry contains all the configuration settings for the operating system, programs, services, components and pretty much everything else. Everything from the size of the icons to the color of the taskbar is stored there. The registry is […]

Best Free Ways to Convert BMP to JPG

March 18th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

save as jpg

Have an image in BMP format that you need to convert to JPG/JPEG format? There are many different ways you can convert between different image formats and in this post I’ll mention the simplest and easiest ways that I know of. These days you won’t really see as many images in BMP or Bitmap format […]

4 Ways to Find GPS Coordinates for Any Location

February 28th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

google maps coordinates

There are certain occasions when you need the exact coordinates for a specific location, but most map applications don’t show that kind of data front and center because it’s not something that is needed very often. I’ve learned that getting the GPS coordinates can be very handy if your GPS device can’t find a specific address. […]

How to Open UIF File

February 27th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

decompress magiciso

Have you recently downloaded a UIF file and now want to mount it so that you can view the contents? A UIF file is actually a MagicISO CD/DVD image file. The file can contain documents, photos, videos, etc. In order to view the contents, you have to first mount the UIF image file. There are […]

How to Find BIOS Version on Computer

February 24th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

system information bios

Need to find or check the current BIOS version on your laptop or desktop computer? The BIOS or UEFI firmware is the software that comes installed on your PC motherboard by default and that detects and controls the built-in hardware including hard drives, video cards, USB ports, memory, etc. Whether you need to update the BIOS or […]

Change Clock To and From Military Time in Windows

February 23rd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

time formats

Most people probably don’t care, but the default time display in Windows is 12 hour format, not military time. However, for all of the people who routinely tell time using the military time format, being able to change it on their computers can prove to be very useful. You would think it would be super […]

Desktop Icons Missing or Disappeared

February 20th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

show desktop icons

Have you ever been working in Windows and ended up with a program freezing and causing the all your desktop icons to disappear? In most cases everything disappears, including the Start button and taskbar. Normally in order to get out of this situation, you have to restart your computer and hope that whatever caused Windows to crash […]

How to Check the RPM of Your Hard Drive?

February 20th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

hard disk info

Have you recently received a new computer or have an older one lying around and wanted to find out the RPM of the hard drive? Even though a lot of newer laptops come with SSDs (solid state drives), most desktops and a majority of laptops still use traditional spinning platter hard disks. If you have an […]