Computer Tips

How to Access Yahoo! Mail using POP3 or IMAP

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Since Gmail has always allowed its users to access their email via POP and IMAP for free, Yahoo was forced to also provide this feature for free, although it wasn’t until much later. With POP and IMAP access, you can manage your email from your favorite email client like Outlook, Thunderbird, the iOS mail app, etc. The […]

How to Download Facebook Photos & Videos

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If you have tons of photos and videos uploaded to Facebook, you may want to download a copy of all that for multiple reasons: if you want to backup your data, if you want to close your Facebook account, etc. Whatever your reason, there is an official way you can download all your Facebook data […]

Fix Blank or Black Monitor Problem on a PC

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Are you getting a black screen or blank display during boot up or when using your computer? There are times when your monitor is connected to your computer just fine, but you end up getting the black screen with a message like No Input or Cable Not Connected. There are many reasons why a computer […]

The Easiest Way to Find & Load Subtitle (SRT) Files with Video

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If you have downloaded a movie or video that includes one or more SRT files for subtitles, then you might be wondering what the best way would be to watch the video? You might be using Windows Media Player or Media Player Classic on Windows or you might be using QuickTime Player on a Mac. If […]

Legally Download Windows 10, 8, 7 and Install from USB Flash Drive

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If you have a valid Windows product key, you can download full legal copies of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 from Microsoft and use them to reformat your computer or to setup a new computer. What’s even better is that you can now use a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 product key to […]

How to Set File and Folder Permissions in Windows

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Normally, you don’t have to worry about permissions in Windows because that’s already taken care of by the operating system. Each user has their own profile and their own set of permissions, which prevents unauthorized access to files and folders. There are times, however, when you might want to manually configure the permissions on a […]

How to Fix “Page fault in non paged area” Error

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I was recently working on a client PC and had to restart it due to a new application install. Upon restart, however, the computer blue-screened and displayed a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error. At first, I thought this was something to do with the application we just installed, so I decided to restart the computer in Safe Mode and […]

How to Decrypt Encrypted Windows Files

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Are you trying to open some files on your computer that are encrypted? Windows will usually designate encrypted file or folder names with the color green instead of the normal black text. Note: If you are reading this post looking for information on decrypting files that were encrypted by CryptoLocker, this won’t help. You pretty […]

How to Move a Half-Finished Download in uTorrent

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If you are downloading a very large torrent using uTorrent, you might run into a space issue halfway during the download. For example, I was once downloading a 100 GB torrent, but didn’t realize that I only had about 75 GB of space left of my C drive. I started getting low disk space errors […]

Can’t Play AVI Files in Window Media Player?

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Are you trying to play an AVI file using Windows Media Player, but the video won’t play? Maybe you see the first frame of the video, but the rest is blank? Or maybe you get an error message saying that the video format is not supported? Even though Windows Media Player has built-in support for […]