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Windows Calculator Missing or Disappeared?

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You’re probably reading this article if you were going to find the calculator on your Windows machine to perform an important calculation, but after a bit of searching you realized that your calculator program is missing! Pretty weird right? Well this can happen for a number of reasons, but basically your calculator is gone! If you […]

“Duplicate name exists on the network” Windows Error

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Previously, I wrote an article about what would happen if you had two computers with the same IP address on the same network: an IP address conflict. However, what happens when you have two computers with the same name on a network? If you’re running newer versions of Windows like Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows […]

How to Extract Audio from WMV Files

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You’d think that sound and video are easily separable, especially given the fact that they’re shown as separate entities in the timeline view in Windows Movie Maker. No such luck, but it is possible to extract audio from a WMV video with the right software. The Windows Media Stream Editor, a component of the free […]

Send and Receive Files from a Bluetooth Device to your PC

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If you have a phone with Bluetooth connectivity, it would be easier for you to sometimes use this wireless protocol to send and receive files to and from your computer. For cases when you are in a hurry and you don’t have time to install the software that came with your phone, use Bluetooth to […]

How to Change the Default Media Player in Windows

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So I have Windows XP and one thing that I don’t like is the fact that Windows Media Player is setup as the default media player for my music, videos, etc. I prefer to use other media players like GOM player or VLC media player to play my media. VLC Media Player has many of […]

Can’t Play MP4 Files on Your XBox 360?

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The Xbox 360 is an annoying game console. After first giving me the blinking red ring of death error, which forced me to return it to Microsoft, it has now stopped playing MP4 files after the latest system update! Firstly, it took quite a bit of time to figure out how to stream MP4 and video […]

Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete in a Remote Desktop Session

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Remote Desktop is a nifty little windows feature that allows you to remotely connect to another PC and manage it as if you were physically at the console. You can read my previous post on how to setup remote desktop in Windows XP. If you need to remote desktop into Windows 10, read this post. […]

How to Update Your PSP Firmware

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I always have and always will believe that it’s worth installing an upgrade to firmware for any device, whether it be a computer, wireless router, or game console. In this article I am going to walk you through the steps required to upgrade the firmware on a PSP device. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as […]

How to Change the Default Program to Open a File With

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With so many great open source programs on the market, it’s pretty normal for people to use third party text editors, photo editors, etc. instead of the default programs installed on Windows. For example, when I double-click on a TXT file, it always opens up in Notepad. That used to be OK, but now that I […]

How to Repair and Fix Winsock Error in Windows

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Winsock is a specification that is used in Windows to determine how network applications communicate with network services, such as TCP/IP. It basically defines how two network programs will communicate with each other. For example, in order for an FTP client to work correctly, it uses Winsock. However, Winsock can become corrupted on a Windows […]