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  1. All the computer users use mouse as a pointing device. But if it stops working all of a sudden, it's quite difficult to operate PC with keyboard. You can use keyboard as mouse contingently before you get another mouse. In this article, I will show you how to do that: For Windows XP : 1) Open "Control Panel". 2) Click on "Switch to Classic View" 3) Click on "Accessibility Options" 4) Click on "Mouse Tab" 5) Select "Use MouseKeys" 6) Click "OK". 7) Activate "Num Lock" 8) Now you can control the mouse pointer using arrows on the numeric keypad. For Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 : 1) Open Ease of Acce
  2. If you are using IE, you may have this problem, when you try to open a new browser window only to find about:blank is what will greet you. You try to change it back but either your Internet Options are greyed out or you change the page back, only to find next time you start Internet Explorer the dreaded About:blank has returned. About:blank is a special page within most browsers. It is simply a benign page that’s built in to your browser. It’s not something to “get rid of”. It’s the page that your browser displays when it has nothing else to display. That’s all. The problem, of cours
  3. 1. What is File History? File History was introduced in Windows 8, and gives you a new way to protect your files. File History regularly backs up versions of your files in the Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders and the One Drive files available offline on your PC. Any time your personal files change, there will be a copy stored on a dedicated, external storage device of your choice. File History continuously protects your personal files stored in libraries, desktop, favorites and contacts folders. It periodically (every hour by default) scans the file system for chang
  4. If you have an old PC, your hard drive disk is probably FAT 32 format. But NTFS is the preferred file system for Windows. It has many benefits over the FAT32 file system, including: 1. The capability to recover from some disk-related errors automatically, which FAT32 cannot. 2. Improved support for larger hard disks. 3. Better security because you can use permissions and encryption to restrict access to specific files to approved users. In this article, I will show you how to convert FAT32 to NTFS format without losing any data. Conversion of Fat32 to NTFS can be done using command prom
  5. In this article, I will show you how to see the system and hardware info of your PC. 1. open search, type run. 2. Then click on run and type dxdiag then click Enter 3. Now click on System or display tab. 4. Information regarding operating system and some hardware components like graphics card will be shown. You can also check all these information with the newly added System Monitor section in Wise Care 365, the good thing about this info in Wise Care 365 is that it is displayed in a detailed manner including almost everything you need to know about your computer.
  6. In this tutorial I will show you how to disable automatic download of apps updates which you have downloaded over Windows Store, so you can save your data plans. In Windows 8, the apps which you have downloaded from Windows App Store are set to automatically update whenever new version is available. It’s true that this feature can save your time and reduce manual efforts in order to update all your apps, but if you don’t have unlimited data plans this can drain your monthly limits very quickly. That’s why, this tutorial will show you how to disable Windows 8 Apps automatic updates. To
  7. Nowadays, more and more computers are using SSD, some computer users upgrade their HDD to SSD, which brings the question should we defrag an SSD? Traditional spinning hard drives have a metric known as Access Time (or Seek Time, which is a slightly different measurement) that refers to the average amount of time it takes for the drive armature to physically reposition the heads so that they can begin reading data from a given sector of the disk (it may be more or less depending on how far the heads have to travel). It should be noted that this latency is measured in milliseconds (thosandths
  8. If you connect your desktop computer or laptop to your HD LCD TV trough a HDMI cable, you may encounter a problem with sound on your tv speakers. The typical problem is the video is working but the sound is not coming out of the speaker. In this article, I will show you how to deal with it. Note: This method applies to Windows 8.1, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Instructions 1. Open the Windows "Control Panel" on your computer. 2. Open "Hardware and Sound". It will be easy to create a desktop shortcut to the sound settings, so that you can easily open these settings from your deskt
  9. Pen drives and Memory cards are very common devices to transfer data, but unfortunately they often get infected by shortcut virus. If you connect your infected Pen drive to your system it will show files and folders having shortcuts. And in case you open the shortcut fie or folder it would infect your whole system badly. This post will help you to remove shortcut virus from pendrive and Memory card and recover the files. To remove the shortcut virus use the following steps. Do not open the shortcut file or folder otherwise the virus could infect your system. Step 1: Connect your Pen
  10. The easiest way to shut down your Windows 8 & 8.1 PC with one click. One of the ways is to use Keyboard Shortcuts to power down Windows. There’s an easy way to put the shutdown and restart functions just one click away from the desktop and Start screen. Just create shortcuts for both actions using the following steps: Step 1: Go to Desktop and Right Click then go new and Click Shortcut menu. Step 2: Enter the following Code in Shortcut bar. Make Shutdown Button Code is: shutdown -s -t 0 Make Restart ButtonCode is: shutdown -r -t 0 Make Logoff Button Code is: shutdown -l -t 0
  11. Some time during browsing on Google Chrome plugins run automatically. This is because of some websites who change your browser settings. How can we get rid of them? You just have to simply follow the steps: Step1 Open chrome and go to settings and click on”Show advance settings”. Step2 Go to privacy in advance settings and Click on “Content Setting” Step3 After Click on “Content setting ” a window will appear and change its “plug-ins” setting to “Click to play” like this: It will prevent plugins from automatically running. Workaround Wisecleaner.com always prov
  12. Ask toolbar is promoted via other free programs and once installed on your computer, they will hijack your browser homepage and replace your default search engine. Sometimes you may find Ask toolbar in your Internet Explorer without you knowing when you installed it. In this article, I will show you how to remove it completely from your IE You may see more than a lot of articles on how to remove Ask toolbar on the internet, but in this one, I am gonna tell you the easiest fix. First you should download Wise Program Uninstaller(http://wisecleaner.com/wiseuninstallerfree.html), a function form
  13. If you are using Windows 8.1, you may have experienced this: Windows 8.1 notification gives you ease to receive notifications regarding alarms, received emails and messages, weather and other updates. It is real convenient feature, but during working hours or during sleep hours, you want to turn off all notifications on your PC to avoid disruption. In this article, I will show you two ways you can follow to stop receiving notifications according to your requirements. Method 1: Stop receiving notifications for a short period of time If you want to stop receiving Notifications temporar
  14. The USB ports not working problem can be a very annoying one. Last minute it was working normally, now it is dead. In this tutorial I will show you how to deal with this problem. Method 1: Use Device Manager to scan for hardware changes Use Device Manager to scan for hardware changes. After your computer scans for hardware changes, it might recognize the USB device that is connected to the USB port so that you can use the device. To scan for hardware changes, follow these steps: Open Device Manager by typing devmgmt.msc, and then click OK. In Device Manager, click your compute
  15. This article describes about how to make Windows play an alert each time you press the Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock keys. These keys are called “Toggle Keys” in technical language. These alerts can help prevent the frustration of inadvertently pressing a key and not realizing it. Below is how: Step 1: Come to the desktop mode where you will see the Start button at the very left side at the bottom of the screen. Once you right-click this button, you will see a menu where you need to select the option Control Panel to move on. Step 2: In the Control Panel menu, you need to cli
  16. This issue can be caused by the following factors: 1. The Windows Update service has been stopped. 2. Corrupted Windows Update Temporary folder. NOTE: Some third party programs can affect the Windows Update service. If you are running any third party applications such as Spyblocker, Internet or web accelerators (programs designed to boost the speed of the Internet connection), security or anti-virus programs (Norton, McAfee, etc.), I recommend we temporarily disable or shut them down and then try accessing Windows Update later. Please understand that we are disabling these programs only for
  17. Windows 8&8.1 fast startup is a new feature which speeds up the startup process by creating a hibernate file which contains system configuration data and is re-loaded each time a PC starts up. In most cases, if Windows 8 detects a change in the PC configuration, it will ignore the hibernate file and perform a normal startup process which reloads the kernel, services, device drivers and applications. In this tutorial, I will show you how to enable it to help your PC boot faster 1. Open the Control Panel, and click on the Power Options icon. 2. Click/tap on the Choose what the
  18. Step 1: Go to the very right corner at the bottom of your desktop screen until the Charms Bar appears. Click “Settings” on it. Step 2: You will get a few options where you need to click “Change PC Settings” at the bottom of the screen. Step 3: Now you will see “PC Settings” menu where you need to select the category “Search & Apps” as it has been shown in the image below. Step 4: In the next section, you need to select “Defaults” category from the given list to move to the next section. Step 5: Here, go to the Default “Photo Viewer” and click on the “+” icon. You will
  19. In Windows 8.1, when you search for something, Windows will use Bing’s search engine to initiate the online search. Every time you search for something on your local hard drive, Windows will enhance the results by searching for the keywords online. There will be many users out there who find this annoying and want to disable Bing’s search engine feature. Some people just don’t want their personal search activity to be routed via an online search engine like Bing. Privacy is important to everyone, and below is how to achieve that: Disable Bing Search Engine Feature From Windows 8.
  20. Windows.OLD folder is often created during an upgrade of Microsoft's operating system from one version to another. Windows.old folder has all the system files your Operating System was before using. It contains files from your previous installation of Windows, which were either not required or can't be used with the new version. You don't need to keep these unless something has gone wrong with the upgrade and you need to roll back to your previous version. Unless your low disk space situation is causing problems, we suggest leaving the Windows.OLD folder where it is until you've made sure
  21. Instead of buying a new computer, adding RAM is often the most cost-effective upgrade you can make to speed up a sluggish computer. You may see a lot of similar articles on the internet, but they all seem a little bit complicated for normal users. Follow the next easy steps to upgrade your RAM: 1. Check how many memory slots the motherboard has Most computer motherboards have two, three, or four memory slots. Some higher end motherboards have as many as six, or possibly even eight memory slots. This is the total number of slots available. Unless you are using a very old computer,
  22. How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows For Free? Check this video Today an integrated graphics card can meet most of our multimedia and gaming needs (except those of the hardcore gamers, of course). So if you are not a hardcore gamer or a professional video editor, chances are that you have a desktop computer or a laptop with an integrated video card. In this article I'm going to show you how to get the max out of the integrated graphics card in Intel processors - Intel HD Graphics. The performance improvement tips in this article will also work for other integrated graphics cards,
  23. Whenever you delete a file in any of previous Windows version, you are asked by Windows to confirm if you really want to delete that file. However Microsoft decided to disable this feature in Windows 8&8.1 and from now on whenever you delete a file or folder it will immediately be moved into trash. But with small change inside options you can return it back in Windows 8 and avoid accidental file or folder removal. To get started follow steps below: Step 1: Right mouse click on Recycle Bin located on your desktop. Step 2: From context menu that appears choose Properties. St
  24. What I hate about Windows 8&8.1 is the unavailability of hibernate option inside Power menu. If you need to have Hibernate option inside your Windows 8 Power menu, read this article. Step 1: On your keyboard press Win+R to lunch the Run dialog window. Step 2: Inside Run window type powercfg.cpl and press Enter on your keyboard. Step 3: When Power Options window opens up, inside left pane you need to click on Choose what the power buttons do link. Step 4: Now click on Change settings that are currently unavailable, located at the top. Step 5: Now scroll down the op
  25. Some say with the development of cloud storage, USB drive will be an old timer, But technically, today we can’t imagine any device without USB, whether we use it on our laptop or desktop computer, tablet, smart phone, car or any other device. However even USB became standard for every device, still its drivers could get corrupted sometime, disabled by mistake or removed by virus on our computers. If this happens our computer won’t recognize any device we connect to our computer over USB and we will need to re-install our drivers all over again. This tutorial will show you how to re-install USB
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