How to Boot Windows 8 in Safe Mode If Your PC Won’t Start

October 30th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

In my previous post I’ve covered the procedure to access the Safe Mode from Windows 8 login screen. But that method won’t work in case your computer is crashed or unable to start. Since Windows 8, the boot process is now so fast that it’s also impossible to access the Safe Mode by pressing the [...]

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How to Track User Logon Activity with Logon Auditing

October 29th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

Ever wonder how to keep a track of who logged into your computer and when they log in? Or want to find out who is trying to break into your Windows account? Luckily Windows comes with a built-in feature – Logon Auditing, which enables you to record logon, logoff and logon failure events, along with [...]

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Fix: Unable To Execute Files In The Temporary Directory. Setup Aborted

October 27th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

When you try to install a program downloaded from the Internet in Windows 8, 7 or XP, you might receive the following error message: Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted. Error 5: Access is denied. Right-click your downloaded .exe file and select Run as administrator. This is a temporary fix and [...]

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2 Methods to Start SQL Server in Single User Mode

October 26th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

What is single-user mode? There are certain situations when user may have to start a SQL Server instance in single-user mode. For example, you might need to restore your master database from a backup in the event of a failure or damage, detach the database and kill all the connections. Both actions require starting an [...]

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How to Extract Background Music from A Song or Movie

October 24th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

Is it possible to extract audio from a video file so that I can play music with MP3 player? Video Converter Assist is a handy utility that everyone needs nowadays which can extract audio, sound, or background music from home movies, YouTube videos, songs or any other video file. Here’s how. How to Extract Background [...]

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How to Enable Remote Connections in SQL Server 2014/2012/2008

October 23rd, 2014 by Admin No comments »

When you try to connect to a SQL Server instance from a remote computer, you might receive the following error message: Cannot connect to SQL Server. An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2008, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default [...]

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How to Take Screenshots with Freeware Greenshot

October 22nd, 2014 by Admin No comments »

There are many programs available for taking screenshots. If you’re looking for a free option, Greenshot is is an excellent and open source screenshot tool for Microsoft Windows. It is free for both personal and commercial use. It’s much easier for a beginner to use than some paid screenshot tools. Here’s how to install Greenshot [...]

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Reset Windows 8.1 Password on Lenovo G410/G500/G510/G710 Laptop

October 21st, 2014 by Admin No comments »

If you forgot Windows 8.1 password on your Lenovo laptop, it’s no big deal to reset the password with the tool PCUnlocker. This step-by-step guide shows you how to reset lost Windows 8.1 password on Lenovo G series laptops, such as Lenovo G410/G500/G510/G710. PCUnlocker can run from either a boot CD or a USB stick, [...]

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VirtualBox and VMware Error 0x0000005D Fix: Your PC Needs To Restart

October 20th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

When you try to boot an existing virtual machine from a WinPE ISO image, your virtualization software VirtualBox or VMware may give you the following error, even if you’ve enabled the Virtualization Technology (VT) feature in your host PC’s BIOS. Your PC needs to restart. Please hold down the power button. Error Code: 0x0000005D Parameters: [...]

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Windows 10 Tip: Switch Between Start Menu and Start Screen

October 18th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

With Windows 10 the Start Menu is back. You can expect a unique user interface depending on what you’re running Windows 10 on. On a PC, the Start Menu will be shown by default when you click the Start button in the lower-left corner of your screen, while you’ll get the Start Screen by default [...]

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