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How to Check if a Windows 10 Product Key Is Genuine

Are you worried that you may actually be using a pirated copy of Windows 10? If you bought your copy of Windows directly from Microsoft or from a reputable retailer, then you’re probably OK, but software piracy is still a problem.  Using an unauthorized version of Windows doesn’t just mean that you haven’t paid Microsoft […]

How to Convert YouTube to MP3 on Windows, Mac and Mobile

If you like playing some background music while working, exercising or studying, or you prefer to listen to a podcast while relaxing, YouTube offers lots of free, engaging content to keep you going.  While you can technically download videos from YouTube and then use a tool to rip the audio files , it’s a time-consuming […]

How to Create and Use a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

Although there are several ways to access your Windows computer if you forget your password , using a “Password Reset Disk” is by far the fastest. If you fear that you may someday forget your PC’s password, we recommend creating a password reset disk immediately. Compared to other password reset methods (security questions, for example), […]

How to Fix “DNS_probe_finished_bad_config” in Chrome

There are any number of issues that could prevent you from loading webpages in Google Chrome, from a broken internet connection to a domain name server (DNS) outage . It can also be caused by a form submission (err_cache_miss) error or, if the problem isn’t on your end, a slow or broken web server that […]

How to Fix 100% Disk Usage on Windows 10

It’s surprising when your disk usage suddenly hits 100% for no apparent reason. Luckily, there are a number of ways to fix this error on your Windows 10 PC. Since the actual cause isn’t known most of the time, follow the methods below sequentially, and one of them should fix your issue. Before you get […]

How to Fix a “CPU Fan Error” Message

Sometimes, when you start up your computer, you may see a CPU Fan error appear during the boot process. A message from your computer BIOS that something seems to be wrong with your CPU fan.  While you don’t have to panic, this is an important error that you need to resolve before you keep using […]

How to Fix a Corrupt User Profile in Windows 10

In Windows 10, your user profile is stored in the user’s profile folder, which contains various settings like sound, screensavers, desktop backgrounds , taskbar preferences and personal folders. All these settings ensure your personal preferences are used when you sign into Windows so that your PC looks and works the way you want it to.  […]

How to Fix a Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page BSOD

The “Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page” error is a complicated BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) stop code that indicates memory corruption in Windows 10. Several reasons—such as outdated device drivers, corrupt system files, and faulty hardware—can cause this error to show up. The following list of troubleshooting tips and fixes should help you sort out the […]

How to Fix a Kernel Mode Heap Corruption BSOD

If your Windows PC suffers a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error , it’s a sign that your PC has become unstable. Corrupt files, outdated drivers, failing hardware – they can all cause a BSOD error to appear. These often come with unusual error names, such as a “kernel mode heap corruption” BSOD. A kernel […]

How to Fix a Steam “Content File Locked” Error

Steam is arguably the best platform for PC gaming , period. Its compatibility and the massive library of games makes it easy to keep all your content in a single place, coordinate times with friends, and even join groups of like-minded gamers. It’s not always rainbows and roses, though. Some users report a “content file […]