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Download iTunes 11.2.1 Update To Fix /Users Folder Missing Bug

Apple released iTunes 11.2 and OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 update recently. After installing the updates, OS X Mavericks users found that the /Users folder appeared missing. Although there’s a way to manually restore the folder but it involved running a single command on the Terminal (more about it later). Apple quickly released iTunes 11.2.1 update for OS X users to fix the /Users and /Users/Shared folders missing bug. The bug can allow a local user compromise other local user accounts. The issue mainly occurred when Find My Mac is enabled in iCloud system. The latest iTunes update is available...

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Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355 or Windows 8.1 Update) as scheduled. The Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation experience wasn’t smooth for every Windows 8.1 users. When users tried to update Windows 8.1 by installing Windows 8.1 Update, a number of problems occurred (like 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f). Because of these problems, the installation of Windows 8.1 Update failed. Many users have confirmed about these problems on Microsoft Community Support forum. All these users are waiting for an official update to fix Windows 8.1 Update problems. If you are facing these errors (80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f) you can try to...

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Windows Update: Enable or Disable Automatic System Reboot

Microsoft on second Tuesday of every month releases new patches (popularly known as “Patch Tuesday“) for Windows, which sometimes needs a system reboot. We have earlier shown ways to shutdown Windows without applying Windows updates. That quick tip was handy if you are in an emergency and you need to shutdown Windows quickly. Although the software giant is trying to make the Windows update process less intrusive but a force reboot occurs . Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 can force a reboot if you left your computer idle for a few minutes. Sometimes the force system restart occurs when you are working and you didn’t notice the restart timer asking if you...

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Fix Protected Content Playback Errors on Windows 8 After You Install Cumulative Update (KB 2756872)

Microsoft has released a hotfix to fix protected content playback errors on Windows 8, after you have installed the General Availability Cumulative Update (KB 2756872), which was released few days back. The cumulative update was released ahead of Windows 8’s official release to the public. The fix was meant to bring performance, audio and video playback, application and driver compatibility, and battery improvements to the operating system. Now, the Redmond software giant has found that if any user installs the cumulative update on their Windows 8 systems, they may face problem while playing protected videos in certain applications. The video...

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Fix Black Screen With Blinking Cursor When Windows 8 Restarts After Shutdown or Hibernation

Windows 8 operating system upon force restart displays black screen with a blinking cursor. This issue occurs when restarting Windows 8 after it is shutdown or is in hibernation and you have set turn on fast startup power option. Most of the time, the cause of this kind of problem are due to bad drivers or other third-party programs, but not this time. To fix this issue, Microsoft has released a hotfix (Fix413812). Announcing the hotfix (KB 2756559) for the problem, Microsoft support website has identified two scenarios which may cause the issue. Typically the issue has been found in Windows 8...

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Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool

Microsoft .NET Framework is an important part of Windows operating systems. That is why, Microsoft preinstalls .NET Framework in every Windows operating systems. As with all other Microsoft software, the software giant releases updates for .NET Framework. Most of the time, .NET Framework updates complete without an issues. But sometime, those updates do not completes correctly. For addressing issues related to installing Microsoft .NET Framework updates, Microsoft has released the Microsoft .NET Framework repair tool. The Microsoft .NET Framework repair tool can be used to repair Microsoft .NET Framework 4 installed on all versions of Windows operating system, starting from Windows XP (SP3) to Windows 7...

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How To Remove/Uninstall Hidden Devices (Ghosted Devices) From Windows?

Device Manager normally displays only non-Plug and Play devices, drivers, and printers when you click Show hidden devices on the View menu. It doesn’t display hidden devices that are installed but not connected anymore to the computer (also called “ghosted” devices). So, basically in Device Manager, there are two types of hidden devices in addition to the devices that are displayed; Typical, hidden devices like non-Plug and Play devices and Phantom (Ghosted) devices that are not connected to the computer. As you go on attaching and removing different devices to Windows, the number of ghosted or hidden devices increases....

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Office 2010 Product Key Solution: Online Help For Microsoft Office Users

Microsoft is offering an online help utility to Office 2010 users having issues with the product key for their copy of the productivity suite to help them resolve their problems. Earlier, we have posted many articles aiming to help out Microsoft Office users. Some articles related to Product Key problems. If you are having any issue with Office 2010 product key, you can refer to those articles. See this article to reset your Office Product Key using a small program. Or do you want to change Microsoft Office product key easily without the help of any other program? Wondering how to check the activation type and check the license status of Office? Want to use Office trial version for more than 30/60 days, up to 180 days? Coming back, the special online help utility is aptly titled Office 2010 Product Key Solution. The online helps provided by the Redmond company is available free of charge to all Microsoft Office users as reported by Softpedia. Through the site, users will find simple step by step solution to: find their product keys, enter the product key to activate Office, troubleshoot various issues related to their product key and Office licensing, and get a replacement product key if they misplaced theirs. As seen in the screenshot above, basically the online help and troubleshooter divided among four most common issues. For example, if a user has lost...

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DevManView: Windows Device Manager Free Alternative

DevManView is a very good free alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows. The standard Windows Device Manager is a simple and handy tool when troubleshooting Windows problems related to device drivers. It basically lets you browse through all the devices to check for device properties and driver conflicts or driver errors. But in terms of user experience, it doesn’t offer much of a good experience. Sometimes while using it, we here have also felt how cumbersome it is to use sometimes. DevManView is a freeware program from the popular NirSoft developers. The program takes a different approach in displaying all devices and their properties. Instead of displaying the devices in a tree viewer like in the standard Windows Device Manager, it displays them in a flat table view. In addition to displaying the devices of your local computer, DevManView is an advanced device troubleshooting program that also allows you to view the devices list of another computer on your network, as long as you have administrator access rights to this computer. The program is also capable of loading the devices list from external instance of Windows and lets you disable unwanted devices. This feature is very useful if you have a Windows operating system which is not booting, and you want to disable the problematic device to boot into the operating system. DevManView is completely portable and...

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Complete Internet Repair: Say Goodbye to Network Problems [Windows]

Living in an Internet age has its own set of headaches. Problems related to the Internet not working properly, connection issues, high pings, slow connections, or complete drop in pings for no reason whatsoever. All these problems leaves the users confused and in trying to get them fixed asap, they spend a lot of time and money. Here’s a freeware portable application for Windows, called “Complete Internet Repair,” which will save you from having to go through lengthy troubleshooting sessions. It will instead try to fix the Internet or networking issues in Windows with the click of a button. The best thing is that it will also repair Internet Explorer 9 along with others. The free portable application will help you reset, restore, clear or repair a variety of Internet related settings on your Windows computer system. Particularly, Complete Internet Repair will do the following: Reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Repair Winsock (Reset Catalog) Renew Internet connections Flush DNS Resolver Cache Repair Internet Explorer 9 Clear Windows Update History Repair Windows / Automatic Updates Repair SSL / HTTPS / Cryptography Reset Windows Firewall configuration Restore the default hosts file Repair Workgroup Computers view It will come handy for users facing the following problems: Internet or network problem after removing adware, spyware, virus, worm, Trojan horse, etc. Loss network connection after installing/uninstalling adware, spyware, antispam, vpn, firewall or other networking programs. Unable to access...

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