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How to fix Windows 8.1 update error 0x80240031

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windows 8.1 update error 0x80240031

Just the other day, tried upgrading to Windows 8.1 on my friends computer and encountered this error message. “Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn’t be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0x80240031” There can be multiple reasons for this error message. This can be an issue with corrupted file, compatibility issues with software or [...]

Speed up device after OS X Yosemite upgrade

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upgrade to mac yosemite

Your Mac, iPad or iPhone can get slow after doing an OS X Yosemite upgrade. This is a common occurrence as there can be multiple reasons as to why the device is slow. Here are some steps that you may try on device to speed up performance. This can be tried on older device as [...]

How to start Windows 8.1 in Safe Mode

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windows 8 safe mode

Safe Mode is an essential troubleshooting tool for every windows owners. It is part of the advanced windows troubleshooting mode. Till Windows 8, going to safe mode is simple, just keep tapping F8 and there will be a screen to select any of the advanced windows troubleshooting mode. From Windows 8, the steps are still [...]

Fix Check Disk repeating everytime while launching Windows

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chkdsk error

“A disk check has been scheduled. To skip disk checking, press any key within 10 seconds” Are you getting this error everytime you start the computer. This is a common error related to your computer hard disk. Doing a disk check or check disk (commonly called chkdsk) is part of the system maintenance. In this [...]

Avast Security Software problems after upgrading to Windows 8.1

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avast crash windows 8.1

After installing the latest update KB3000850, Avast users reported having problems with Windows 8.1. The latest update includes new features and improvements.  More language packs for 8.1 Defence-in-depth security and Schannel hardening Improved Web Services for Devices (WSD) printer support during network switches Performance and reliability improvements in clustered virtual machine mission-critical environments Additional support [...]

How to make Windows run faster

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speed up windows

We all love to work on a computer which runs faster and respond quickly. If you have a decent hardware configuration, your computer should work fine as the latest operating systems are designed to perform faster operations. However, you may notice your computer turns sluggish after a certain period of time. This can be because [...]

Improve Touchscreen Response in Windows 8 and 8.1

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registry hack for windows 8 touchscreen

Windows 8 and 8.1 are optimized to work on touchscreen. The default touchscreen response is good. But, would you like to make it more responsive than the default settings. A simple registry change can make the difference and improve your user experience. Press Windows Key + R for Run window, type regedit.exe Navigate to the [...]

Disable Autorun in Windows 8 and 8.1

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disable autorun

When a USB, external hard disk or a CD/DVD is inserted, Windows automatically displays AutoPlay window to display the choice of action to perform. AutoPlay or Autorun feature normally is not a threat, but considered nuisance by users who frequently connect and disconnect external devices. Another problem is, if an external device is infected, a [...]

Fix BAD_POOL_CALLER Blue Screen Error

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Fix BAD_POOL_CALLER Blue Screen Error

BAD_POOL_CALLER is a blue screen error (BSOD error) which commonly happens in Windows OS mainly Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1. Most of the time, the error messages are not fixed. It may happen any time when you are working on your computer or laptop. 1) Check RAM Most error messages are related to problems [...]

Fix CD/DVD Drive isn’t Recognized by Windows

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cd dvd drive not recognised

Rarely, we come across problems related to CD/DVD drive. Even if there is an issue, it is mostly related to its internal mechanism. But there are cases, when these CD/DVD drive is not getting recognized by the computer even when the drive is working fine. If you come across a situation where you cannot find [...]