Windows wouldnormally have zero problems installing an update on its own. But there aretimes when user settings or other underlying issues prevent Windows from doingits job. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the things you can do to makeWindows install updates again. Restartyour PC A simple systemrestart can sometimes resolve update errors. So before you try anything else,reboot your PC and see if that will take care of the problem. If not, you cantry the other solutions below. Check Your Settings Some Windowssettings can stop it from installing necessary updates. Here are some of thethings you should check. Metered Connection Windows havefeatures that prevent

Windows Updatesare either a godsend or a curse. While the program does help keep your computerup-to-date and protected, the endless updates can be annoying. Work can bedisrupted because updates can hog your internet consumption. And the fear thatyour computer can restart at a crucial point can be disruptive. Even worse,sometimes Windows Updates can take forever to finish. It leaves you wonderingif it really is downloading updates or if something went wrong and that it’sstuck checking for updates. Fortunately,there are steps you can take to fix the issue. In this post, we’ll show you afew simple steps so you can get the updates over and done

The Windows System File Checker (SFC) is a niftytool for repairing corrupted files. Here’s a quick guide on how you can restoreyour files and get your PC running normally again. RunSFC First, you willneed to open an elevated Command Prompt(CMD). Basically, you will need to run Command Prompt as an administrator. Open an Elevated Command Prompt Run Search and type Command Prompt. Find Command Prompt from the results, right-clickit, then select Run as Administrator. RunDISM (Windows 8 and higher) Windows 8,Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 users, you will need to run the Deployment Image Servicing and Management(DISM) tool before launching SFC. Note: Windows 7 users

Out of the box, Mozilla Firefox’s open-source browser has more privacy functions than most other mainstream options. While a few of the default settings are powerful bastions against malicious cyber activity, the majority of this safety stems from settings—and as with any kind of software, you can improve the functionality by changing and modifying these settings. There are add-ons galore that affect yourFirefox experience. We’ll get into those later in the article, but for now,let’s start with the basics: the simplest steps you can take to improve Firefox’ssecurity. 1. Set up a Master Password Open any modern browser and you’ll be giventhe option to save

At Computex 2019, an international technical conference held in Taipei, AMD announced something that sent tech enthusiasts everywhere into a frenzy: the AMD Ryzen 3000 series, new processors that promise to push the limits on any hardware shown before.  This is notable because AMD has held the second-place spot for processors for quite a long time now, always falling behind Intel despite tremendous effort on the AMD’s part. What makes the AMD Ryzen 3000 so special is that its specs could put the company ahead of Intel—and in some cases, demolish previous record-setting benchmarks. If you start to dig into the exact whys and hows

You know about the cloud and how that’s basically your files on a server somewhere else. But how do those files get there? One way is through something called the File Transfer Protocol or FTP. If you’re running a website on a content management system (CMS) like WordPress , SquareSpace, or Wix , you’ve probably uploaded images using their built-in tools. Or…you could use an FTP client to upload files to your website. Why Use FTP? The built-in upload tools in something like WordPress usethe hyper-text transfer protocol (HTTP). This method works well for most situations.In fact, uploading files this way is often the best

Google Chrome has practically been universallyaccepted as the best browser for desktop and laptop users. If you were around10 years ago, shortly after Chrome’s release, that was still Firefox’s throne.If we go back 10 more years, Internet Explorer was beating out Netscape. Howquickly things change, right? Turning the clock back, browsers weren’t quiteas “loud” as they are today. Toolbars were around back then, but plugins andextensions are more powerful now than ever. Today, your browser can do a lot ofcool things for you—including notifying you for just about any purpose you canthink of. However, functionality at this level can oftencreate a “loud” browser. As the

Excel is an incredibly powerful piece of software that can do almost any mathematical or logical calculations you could want. Excel gurus can create spreadsheets that automate complex processes, essential for many businesses to operate well. The only problem is that data entry can be a bit of a chore and a major time sink. Especially if your calculations depend on information that changes regularly. Do you really have to manually check and type changing information manually every time? It turns out that the folks at Microsoft havethought of this and Excel  has theability to pull information from websites directly. Which means if there’s asite

For years, Microsoft dominated thecollaboration and productivity tech space with desktop apps like Word, Excel,and PowerPoint. These quickly became standard tools for every business.Students were even required to learn these tools in preparation for using themin the professional world. Then Google launched G Suite , a portfolio of tools that has grown to be highly competitive to Office 365, providing cloud-based applications like Docs, Sheets, and Slides that are tantamount to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, respectively. But that’s not all Google brought to the table; G Suite offers a robust portfolio beyond standard collaboration and productivity. Even so, Microsoft has done well to adapt to

Gmail has become the primary email service for more than a billion people worldwide. That’s a lot of people who need a good mail interface and powerful mail management. The good news is that Gmail is filled with tips and tricks that let power users quickly manage thousands of messages with ease. All it takes is a little knowledge of Gmail’s own internal commands. Modern Gmail is now split across four different mailboxes. We have Primary, Social, Promotions and Updates. If you are like most people, you’re probably getting hundreds of emails a day, with absolutely no hope of reading each one. Before you know