The August month for Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 users came with a surprise. The updates from the Microsoft arrived on schedule but this time there was an erratic behavior in one of the updates. The update MS14-045 can make using the fonts in Windows 8/8.1 a trying experience. This update may lock the fonts, render them incorrectly or in the worst case scenario throws the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) on your screen. Listening to the outcry of the Windows users, Microsoft has issued a guideline for removing this update from your Windows.
Here is how you can remove this MS014-045 update from your Windows 8/8.1 PC in case you are experience blue screen of death issues: Read the rest of this entry »
In the past few years, the cloud backup services have become very popular. The main reason of their popularity is their versatile use across many platforms, devices and networks as well as the ability to access your cloud data from anywhere in the world. Now Zoolz has come up as a new player in this field and they are offering 100GB of free storage for the first 1 million users who sign up with them. Zoolz is a cloud backup storage service for all your requirements. You can use it to store your pictures, videos, music, documents and everything else that’s filling your computer’s hard disk. Unlike any other cloud service, they offer the full backup of your hard disks, externals drives and network drives.
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ISO disk images are the industry standard when it comes to the optical disk images. Most of the Linux variations line Ubuntu, Mint, Debian etc. are distributed in form of downloadable ISO images. Typically you have to download the ISO files and then use a software like ImgBurn to burn these disk images to a blank CD or DVD. But why waste your blank optical media when you can view and use the ISO images right inside Windows without having to write then on the media. The freeware software DVDFab Virtual Drive lets you load ISO images into Windows and use them like real disk drives. It supports loading of CD/DVD and BlueRay ISO images. Read the rest of this entry »
A photo collage is a collection of pictures that you put up together in an artistic style. While its much easier to create a collage with printed pictures and office paste, its not much harder to do with digital pictures. You do not need expensive software like Adobe Photoshop for creating the photo collage; neither do you need to go to college and attend some boring lectures to learn about photo editing skills. All you need is a free software called CollageIt. It can take your pictures and randomly put them together on a page creating the photo collage for you. It also lets you adjust other minor details like page border, spacing between pictures and the layout of the collage. Read the rest of this entry »
We are glad to announce that we are giving away five licenses to the fabulous password management utility StickyPassword Pro which we have reviewed earlier. The Pro license for StickyPassword, which would normally cost you $29.99, is being given away for free by Windows Guides in cooperation with StickyPassword. The licenses are valid only for one computer use. You can read more about this utility in our review of StickyPassword.
Receiving a file after a long wait, only to find it’s corrupt can be very frustrating. A corrupt file is a file which has been altered during the transfer in such a way that it can no longer be opened by a supporting program. This is a very common case with Microsoft Office files. If you try to open these corrupt files in Microsoft Office, it refuses to open them and shows information about the corrupt and damaged files. Perhaps this is why Microsoft has decided to add an option to repair or fix the corrupted office files. This way you can salvage whatever data is still remaining in the damaged files and rebuild it into a new file.