The 5 Best Linux Games

If you want to play all of the latest and greatest computer games, then your only real option is Microsoft Windows . Even macOS , which is gaining in popularity, only gets a few choice titles each year.  For Linux users, the choices have been more sparse over the years, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of games to…

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How To Clone a Hard Drive In Windows 10

You might be replacing a broken drive or thinking about upgrading to a faster solid state drive . Whatever you’re planning, it can often be an inconvenience when you’re switching from one hard drive to another, especially if it’s the drive that contains your operating system or important documents and media files. Rather than slowly and manually copying across your…

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How To Air Gap a Computer

The highest level of security for a computer is for it to be air-gapped. It’s the only way to reduce the chance of the computer being hacked to as close to zero as possible. Anything less and a dedicated hacker will get into it somehow. Why Would I Want To Air Gap a Computer? The average person doesn’t need to…

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3 Ways To Split a Cell In Excel

If you’re working with data in Excel that you’ve imported from other sources, sometimes you have to work with data that isn’t in a format that you want. This is especially true with comma-delimited text that comes into single cells. The only way to deal with that data is to split a cell in Excel. There are different ways to…

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How To Convert a Windows Drive From FAT32 To NTFS

Older Windows operating systems relied heavily on the FAT32 file system for storage. This file system was developed with 32-bit operating systems in mind, limiting the maximum storage capacity of FAT32 drives to 2TB and file sizes to between 2 and 4GB (depending on your operating system). FAT32 is an old file system, however.  NTFS has been the default file…

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How To Change Your IP Address On Windows 10 (& Why You’d Want To)

When you connect to a local network, the device you’re using is given an IP address, allowing other devices to find and communicate with it, as well as signifying that the device itself has correctly authenticated. The larger the network, the more IP addresses that will be in use, which can cause some allocation issues. In most cases, IP address…

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How to Transfer Bookmarks To And From All Major Browsers

When you browse the internet and come across a helpful resource, one of the ways you can save it for later is to use apps like Google Keep or Evernote . However, you can also use your browser’s built-in tool to create a bookmark. Bookmarks are saved shortcuts that store the title, favicon, and URL of a specific webpage. This…

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How To Replace a Motherboard Without Reinstalling Windows 10

Every now and then, you’ll want to make upgrades to your system hardware. The most common part to upgrade is a hard drive to a solid-state drive, or a shiny new graphics processing unit (GPU). At times, however, you might want to replace your motherboard—the bit of the computer that helps all the other parts communicate. Upgrading a motherboard isn’t…

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How to Fix “Windows Could Not Configure One Or More System Components” Error

Keeping Windows 10 updated is essential. Even if you aren’t interested in new features, constant security updates keep your system safe from outside interference. Microsoft believes in this firmly, and it’s therefore challenging to avoid Windows 10 auto-updates . Unfortunately, a large number of users have reported receiving an error message preventing a successful Windows update. It is a scary…

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How To Scrape a Website

Web scraping is used by almost every industry to extract and analyze data from the internet. Companies use collected data to come up with new business strategies and products. Your data is valuable. Unless you are taking steps to protect your privacy , companies are using your data to make money. If big business is doing it, why don’t you…

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