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Java Troubleshooting guide

Java Troubleshooting guide Verify that the browser you are using has Java enabled. Internet Explorer Click Tools and then Internet Options Select the Security tab, and select the Custom Level button Scroll down to Scripting of Java applets Make sure the Enable radio button is checked Click OK to save your preference Chrome users Enter about:plugins in the search field. In the Plug-ins list, look for Java and check whether Java is enabled (if the Disable link appears, Java is already enabled) Click on the Enable link (if available) Check the Always allowed box to stop additional Chrome warnings   Check that Java is

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Guide to Extend your laptop battery life

Few steps to extend your laptop battery life Extending your laptops battery life is easier than you think, a lot of the time its more about basic charging and battery care techniques (Tips Below). there are really a few things that impact on battery life like   Load: Load is probably the biggest killer of laptop batteries (Any battery powered device for that matter). Load comes in may different forms. Devices connected via usb, Anything connected via usb will always draw a little bit of electricity this puts additional power load on your battery, removing them will increase the life of your battery. Resource Utilisation is other form

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Reduce Smartphone Roaming charges – Blackberry

Reduce Smartphone Roaming charges Reducing Smartphone roaming charges, is often ignored by users. especially blackberry users as most long time BB users are used to flat monthly data fees. Since BES10 however data is charged per megabyte and it’s become very important to educate these users on how to minimize roaming charges. All Smartphones are automatically “always on”, this means the device is constantly checking the internet for new mails, social app updates, etc. In the context of this notification (Blackberry), when a new email arrives, they are forwarded directly to your BlackBerry. When your BlackBerry receives the emai

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How To Flash Files In ODIN & Factory Reset Samsung Note 3 and Note 4

For those who haven’t used ODIN, the process can seem a bit daunting. Follow these steps to make flashing files via ODIN painless… Reasons To Use This Tutorial  Return your device to OEM Stock for warranty return Flash latest OTA Leak or revert firmware (ie; MJE, NC2, etc) Completely wipe device prior to Gumtree or OLX sale Return device to stock You’re a bored with nothing better to do * * * What you do with your device is completely your choice and solely your responsibility! – If You READ These Instructions FIRST, THEN Follow Them, You Will Be Up And Running In No Time* * *  Step 1 On PC, go to CONT

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How to perform a system level factory reset of a Samsung Note 3 or Note 4

PERFORM A FACTORY RESET WIPING ENTIRE PHONE This should return your device to “out-of-the-box” newness (remove ext SDcard) Turn off device Simultaneously hold VOL UP, HOME, POWER Release POWER when you see the Note logo Release VOL UP & HOME when you see the System Recovery screen VOL UP after warning Using VOL DOWN choose WIPE DATA / FACTORY RESET Select using POWER button Using VOL DOWN choose “Delete ALL User Data” Select with POWER button Highlight REBOOT SYSTEM Select REBOOT SYSTEM NOW using POWER button

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Add the My Computer Icon to the Windows 10 Desktop

If you want to add the My Computer Icon to the Windows 10 Desktop, or any of the standard User folder icon to the desktop in Windows 10 (Computer, Recycle Bin, Control Panel). Step1: Right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize. Step 2: Select Themes on the left-hand menu, and then once you are there, you can select Desktop icon settings under the “Related Settings” section. Step 3: You will now be able to click the checkboxes for the icons that you want back. once done click apply and Ok.

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Changing Power plans in Windows 7

Some basic steps to change Windows 7 Power plans. Changing power plan and its related settings can be very effective in ensuring you system is running well yet still saving you money with excess power usage. Here are a few steps to help with selecting a power plan in Windows To select an appropriate power plan for your laptop or PC, Click Start, Control Panel, and then Click Hardware and Sound. Click Power Options. In the Select a power plan window, select the power plan you wish to use Close the Select a power plan window. A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manage how your computer uses power. You can use po

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Changing Windows 8 power plans

Some basic steps to change Windows 8 Power plans Changing Windows 8 power plan and its related settings can be very effective in ensuring you system is running well yet still saving you money with excess power usage. Here are a few steps to help with selecting a power plan in Windows. Windows 8 may seem very strange at first but all the settings are there “Somewhere” and almost all are only a quick search charm away. Top Tip: The easiest way to get what you need in windows 8, is the search charm. To select an appropriate power plan for your laptop or PC, At the Start screen, type power options to open the Search charm. Select P

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Clear the Error 99.05.56 from HP CP5525 printers

Below are basic steps used to Clear the Error 99.05.56 from HP CP5525 printers. these are also the same steps to do a full firmware reload on a CP5525 printer. Pre-Requisites. USB Thumb drive MUST be formatted FAT32 USB Thumb drive must NOT be bootable. – this can be confirmed by doing a CLEAN using Diskpart. Run Diskpart from command prompt. List disk Select Disk X – Where X is the number of the USB Disk Clean   Step 1:Perform a clean disk from the preboot menu. Turn the printer on. When the Ready, Data, and Attention LEDs are illuminated solid, press the Stop button. Press the Down arrow button  to highlig

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Free Channels using DSTV decoder

How to get FREE Channels using DSTV Decoder These are the following channels you will pick after entering the settings below: Lotus FM, Mindset Health, Botswana TV, Vivid Mosiac, RADIO Radio2000, Hope Channel Africa, ITV, Astro and various commercial channels. God TV Africa, SAFM, Ikwekwezi FM, 5FM, RSG, Lesedi FM, Trans World Radio, Metro FM, Good Hope FM, Channel Africa, Classic FM, DW Radio, Radio Pulpit/Kansel, Impact Radio, Radio Pretoria, ASTV, YFM. . (Channel, Tricks and the Codes)   Step 1: Setting up of your decoder, make sure that your decoder software is updated to the latest version. To do this update: Press the Menu button.

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