Cannot open applications downloaded from the Internet

  1. Click Apple logo (top left hand side)
  2. Click System Preferences
  3. Click Security & Privacy
  4. Click the lock to allow changes
  5. Under the Allow Applications to be downloaded from, select Anywhere

Scrivener Crashing

Attempting to open Scrivener and having the application closing on you, the common way to fix this is adjust the file permissions follow the instructions below to repair.

  1. Open a Terminal (Applications/Utilities) 
  2. Typesudo chmod -R 0755 /Applications/Scrivener.app
  3. Press Enter
  4. Open Scrivener again.

Note: This fix has also been able to work on other OSX Applications that have problems launching.

How to link your Guild Wars 1 account to Guild Wars 2

Follow the instructions below to link your Guild Wars 1 account to Guild Wars 2

 

  1. Go to Guild Wars 2 account page
  2. Login to your Guild Wars 2 account
  3. On the left hand side click Link Accounts
  4. Enter your Guild Wars 1 details and click Ok

 

Note: Once  you have completed the link you should then get an item in your inventory (in Guild Wars 2) that will teleport you to Hall of Monuments.

How to leave the Microsoft Security Essentials Customer Experience Program

Follow the instructions below to leave the Customer Experience program for Security Essentials

  1. Open Microsoft Security Essentials
  2. Click on the low arrow (next to the Help on the right hand side)
  3. Click Customer Experience Improvement Program
  4. Check I don’t want to join the Customer Experience Improvement Program
  5. Click Ok

Windows 7 RC to Retail Upgrade

 

  1. Extract the contents of your Windows DVD onto a folder you can easily get to onto the release candidate machine.
  2. Navigate to: sources
  3. Right click on cversion.ini and select Open With: Notepad.
  4. Search for: MinClient build number and change it so it is a digit less than it was before.
  5. Save and run the windows setup from the folder to do the upgrade.

How to change Windows Live Mail Message Store Location

Follow the instructions below to change the Windows Live Mail message store.

 

  1. Open Windows Live Mail
  2. Click on the top left button and click Options
  3. Click Mail
  4. Click on the advanced tab (to the right of the Options dialog)
  5. Click Maintenance
  6. Click Store Folder
  7. Click Change
  8. Browse for the location of your mail store or the place where you want to change it to
  9. Click Ok
  10. Restart Windows Live Mail

Spooler SubSystem App Stopped Working

Follow the guides below to fix the spooler issues:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click My Computer/Computer
  3. Navigate to: C:WindowsSystem32spoolPrinters
  4. Delete everything in this folder.
  5. Restart the computer and attempt printing again.

If that does not work, attempt the following:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type: regedit > Press Enter
  4. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCONTROLSET001CONTROLPRINTENVIRONMENTSWINDOWSNTx86DRIVERSVERSION-3
  5. Right click and delete the printer registry keys
  6. Restart the computer.

If that does not work, attempt the following:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall a Program
  4. Click Turn Windows Features On/Off (left hand side menu)
  5. Navigate down to Print Services
  6. Make sure LPD and LPR are ticked, if not tick them.
  7. Restart your computer.

 

SmartSound Quicktracks Plugin Issues

This issue commonly occurs on DVD Flick installations but also known for other problems that deal with video codecs. Follow the steps below to repair:

  1. Download the “Windows Installer Cleanup Utility
  2. Install the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility
  3. Once, installed run the cleanup utility and select the Smartsound Quicktracks plugin listed.
  4. Remove the plugin and click ok
  5. Restart your computer and attempt your installation again.

Note: In some cases you can cancel or skip the error that is complaining about Quicktracks plugin and continue the installation.

How to set-up your own Action bar in Diablo 3

Playing Diablo 3 and want to use abilities that are on the same tree and change the ability locations? Here is how you can do it.

  1. Click on Options
  2. Click Gameplay
  3. Check Elective Mode
  4. Click Ok
  5. Now right click the skill that you would like to change and using the side arrows you can select the skill you would like to add to that slow.