How to connect a Kindle to Wifi

  1. Press the Home Button
  2. Press the Menu Button
  3. Select Experiment
  4. Select Launch Browser
  5. Press Menu
  6. Select Bookmarks
  7. Here you can either select a pre-selected Bookmark or enter the URL of an address you want to go to.
  8. The Wifi dialog will then launch allowing you to select your Wireless Access Point and enter in your security key (remember the security key is case sensitive).

iPhone/iPod – App Store is in Chinese

  1. Launch App Store
  2. Select Featured (left most option – down bottom)
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select your account (the button is centered and long)
  4. Here you can change your Account country.

If the above doesn’t work – you need to either create a new iTunes account temporarily or borrow someone’s.

  1. On the iPhone/iPod go to Settings
  2. Select iTunes & App Store
  3. Log in with an English apple account.
  4. Open App Store

 

The App Store will switch to English – you can now logout of the English account and the iPhone/iPod will retain its language setting.

How to access the HDD on a HP Mini

  1. Turn the laptop upside down  (make sure it is resting against a soft surface, such as a towel.)
  2. Remove the battery
  3. Behind the battery is an orange slider.
  4. Slide the orange slider left.
  5. Now push the casing forward (towards the battery end)
  6. The plastic casing will then slide off revealing the HDD and on-board CMOs battery.

 

Note: The HP Mini uses a 2.5″ SATA HDD

 

Black screen during Windows 8 installation

 

 

This issue occurs when Windows 8 switches to UEFI install mode – on a non-compatible motherboard. This is commonly caused by multiple HDDs plugged in during boot. Follow the guide below to fix it.

  1. Unplug any secondary HDDs (Hard drives) from your computer and leave the operating system HDD in.
  2. Begin the installation again – the install should automatically change the install to master boot record.
  3. Once installed – turn computer off and plug your other HDDs in.

Change your hostname in Ubuntu

Note: These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.10. Changing your host name in Ubuntu guide.

  1. Go to System Settings
  2. Click Details
  3. Click: Give a unique name

Metro 2033: This program can’t continue because PhysXloader.dll

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Computer/My Computer.
  3. Navigate to:  C:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommonmetro 2033install  (the path might be different dependant on your machine.
  4. Find and run the PhysX application installer (in my instance it is: PhysX_10.02.22_9.10.0222_SystemSoftware.exe) it will then uninstall the copy of PhysX on the machine.
  5. Once the install has completed run the PhysX installer again to re-install.
  6. Once completed – you have to close and restart the Steam client.
  7. Attempt to run Metro 2033.