1. Solved - fix Windows sleep mode problem
After upgrading to Windows 7, 8, 10, many Windows users experience the repeated problem where the computer goes into sleep mode after 2 minutes idle. This article shows a couple of ways to fix the problem for good.
2. Failed to play test tone
This article shows you the detailed steps to fix Windows 8 Pro sound problem "Failed to play test tone".
3. How to permanently erase a file from disk to make it unrecoverable.
Deleting files insecurely could result in privacy concerns or stolen data by a third party. This article shows how to erase them forever.
4. How to recover a deleted file from a formatted disk (USB, hard disk, etc.)
What if you want to recover the deleted files after the Recycle Bin is emptied or the disk is formatted?
5. How to install and show classic Windows Explorer and Start Menu on Windows 7 and 8
This article shows you how to install classic Windows Explorer and Start Menu on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
6. Two useful features of 7-Zip
Here are the two useful 7-Zip features that are often overlooked by people like me.
7. How to make your computer run faster and last longer
Do you want your computer run faster and last longer? Read this article to see practical guide from personal experience.
8. Convert DVD Movie to AVI file in 6 simple steps
Converting VOB file (DVD based movie format) to AVI file has never been so easy with this free and powerful tool.
9. Why MP3 disk does not play in your car CD player
Do you make audio disc the right way? Read this article to find what can go wrong with it.
10. How to convert video to audio with ease
My search for a free and powerful video to audio converter started a couple of months ago when I downloaded some music videos from Youtube but wanted to play them on the CD player in my car. The search ended up with the free and open source software ...
11. How to download web videos (Youtube, Metacafe, etc) to play on your computer
There are many software (free or paid) available to save internet videos. Some tools are standalone applications and some are web browser based or website based online tools. The one I have been using is a Firefox add-on called ...
12. How to install Ubuntu from USB drive
The standard approach of installing Ubuntu desktop operating system is burning and booting an installation CD.
This has been detailed in How to install Ubuntu Desktop article.
If you have trouble burning and/or booting from CDs, or you don't want to burn a CD,
Ubuntu or other Linux distributions can be created and installed from a USB drive.
Here I listed the essential steps for creating a bootable Ubuntu installation USB drive.
Nowadays people start to explore and use Linux on their older computers because Linux is much leaner than Windows
and so suitable for older computers. Another important reason is that Linux is free to download and use. Among the
many different Linux hybrids to choose from, Ubuntu is currently the most popular Linux desktop distribution.
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