by ComputerSluggish at 03-26-2020, 10:09 AM
Allow your keyboard to wake up your Windows 10 PC tutorial


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to allow your keyboard to wake up your Windows 10 PC.

If your Windows 10 computer will not wake up from sleep mode then this could be because your keyboard has not been set up to wake up the computer.


To make your keyboard wake up your PC from sleep mode:

1. Click on the Start Menu > Windows System > Control Panel


2. Change "View by" to Small Icons


3. Click on Device Manager > Click on 'Keyboards'


4. Right click on your keyboard and click Properties > Click on Power Management tab


5. You will now see an option that says "Allow this device to wake the computer"  > Tick this option and your keyboard will now wake your PC from sleep in Windows 10.
by ComputerSluggish at 03-26-2020, 10:07 AM
Allow your mouse to wake up your Windows 10 PC


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to allow your mouse to wake up your Windows 10 PC.

If your Windows 10 computer will not wake up from sleep mode then this could be because your mouse has not been set up to wake up the computer.


To make your mouse wake up your PC from sleep mode:

1. Click on the Start Menu > Windows System > Control Panel


2. Change "View by" to Small Icons


3. Click on Device Manager > Click on 'Mice and other pointing devices'


4. Right click on your mouse and click Properties > Click on Power Management tab


5. You will now see an option that says "Allow this device to wake the computer"  > Tick this option and your mouse will now wake your PC from sleep in Windows 10.
by ComputerSluggish at 03-26-2020, 09:59 AM
How To Turn On Windows 10 Fast Start-up Tutorial | Make Windows 10 Boot Up Faster


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to turn on Fast Start-up on your PC.

If your PC or laptop takes a little long to boot up into Windows 10 then you can enable a option called fast start-up and this may help start your PC faster after a shut down.

This is a great way to help improve the speed of your PC if it is taking a while to turn on.


****Top Tip****
Speed Windows 10 boot up times even more by disabling some start-up software in Task Manager.


To Enable Fast Start-Up:

1. Type 'Control Panel in Windows 10 Search Box (Bottom left hand corner) > Open Control Panel


2. Click on "View by" and change this to "small icons"


3. Click onto Power Options > 'Choose What The Power Button Does' (On left hand side) >


4. Click on 'Change settings that are currently unavaliable' (Blue text) > Tick "Turn on fast start-up" > Click on Save Changes


****Top Tip****
You can also disable Fast Start Up by unticking the 'Turn on fast start-up' option.


Check out the video tutorial below on How To Enable Fast Start Up In Windows 10 | Speed Up Windows 10 Boot Time if you are getting stuck:

by ComputerSluggish at 03-25-2020, 10:17 AM
NEW Windows 10 KB4541335 Update Fixes app, printing issues & more


Microsoft have just released a new update for Windows 10 with some new fixes that should resolve the some app bugs/issues and printing issues and much more. For a full list of the improvements and fixes in KB4541335 please see the below.

You can also find all the information below on the Microsoft website here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4541335

Let us know below what you think of Windows 10 latest update KB4541335.





Highlights

  • Updates an issue that causes an error when printing to a document share. 
  • Updates a performance issue in applications that occurs when content that is protected by digital rights management (DRM) plays or is paused in the background. 
  • Updates an issue that prevents the mute button from working on certain devices with the Microsoft Your Phone app. 
  • Updates an issue that prevents applications from closing. 
  • Updates an issue that causes calendar dates to appear on the wrong day of the week in the clock and date region of the notification area when you select the Samoa time zone. 
  • Updates an issue that causes applications to close unexpectedly when a user enters East Asian characters after changing the keyboard layout. 
Improvements and fixes


Windows 10, version 1909
This non-security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:
  • This build includes all the improvements from Windows 10, version 1903.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to retain the locale language setting in an OS image that is customized during system preparation (Sysprep). 
Windows 10, version 1903
This non-security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:
  • Addresses an issue that causes an error when printing to a document repository. 
  • Addresses an issue that displays a misleading reset message for Win32 apps that are converted to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, such as Microsoft Sticky Notes, Microsoft OneNote, and so on. 
  • Addresses a drawing issue with the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) toolbar that occurs when dragging in a multi-monitor environment. 
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the first key stroke from being recognized correctly in the DataGridView cell. 
  • Addresses a performance issue in applications that occurs when content that is protected by digital rights management (DRM) plays or is paused in the background. 
  • Addresses an issue that causes attempts to take a screenshot of a window using the PrintWindow API to fail. 
  • Addresses an issue that causes File Explorer to close unexpectedly when using roaming profiles between different versions of Windows 10. 
  • Addresses an issue that fails to return search results in the Start menu Search box for users that have no local profile. 
  • Addresses an issue that causes applications to close unexpectedly when a user enters East Asian characters after changing the keyboard layout. 
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the mute button from working on certain devices with the Microsoft Your Phone app. 
  • Addresses an issue that causes calendar dates to appear on the wrong day of the week in the clock and date region of the notification area when you select the Samoa time zone. 
  • Addresses an issue in which table formatting fails in the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) during a remote session. The error message is, "Remote host method get_WindowsSize is not implemented".
  • Addresses an issue with reading logs using the OpenEventLogA() function. 
  • Addresses an issue that might cause domain controllers (DC) to register a lowercase and a mixed or all uppercase Domain Name System (DNS) service (SRV) record in the _MSDCS.<forest root domain> DNS zone. This occurs when DC computer names contain one or more uppercase characters. 
  • Addresses an issue that might cause a delay of up to two minutes when signing in or unlocking a session on Hybrid Azure Active Directory-joined machines. 
  • Addresses an issue that causes authentication in an Azure Active Directory environment to fail and no error appears. 
  • Addresses an issue that prevents machines that have enabled Credential Guard from joining a domain. The error message is "The server's clock is not synchronized with the primary domain controller's clock." 
  • Addresses an issue that causes authentication to fail when using Azure Active Directory and the user’s security identifier (SID) has changed. 
  • Addresses an issue that prevents some machines from automatically going into Sleep mode under certain circumstances because of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Auto Incident Response (IR).
  • Addresses an issue that prevents some machines from running Microsoft Defender ATP Threat & Vulnerability Management successfully. 
  • Improves support for non-ASCII file paths for Microsoft Defender ATP Auto IR.
  • Addresses a performance issue with the Windows Runtime (WinRT) API that sends specific absorption rate (SAR) back-off values.
  • Addresses an issue in which a Windows.admx template is missing one of the SupportedOn tags.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents applications from closing. 
  • Addresses an issue that creates the Storage Replica administrator group with the incorrect SAM-Account-Type and Group-Type. This makes the Storage Replica administrator group unusable when moving the primary domain controller (PDC) emulator. 
  • Restores the constructed attribute in Active Directory and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) for msDS-parentdistname
  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows. 
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) settings from roaming to enable the signature files that are used for new messages, forwarded messages, and replies.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the Network Policy Server (NPS) accounting feature from functioning. This occurs when NPS is configured to use SQL for accounting with the new OLE (compound document) database driver (MSOLEDBSQL.dll) after switching to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents standard user accounts that are configured with the maximum User Account Control (UAC) settings from installing Language Features On Demand (FOD) using the System settings.
  • Addresses an issue that causes attempts to complete the connection to a virtual private network (VPN) to fail; instead, the status remains at “Connecting.”
If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.
by ComputerSluggish at 03-19-2020, 02:44 PM
How To Download & Install MSI Afterburner To Your Windows 10 PC | Monitor, Overclock & Maximize GPU


This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to download and install MSI Afterburner to your PC.

MSI Afterburner is a free graphics card overclocking utility, so you can monitor and maximize your GPU. There are many different settings you can adjust including fan profiles and video recording.

You can also install RivaTuner Statistics Server alongside MSI afterburner, which is optional but very handy to check you in game stats. It basically allows you to show your frames per second what your ram is doing and other specs in game. It displays it as a pretty cool overlay.


The MSI Afterburner offers overclocking tools for both AMD and NVIDIA and can enhance a large variety of graphics cards, supporting most brands.



****Top Tip****
IMPORTANT - As always, when it comes to overclocking be very careful and make sure you know what you are doing before making any adjustments, as if you do it wrong you could cause serious damage to you PC.


To download MSI Afterburner In Windows 10:


1. Click on this link: https://www.msi.com/page/afterburner > Scroll down to bottom of page and click on Download (Underneath MSI Afterburner) > Save file > Press OK when download finished


2. Open containing folder > Drag folder to desktop > Right click > Extract all > Extract > Open up the 4.6.2 folder > Run setup file > Press OK > Press next > Accept terms & conditions > Press next


3. Select if you would also like to install Rivatuner and choose options > Press next > Choose installation location > Press next > Press install > Press OK


4. Deselect Read Me if you want to > Press Finish > Deselect Read me again > Tick Launch MSI Afterburner > Press Finish


To set up Rivatuner:

1. After step 3 above press next > Accept terms & Conditions >Choose installation location > Press install


Check out the video tutorial below on How To Download & Install MSI Afterburner To Your Windows 10 PC if you are getting stuck:

by ComputerSluggish at 03-17-2020, 12:13 PM
How To Download & Install Gimp 2.10 On Your Windows 10 PC Tutorial


This Gimp tutorial will show you how to download and install the latest Gimp version 2.10.18 on your Windows 10 PC.

Gimp is a fantastic free open source graphics editor, where you can create, design or edit images, pictures logos and much more. 


To download and install Gimp 2.10:

1.  Click on this link: https://www.gimp.org/


2. Click on Download (At the top of the screen) > Click on 'Download Gimp directly' > Save file > Once downloaded run the setup file


3. Choose whether to install for all users or install Gimp just for yourself


4. Select your language > Click on Customise > Agree to liscence > Choose where you would like to install Gimp > Press Next


5. Choose your type of installation; Full (Recommended), compact or custom > Press next


6. Tick the box if you would like a desktop shortcut > Press Next > Press install


7. Once Gimp 2.10 has installed press Finish


****Top Tip****
If you install Gimp just for yourself, then if you create a new user on your Windows 10 PC they will not have Gimp installed so it is recommended to install for all users.


Check out the video tutorial below on How To Download & Install Gimp 2.10 On Your Windows 10 PC Tutorial if you are getting stuck:


by ComputerSluggish at 03-13-2020, 02:44 PM
How To Download And Install Call Of Duty WARZONE On PC For FREE Tutorial 


This tutorial will show you how to download and install the new Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Warzone for free. 

This Game is free to play and has 2 fantastic game modes. The first game mode is BATTLE ROYALE where you will be dropped into a 150-player firefight to aim to be the last squad standing. The second game mode is PLUNDER where you will race to deposit the most Cash in this all-new game mode. 


To download & install COD MW Warzone on your PC: 

1. Click on the following link: https://www.blizzard.com/en-us/apps/battle.net/desktop > Click on download for Windows > Click on save file > Run the setup file > Select your Language > Press continue


2. Once Battle.Net app has finished installing sign into your account (Or create a new one) > Click on Call Of Duty Modern Warfare (On the left hand side underneath partner games)


3. Click on the 'Play for free' button > Choose installation location for Warzone > Start Install


****Top Tips****
- Remember the download for Call Of Duty Warzone is over 80GB which means the download time will vary depending on your internet speed.
- Make sure you have enough free space before you install Warzone, you will need around 80GB of space in your chosen installation location.


Check out the video tutorial below on How To Download And Install Call Of Duty WARZONE On PC For FREE Tutorial if you are getting stuck:

by ComputerSluggish at 03-13-2020, 02:28 PM
NEW Windows 10 KB4551762 Update Fixes Microsoft Server Message Block

Microsoft have just released a new update for Windows 10 with some new fixes that should resolve the Microsoft Server message block. For a full list of the improvements and fixes in KB4551762 please see the below.

You can also find all the information below on the Microsoft website here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help...-kb4551762

Let us know below what you think of Windows 10 latest update KB4551762.



Highlights

  • Updates a Microsoft Server Message Block 3.1.1 protocol issue that provides shared access to files and printers.
Improvements and fixes

Windows 10, version 1909
This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:
  • This build includes all the improvements from Windows 10, version 1903.
  • No additional issues were documented for this release.
Windows 10, version 1903
This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:
  • Security update to the Microsoft Server Message Block 3.1.1 (SMBv3).
If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.
by ComputerSluggish at 03-13-2020, 02:22 PM
NEW Windows 10 KB4540673 Update Improves Security In Web Browsers, External Devices & More


Microsoft have just released a new update for Windows 10 with some new fixes that should improve security in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer also improved security for using external devices and more! For a full list of the improvements and fixes in KB4540673 please see the below.

You can also find all the information below on the Microsoft website here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help...-kb4540673

Let us know below what you think of Windows 10 latest update KB4540673


Highlights

  • Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
  • Updates for verifying user names and passwords.
  • Updates to improve security when using external devices (such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras).

Improvements and fixes

Windows 10, version 1909
This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:
  • This build includes all the improvements from Windows 10, version 1903.
  • No additional issues were documented for this release.
Windows 10, version 1903
Note This release also contains updates for Microsoft HoloLens (OS Build 18362.1056) released March 10, 2020. Microsoft will release an update directly to the Windows Update Client to improve Windows Update reliability on Microsoft HoloLens that have not updated to this most recent OS Build.
 This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:
  • Addresses an issue that prevents certain users from upgrading the OS because of corrupted third-party assemblies.
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Media, Windows Silicon Platform, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Authentication, Windows Peripherals, Windows Update Stack, and Windows Server. 

If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.
by ComputerSluggish at 03-12-2020, 08:28 PM
BEST Methods That FIX Most Dev Errors, Crashes & Problems In Call Of Duty Warzone On PC


In this Call Of Duty tutorial I will be showing you my top recommended methods to fix most dev errors, crashes, disk read errors and problems that you may be encountering with the new Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Warzone on your PC.

This game is great as it is free to play on your PC and has two fantastic game modes; Battle Royale and Plunder. However, as it is new people are encountering a few issues so by following this tutorial you will hopefully be able to fix these COD Warzone issues such as dev errors 5759, 5761, 6065, 6066, 6068, 6071, 6165, 6178, 6328 and more.

You can only download COD MW Warzone By Using Battle.net App which can be found here: https://www.blizzard.com/en-us/apps/battle.net/desktop


For more fixes for COD MW please head over to the Ultimate Call Of Duty Fix Guide thread here: http://computersluggish.com/Thread-Ultim...X-Tutorial


****Top Tip****
Remember to always create a system restore point on your PC before changing any settings



Top fixes for Call Of Duty Warzone:



1. Check Windows 10 is up to date - (Type update in Windows 10 search box (bottom left hand corner) > Click on 'Check for updates' > If any updates are available click on download > Install > Restart PC


2. Check you have the latest Graphics Card drivers and Hardware drivers installed for your PC - (Go to manufacturer website for your Graphics Card helpful links can be found below)


3.a) Run Call Of Duty Modern Warfare as an admin - (Right click on Call of Duty Warzone shortcut > Open file location > Right click the two Modern Warfare .exes > Properties > Compatibility > tick Run this program as an administrator)

3.b) Go into Windows as an administrator instead of a standard user as this can help resolve issues with Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Warzone


4. Clear the Battle.Net Cache - (Right click on your taskbar > Open task manager > Select Processes tab >If agent.exe is running or Blizzard Update Agent in Windows 10 highlight it then select 'End task' > Close task manager > Type run in search bar > Open run > Type in %programdata% > Press OK > Open Blizzard Entertainment folder from the list > Open Battle.Net folder > Open cache folder > Delete everything in folder by selecting all and delete > Restart PC (Make sure  Blizzard app is closed when doing this)


5. Scan and repair Blizzard app - (Open Blizzard app > Click on COD MW game > Click on options > Click on scan and repair > Press begin scan > Restart PC


6.a) Clear shaders cache and reinstall shaders - (Boot up game > Options > Click on graphics > Click on 'Restart shaders installation' > Press Restart > Click Apply settings

6.b) Turn off NVIDIA Highlights - (Boot up game > Options > Click on graphics > Turn off NVIDIA Highlights > Click Apply settings


7.Update DirectX - (Click on this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download...aspx?id=35 > Select language > Press download > Save file > Run setup file > Read terms and conditions and agree > Press next(deselect Bing if you don't want to install it)> Press next again > Will search to see if you have latest DirectX installed > If applicable update will install > Once finished restart your PC


8.Rename COD in documents - (Open File Explorer > Open documents folder > Find Call Of Duty Modern Warfare folder and open it > Right click > Create new folder > Name it test > Press Enter > Copy all of the other Call Of Duty folders and paste them into the new test folder > Boot up COD and this will reset any settings and graphics settings(To reset just paste moved folders back to main Call Of Duty folder and delete test folder)


9. Check you have enough free disk space on C: Drive and Drive COD is installed on and run a disk cleaner - (Search for disc cleanup in Windows > select which Drives and files you would like to clean > delete files > Press OK)(make sure you clean DirectX shader cache files, be careful and do not delete downloads folder, once its gone its gone)


10. Scan Hard Drive for errors and run a check disk - (Open File Explorer > This PC > Right click on C: Drive > Properties > Tools > Click Check underneath 'error checking' > Scan Drive > any errors fix them > Restart PC)(do on all drives or where cod is installed)


11. Make sure Graphics card is not overclocked and change to default settings - (Click on this link: https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-gpu-z/ > Click on download GPU-Z > Select standard version > Download > Select server you want to download from > Click Save File > Run Setup file > Select your installation options > Press next > Choose installation location > Install(if you don't want to remove overclock from GPU then you may have to wait for new patch from COD Warzone)





Check out the video tutorial below on BEST 6 Methods That FIX Most Dev Errors, Crashes & Problems In Call Of Duty Warzone On PC if you are getting stuck:


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