The Windows operating system may throw the error "This app can't run on your PC" when you try to run a program that is detected by the operating system as incompatible with that particular version of Windows. The error message can have several causes, and the following guide is an attempt to provide you with […]
Welcome to our tutorial and troubleshooting section here on Ghacks. As active computer users we often run into issues that we fix eventually. Instead of keeping the knowledge for us, we post it here on the site to share it with other users who may also experience those issues.
We are not only posting tutorials here though. You also find guides here, for instance how to stay safe on the Internet or how to handle a specific task better, and also tips on how to improve your privacy while you are working with PCs.
Last but not least, we also cover Windows troubleshooting posts, explain how you can revert changes that site operators made to their websites, or how you can repair broken features of your computer systems.
There are quite a few use cases for wanting to convert a Windows installation to a virtual machine image; maybe you want to run tests on the virtual image afterwards, for instance to run an update to see how it goes. Or, you want to use the image as an option to access data from […]
Microsoft Word's commenting system is quite the useful addition to the program. You can use it to keep track of things that need to be done, add reference or additional information, or prepare the document before it gets passed on to another editor or team member. While comments are useful during the editing process, they […]
Adding a table of contents to a Microsoft Word 2016 document is not a complicated process. Still, if it is your first time doing so you may find it helpful if the process is laid out to you in clear words. A table of contents lists chapters and other segments of a book or document. […]
An index can improve the accessibility of a book or document tremendously, as it lists important words and phrases, and the page numbers they are referenced on. I'm writing my first book currently -- about Windows 10 Privacy -- and one of the things that I really wanted to add to it is an index […]
In a previous article we discussed how to start up a basic web server with nginx and get a primitive webpage online, however, what if we are hosting our website on a VPS server not located locally, and we are wanting to access the server from within Microsoft Windows? There are two solutions that I […]
When it comes to drivers for Nvidia graphics cards, most computer users probably either use the drivers that are included with their operating system, or install a driver package for the card from Nvidia. These driver package has grown over the years. It includes the driver that is required, and then other components that may […]
When you install Apple's iTunes software on Windows, a lot of extra components are installed automatically with no option to prevent this from happening. The most recent version of iTunes at the time of writing for instance -- iTunes 12.6.1 for Windows -- installs an additional five components next to iTunes. They are: Apple Application […]
The Windows error message "The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing" can be a frustrating one to resolve. The error message suggests to reinstall the program "Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem", but this is usually not the solution that fixes the issue. The following guide provides you with information on the […]
Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode of the Windows operating system including on Windows 10. It is a troubleshooting tool intended to fix many problems that you encounter when you run the operating system. Has your Windows 10 PC ever acted on you when in the middle of a major project? It can be so […]
Windows Boot Manager, abbreviated as BOOTMGR is a small piece of software that initiates the Windows boot sequence. Bootmgr is loaded from the volume boot record. It executes winload.exe (Windows boot loader) with the purpose to load essential device drivers and a core part of the Windows operating system. Bootmgr was introduced in Windows Vista […]
Have you ever wondered how a computer boots up? Regardless of hardware or operating system, all computers start up using either the traditional BIOS-MBR or the more recent UEFI-GPT method employed by the latest versions of Operating Systems available. In this article, we will compare GPT and MBR partition structures; GPT stands for GUID Partition […]
The following troubleshooting guide offers instructions on how to fix code 43 error messages that the Windows Device Manager may display. The error message that you may see in the Device Manager reads Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43). Basically, what it says is that Windows has stopped the […]
Malwarebytes 3 may block legitimate processes or functions, such as saving files, on Windows PCs. When I started a PC running Windows 10 Pro today for instance, I got some strange error messages thrown by various programs. The screen capture tool SnagIt complained that it could not save the captured file (failed to save document), […]
Vulkan Run Time Libraries, sometimes also known as Vulkan Runtime Libraries or VulkanRT, is a 3D graphics and compute API by Khronos Group. The cross platform Vulkan API is available for Windows, Linux, and Android, and was dubbed the "next generation OpenGL" initially. Khronos launched the Vulkan 1.0 specification on February 16th, 2016 and Khronos […]
If you check the list of installed programs on a Windows PC that you have used for some time, you may notice that it has several, often a lot, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable installation listings. The PC that I use to write this article for instance has three Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable, eight Microsoft […]
PowerShell is more than just a command line shell. It is a configuration management framework that the command line shell is part of, but also a scripting language. It is more powerful than the Windows command prompt but also more intimidating. While it has been there for more than a decade, most Windows users are […]
The following guide provides you with information on how to edit PDF documents using tools that are available for free online or as desktop programs. The PDF file format, originally created by Adobe, is a popular format for a wide variety of documents from presentations and invoices over forms and legal documents, to comics and […]