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- 12/08/16--12:00: _Final Fantasy XV Ar...
- 12/09/16--04:00: _Building a Home The...
- 12/09/16--12:00: _How to use virtual ...
- 12/12/16--04:00: _Top hints, tips, an...
- 12/12/16--12:00: _How to force users ...
- 12/13/16--04:00: _Dominate as Tone in...
- 12/13/16--06:01: _Final Fantasy XV: H...
- 12/13/16--12:01: _How to bring back t...
- 12/14/16--10:00: _How to remove OneDr...
- 12/14/16--12:00: _How to get back onl...
- 12/15/16--03:28: _How to delete your ...
- 12/15/16--04:00: _How to unlock every...
- 12/15/16--12:00: _How to add a "Slide...
- 12/16/16--05:00: _Where to find all f...
- 12/16/16--12:00: _How to sync your Wi...
- 12/17/16--12:00: _How to remove 'Wind...
- 12/20/16--04:00: _Is the Battlefield ...
- 12/20/16--12:00: _Windows 10 thumbnai...
- 12/07/16--17:51: How to change the product key on Windows 10
- 12/09/16--04:00: Building a Home Theater PC — What you need to know
- 12/12/16--04:00: Top hints, tips, and tricks to dominate with Ronin in Titanfall 2
- 12/13/16--04:00: Dominate as Tone in Titanfall 2 with these hints, tips, and tricks
- 12/13/16--06:01: Final Fantasy XV: How and where to upgrade the Regalia
- 12/13/16--12:01: How to bring back the old volume control to Windows 10
- 12/14/16--10:00: How to remove OneDrive from File Explorer on Windows 10
- 12/15/16--03:28: How to delete your Yahoo! account and save data
- 12/15/16--04:00: How to unlock every achievement in Titanfall 2 for Xbox One
- 12/15/16--12:00: How to add a "Slide to shut down" option on Windows 10
- 12/16/16--12:00: How to sync your Windows 10 Desktop, Documents, and more to Dropbox
- 12/17/16--12:00: How to remove 'Windows Insider Program' from Settings on Windows 10
- 12/20/16--04:00: Is the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass really worth it?
- 12/20/16--12:00: Windows 10 thumbnails all messed up? Here's how to fix it!
Windows 10 includes many ways to help you change your product key, and in this guide, we'll show you five of them.
Windows 10 requires activation to verify you're running a genuine copy; a unique product key is used to ensure the a single licensed copy of Windows isn't being used on more than are allowed.
Occasionally, you may have to change the product key. If you're getting Windows 10 for the first time and a product key wasn't provided during the installation, or a generic key was used to upgrade, you'll need a new valid product key to activate the operating system.
In this Windows 10 guide, you'll learn five ways to bring up the Windows activation tool to change the product key on your computer.
How to change Windows 10's product key using Settings
How to change Windows 10's product key using Control Panel
How to change Windows 10's product key using Command Prompt
How to change Windows 10's product key using SLUI 3
How to change Windows 10's product key using CHANGEPK
What are some tips for playing as Northstar?
Not only is Titanfall 2 an enthralling twitch shooter, it also lets you pilot giant mechanized killing machines known as Titans. Northstar, one of the most difficult Titans to master, can truly dominate the battlefield when played correctly. Here's how to do the most damage with Northstar.
Northstar's weapons and utilities
How to use Northstar's plasma railgun and flight core
How to be successful as Northstar
Northstar's weapons and utilities
Northstar can deal out a ton of damage but suffers from very low health. This is made up for by having high mobility and the ability to attack from across the map. Your first step to mastering Northstar is getting to know its loadout.
This loadout is fixed to Northstar:
Primary weapon: The plasma railgun is best used at long-range. Charge it up and let loose a powerful shot.
Offensive: Launch a missile at your enemy that explode multiple times for high damage.
Defensive: Put down a tether tra...
Final Fantasy XV has a unique and fluid Battle system with a lot of moving parts. Due to that it's easy to mostly ignore the Armiger feature, and everything it can do for you. That would be a serious mistake though, especially since Armiger attacks and chain attacks fill in the place of having limit breaks within Final Fantasy XV. That's why we've put together this handy guide for how to use Armiger abilities.
What is the Armiger Arsenal?
The Armiger Arsenal is made up of the Royal Arms found throughout the world, and their use is a special ability of Noctis. He's able to attack viciously, cycling through the various different Royal Arms you have acquired during your journey. While Armiger skills are active, Noctis will have greatly increased power and attack speed.
Once it has been fully filled you can lauch the Armiger Arsenal
To employ the Armiger Arsenal you'll first need to charge it up adequately. This is done by attacking, using warp strikes, and generally engaging i...
Building a media or Home Theatre PC (HTPC) is an ideal project for anyone wanting to stream and enjoy content in the living room. A smaller chassis and less powerful machine helps keeps cost down as well as foot print, perfect for when locating a free spot near the TV. Here's a look at a few things to consider when thinking about building one yourself.
One factor to consider carefully is what you want to do with the HTPC. Do you want to enjoy 4K content? Do a little gaming on the side? Or are you simply wanting to stream music and YouTube videos? You'll need to pick and choose components accordingly, depending on how much computing power you'll require.
On a tight budget
Should you be on a budget or don't require much in terms of features and capabilities, you're going to want to look at low-powered options such as a PC Compute Stick or something like a Raspberry Pi. After playing around with the Raspberry Pi for a while, I believe this to be an ideal option for many. All you ne...
When you want to test upcoming features of Windows 10, use this guide to create a virtual machine without putting your computer at risk of unfinished software.
The Windows Insider Preview program allows anyone to install early builds of Windows 10 to test upcoming features that will become part of the operating system. It's easy to enroll and install, but we just can't recommend that you use it as your OS on your primary computer. Preview builds can be buggy, they can glitch, if something goes wrong, however unlikely, it could take down your entire computer.
But if you don't have a second computer around and still want to test out the latest Windows 10 Insider builds, don't worry. There's a safe and easy way to install and try them out: virtual machines — a computer within your computer.
If you're running Windows 10 Pro, you can install Hyper-V on your PC to create a virtual machine to test drive the operating system without having to put your system or data at risk.
In this ...
How do I play as Ronin?
Titanfall 2 is all about crushing the enemy under the mechanized feet of your Titan. Ronin, one of the six Titans, uses its mobility and broadsword to deal precise blows before escaping unharmed. Here's how to get the most out of Ronin.
Ronin's weapons and utilities
How to use the Leadwall and sword core
How to be successful as Ronin
Ronin's weapons and utilities
Ronin is a highly mobile Titan that must use its speed to attack and retreat — it has very low health and will almost always lose a head-to-head battle with another Titan. It does medium damage, but when used properly, can destroy other Titans quickly without taking any damage itself. Here is Ronin's default loadout:
Primary weapon: Leadwall is a shotgun that shoots a horizontal cluster of projectiles.
Offensive: Launch a wave of energy that slows down enemy Titans while also dealing damage.
Defensive: Use your sword to block incoming enemy projectiles.
Utility: Use phase shifters to enter a...
You can make your PC more secure by forcing users to change their password regularly, and in this guide, we show you how to do this on Windows 10.
Windows 10 packs a lot of great security features, including biometric authentication with Windows Hello, malware protection with Windows Defender, and Windows Update to keep your device up to date and secure. However, even with all these features, your PC can still be vulnerable to unauthorized access if you keep using the same password for a long time.
Although users can change their password at any time, you can also configure the operating system to ask users to change it periodically.
There are at least three methods to do this, but the method you need to use will always depend on the edition of Windows your PC is running, and whether you're using a local or Microsoft account.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to force users to change their password after a specific number of days to keep accounts a litt...
How do I play as Tone in Titanfall 2?
Tone is one of six Titans available in Titanfall 2, the twitch shooter that shakes things up by injecting mechanized killing machines into the mix. Tone is relatively mobile with powerful offensive and defensive abilities and even has some team-oriented utilties your pals can benefit from. Here's how to get the most out of Tone.
Tone's weapons and utilities
How to use the 40mm tracker cannon and salvo core
How to be successful as Tone
Tone's weapons and utilities
Tone is a relatively mobile Titan that has both great offensive and defensive abilities. Its loadout promotes medium- to long-range engagement, but all of its abilities can be used up close if needed. Here is Tone's default loadout:
Primary weapon: The 40mm tracker cannon fires explosive rounds that also provide tracking for the tracking rockets.
Offensive: Once you have a lock-on, fire your rockets for heavy explosive damage. These rockets will automatically hit your targeted en...
The Regalia is undeniably one of your most indispensable tools in Final Fantasy XV.
Not only is it a sweet ride, but it also doubles as a shop to offload your well-earned treasures, and did we mention it flies?
To begin with, the Regalia is almost painfully slow. If you're trying to mop up quests before you're taken on to another area that you won't be able to return from for a while, trundling from A to B can become seriously time-consuming. You almost want Imperial soldiers to drop from the sky, just to break up the seven-minute long journey.
But there are ways to improve the Regalia's performance, and here's how.
Talk to Cindy
Early game you'll still be running errands around the starting areas of Hammerhead. The mechanic at the garage there, Cindy, absolutely adores the Regalia and wants to aid you in souping her up a bit.
During Chapter Two after you have completed The Power Of Kings, you'll be able to access Cindy's services as a mechanic.
The Ever Regal Regalia
If you don't like the new volume control on Windows 10, here's a trick to bring the classic volume slider.
Windows 10 ships with a lot of new features, and it's a step forward that overcomes many of the limitations from Windows 8.1. The new version also introduces a slew of new visual changes, in particular on those flyouts you get in the notification area when opening Action Center, Date and Time, Network, and even for the volume control.
Despite all these good improvements, they're not changes that everyone likes. If you don't like the new volume control and you miss the old Windows 7 and 8 vertical volume slider, you can tweak the Registry to bring it back.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to add a new entry in the Registry to bring back the good old volume control to the notification area on your PC.
How to bring back the old volume control to Windows 10
Important: As always, this is a friendly reminder warning you know that editing the registry i...
You can quickly remove the OneDrive entry from File Explorer, if you don't find a use for it, and in this guide, we'll show you how to!
OneDrive can be considered one of the best cloud storage service you can use. If you're a PC user, OneDrive even comes built-in on Windows 10. It also adds an entry to the left pane in File Explorer, which if you might not want to see if you're not a OneDrive user — or you're an advanced user that syncs everything automatically to OneDrive.
While Windows 10 doesn't include an option to remove the OneDrive shortcut, you can jump into the Registry to remove the shortcut manually.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to tweak the Registry to remove the OneDrive entry in the left pane of File Explorer, but without ditching the service completely in case you need to manage or upload files to the cloud.
How to remove OneDrive from File Explorer
Important: As always, this is a friendly reminder warning that editing the registr...
Unable to connect to the internet after installing an update? In this guide, we'll show you a number of things you can do to fix this issue on Windows 10.
Windows 10 gets regular updates to patch any security vulnerability and to improve the overall functionality of the operating system. However, on Windows 10, unlike previous versions, updates are mandatory.
Although forcing updates can help to keep systems up to date and secure, sometimes an update can cause more problems than it solves. A 2016 update prevented some users from connecting to the internet, for example.
If you're having trouble connecting to the internet after a Windows 10 update, there are a number of things Microsoft recommends you can try on your computer.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to reconnect to the internet after installing an update on your device.
Initial network troubleshooting steps
Use the Network troubleshooter to fix connectivity issues
Reset the TCP/IP stack on Wi...
If you've been following latest developments you may be wondering just how you can delete a Yahoo! account. Here's how you can do just that.
You must feel for fans of Yahoo! as the company has been in the news as of late for all the wrong reasons. Whether it's 500 million and then a further 1 billion accounts hacked, or a tool for government to search through email, it makes perfect sense for anyone to be concerned about a Yahoo! account.
We've compiled a quick guide to show you just how easy it is to remove your account and have your sensitive data deleted.
Remove your Yahoo! account
Visit Yahoo!'s Terminating your Yahoo! Account page.
Log in with your Yahoo! account.
Type in your password to confirm your identity.
Type in the CAPTCHA code to confirm your humanity.
Click YES to delete your Yahoo! account. You'll see a confirmation page if you successfully deleted your account.
Stuff you should know
While deleting your account will hopefully protect you from potential attack...
The full list of Titanfall 2 achievements to help you reach 100%
Titanfall 2 has 50 achievements spread out over the campaign and multiplayer game modes. Unlocking all achievements will net you 1000 points toward your gamerscore. Ready to start achieving? Here's the full list of Titanfall 2 achievements for Xbox One.
There are 26 campaign achievements ready to unlock as you make your way through the exciting campaign.
Beat Pilot Lastimosa's Gauntlet ghost recorder time [15 G]
...Becomes the Master
Place in the top three on the Gauntlet scoreboard [15 G]
It Was Coming Right For Us
Kill a caged prowler in the Wildlife Research Labs [10 G]
Destroy a Titan with your Burst Core [15 G]
Angel of Death
Destroy a Titan with your Flight Core [15 G]
Destroy a Titan with your Salvo Core [15 G]
I have the Power!
Destroy a Titan with yo...
If you're looking for a more interactive way to power off your PC, use this guide to add Slide to shut down to touch and non-touch screen devices on Windows 10.
Shutting down and powering on your computer are perhaps some of the easiest tasks you can do on Windows 10. Back on Windows 8, Microsoft also included a new interactive way to power off your device with the "Slide to shut down your PC" gesture. That feature exists on Windows 10, but it's typically only enabled on tablets and Windows 10 Mobile devices when you press and hold the power button.
If you want to get the same shutdown experience on your laptop or desktop, you can quickly create a shortcut with the proper command to enable "Slide to shut down your PC" on Windows 10, even on non-touch screen devices.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to add the slide to shut down gesture to your computer.
How to add Slide to shut down to your PC
Right-click on an empty space on the desktop, select New, ...
Where are the field manuals in Nothing is Written located?
Nothing is Written is a Battlefield 1 campaign that roughly follows Lawrence of Arabia's story and his involvement in World War I. It has 15 field manuals spread out over the three chapters — here's where to find them all.
Hidden in Plain Sight chapter field manuals
Young Men's Work chapter field manuals
Hear the Desert chapter field manuals
Hidden in Plain Sight chapter field manuals
There are five field manuals in total to find in the Hidden in Plain Sight chapter. Here's where to find each one.
First field manual
The mission opens and you're tasked with spotting enemies with binoculars. Do so, then turn to your left and make for the large, rocky outcropping.
Run around to the far side of the outcropping.
The field manual is located beneath a small, rocky shelf.
Second field manual
Immediately turn 180-degrees after grabbing the first field manual.
Head for the large rock situated between the green tent and ...
Here are the easy steps to keep your files inside the Windows 10 default folders always backed up on your Dropbox account.
Windows 10 by default always creates a group of default folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos) on every new account to help you keep your files neatly organize by category. The only issue is that unless you don't manually make a backup, your files won't be protected, and you can lose them at any time.
However, if you're a Dropbox user and you want to keep saving your files in the same default locations, you can redirect the default folders to your cloud storage account and keep your files constantly backed up and accessible across devices.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to move your default account folders to Dropbox to keep your files protected and always backed up in the cloud.
How to move default users to Dropbox
Open File Explorer.
Navigate the following path:
If you're not planning to test early builds of Windows 10, in this guide, we'll tell you the steps to remove the "Windows Insider Program" from the Settings app.
Microsoft created the Windows Insider Program to allow enthusiasts and developers to test early preview builds of Windows 10 in exchange for feedback to help the company improve the operating system.
Anyone wanting to test upcoming features and willing to submit suggestions can quickly enroll a computer to the program by using the "Windows Insider Program" settings page. However, if you're not interested or you're sharing your computer, and you want to prevent other people from enrolling the device, it's possible to remove the option from the Settings app.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to edit the Registry to remove the "Windows Insider Program" option from the Settings app.
How to remove 'Windows Insider Program' from Settings
Important: As always, this is a friendly reminder warning you ...
Should I buy the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass?
Now that the first DLC has been released for Battlefield 1, you might be wondering whether or not the Premium Pass is really worth it. Sure, this DLC was free, but the next four updates (DICE is calling them "expansion packs") won't be free.
Each one, without a Premium Pass, will likely set you back about $15. The Premium Pass, which costs $50 ($45 if you have EA Access), is a nice bit of savings.
Will the expansion packs hold enough content to keep you entertained and feeling like you got your money's worth? Let's take a look at whether or not the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass is a smart buy.
See the Premium Pass at Microsoft Store
Way more content
Early access to new content
Skip server queues
Keep playing with your pals
Way more content
Battlefield 1 is a truly impressive shooter, and its multiplayer mode will likely be the first-person shooter for years to come. As it stands now, followi...
When thumbnails for files and folders aren't showing correctly, here's how to clear and rebuild the thumbnail cache on Windows 10.
Windows 10 maintains a cache database with thumbnail images for every folder, document, video, and picture on your computer. This database is used to quickly display a preview of a file or to give you a glimpse of the content of a folder or file before you open it.
The problem with the "thumbnail cache" is that it grows over time as you create new folders and files, and sometimes the database will become corrupted. You'll notice this because File Explorer will display thumbnails incorrectly, some files may not show a thumbnail preview, or sometimes thumbnails may not be available at all.
Thankfully, Windows 10 includes a few ways to reset and rebuild the thumbnail.db hidden files containing the data to display file previews.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the process to recreate the thumbnail database using the Disk Cleanup tool an...