Thursday, May 19, 2016

Getting rid of Junkware on your computer.





Uninstalling Junkware

If your computer has a lot of programs popping up with numerous errors, issues, and is making your computer running slowly, then you might have Junkware or unwanted software on your computer.
There a number of ways to get rid of such annoying pop ups, using the windows programs and features app is a great way of removing these programs.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Look into ComputerThingz

This Trailer is a quick look into the type of videos you can find on my channel.  Thanks to All the 560+ YouTube Subscribers and still growing!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What is the Windows Registry?






The Windows registry is a group of files that contains settings for your Windows computer, such as what programs to open .exe files as well as other file formats.  The registry dictates when certain application should be executed, it also holds personalized settings, for example; desktop background, Internet Start page, and specific software settings.



How to access your computer's registry?

(You can find the Windows Registry by going to the start menu and typing regedit in the search box provided.)




More information on windows registry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Registry

How to edit your Registry - http://computerthingz.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-to-get-edit-your-registry-on-your.html

CLEANING YOUR WINDOWS REGISTRY : http://computerthingz.blogspot.com/2012/12/one-of-best-software-you-can-use-for.html

Monday, June 30, 2014

Windows Experience Index problem: Could not measure video playback performance (RESOLVED)






Recently I got a new AMD R5 230 video card and while running the Windows Assessment Tool, I kept on getting this error "Could not measure video playback performance".  After numerous attempts to fix this error, I stumble across a quick solution by using the Device Manager to uninstall the  the current video driver, and restarting the computer.  Once the system restarted Windows downloaded and installed its own software driver for the AMD Video card, which solved the problem.  Below is a quick tutorial on how to fix this problem.

In this video tutorial I will show you how to fix this Microsoft Windows error.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

How to Install Android Apps to work on your computer.




BlueStacks is a Free software developed by a company in California, it allows you to run all your Android apps on your Windows or Mac computer easily and effortlessly.  The software works by giving you a short cut on your desktop to access any app withing the Google play store or Android Market.  In order to get this software on your computer, you will first need to download it from the website.   You can watch the tutorial below on how to install the app, as well as accessing apps withing the BlueStacks software.



How to install Android Apps on your Windows or Mac Computer using BlueStacks.


Download BlueStacks:http://www.bluestacks.com/

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If you get an ERROR 2500 +++++  You will need to download BlueStacks HD :

Download BlueStack HD Here:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Is your computer Infected? Game-over Zeus virus could be lying dormant on your computer!



The Gameover Zeus is responsible for millions of infected computers worldwide since its interception in September 2011.  The virus allows the attackers to intercept financial transaction during banking session. defrauding customers of hundreds of financial institutions globally.  The FBI also estimates that  the malware has infected between 500,000 to 1 million computers worldwide.  Gameover Zeus, infects a users machine when they open a PDF or click on a link sent to them in an email.  It is so sophisticated that it is able to evade the users anti virus software while intercepting all financial  transaction and rewriting them, so that the payment made by the user will be redirected into other bank accounts.

More information: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2648037/Is-computer-infected-dangerous-Gameover-Zeus-software-Virus-lying-dormant-thousands-American-computers.html

Game-over Zeus removal: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/international-takedown-wounds-gameover-zeus-cybercrime-network

United states computer emergency rediness team website: http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-150A

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Toshiba C855D SM universal serial bus Driver Problem (Resolved)

Toshiba C855D SM universal serial bus Driver Problem (Resolved) Missing Drivers after Windows 7 Install



After the install of windows 7 on the Toshiba C855D I had issue with the serial bus not working.  The C855D had 2 of its 3 USB ports not working, including the USB 3.0 port.(Universal Serial Bus not working)

Toshiba C855D SM Bus (USB) Controller Issue


C855D USB Driver Problem














In order to resolve this issue, you will need to update your windows OS to the latest update.  Then you will need to go to AMD and download the Driver needed for the USB Filter.(I checked and downloaded AMD files from Toshiba and their drivers did not work)

AMD  - SM USB controller
(THIS WORKED FOR ME)
AMD USB Filter Driver http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Windows%207
This package is for motherboards with 700 series or newer AMD chipsets, and includes:
                          AMD Chipset Drivers
                          AMD AHCI Driver
                          AMD USB 3.0 Driver

Have AMD Auto check and install the driver for you.(This option did not work for me)
AMD Auto Driver check/install: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

More Info: Tosibha Bios update: http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=EU

Installing Windows 7 on a Tosibha C855D Laptop: http://computerthingz.blogspot.com/2014/06/switching-your-computer-from-windows-8.html




How to change boot options on a Windows 8 Computer


Changing a Toshiba Satellite C855D  from Windows 8 to windows 7.




So over the weekend I had the task of downgrading a Toshiba C855D-S5307 laptop from windows 8 to windows 7.  It was quite a hassle because they were so many steps to take and also there was a couple of driver problems that I had to over come as well.

To change your Operating System from windows 8 OEM to windows 7, you must first start with the bios or it is now called the  U.E.F.I, which stands for (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface).  You gain access to to the U.E.F.I by holding down F2.  Once your in, select the security tab at the top of  the page and scroll down to secure boot.  Highlight secure boot by using your directional button on your keyboard and  press enter to disable secure boot.

After secure boot is disabled, you will then need to go to advance at the top of the page, then select system configuration from the options provided.  You will then need to select boot mode and  change the boot mode from UEFI to CSM Boot.  Hit escape(ESC) to get back to the main bios menu.

Third, you will need to select the boot device you wish to boot from, in my case i will select DVD to install my windows 7 OS.  Hit F10 to save configuration but also make sure that you insert your boot device at this time, because the system will restart once you press F10.

Once the computer restarts, you will need to press any key to boot from the windows DVD.

Disable Secure Boot

Select Advance, Then System Configuration

Select Boot Mode

Change boot mode to CSM Boot



Select the Booting device + DVD  Drive highlight

Press F10 to Save Configuration


Press any key to boot from DVD

Windows Start
Windows Install