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How To Add OR Remove A Printer How To Add OR Remove A Printer To print, you need to connect a printer directly to your computer (when it is connected in this way, it's referred to as a local printer...
How To Add OR Remove A Printer

How To Add OR Remove A Printer

To print, you need to connect a printer directly to your computer (when it is connected in this way, it's referred to as a local printer), or create a connection to a network or shared printer.

Add OR Remove A Printer

To add a local printer


First, connect the printer to your computer following the manufacturer's instructions. Windows will attempt to automatically install the printer. If Windows can't automatically install it, or if you've previously removed the printer and want to add it again, follow these steps:
  1. Open Printers by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then clicking Printers.
  2. Click Add a printer.
  3. In the Add Printer Wizard, select Add a local printer.
  4. On the Choose a printer port page, make sure that the Use an existing port option button and the recommended printer port are selected, and then click Next.
  5. On the Install the printer driver page, select the printer manufacturer and model, and then click Next.
Notes
  • If your printer is not listed but you have the manufacturer's installation CD, click Have disk, and then browse to the folder where the printer driver is stored. For help, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • If you don't have the installation CD, click Windows Update, and then wait while Windows checks for available drivers.
  1. Complete the additional steps in the wizard, and then click Finish.
Tips
  • It's a good idea to print a test page to check if the printer is working correctly. For more information, see Print a test page.
  • If you have added a printer but are unable to use it, your printer driver might not be compatible with Windows Vista. Check the printer manufacturer's website for the latest compatibility information and driver updates. For more information, see Find and install printer drivers.

To add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer


Before you begin, make sure you know the name of the printer that you want to add. Sometimes the name is displayed on the printer itself. If the name is not on the printer, contact the printer owner or your network administrator to find out the printer's name before following the steps below.
  1. Open Printers by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then clicking Printers.
  2. Click Add a printer.
  3. In the Add Printer Wizard, select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.
  4. In the list of available printers, select the one you want to use, and then click Next. If your computer is connected to a network, only printers listed in Active Directory for your domain are displayed in the list.
  5. If prompted, install the printer driver on your computer. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  6. Complete the additional steps in the wizard, and then click Finish.
Tips
  • Available printers can include all printers on a network, such as Bluetooth and wireless printers or printers that are plugged into another computer and shared on the network. Make sure that you have permission to use these printers before adding them to the computer. For more information, see What are printer permissions?
  • It's a good idea to print a test page to check if the printer is working correctly. For more information, see Print a test page.

To remove a printer

Note
  • You can't remove a printer if you have items in the print queue. If items are waiting to print when you try to remove a printer, Windows will wait until printing is complete, and then remove the printer. If you have permission to manage documents on the printer, you can also cancel all print jobs and then try to remove the printer again. For more information, see Cancel printing and What are printer permissions?
  1. Open Printers by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then clicking Printers.
  2. Right-click the printer that you want to remove, and then click Delete.
    If you can't delete the printer, right-click it again, click Run as administrator, and then click Delete. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Tips

  • To add a shortcut to Printers to the Start menu, right-click the Start button, click Properties, and then, on the Start Menu tab, click Customize. Select the Printers check box, and then click OK.
Ghost Keyboard Typing Notepad Tricks Ghost Keyboard Typing Notepad Tricks Hey guys , Today I am going to share with you a Short but Cool Notepad Trick. People Use notepad to type and save some important or regular ...
Ghost Keyboard Typing Notepad Tricks

Ghost Keyboard Typing Notepad Tricks

Hey guys , Today I am going to share with you a Short but Cool Notepad Trick. People Use notepad to type and save some important or regular information, But very less people know that there is much more that we can do with Notepad.

Ghost Keyboard Typing Notepad Tricks

What if i say that we can make Notepad to type automatically what ever we wish to. Unreal ? Yes it is possible and you will be doing it by yourself in just a few moments.You can show it to your friends and surprise them. Basically it is a prank that you can do with anyone just for fun.

This Process is Also known as Ghost Keyboard Typing Because you dont even touch your keyboard and words starts displaying in your notepad automatically, When you show this to your friend or anyone else, they will be excited to learn this from you as well.

Notepad trick to Type Automatically

Step 1: Right click on your desktop and select create new text document or simply Open Notepad.

Step 2: Exactly Copy the code given below and Paste it in notepad document that you have just created.

set wshshell = wscript.CreateObject("wScript.Shell")
wshshell.run "Notepad"
wscript.sleep 400
wshshell.sendkeys "H"
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys "O"
wscript.sleep 120
wshshell.sendkeys "W"
wscript.sleep 200
wshshell.sendkeys "L"
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys "M"
wscript.sleep 140
wshshell.sendkeys "E"
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys "F"
wscript.sleep 50
wshshell.sendkeys "L"
wscript.sleep 120
wshshell.sendkeys "A"
wscript.sleep 170
wshshell.sendkeys "S"
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys "."
wscript.sleep 50
wshshell.sendkeys "B"
wscript.sleep 120
wshshell.sendkeys "L"
wscript.sleep 160
wshshell.sendkeys "O"
wscript.sleep 200
wshshell.sendkeys "G"
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys "S"
wscript.sleep 170
wshshell.sendkeys "P"
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys "O"
wscript.sleep 50
wshshell.sendkeys "T"
wscript.sleep 120
wshshell.sendkeys "."
wscript.sleep 160
wshshell.sendkeys "c"
wscript.sleep 200
wshshell.sendkeys "o"
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys "M"
wscript.sleep 100

Step 3: Save the above code in Notepad file As "HowlMeFlash.vbs" (Without Quotes ) but make sure  While saving this file select Save as type  "All files" and extension must be .vbs

Step 4: Now double click on The saved File, You will see "HowlMeFlas.BLOGSPOT.COM" will be typed  Automatically, This is one of the Most awesome Notepad Trick that You learned today. Moreover  you can edit the Words In the above given Code with any desired words you want Notepad to type for you. e.g. : MY FRIEND READING THIS IS FOOL..vbs
IMPORTANT !!!

While Double Clicking on the saved file if you see an error box like "line 1" and "Char 37" Then dont worry, Right click on HowlMeFlash.vbs and click on edit,

Now delete all Double quotations ie : ""  and Type them all manually from your keyboard, save it and now you will have no errors.
How to Perform a Backup on Windows XP How to Perform a Backup on Windows XP Considering the increased amounts of data that you save to your computer each day, more and more users embark on a quest for the most effect...
How to Perform a Backup on Windows XP

How to Perform a Backup on Windows XP

Considering the increased amounts of data that you save to your computer each day, more and more users embark on a quest for the most effective and reliable backup solution.

Backup on Windows

However, very few know that Windows XP has its own backup utility.

Steps

1. To use the built in Windows XP backup tool, follow the instructions.

2. Click the Start button > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Backup.

3. The Windows XP backup tool allows backing up all user files in just one task.
If you select the option of the My Documents backup, it will copy the entire contents of the Documents and Settings folder including MS Outlook/Outlook Express messages and settings as well as your profile settings.

4. However, in most situations full backup is not necessary.
In all likelihood the My Documents folder of your computer will be large in size and contain a lot of irrelevant information. If this is the case, Windows XP backup tool suggests that you manually specify files that you want to include or exclude from the backup set.

5. Lastly, don't forget to backup your Internet Explorer favourites from within IE. You can export them from the Menu.

6. And, for really important backups, nothing beats writing down names, phone numbers, email addresses and bank account details.
Tips
  • In additions Window XP backup tool allows backing up the System state data that include Registry, Boot files, COM + Class Registration database. However, you cannot include or exclude specific components.
  • Windows XP backup tool offers five types of backup: normal, copy, daily, differential, and incremental. To be honest, this abundance of backup types causes nothing, but confusion especially if this is your first time backup.
  • The farthest location Windows XP backup tool suggests is a network drive or an external drive. By default, it will even offer you to back up to a floppy drive, and that's the only removable storage it has in store for you. Now think how many floppy diskettes it will require to back up 30GB of critical information!
  • There can be different backup types among which you can choose depending on your needs. The most common being full, incremental and differential.
  • When you do a backup, it is extremely important where you keep the resulting files. It is recommended to keep such files as far as possible from the local computer.
Warnings
  • Back ups should be stored on an external drive, not an internal hard drive. If the internal drive fails (and all drives eventually fail) you will lose your original files AND your backups.
How to Stop a Windows Computer from Freezing How to Stop a Windows Computer from Freezing Windows is probably the most popular operating system on the market. Although popular, it is not perfect. In fact, it could even be called i...
How to Stop a Windows Computer from Freezing

How to Stop a Windows Computer from Freezing

Windows is probably the most popular operating system on the market. Although popular, it is not perfect. In fact, it could even be called infamous; it is known to run slowly, freeze, and crash on users frequently. On good systems this is rare, but when your computer suffers from a lack of maintenance, problems are to be expected.

Stop a Windows Computer from Freezing

Unfortunately most users don't perform routine maintenance on their systems. You don't need to be a computer expert to be able to perform simple maintenance, all it takes is a little of your time.

Steps

1. Run a virus scan. Viruses are usually the culprits behind random errors, freezing, and crashing. How to run a virus scan depends on what anti-virus software you have, but basically you select drive C: and/or other disks (especially hard disks) that you suspect to have a virus, and click a button to activate the scan.

2. Uninstall programs you no longer need. Unnecessary programs may not seem like much, but some of them do run idly in the background, and this takes up memory. To uninstall a program, enter the control panel and click "Add/Remove Programs," select the program you want to uninstall, and click "Change/Remove". You can also insert the installation CD and select uninstall, or look for a file something like "uninstall.exe" in the program files.

3. Close some applications. Do you always minimize programs rather than close them? Don't worry about that picture you have open, it won't go away after you close it. That web browser, just bookmark the page or save the process (saving if you have FireFox). Save what you want to save, and close the windows quickly before you decide you want them open (you should know that to close a program you click the little "x" in the upper right corner of the window, there is a more efficient way of doing this without using the mouse... press ALT+F4 to close the window, ALT+TAB to navigate through open windows).

4. Delete any files you no longer need.
This helps if you do it before defragmenting your disk, since there are fewer files for the defragmenter to move. Select the file(s) you want to delete, and press the "delete" key, or right click and click "delete".

5. Use the scheduled maintenance tool. Under the "accessories" folder in the start menu there is a folder called system tools. Depending on your version of Windows, there is a program with a name along the lines of "Maintenance Schedule Wizard." This program will help schedule disk cleanups, disk defragmentations, and more. They all help with keeping your computer's performance at the optimum. Note that in Windows XP it is called "Task Scheduler".

6. Clean up your registry. Find a registry cleaner or clean it manually. Don't clean it manually if you aren't comfortable changing important system settings. Also try using disk cleanup from the start menu under system tools. This folder can be found in accessories.

7. Defragment your hard disk.
Click START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS>DISK DEFRAGMENTER. Follow the onscreen instructions and choose the C: drive. If you're wondering what this does, think if it this way: When you use your computer, files must be opened on your computer, then closed. When files are moved or deleted, they jump around on the part of the disk physically. Eventually the files are scattered everywhere, and it takes your computer longer to find them. By defragmenting your hard drive, you put all of the files close together again, and it's easier for the computer to find them. Defragmenting your drive may take anywhere from ten minutes to several hours depending on the size of the disk and the number of files.

8. Open up your computer case and dust it out.
Dust can make even the best computers run slowly. Unscrew the screws on the side of the case, remove large pieces of hardware and tie down cables, and start vacuuming out dust. Be careful not to suck in any jumpers, pins, wires, etc. You may find it necessary to start removing hardware to access other hardware. Be sure to dust out the heat sync and other fans. If you don't feel comfortable doing so, contact a tech-savvy friend or simply use an air-can. Don't worry too much, it's large amounts of dust that will cause real problems.
  • While you're in the computer, check the heat sync to see if it is faulty. This can cause any operating system to freeze, especially the higher NT versions of Windows.
  • Although the above suggests a vacuum cleaner to dust out a computer, there is a risk of static discharge. It isn't recommended that you do this if you are uncomfortable. Instead, try using an air duster. For removable fans, take them out and CAREFULLY clean them.

9. Format your disk and reinstall your operating system. Be sure to back up your data, for everything on your hard disk will be deleted.

10. Downgrade to a lower operating system (e.g.: From Windows XP to Windows 2000).
Your computer's specs may be too low to run the operating system at a satisfying level. The minimum requirements are MINIMUM, meaning that if you just meet them, you will just be able to run the operating system. For optimal performance, be sure to have at least the suggested specifications, not the minimum.

11. Consider running a small Linux distro.
Use a search engine to find a distribution of Linux that you think you would feel comfortable. Linux is another operating system, and is open source, meaning it's legally free. If you want an interface similar to the Windows interface, go with a KDE version. Try looking on Linux informative sites such as distrowatch for the most recent versions of Linux and reviews on the downloads.

12. Buy or build another computer.
Maybe not the solution you were looking for, but this is probably the best alternative if your computer fails to function properly after so much work. Remember that computers aren't designed to last a long time, most last about 2 to 5 years before hardware issues start showing up (this is not related to the Windows installation, which will usually last you about six months to a year on low maintenance).
Tips
  • When you want to get rid of a program, don't just delete the shortcut, uninstall it from the control panel. Deleting a shortcut is just that, deleting the quick file that executes the main executable on your desktop rather than directly. Uninstall programs rather than delete shortcuts.
  • Empty your recycle bin at least once a week. Even though the files are in the recycle bin, they take up space and sometimes still run.
  • Consider downloading or buying better maintenance tools. The tools included with Windows are just a start at what you want to do, and they might not be as good as other maintenance tools. If you have the hard disk space, download and install better maintenance tools, and be sure to use them.
  • It may sound silly, but consider using a lower screen resolution. See if it lowers the CPU usage.
  • Run the Desktop Cleanup Wizard. In the higher NT versions of Windows, there is a tool that allows you to clear unused shortcuts from your desktop. Right click on your desktop and go to properties, and find the Desktop Cleanup Wizard.
Warnings
  • Beware of computer viruses online when you make any downloads. Scan zip folders before you extract them, scan executables, scan anything suspicious. Don't go overboard, though.
  • Be careful handling any computer hardware. If you don't feel comfortable handling computer hardware, ask a tech-savvy friend to help you.
How to Fix Msvcp110.dll is Missing From your Computer How to Fix Msvcp110.dll is Missing From your Computer Windows Operating System may show you many different varieties of errors. But .dll errors are the most popular ones. Most of the times Users...
How to Fix Msvcp110.dll is Missing From your Computer

How to Fix Msvcp110.dll is Missing From your Computer

Windows Operating System may show you many different varieties of errors. But .dll errors are the most popular ones. Most of the times Users face .dll errors while installing any program on thier pc, Today we will be discussing how to fix one of the Common error in windows which is Msvcp110.dll is missing from your computer. As said, windows can give you a pop up box displaying this error while you try to install any program.

Fix Msvcp110.dll is Missing

You must have seen an error box just like the above picture few minutes ago and that is why you are here. This Error may pop up even on Startup or Shutdown, As the message says, the .dll file is missing from your computer and hence you are getting this message box appear. But Let me tell you that you are on right place because i will be listing possible ways to fix this error.

Fixing MSVCP110.dll is Missing Error


This Error may be caused due to several reasons, Some of them are:
  1. Registry Problem
  2. Corrupt MSVCP110.dll file
  3. Malware Problem
  4. Hardware Issues

So now that we know the causes, lets move ahead and see how to fix Msvcp110.dll error.

Basic Steps to fix Msvcp110.dll is Missing Error


Step 1: Check your Recycle bin


Make sure you have not accidently deleted msvcp110.dll file. Check your Recycle bin to make sure its not there. If you find it just restore and see if you get the error again.

Step 2: Reinstall the Program


At the time you get this error box, you will see that there it says to try and reinstall the program. So i would suggest you to Try and reinstall the program and see if you get the error box again. This is some basic fix so you must perform this first and then move on to below advance fixes.

Advance Steps to fix Msvcp110.dll is Missing Error


Step 3: Install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio


Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio from the Official Microsoft website. Install it once download. This step will replace the old corrupted msvcp110.dll file in most cases.

You may now go further and try to install the program that was showing you the error. Most of the time this solves the issues for handful of users.

Step 4: System Restore


If you have created System Restore point in your windows PC then this is the right time to Restore your System to Previous Point when your PC was working fine. This is why System restore is a very handy feature in Windows which most of the users fail to use.

Step 5: Registry Cleaner


If any of the above Fixes doesn't solve your problem and you still get Msvcp110.dll is Missing from your Computer Error everytime you try to install the program then this indicates registry issues. I would recommend to Download Regserve The Registry Cleaner. These are important tools and so the good ones are not availabe for free. They will Cost some bucks but will keep your Pc Error Free and will prevent any registry corruption in future.

Step 6: Malware/Virus Scan


I am assuming that by now you must have fixed the error and left. Oh you are still there? Try this, Scan your PC for Virus/Malware. Make sure to do a full scan with your favorite anti virus program. See if your anti-virus shows any issues with your Computer.

Step 7: Re-install Windows


So All the above 6 Steps failed to Solve or Fix your Issue of missing .dll file issue ? You will now want to reinstall Windows to fix this problem. Any Corrupt driver/files/registry will be fixed with reinstallation and must also fix the .dll file is missing problem for you.

Finally if any of the above mentioned Steps helped you to fix the issue then Let me know in the Below Comment box which on really fixed your problem. Any other steps which i am missing here can also be shared in Comments that helped you to fix the error.
How to Fix 0xc00007b Error (All PC Games & Software) on Windows How to Fix 0xc00007b Error (All PC Games & Software) on Windows To repair 0xc00007b error the application was unable to start correctly on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, it is necessary to know the ...
How to Fix 0xc00007b Error (All PC Games & Software) on Windows

How to Fix 0xc00007b Error (All PC Games & Software) on Windows

To repair 0xc00007b error the application was unable to start correctly on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, it is necessary to know the reasons behind such error first. This type o error generate very complex situation for the user because it irritates them and they cannot operate their PC as previous.

Fix 0xc00007b Error

When user tries to execute application on a windows system then, 0xc000007b error appears suddenly and stop user to execute their tasks. This error mainly generates because of mixing up 32bit environment with 64bit one. It means you have a 32bit application that attempts to load a 64bit dll. Such error may also appear while playing PC games such as watch dogs, outlast, and Dead Island.

This article will provide you complete solution to get rid of error 0xc00007b from all pc games.

Bellow some methods are given apply any one and fix Error Code 0xc000007b of unable to start application correctly error


Solution 1 (.Net Framework)


In lots of cases this error can generate due to .NET framework reasons issues. SO try to re-installing the latest or suitable version of .NET framework. Download and install the .Net framework to fix 0xc000007b error.
After successfully re-installation of the application restart your PC to takes place the executed modifications.


Solution 2 (Run as Administrator)


Some software requires running as an administrator privilege, it could fix error0xc000007b. To execute nay application as an administrator, do the following:
1) Go to the properties of the application by, Right-click the application's shortcut, and then click Properties
2) From the properties dialog box, click on the Compatibility tab.
3) Mark the Run this program as an administrator box, and click on OK

Solution 3 (Updates)


Sometime this problem may appear due to the update problems. Microsoft regularly patches latest discovered holes, adds malware definitions to its Windows Defender and Security Essentials utilities. Through downloading the patches released by Microsoft you can installs the missing drivers and updates the outdated ones like graphic card drivers.

Solution 4 (Install DirectX)


Some software and specially games require DirectX software. Though, your PC comprises a latest version of DirectX. Download & install this from the below link.


Solution 5 (Install Microsoft Visual C++)


Try to install Microsoft Visual C++ because this error message may happen on operating systems when the Microsoft Visual C++ Package is not correctly configured.
Download the 32 bit and 64 bit of Microsoft Visual C++ from the bellow given link:


Follow 3 Simple Steps to Repair PC Instantly

  1. Download & Install PC Repair Tool.
  2. Click Scan button to diagnose the PC.
  3. Click Fix Errors to the fix the issues and you are done.
Note: This powerful tool can increase your performance by 97%
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