How to Add Page x of y in Microsoft Office Word

How to Add Page x of y in Microsoft Office Word

Your version of Word might be different from the one I will use to demonstrate here, but the steps are relatively the same.

  1. On your Microsoft Office Word document, click the section of the footer or header you want the pagination (page x of y) to appear – e.g bottom right
  2. Type Page and press space
  3. With the cursor on this point, click Insert menu. Under Text category, choose Quick Parts and then click Field…Field
  4. On the Field dialog box, under the Field names, choose Page and then click the number format you want, then OkField1
  5. Press space, enter of, and press space again
  6. Go again to Insert menu > Quick parts > Field… > NumPages. Then click the number format you wantField2
  7. Click Ok
  8. Congratulations!

You’re free to share with friends and relatives.

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How to Convert Your DVD Movies Into MP4 movies

How to convert your DVD movies into MP4 movies


Do you have some of your movies still on those DVD disks? Perhaps your DVD player isn’t working anymore? Or, you want to play the file from your computer and it’s a long thing trying to decode which files to play in the too many folder/files format of DVD?

Recall that DVD technology is gradually phasing out… A lot of folks now simply connect their usb memory stick on the usb ports of their TV and get their movies playing! You do want to convert those DVDs to MP4? Let’s look at these steps….

  1. Use a software called HandBrake! Download from their site (CLICK HERE), and then install on your computer.untitled
  2. After install, open the software
  3. Insert the DVD you want to convert into MP4.
  4. On HandBrake, choose the source of the DVD which is your DVD Drive.
  5. Finally, click Start Encoding

It takes a while to complete. So relax and grab a cup of coffee while you wait. Don’t forget to share to your friends, and you do not need to thank us. We are delighted to help you, always!

How to Check if Your PC RAM is Faulty

How to Check if Your PC RAM is Faulty

de_cat_ram_este_nevoieCouple of times your computer starts exhibiting erratic behaviors ranging from abrupt shutdowns, excessive slowness, blue screen of death, etc. These behaviors are very annoying technical issues you can be challenged with, and the RAM hardware are usually overlooked in the initial troubleshooting steps.

You might just realize that your RAM is just the whole headache you’ve been having, and needs to be changed. Go through these few steps to run checks on your RAM to determine its health status, using the Windows inbuilt tool called “Windows Memory Diagnostic” tool.

  • Open Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool – there are various ways to do this
    1. On your Start menu or search bar, type Windows Diagnostic Tool, then click it when it shows up.Untitled
    2. Or on your Run box, type mdsched.exe and press EnterUntitled1
  • When the tool opens, you can then choose between two options: The first option will restart your machine and check the memory right then, and the second option checks the RAM the next time you reboot. Pick the option that best suits your needs.Untitled2
  • Your computer will load a screen that shows the progress of the check and number of passes it will run on the memory. Watch the memory diagnostic tool for errors. If there are no errors, then it’s likely that your RAM is not causing any issues, and it’s time to investigate other hardware or software issues.img_5771f9d4b6a9f
  • When it’s done, your computer will automatically reboot and return to the Windows desktop. After you log in, the test results will appear.
  • However, if the result does not appear automatically after reboot you can check the result through these steps:
    1. Open Event Viewer
    2. Navigate to Windows Logs > System. You’ll see a list of a large number of events. Click “Find” in the right pane.
    3. Type “MemoryDiagnostic” into the find box and click “Find Next”. You’ll see the result displayed at the bottom of the window.img_5772010ecc6e5

      Hope this help? You can share to help your friends…

How to Save Your Data from Windows 10 Automatic Update

This information will be of immense value to you if your computer runs on metered Internet connection – maybe through WiFi, USB modem, etc. I may need to remind you that Microsoft in Windows 10 enforced that Windows Updates must occur automatically whenever they available – ‘whether you like it or not!’ unlike previous editions of Windows where you can stop the updates, or schedule them at appropriate times.

Windows 10 will be great, but it needs more time - Image credit MicrosoftI want to make clearer that automatic updates are typically a good thing and I recommend leaving them on in general. However, majority of users (particularly in Nigeria!) have just a small amount of data connection that they need to do their works on their PCs and these updates eat a lot of data, sometimes in Gigabytes (GB). And the users may not have such amount of data to spare.

Let us now see how you can stop these updates from running automatically, thereby saving you some coins. To proceed, you need to identify the edition of your Operating System – Pro, Home or Enterprise (contact us if you don’t know how to confirm this).

For Pro and Enterprise editions, follow these steps:
Step 1

  • Open the Settings App (Win + I)
  • Open the ‘Network & Internet’ section
  • Open ‘Wi-Fi’ and click ‘Advanced Options’
  • Toggle ‘Set as metered connection’ to ‘On’

Step 2

  • Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: gpedit.msc and press enter
  • Navigate to: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
  • Double click the Configure Automatic Update, then click Enable
  • Change the Configure Automatic Updates setting to ‘2 – Notify for download and Untitlednotify for install’. Click Ok.
  • Open the Settings app (Win + I) and navigate to -> Update and Security -> Windows Updates. Click ‘Check for updates’ which applies the new configuration setting
  • Restart

Step 3: For Windows 10 Home editions
Windows 10 Home Edition does not have the features of the two steps described above. So follow the steps below to stop the automatic update if you must…

  • Fig 2 - Turn off Windows Update in Windows 10Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: services.msc and press enter
  • From the Services list which appears find the Windows Update service and open it
  • In ‘Startup Type’ (under the ‘General’ tab) change it to ‘Disabled’
  • Restart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope this helps?
Contact us for further clarifications and/or questions.

 

Solution to all Microsoft Windows Update failures (errors)

Every user of Microsoft Windows Operating System irrespective of the edition (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10) would at some point in time experience one or two issues regarding failed Windows updates. The information am about to share is most profitable to System Administrators. However, its for the benefit of all who are computer savvy!

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I classify the cause of the failed updates into two major scenarios: one due to bad Internet connection, and two due to problems with the Windows Update Agent. The solution to the former is for you to get a better Internet Connection. While we dwell on this page how to sort out the later.

Incidentally, and fortunately Microsoft has a tool called Windows Update Diagnostic tool. When your issue with Windows Update failures is due to a problem with your computer, it can be resolved simply by running this precious, but free Windows Update Diagnostic tool.

All you need is download it here. Run it on your system and watch all errors/problems corrected and fixed. After it has finished fixing all errors, go back and run your Windows Update, and you will have no more issues.

Hope this helps?
Contact us if you have more difficult issues.

Hackers Attack Antivirus Company’s Server, Steal Sensitive Data

downloadIn an interesting twist, one the most popular and much-respected Antivirus and computer security firms BitDefender has recently been hacked and has had a portion of its customer data leaked.

The data breach on BitDefender is incredibly embarrassing for the security firm, not merely because the company failed to prevent its customers data from hackers, but also because the reputed computer security company did not encrypt its customers’ most sensitive data.

The hacker, who uses the online alias DetoxRansome, managed to break into a Bitdefender server that hosted the cloud-based management dashboards for its small and medium-sized business clients, and extracted usernames and passwords belonging to these clients. This is because these details were saved in a plain unencrypted form.

The Romanian security company admitted its system was breached and said that the attack on its system didn’t penetrate the server, but a security hole “potentially enabled exposure of a few user accounts and passwords.”

After demanding a $15,000 ransom which the firm refused to pay, the hackers uploaded a list of over 250 usernames and passwords over the internet.

“The issue was immediately resolved, and additional security measures have been put in place to prevent its reoccurrence. Our investigation revealed no other server or services were impacted,” said that company’s spokesperson.

BitDefender is currently working with law enforcement to investigate the issue.

Etisalat USB Modem Software

Couple of times, I get calls from people complaining of their modems not working especially Etisalat’s.

Normally the moment you plug a modem into your computer, the system should be able to detect the device and run the driver software to install the device for full functionality with your computer system. However, some people seem to have issues with this process and so the USB modem won’t install completely and will not just work.

usb-modem-72mbps-e173The solution is simply to get the driver software to install. Usually, people spend a lot of time online looking for this driver and will most of the times not be able to get it. So, I decided to give you guys the link for easy download of this driver in case you have this issue.

Just click HERE and you will be directed to the page where I have kept a copy of this driver. When the page opens, click on Free Download.

Hope this helps.