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Repairing your PS4 Controller between different devices

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I recently signed up for a free trial of the Apple Arcade and enjoy casually using my Apple TV to play the odd iOS/tvOS game. Trouble is, my trusty PS4 controller can only be paired with one device at a time, and the design is not clever enough to understand there’s more than once device in this world. Perhaps newer controllers will be designed like wireless headphones, but until that distant day arrives, I have to re-pair my controller manually. It’s not difficult, I just have to remember to do it in the following order. Assuming...

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Converting from BIOS to UEFI boot in preparation for Windows 11

Posted by on 2:48 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Converting from BIOS to UEFI boot in preparation for Windows 11

Being the geek that I am, I thought I’d give the Windows 11 Preview a spin on one of my machines. One issue I ran into was that Windows 11 insisted on booting not via the legacy BIOS, but instead via the newer UEFI. I switched it over in the startup settings of my HP Z840, when I realised that the SSD I was using wasn’t being recognised as a startup disk. Why was that, I wondered? Turns out for UEFI to recognise it, the drive must be formatted with GPT (GUID Partition Table) instead of the more compatible MBR (Master Boot Record)....

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Fixed: Logitech Options not loading on Windows

Posted by on 12:37 am in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Fixed: Logitech Options not loading on Windows

I’ve been relying on Logitech Options to move my mouse on both computers on my desk. It’s become an important part of my workflow, and as such it’s super annoying when it stops working. It recently happened on my Windows PC. Options hadn’t automatically loaded on startup. When I tried starting Options manually, only a grey screen came up, but the app didn’t load. I thought perhaps I’ll upgrade the software to the latest version, even though I thought I had done that recently. Nothing doing: after the...

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How to find out what wakes up your Windows Computer

Posted by on 3:06 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to find out what wakes up your Windows Computer

My wife’s computer keeps waking up after she puts it to sleep, or after the computer goes to sleep by itself. It’s… disturbing. Thankfully there’s a relatively easy to way to query why this happens and action it accordingly. Bring up a Command Prompt window by searching for cmd, then type the following: powercfg -lastwake This will show you what caused the last wake operation, usually indicating a particular piece of hardware that was involved. If it was the network adapter for example, some instruction over on your...

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How to disable MEBx on the HP Z840 Workstation

Posted by on 2:12 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to disable MEBx on the HP Z840 Workstation

I recently purhcased a HP Z840 worksation from eBay. It’s my fourth unit actually, and each model in the Z series is slightly different. This one had something called MEBx during boot, considerably increasing the time it takes to boot the system. Hence I was wondering how to disable it. In case you didn’t know this, MEBx is the Intel Management Engine’s BIOS Extension. If I understand correctly, it’s a MINIX based operating system that runs on workstations and servers before the actual operating system is loaded. This...

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How to disable Audio Notifications in Discord

Posted by on 11:07 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to disable Audio Notifications in Discord

You’d think that when you disable notifications in your operating system’s notification centre, those super annoying plinks and plonks an app can send would just disappear. It’s true, unless you’re using Discord, where it doesn’t work. They’re perhaps a little too hip and trendy to follow an established pattern. Instead, audio notifications are set in the app itself, and whatever preference you set there counts. You have to do this for every machine Discord is install on, even though it appears such users...

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How to check your NoMachine Version Number on Windows

Posted by on 12:21 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to check your NoMachine Version Number on Windows

NoMachine doesn’t have traditional menus, at least not on Windows. There’s no way to head over to something like Help – About NoMachine and discover the current version number, like there is on the Mac. Instead, you’ll have to do the following: start the NoMachine GUI, as if you are about to login to another machineselect Settingsat the bottom of the window, choose Server Preferencesselect the last tab at the top called Updates You can also update to the latest version manually from this window. This works on all...

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How to change your Display Name on Fortnite, Unreal Engine and EPIC Games

Posted by on 9:10 am in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to change your Display Name on Fortnite, Unreal Engine and EPIC Games

I thought it would be fun to change my name in Fortnite. It’s easy to do and possible every two weeks (it’ll keep your friends on their toes as they have no idea who you are… which may or may not be a good thing). Here’s how to do it: head over to epicgames.com and loginat the top right, next to the small green dot and your current name, select Accountunder General – Account Info, just above your Personal Details, you’ll find your Display Nameit has a little icon next to it, click it and enter a new name...

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Where are NVIDIA Highlights stored

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Fortnite and other games can create automatic highlights when certain trigger events happen. It took me some time to figure out where these are stored, and I thought I’d share how you can find out the exact location on your system. Open the GeForce Experience: either by searching for itor using the Start – NVIDIA – GeForce Experienceor by right-clicking the NVIDIA icon in the task bar and choosing GeForce Experience Now click on the gear icon at the top right to go into the Settings Menu. Under General there’s a...

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How to reset your Netgear ORBI Router Password

Posted by on 9:02 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to reset your Netgear ORBI Router Password

I’ve seen some seriously terrible user experiences in my time. Netgear’s ORBI LTE Router has got to be somewhere very high in the top ten list of shittest user experiences of this decade. The amount of time I’ve wasted getting this pathetic mess going is rather scary, yet I persevered. I’m as surprised as you are! I don’t want to bore you with the details, just put a quick note here to remind myself and anyone else out there close to going mental how to recover your lost ORBI Router password. Option 1: Soft Reset...

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