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How To Open Diz Files?

Diz files are plain text files which are usually included in zip files. DIZ stands for “Description in Zip File” and usually contains information about the archives they are present in.

DIZ files usually do not require any additional viewer, however they are not associated to open in any software, which makes it harder for you to open the files.

If you are looking to open .DIZ files you can use a handy software called GetDiz, which can also be used to open nfo files.

Use GetDiz To Easily Open .DIZ and NFO Files

How To Create A Restore Point In Windows XP and Windows Vista?

If you install beta software regularly or install software that make changes to system files, in such cases there is a possibility that something may go wrong and your system may crash due to some malfunctioning software. This is a definite cause of worry, however you can take some precaution in the form of creating a restore point before installing softwares that may not be fully tested or change the system files.

Here are some simple tips that will show you how to create a restore point in Windows XP and Windows Vista.

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How To Turn On Automatic Windows Update In Windows XP And Vista

Microsoft periodically releases updates to the operating systems they support, most of the updates are patches for loopholes which have been exploited in the operating system by hackers. It is highly advisable to keep your system up-to-date with the patches released by Microsoft.

However many users are oblivious to the fact that updates have been released and remain vulnerable till they have been successfully applied to their computers. Windows Operating System have the ability to automatically connect to the update servers and download the updates to your computer, however many users do not turn it on, here are some simple steps that will help you turn on the automatic updates on your computer.

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How To Apply Custom Themes To Your Orkut Profile?

Orkut is a social networking website popular in India and Brazil, in-fact I found many of my school friends whom I wasn’t in touch in Orkut. Orkut provides users with themes, however the official themes provided are limited in number and there are lots of Free Orkut Themes you can easily use to customize your Orkut profile.


If you are a Orkut user and are looking to spice up your profile, here are some simple steps that will teach you how to apply / install or change custom themes in your Orkut profile.

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How To Backup Your Current Theme In Windows XP and Vista

There are several times when you may have made modifications and customized a theme you are using on Windows XP or Windows Vista, in such cases if you apply a new theme, all your modifications will be lost, so it is better to always keep a backup of the theme you modified, so that you can apply them again without having to modify the settings once again.

Here are some simple steps that will help you backup your themes in Windows XP and Vista, except for the first step, all the other steps are similar in both Windows XP and Vista.

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How To Update Firefox Manually?

Mozilla Firefox releases periodic updates to the Firefox browser but it does not always push the updates to the end users immediately and does it after a certain amount of time.


If you want to upgrade your browser to the latest released version, there is no need to re-download the entire installation once again and you can do it easily by following the simple steps given below.

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HP Printer Software Not Installing. HP Installer Option Plug-in Has Stopped Working [Fix]

Recently while installing the HP Print software suite for the HP 2840 All-in-one printer, I hit a roadblock where the installer quit giving the error;

HP Installer Option Plug-in has stopped working.

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

The extended attributes are inconsistent.

After hitting ok, I was shown another error which said;

HP Installer Recovery plug-in has stopped working.

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How To Open UIF Files?

UIF Files are proprietary file formats created by MagicISO.

UIF stands for Universal Image Format. It is an image file of a CD or DVD that is compressed. It is used to edit, create and extract image files, and it supports a few different formats.

UIF files are compatible on Windows, MAC and Linux. To open UIF files you will need to download MagicISO which is unfortunately not free. So if you are looking for a free solution, follow the steps.

What Is A .XLSx File?

XLSx is the latest document format used by Microsoft Office 2007 and later versions, it follows the Office Open XML (OOXML) format for storing spreadsheet data.

XLSx files cannot be opened in older versions of Microsoft Office prior to Office 2007, however there are some add-ins you can use to view the documents in older versions of office and also tools to convert and open XLSx files to older document formats.

What Is a .Docx File?

Docx is a new document format used that was introduced by Microsoft in Office 2007 and later versions for Microsoft Word documents. Docx follows the new standard for documents from Microsoft called Office Open XML which is also known as OOXML or OpenXML.

People using older versions of Microsoft Office, prior to Office 2007 cannot directly open Docx files, however you can find some tools and converters for converting docx files to a different document format that you can view on older Office versions.

What Does FTW mean?

FTW is a acronym that means For The Win, this is a term people use to express their enthusiasm about a product or service.

You may hear many conversations on the Internet with this acronym in online forums, groups and blogging websites.

Here are few examples of FTW usage by people:

I love my new Samsung Phone, Samsung FTW

I am loving this new Taco Bell nachos, Taco Bell FTW

So the next time you see the acronym or slang FTW being used, you know what it means.

Acronym: FTW

Full Form: For The Win