A came across an annoying issue where my optical drive was not showing as a drive in my computer on a Windows machine. The solution to this issue was a bit obscure, so I thought I’d spell it out for future users facing the issue of their optical drive not showing as drive in my computer in windows.
What Does the Optical Drive Not Showing as Drive in My Computer Windows Issue Look Like?
In Windows, when you open “My Computer” you should see your optical drive even if there is no disc in your machine. Below is how … Read More
This walk through on how to remove Finding Discount from Windows will be effective at removing most adware and malware. Finding Discount, or findingdiscount.exe, was a particularly annoying piece of adware for me due to embedding so many registry files and polluting my machine and browsers.
How Did You Get Finding Discount on Your Machine?
When downloading other software you did want Finding Discount was bundled. Always avoid blindly clicking “next” while installing an application. Also, always choose custom installation to avoid adware and malware such as Finding Discount being installed on your machine. If you want an example … Read More
Unfortunately, when I was looking into how to hook up a wireless XBox controller to a PC it was far less than intuitive and there were limited and varying resources. These steps for getting your wireless XBox controller connected to PC will work for Windows 7 and 8.1 guaranteed. The screen shots will be for a Windows 8.1 machine.
What you Need to Hook Up Wireless XBox Controller to PC
Wireless XBox 360 controller (there are no drivers nor adapter for XBox One controller at this time)
An XBox 360 wireless controller adapter (just get the cheapest, which can be
Adding a custom XBMC splash screen is easy, but I, too, needed a resource to locate the root file. These instructions are for a Windows machine, but should apply to most XBMC installs on most machines.
What’s the XBMC splash screen? It’s the opening intro you may or may not see for a long time based on the speed of your machine.
Grab yourself a high-resolution custom flash screen for XBMC. The one I used can be found on XBMC’s wiki here.