Authentic Windows Driver for Apple USB to Ethernet Adapter

No kidding, I spent so much time to find drivers for “reusing” my Apple USB to Ethernet Adapter on Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3. I got so frustrated that I randomly downloaded something from a site and ended up catching a virus so I had to reset my surface. Thankfully it was new so there was no loss except a little bit of time.

I trust my online search capabilities and wasn’t ready to give up and finally found the drivers on Apple site itself.

TIP: Never download a driver software unless it is from the company’s actual site.

To finally make the Apple USB-Ethernet adapter work on a Windows machine, follow the steps below. After the installation you will see the WiFi converted into a wired network icon in your task bar! That’s what relieved me when I executed these steps.

How to make Apple USB-Ethernet adapter work on a Windows PC

1. Go to https://support.apple.com/downloads/macoscomponents
2. Download latest Boot Camp Support Software package (Note that their site says that it is for Windows on Mac, but actually it is for Windows on any machine – hence it works!)
3. Extract the files into a folder and then go to Boot Camp/Drivers/ASIX (Don’t try to run setup file that is present in the package – it will only give you error that it is not supported on this type of machine).
4. Once you run the AsixSetup64.exe file, you will see that your Apple USB to Ethernet adaptor is detected and you are connected to wired network through your Ethernet LAN cable.

Why I needed to connect Wired instead of Wireless?

My Linksys router sucks, the connection drops frequently, I don’t get right speed and these two issues frustrate me. So, wired connection mostly guarantees a better connection speed hence faster downloads and browsing speed.

If you face any issues, feel free to post in comment and I will try to help you!fixed apple usb to ethernet adapter on Windows in device manager

Remove Qvo6 Unwanted Default URL from IE Chrome Mozilla browser

I struggled to remove unwanted default URL qvo6.com from my default page when any of IE, Chrome or Mozilla browsers were opened. Many sites talked about getting rid of software like Office Desk 365, etc. However, I already had uninstalled that software and still was unable to get rid of Qvo6.com from the browsers.

I also tried to check config settings 100 times but nothing was working in favor of removing Qvo6.com.

If you have also tried in the settings pane of Chrome, IE or Mozilla browsers already, try the following steps to quickly get rid of qvo6.com.

I have updated the post to include removal of the crappy bug from tiles on start menu screen of Windows 8.

Remove the shortcut

If you have shortcuts in your taskbar, simply remove it. If you want the shortcut to be present in taskbar, add a new one.

Edit the shortcut properties

If you have the shortcut on desktop, right click the icon and select Properties. Then from the Target field, remove the additional URL that is appended e.g. http://www.qvo6.com. This will get rid of the ugly url immediately. You can add this shortcut in your taskbar by dragging the icon on taskbar. This is shown in the image below.

edit properties of program

removing unwanted default url in browser

As you see in the screenshot above, ensure that there is nothing in the Target field after the ending double quotes.

Add shortcut on Taskbar or Desktop

To add the shortcut back on Taskbar or Desktop, simply find the exe program (like C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe, etc) in Program Files, select and right click on the exe file, then in the right click menu, click Copy. Now go to the desktop, right click in an empty area and click Paste Shortcut.

Further you can move this shortcut to taskbar by dragging.

In Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can simply open the program and then in taskbar right click the icon and select Pin this program to taskbar.

pin IE program to taskbar

Remove Qvo6 from Start Screen Tile of Windows 8

Open the Start Menu by pressing “Windows” button on your keyboard or click/tap in the left bottom of your Windows screen.

Navigate to the browser icon in the Start screen of Windows 8 and right click on it. You will see some options at the bottom of the screen as shown below.

Click/tap on “Open the file location”. Once the file location is opened, do the same exercise of editing the properties and removing the unwanted part as discussed in the earlier part of this post.

If that doesn’t help, open the file location first keep it aside for a while and in the meantime go to start again, right click the icon and unpin from task bar and start menu. Then edit the properties. Once the properties have been edited, re-add to your start screen or task bar (just how you had removed it).

unpin windows8 tile start menu taskbar

remove Qvo6 windows8 tile

Hope that helps?

This will help you remove Qvo6 from your browsers. If you have any problems, put a comment below.

How to make computer faster

This article will help you increase your computer speed. It might take a bit long to apply them all but it’s worth it! You will notice the difference after following the steps below to make computer faster.

Caution: Making these changes may disable some of the features (to enhance performance) like CD – Autorun, cool graphics, etc. So, you can selectively choose which features you want to change and which one do not want to. This will help you experience faster speed with your requirements and convenience.

Steps to Make Computer Faster

1. Visual effects should be set to a minimum.

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance

Settings > Visual Effects Tab > Adjust for best performance

2. Switch Off Desktop Background Image

Right Click Desktop > Properties > Desktop Tab > Background None

 

3. Disable Screen Saver

Right Click Desktop > Properties > Screen Saver > None

 

4. Disable Disc Indexing Service

Right Click Start > Explorer > Right Click Each Disc > Properties >

Un-tick "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file

searching"

 

5. Disable Fast User Switching

Start > Settings > Control Panel > User Accounts > Change the way

users log on or off > Un-tick Use Fast User Switching

 

6. Switch Off Power Schemes

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Always On > Turn off monitor and turn off hard disks to Never

 

7. Switch Off Hibernation

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Hibernate > Un-tick Hibernation

8. Disable CDROM Autoplay

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System >

CurrentControlSet > Services > Cdrom. Set autorun to 0.

 

9. Disable System Sounds

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds

Tab > Sound Scheme to None.

 

10. Do Not Map Through Sound card

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Hardware

Tab > (highlight your sound card from the list) > Properties > Audio

Devices > (highlight your sound card from the list) > Properties

 

11. Disable System Restore

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > System Restore Tab. Tick

the "Turn off System Restore on all Drives"

12. Disable Automatic Updates

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Automatic Updates > Turn

off automatic updating. I want to update my computer manually

 

13. Startup and Recovery Options

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Advanced > Startup and

Recovery Settings > Un-tick Automatically Restart

 

14. Disable Error Reporting

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Advanced > Error Reporting

> Disable Error Reporting

 

15. Disable Remote Assistance

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Remote > Un-tick Allow

remote assistance invitations to be sent from this computer

 

16. Fix Swap File (Virtual Memory)

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance

Settings > Advanced > Virtual Memory Change > Custom Size. Set initial

and maximum size to the same value

 

17. Speed Up Menus

Start > Run > Regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_ USER > Control Panel > Desktop

Folder. Set MenuShowDelay to 1

 

18. Disable Offline Files

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Folder Options > Offline Files

Un-tick "Enable Offline Files"

 

19. Disable Remote Desktop

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Remote > Un-tick "Allow

users to connect remotely to this computer"

20. Disable Internet Synchronize Time

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Date and Time > Internet Time >

Un-tick "Automatically synchronize with internet time server"

 

21. Disable Hide Inactive Icons

Start > Settings > Taskbar and Start Menu > Taskbar TAB > Uncheck

"Hide Inactive Icons"

 

22. Disable Automatic Desktop Cleanup Wizard

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Desktop > Customize

Desktop > Un-tick "Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days"

 

23. Disable NTFS Last Access Time Logging (NTFS File Systems Only)

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System >

CurrentControlSet > Control > Filesystem. Add a new DWORD value –

"NtfsDisableLastAcc essUpdate" and set value to 1.

 

24. Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_ USER > Software > Microsoft >

Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced. Create a new DWORD

value called EnableBalloonTips and set to 0.

 

25. Restart your pc and Enjoy!

If you face any issues to make computer faster, discuss through comments below.

What is HTML5?

  • HTML5 is a newest version of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language).
  • By World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG)

  • Some rules for HTML5 were established:

    • New features should be based on HTML, CSS, DOM, and JavaScript
    • Reduce the need for external plugins (like Flash)
    • Better error handling
    • More markup to replace scripting
    • HTML5 should be device independent
    • The development process should be visible to the public

Set or Modify Default Search Engine from Address Bar in Mozilla Firefox

Modify Default Search Engine

The eToolKit hacked my Mozilla web browser by setting its search engine on my address bar. It was so annoying so I found a solution to Modify Default Search Engine:

1. Open Mozilla Web Browser

2. In the address bar, type about:Config and press enter

3. You will get a security warning "This might void your warranty!", just ignore it and click "I’ll be careful, I promise!".

4. In filter box, type keyword.URL

5. Select the row that appears and right click on it and click Reset. You can also set it to something else by right clicking and clicking Modify. You can then set it to a search URL as required. However, check the details for the search engine URL to be used with their respective website.

 

Website Marketing

Market your website and share the link with the world. Website marketing is very important if you are focusing on increasing your business or reach to the people.

Website Marketing

You may be having a very good and useful website but if the website is not visible to its users, then you are not really having its worth.

Whenever you create a website or to be specific a page or section within website you are targeting a user group for whom you are creating this website. The targeted group can be any set of users like CEOs of the manufacturing companies, CEOs of the software companies, students from a specific stream (science, commerce, arts, etc), housewives, etc.

Now if your website was created with a specific user set for example housewives and if through a wrong medium it is seen by the students of science background, you have not reached your potential users. The students will just ignore the website or page which is not relevant to them (in this case).

On the other hand, if the website is visited by your targeted users for example housewives. They would want to explore it more and more. If they find it interesting they would also share it with their friends, relatives, etc with the help of social media like Facebook, Google+, etc. Hence, your targeted users are multiplied.

The more visible your website is, the more the chances of it being seen by your targeted users and in case you have a business or an ad on the website or the page, the more you make money through this better visibility.

So having your website advertised at many places is a good idea.

Advertising it at the sites that are more popular will get your site or pages even better visibility. The sites that have categorized listings are more helpful to reach the targeted users.

For example, if a website is listing everything at one place it will be confusing for a user and again the case of a housewife targeted page being shown to a science student will occur. On the contrary, if the webpage or website is advertised where categories are present, it will help users to reach to the section they are interested in.

For example, a science student will never enter the section that is meant for a housewife and the chances of the site or page getting their targeted users increases!