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Updates play an important role in an Operating system. In Windows 10, the system updates itself automatically without any user (you) interaction. Sometimes this can be bothersome to you especially when turning off your computer.

Not only that, this can cost a lot of data if you are using a mobile data connection. So maybe that is why you are here, to disable/stop automatic updates permanently in Windows 10

In this guide, I will show you how to do that. It is easy. But there are some important things you need to know:

  • To keep your PC/ Laptop secure from malware and other attacks, installing updates are essential
  • Updates can increase your PC’s performance. So why not updating your OS?
  • Updates bring new features, fix various bugs that can bother you while working on the computer
  • In short, updates are essential for any Operating system to work properly.

Even though the article is about to turn off automatic updates in Windows 10 *permanently, I do not recommend keeping older Windows 10 OS without updates because of the security of your data. So keep that in mind and go below to know how to stop auto updates permanently in Windows 10.

There can be a thousand methods to turn off automatic updates, a lot of them just work temporarily and updates will be turned on again after a while.

But these solutions will work perfectly on your computer and all you have to do is just follow the steps below. Keep scrolling!

01 – Set your connection to a metered connection

This trick is really easy to do and worked well for all of my PCs. It will set your connection as a metered (limited data usage) connection, so you can set a data limit and when the limit is reached, Windows will stop updating automatically.

The best thing about this trick is that this will turn off the updates permanently! But as I said earlier, keep in mind to turn off this update your computer at least once a month to keep your computer secure and work without any bugs.

Here is how to do this:

  1. Head over to connections, Right-click on the connection you use, click the Properties button.
Connection properties
  1. It will take you to the connection settings, from there you can turn on metered connection.
Turn on metered connection

Now, you have to set a data limit. To do that, while connected to the wifi or ethernet connection;

  1. Go to Settings and then Network and Internet
  2. You will see the Network status from there and click the Data usage
Network status
  1. Inside Data usage settings, select the connection and click Enter limit
  2. Enter any limit you want and click the Save button. I will set the limit to 1MB here
Set data limit

As soon as it hit the data limit you will see a notification that tells the data limit is reached. After that, automatic updates will be turned off.

What if Set as Meterd connection is greyd out?

Set as metered connection is greyed out

Sometimes you will see the setting is greyed out. Microsoft has an article about it (You can read it from here to know why this happens) but it can happen if you have already set up a metered connection and have set a data limit. If that is not the case, there is an easy way to fix that. Here is how;

  1. Go to the connections
  2. Right-click on the connection you use
  3. Click forget and connect back (Unplug and plug back the cable is you are using an Ethernet connection)
Forget network
  1. Repeat the above steps

Now you will see the option is available to use. 😀

02 – Use Windows update blocker tool

This is a third-party tool that will do the job in just by few clicks! Here is how to use it.

  1. First download the update blocker from here.
  2. Since it is a third party software, scan it before use.
  3. Now extract the tool and run it. (If your system is 64bit, then run 64bit exe version)
Windows update blocker files
  1. Check the Disable updates option and click Apply now button.
Windows update blocker window
  1. That’s it! If you wanna enable auto updates open the tool again and check the Enable updates option and click Apply Now button.

03 – Turn off automatic updates using Group Policy Editor

You can use the Windows group policy editor to disable auto-updates on Windows 10. Follow these steps below:

Note: Group policy editor might not be in Windows 10 Home edition

  1. Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box
Keyboard shortcut
  1. Type gpedit.msc and press the Enter button. It will brings up the group policy editor
gpedit.msc in Run dialog box
  1. From there go to;

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update

Local group policy editor
  1. Locate and double click on Configure Automatic Updates from the right panel
Local group policy editor - updates policy
  1. Once opened, check the Disabled from the left side. Then click Apply and Ok
Configure automatic updates

04 – Disable Windows update service

Windows update service is what governors Windows update system. Disabling it will stop/disable automatic updates downloading to your computer. Let’s see how to disable that;

  1. In Windows search, type “Services” and Open services app
Windows search - services
  1. Scroll down and find “Windows update” service
Services - Windows update
  1. Right-click on it and click Properties
Windows update service - properties
  1. From drop-down menu, select Disabled
  2. Click Apply and Ok button
Disable update service
  1. Restart your PC

That is it. Which method worked for you? If you have any issues regarding this guide, leave a comment below so I can help.

You are trying to load a webpage but the web browser gives you “inet_e_resource_not_found”. Well, then this guide is for you!

A lot of users like you have reported that when they try to visit a website or page, they get this error. Especially in Microsoft Edge browser and Chrome browser (Other also but these 2 are the most common). This typically looks like this;

inet_e_resource_not_found error

Hmm… cannot reach this page. Make sure that you’ve got the right address. Details: There was a temporary DNS error. Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND

This error is pretty much related to DNS and thus the browser tells the user (you) to refresh the page to solve this error. However, the worst thing is…it doesn’t work all the time!

So I have made this quick and simple guide to solve this annoying “inet_e_resource_not_found” error. Let’s get started!

What is Inet_e_resource_not_found?

As I said earlier, this error message is related to DNS problems. Therefore, I can list down these as the possible causes for this error;

  • The DNS server is down.
  • There is a temporary erros in DNS server.
  • The connection to the DNS server is timed out.
  • The DNS name does not exist in the server.

Whatever the case, if it is not an issue from the server side. It can be fixed! Just follow the solutions I have given below. Let’s start with solution 01.

How do I fix error code Inet_e_resource_not_found?

Here are the tested solutions for this error!

01 — Restart the Router

Router Image

If there is a problem with your router, then that might be causing the “inet_e_resource_not_found” error.

So the best to do is to restart your router. To do that, you can either turn it off and then turn it on back from the switch or the settings page on the browser.

If you are going to use the browser, then use the IP addresses assigned to your router to access its setting page and give a restart from there.

02 — Change the DNS server

The best solution I found to solve this error is changing the default DNS server settings on your computer.

Most of the time, your DNS server settings are set to default (not assigned) to get the DNS server from your internet service provider (ISP). But it can be changed/misconfigured by a 3rd party software or by yourself (accidentally)

So what you need to do is that changing the DNS settings to What I have given here. Here is how to do that;

  1. Head over to search and type “network status” in there.
  2. From the search resaults, click the “Network status“.
Network Status from Search Results
  1. From the window you opened, scroll down and click the “Change adapter options“.
Change adapter options
  1. Now from the adapter options, Right click on the adapter you are using now and click on “Properties“.
Adapter properties
  1. Then the property window of the adapter will be opened, click the “Internet protoc version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and then click the “Properties” button again.
  2. Check the box “Use the following DNS addresses:” and copy these addresses in to it.

In the preferred DNS address box

8.8.8.8

In the Alternate DNS address box

8.8.4.4
Changing DNS addresses
  1. Now click the “OK” button to save these settings. Then restart the connection/pc and check whether the problem is solved

03 — Rename the Connections folder in Windows Registry

If the “inet_e_resource_not_found” occurs after an update, then this method will work 100% for you. (Try this even you have not updated your Windows 10 version). You need to have logged in as an administrator to do this.

Here is what you need to do;

  1. Open Registry Editer (Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box, type “regedit” press the Enter button)
run dialog box regedit
  1. Copy this path to the address bar in the Registry Editor and press the Enter button for easy navigation.
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections

Note: If that trick doesn’t work, you can navigate to the folder “Connections” by following the path (hopefully you won’t be needed to)

Registry Editor
  1. Right click on the “connections” folder and rename it with “ConnectionsX” (remove “”)
Folder rename

That’s it. Now try visiting a website to make sure the “inet_e_resource_not_found” is gone.

04 — Disable “TCP Fast Open” in Microsoft Edge

Note that this method is only for users that use Microsoft Edge. And for some users, this option will not be available.

If you don’t know what “TCP Fast Open” is, it is a feature available in Microsoft Edge to establish TCP protocol between two endpoints faster than a normal connection. But this feature can cause DNS errors like the one you encountered.

This feature is enabled as defaults in MS Edge. So you have to disable it and check if the error is gone away. Here is how to do that:

  1. Open up Microsoft Edge.
  2. In the address bar, copy this (or type) and press the enter button.
about:flags
  1. This will open up a hidden Diagnise page and from there you can disable the “TCP Fast Open” feature. Set the option toAlways Off“.
  2. Then restart the browser and check whether the problem presists.

05 — Clear DNS cache

Your Windows computer stores resolved (converted) DNS addresses of the visited webpage in a cache file to speed up visiting those websites again. This cache is very useful to decrease a website’s load time.

However, if the addresses in the cache are invalid or outdated, it will lead to the “inet_e_resource_not_found” error.

Therefore you can resolve this issue by clearing (Flushing) the DNS cache on your computer. Just follow these steps to do so:

  1. Open Command prompt as administrator
  2. Type this command and press the Enter button
ipconfig /flushdns
flush DNS command in CMD

Now your computer’s DNS cache will be flushed. You can restart the browser and check whether it is worked.

06 — Reset Network Settings

If the error persists, you can reset the network settings to default to solve this problem, here is how to do that:

  1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator.
  2. Type this command and press the Enter button.
netsh int ip reset
IP reset command in CMD
  1. Now, execute this command also;
netsh winsock reset catalog
Network reset command in CMD
  1. Once done, restart your computer.

07 — Reset Microsoft Edge to default

If none above worked, then the last thing left to do is to reset MS Edge back to its default settings or reinstalling it. This will delete all the previous data and so it will solve the error you are getting.

Warning: Make sure to backup your saved passwords or any other sensitive data before proceeding below.

  1. Open MS Edge.
  2. Go to settings.
Reset option in Search results
  1. Type “Reset” in the search bar.
  2. Click the “Reset” option.
  3. Confirm the Reset.
Confirmation

08 — Re-install Microsoft Edge

Unlike the reset option, re-installing Microsoft Edge will erase all the data and replace it with fresh files. So if the problem was with the Microsoft Edge, the “inet_e_resource_not_found” error will go away.

Since Microsoft Edge is the default web browser that comes with Windows 10, it won’t be so easy to uninstall it. So we have to use some other method to remove it from your computer. After that, you can download and install it like normal. Here is how to do that:

How to Uninstall MS Edge

there are many different ways to uninstall MS Edge, I will tell you a method that works for all of us. If this does not work, you can go to this guide to know how to uninstall MS Edge in other ways.

  1. Download and install Iobit Uninstaller from here.
  2. Open the application.
  3. From the list, you can uninstall MS Edge.

Feel free to refer to the above article if you have trouble uninstalling Edge.

How to re-install MS Edge

Installing MS Edge is easy!

  1. Go to Microsoft’s download page from here
  2. Download MS Edge
  3. Install

Now I think you have got the problem “inet_e_resource_not_found” resolved! Which method worked for you? Don’t forget to leave a comment!

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You open the Snipping Tool app, but it gives you the “Snipping Tool is not working” error. Like this (not only this one):

Snipping Tool is not working error

I made this guide just for people like you who are having troubles working with the Snipping Tool.

There can be one or several reasons why the Snipping tool is not working. These are:

  • Software conflicts
  • Damaged system files
  • Damaged Snipping tool shortcut
  • Registry errors
  • Display driver issuses (very rare), etc.

Whatever causes this issue, surely, it can be fixed! Let’s get started.

How to Fix “Snipping Tool is not working” (Any Windows OS)

Here are the solutions that you are looking for! Don’t rush and carefully follow each step listed below.

01 — Relaunch the Snipping Tool

Did you try relaunching the Snipping Tool? If not, just go ahead and open the Snipping Tool. If it is a temporary error, then it will work fine now.

02 — Terminate Conflicting Software/Services

If there is any conflicting software/service that exists on your computer, then there is a possibility that it causes the “Snipping Tool not working error”.

In this case, of course you have to find it, stop it or remove it totally. The question now is how.

To answer that, here is what you need to do:

  1. Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box;
  2. Type msconfig and click the OK button

It will take you to the system configuration settings. Now,

Run dialog box - msconfig
  1. Go to services tab;
  2. Check the box “Hide all Microsoft services“;
  3. Check for running services and disable services that are created by newly installed software (don’t disable any security software); and
  4. Restart your computer
System configuration

At this point, your problem should be solved. Try relaunching the Snipping Tool to check.

03 — Fix the Snipping Tool Shortcut

You can give the Snipping Tool a shortcut to launch but if that is misconfigured, then it definitely cause the “Snipping Tool not working” issue. Therefore,

  1. Search for Snipping Tool, right click on the icon and select “open file location“;
  2. It will take you to the Snipping Tool shortcut. From there, right click on the snipping tool shortcut and go to Properties;
  3. Go to the “Shortcut” tab;
  4. Make sure the “target” is set to “%windir%\system32\SnippingTool.exe (if not, just copy this to the target field);
  5. In the “Shortcut key” field, give a shortcut that is not specified before; and
  6. Click the Apply button and then OK
Snipping tool properties

Now, restart the Snipping Tool and check if the problem is fixed.

04 — Use the Replacement to the Snipping Tool – Snip & Sketch

Microsoft has already released a replacement to the old Snipping Tool. So, if you are a Windows 10 user, it should be installed on your computer by default already.

Search for “Snip & Sketch”. It will immediately show you the app if it is installed on your computer. If it doesn’t, don’t worry because you can just download it directly from the Microsoft Store. Here is how:

For Windows 10

Get snip & sketch

This time, you will be redirected to Microsoft Store; from there you can download and install the Snip & Sketch App (if a small pop up windows opened and ask you to open Microsoft Store, simply click the open button).

For Windows 8.1, 8, or 7

The abovementioned tool is not available for these Operating Systems. But, there are more feature rich tools out there. Check the bottom portion of this article!

05 — Fix Corrupted System Files Using CMD

Corrupted system files can be a huge pain because it can cause many issues on your computer.

But luckily, it can be fixed! Here is how:

  1. Open CMD as administrator
Open CMD as administrator
  1. Copy the following command to the CMD and press the ENTER button
sfc /scannow
CMD - scannow

Now, the CMD will perform a scan and will fix the corrupted system files for you. When it is complete, restart your computer and relaunch the Snipping Tool.

06 — Windows Registry Fix

You can restore the Snipping Tool to default using Windows registry (note: any updates on Snipping Tool will be removed).

Here is how to do that:

  1. Open the Notepad and copy this code inside it
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTAppID{7F429620-16D1-471E-A81A-114992148034}]

@=”wisptis”

“RunAs”=”Interactive User”


“LaunchPermission”=hex:01,00,14,80,64,00,00,00,74,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,

00,00,02,00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,11,00,14,00,04,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,

10,00,10,00,00,02,00,34,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,1f,00,00,00,01,02,00,00,

00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,0b,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,

00,00,01,00,00,00,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,01,02,

00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00
  1. Save the Notepad file as “snippingtool.reg (don’t forget to put .reg as the file extension)
Notepad—save as
  1. Once saved (you can save it in any location you like), open the file

That’s it. Now, the settings will merge with the registry editor and then you have to restart your computer.

After restart, try launching the Snipping Tool again.

07 — Update Display Driver

This may sound unreal but unsupported display drivers can be a reason for the “Snipping Tool is not working” error. Therefore, it is better to update your graphics drivers to the latest version always!

To update display drivers, there are a lot of options. We have written a well explained guide to update your computer/laptop display driver quickly so check it out!

Quick Way To Update Graphics Driver in Windows 10

Free Alternatives to Snipping Tool

Free alternative to snipping tool

If nothing from the abovementioned steps worked to solve the “Snipping Tool is not working” issue, there are still a few things that you can do like uninstalling updates, reinstalling Windows etc. But, is it worth spending a lot of time to fix the Snipping Tool error when you have better alternatives?

Here are some of the free alternative screen capture and annotate software to replace the Snipping Tool:

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The Run Dialog box in Windows 10

Windows is the most popular Operating System among other Operating Systems in the world right now. There is this one feature that Windows keep in their Operating System since the time they have started and it is the Run Dialog Box.

There is no doubt that you have seen this Run Dialog Box so many times and it may have helped you a lot when it comes to troubleshooting Windows errors, bugs, etc. But, did you know the actual use of Run Dialog Box? Let’s find that out!

Uses of the Run Dialog Box

It is simple. The Run Dialog Box is used to open programs, Windows applications, files, and even web pages that are known.

One of the most important uses of the Run Dialog Box is that it is used to open these programs in Windows:

  • Command prompt
  • System configuration settings
  • Registry editor
  • Directx diagnostic tool
  • Temporary folder

You can find more uses below. Keep scrolling!

How to Open the Run Dialog Box

There are a few ways to open the Run Dialog Box.

1 — Keyboard shortcut

When not inside a Window, Press “Windows key + R” to open the Run dialog box

Keyboard shortcut

2 – From Windows search

In the Windows search bar, type “Run“. It will make the Run Dialog Box pop out.

Windows search

Useful Run Commands

Here, I have brought the most used Run commands that may be useful to you. Feel free to mark this page.

CommandUseWhat can do
cmdRun the Command promptExecute command lines
controlOpen control panelChange Windows settings
msconfigopen System Configuration1. Startup selection
2. Boot options
3. Enable/disable services
4. Open useful tools
sysdm.cplAccess Windows system properties1. Change Windows performance
2. Change virtual memory
3. Other system tweaks
resmonopen Windows resource monitorMonitor Computer resources
(CPU/RAM/GPU, etc)
msinfo32Open system informationView system information
regeditAccess Windows registry editor1. Change registry records
2. Add registry records
3. Delete registry records
powercfg.cplOpen Windows power options1. Change power settings
2. Increase/decrease performance
%temp%Open Windows temporary folderDelete unnecessary temporary files and
optimize windows
dxdiagOpen DirectX diagnostic tool1. View System information
2. Diagnose sounds, Display and inputs
mrtRun Windows Malicious Software Removal ToolScan & Remove malicious apps
devmgmt.mscOpen Device manager1. View computer devices
2. Enable/disable devices
3. Update devices
etc.
services.mscAccess Windows services1. Enable/disable services
2. Set/remove services from startup
A handy table of Run Commands & their uses

Brief History of Run Dialog Box

Run command in Gnome
Image from Wikipedia

The Run Dialog Box. or also known as “Windows Run”, “Run Command” was officially released with Windows 95. Till then, the uses and its interface has changed over the years and now it has become an essential feature of Windows Operating Systems.

Although it is called Window Run, the “Run command” is not something very unique to the Windows Operating Systems. It is also a feature in Unix-based Operating Systems.

More information – Wikipedia

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This is a complete and easy guide to fix the “Discord Update Failed” Loop in 2021.

Whether you have a Windows or a Mac computer, you will be able to fix this error loop just by following this guide. Keep reading!

Symptoms of Discord Update (Failed) Loop

The most reported symptom is that the Discord desktop client starts updating while starting the app and it gets stuck after a while. And the worst thing is, it doesn’t allow the user (you) to work on Discord without finishing the update. In return for a longer update process, this is what you will see:

Discord update failed loop
Update loop

Why Discord Update Fails and Gets Stuck in a Loop?

This is just to make sure that you will not encounter such annoying errors in the future. Based on our findings, here are the causes that keep “Discord update failed” and stuck in a loop:

  • Firewall (built in or third party) prevents discord reaching their servers to download updates
  • Invalid Update file
  • Discord cache
  • Discord Server Errors (you have nothing to do about this)
  • Poor internet connection or VPN conflict

Now, it is time to fix the Discord update failed loop. Let’s get started!

How to Fix Discord Update Failed/Stuck in Update Loop (Windows/Mac)

Every solution listed here will be updated regularly for better results! Don’t rush, try the solutions one by one to get the issue fixed and to work on Discord the same as before.

01 — Check Discord Server Status

Sometimes, the problem is not on your computer or the connection. It can be the not-functioning Discord servers that eventually cause the update failed loop. In this instance, it is better to check the server status before proceeding to further solutions.

Here is how to check Discord server status (check whether they are down!):

Discord server status

If you happen to see something like this (marked on the image), then you have to wait sometime till they fix the issues on their servers. (Tip: Keep checking server status every after 30 minutes.)

02 — Check your Internet Connection (Or VPN/Proxy)

VPN diagram

You might want to ignore this, but poor internet connection or incompatible VPN configurations or Proxy might be the cause of your Discord issue.

Checking the internet connection is the first thing you should do (head over to Ookla and test the speeds). If you got bad results, then try fixing your connection.

Then, if you are using a VPN, try disabling it and run the Discord again. If you got your problem solved, then the VPN is the bad guy here.

Discord uses UDP protocol; therefore, make sure you have set the VPN configurations to UDP (ask your VPN provider) then it should work fine.

04 — Disable Windows/Third Party Firewall (Temporary)

If Discord is blocked by a firewall, then it won’t update. What you need to do is to temporarily disable any firewall that is activated on your computer.

If you are using a third-party firewall, then you may have to look at how to disable that firewall temporarily (sorry but there are a lot of third parties so I cannot tell you the exact way to do that).

But, if you are using the inbuilt Windows firewall, then here is what you need to do:

For Windows 10

  • Open Windows Security (also known as Windows defender)
  • Go to Firewall and Network Protection
  • Turn off “Domain network“, “Private network” and “Public network firewalls
Windows security firewall
This is how it should look in Windows security settings

Please note that you must turn them on again after updating Discord to protect your computer from malware.

For Windows 7, 8, or 8.1

  • Open Control Panel, go to System and Security
  • Go to Windows Firewall
  • Turn off Firewall

This is how it should look after you turn off Firewall

Windows 8 firewall

Please note that you must turn them on again after updating Discord to protect your computer from malware.

05 — Rename the Discord Update file (Windows)

Discord uses an executable update file to keep Discord updated so renaming this file will prevent Discord from updating the client. This is a good option you can do to get around the update failed loop.

But, this will prevent Discord from updating. Meaning, you will not be able to get bug fixes, latest features, etc. Therefore, consider updating Discord manually or try another solution if you don’t like this trick.

How to rename Discord update file:

  • Open file explorer
  • Copy this path in navigation bar
  • Rename the “username with your Windows user folder name and press Enter button
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Discord
Discord update file location

Once you press the Enter button, it will take you to the update file location of Discord. Now, rename the file with a different name (if you get any error, terminate any discord processes from the taskbar and try again).

Rename Discord update file

06 — Clear Discord Cache (Windows/Mac)

Both Windows and Mac users have reported that clearing the Discord cache helped them to solve the update loop issue. It is worth trying!

Discord keeps cache (temporary files) stored in computers to work well without stressing computer resources. But sometimes it can get corrupted end up creating annoying issues like this update loop you now experience.

You can clear Discord’s cache by deleting the app data folder (Windows)/ Application support folder. Here is how to do that:

Clear Discord cache in Windows (10/8.1/8/7):

  • Press Windows key + R to open Run dialog box
  • copy this path to the dialog box and click the OK button
%appdata%\Discord
Run dialog box
  • In the Discord folder, Select “cache“, “Code cache” and “GPU cache
  • Press Shift + Delete buttons to delete them permanently
Delete Discord cache windows

Clear Discord cache in Mac:

  • Open the finder app, Select Go > Go to folder (Or press Command + Shift + G)
  • In the Go to the Folder box, copy the following path and click the Go button
~/Library/Application Support/discord
Mac finder go to folder
  • Select the “Cache“, “Code cache” and “Gpu cache” (Use the command Key)
  • Press Option + Command (⌘) + Delete
Confirm delete immediately Mac

OR

  • Move them to trash and Empty the trash

07 — Uninstall & Reinstall Discord (Windows/Mac)

If none of the abovementioned things worked, the last option you have left is to uninstall and reinstall Discord to fix the update failed loop. Follow these:

How to Reinstall Discord on Windows (10/8.1/8/)

  • Go to settings, then “Apps
  • A list of Applications installed on your computer will be loaded, select Discord from there
  • Click the “Uninstall” button
Uninstall Discord Windows

After…

How to Reinstall Discord on Mac

  • Open the Finder app and select “Application
  • From the Applications, find Discord and Right click on it, then select “Move to Bin
  • Right click on the Trash and select “Empty Trash” (Or “Empty Bin“)
Delete Discord Mac

Then…

That is it. I think now your problem on the Discord update failed loop is solved. Which solution worked for you? A comment would be appreciated.

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This is a complete and easy guide to solve the annoying “IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL” BSOD (Blue screen of death) in Windows 10. (This is also applicable for “Driver IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL” error.)

IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL Error
IRQL Error

What triggers “IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error?

Before solving this type of error, you should know first the root cause of this so you can prevent this from happening again.

“IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” is usually triggered when a system process or a driver attempts to access a memory address without proper access rights.

That means either a system process or a driver causes the IRQL BSOD error. Usually, these are:

  • Corrupted system files
  • Incompatible device drivers
  • Faulty hardware items
  • Incorrect software installations

You don’t need to be worried at all. This error is so common and it can be fixed. Just continue reading!

How to fix “IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL” error on Windows 10

Here are the solutions to fix the “IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL” error:

  • Check USB device connections
  • Fix the Windows file system
  • Fix Disk errors
  • Disable Disk caching
  • Re-installing IRST drivers
  • Updating network drivers

Solution 01 — Check USB Devices

usb port

Faulty USB devices and USB connection issues can cause the IRQL BSOD error; therefore, I suggest you remove all USB devices and plug only the necessary devices (keyboard and mouse) back to see if the error still appears.

If nothing happened, then it might be one of the USB devices that causes the blue screen error. (You can plug the rest one-by-one to find out which one is faulty.)

Solution 02 — Scan & fix Windows 10 system files

As I mentioned earlier, the corrupted system files are one of the biggest reasons for the IRQL blue screen error so here is how to check your computer’s file system and how to fix it.

  1. Use Windows search to open command prompt as Administrator (Right click -> select Run as Administrator)
  2. Type this command and press ENTER
sfc /scannow
CMD - scan system files

This might take a few minutes depending on the resources of your computer and the file system so sit there and wait until it gets completed.

After that, restart your computer and see if the problem still exists.

Solution 03 — Fix Disk issues

Like system files, hard drive disks (C/D/E, etc.) with issues can also trigger the IRQL blue screen error. Do this to scan them and to fix them if there happens to be something wrong:

  1. Open Command prompt as Administrator
  2. Type the below command and press the ENTER button
CHKDSK /F /R C:
CMD - Check disk

After that, it will check for any disk errors and fix them automatically. Once finished, you can restart your computer.

Solution 04 — Disable disk caching

Enabling caching in Windows 10 improves PC performance; however, sometimes it leads to some blue screen errors like the “IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL”.

Windows 10 comes with Write caching enabled by default. This only means that you have to disable it manually. If you’re wondering about that, here is how:

  1. Use Windows search and type “device manager
  2. From the results, click on ‘Device manager
  3. From the list of devices, expand ‘Disk drives
  4. Select the disk where Windows 10 is installed
  5. Right click on it and select ‘Properties

In the properties window, go to the ‘policies‘ tab then uncheck the box ‘Enable write caching on this device’.

Disk properties

Now, do the same for the other disk drives as well. After doing so, restart your computer.

Solution 05 — Reinstall IRST drivers (Not for AMD users)

IRST (also known as Intel Rapid Storage Technology) is a driver that enhances the device’s storage performance and protection (read more). Also, it helps to prevent a lot of errors like this.

So if you haven’t installed IRST drivers yet or the IRST driver installed on your computer is outdated, then it is time for you to install the latest IRST driver! To do that:

  1. First, head over to your motherboard/laptop manufacturer’s website;
  2. Select your model, then go to downloads page;
  3. Download and install IRST on your computer; and
  4. Restart your computer

Since it is difficult to give a specified guide to your computer/laptop, I included some links here so you can just go directly to the manufacturer’s website and download the IRST driver.

Desktop users (most popular)Laptop users (most popular)
AsusAsus
GigabyteAcer
MSIHP
AsrockDell
IntelLenovo
MSI
(Please report us for broken links)

Solution 07 — Update network drivers

This is a bit rare but still a possible cause of the “IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL” blue screen error in Windows 10. To avoid this from happening, it is better to update network drivers and check whether the problem exists or not.

  • Use the above table to go to the driver download page for your PC/laptop
  • Give your motherboard/laptop model and download network drivers
  • Install it and restart your computer

Solution 08 — Boot into Safe mode and check for faulty RAM

Faulty RAM is one of the most common causes that triggers the “IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL” error. To address this concern, check if the RAM installed on your computer is working fine.

To do that, you have to boot into safe mode first. Here is how:

  • Go to settings
  • Then go to ‘Update and Recovery
  • From the left menu, select ‘Recovery
  • In recovery, click on “Restart now” under “Advanced Startup
Advanced Startup

After, Windows 10 will restart to advanced startup options.

Once Windows restarts, you will see three options there. From them, click on troubleshoot, then advanced options.

Troubleshoot

Another list of options will show up; click the Startup Settings, and Restart.

Startup settings

Then, Windows 10 will boot into safe mode.

Now, do the following:

  • Use windows search and type ‘Windows memory’
  • From the results open ‘Windows memory diagnostic’
  • Click ‘Restart now and check for problems
Windows memory diagnostic

Your computer will restart again and Windows memory diagnostic will start checking errors in memory elements (RAM). This might take a long time so do it when you have time to check for the errors that could appear after the scan.

Once finished, your computer will restart again and if Windows memory diagnostic found any error, then you might need to consider to change the RAM and check if the problem is solved.

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Is Discord stuck on ‘RTC connecting’? I know it is frustrating to just look at the screen seeing this kind of error when you want to play games with your friends.

Don’t worry, you are not alone there. There are a lot of people who are already complaining about this issue.

But the good news is that it can be fixed! And, in this guide, you will know how to solve the ‘RTC connecting error’ on Discord.

Let’s get started!


How to fix Discord stuck on ‘RTC connecting’

What is ‘RTC Connecting’?

Discord uses the Real-Time Chat protocol (or WebRTC) to establish a voice connection. RTC connecting means Discord is starting voice communication through the WebRTC protocol.

Thus, stuck on ‘RTC Connecting’ means Discord can’t establish a voice connection and failed to start communication through WebRTC protocol.

This issue can be caused by two ends. From your end, or from their end (Discord servers).

You only can fix issues on your end which I am going to help you with in a second. If there is something wrong with Discord servers, you can’t do anything but wait until they get that fixed.

The question now is, how you can check if the problem is from your end? Well, there is a way to do that.

Check for any Discord Server Outages

You can visit Discord server status to check for any error and make sure the issue is not on their end.

If you see any error that means you have to wait until they fix the issue on their servers.

If nothing is wrong with the servers, let’s see how to solve ‘RTC connecting’ error on your end.


Perform a “RTC test” to verify if everything is Okay

RTC test will tell you if there is something wrong with the hardware (Microphone/Webcam, etc.) or with the network.

So without going for solutions, I highly recommend that you to do an ‘RTC test’ to check if everything is OK on the hardware level.

Head over to Web RTC troubleshooter the click the Start button to start the test. If the results are okay, then go for the solutions below.

If there is something wrong with the Microphone/Webcam, this means that you need to check for solutions to address this issue.

However, you don’t worry if you get errors in other tests (Network/Connectivity, etc.) because we are going to solve them now.

Solution 01: Restart your router/MODEM

Before you go for further solutions, I would suggest that you restart your router because a lot of users have reported that restarting the router has fixed their problem with Discord stuck on ‘RTC connecting’.

Restart the router/modem and open Discord again to see whether the problem is fixed or not. After this, go for the other solutions suggested below.

Solution 02: Change the voice region on Discord

If you are the admin of the server, try to change the Voice region in the Voice channel settings or you can ask the admin to change it.

Here is how to do that if you are the admin of the server:

  1. While you are in your server, click the Edit channel button next to the voice channel you want to connect with;
  2. In the overview, scroll down and you will see an option called “Region Override“;
  3. From the drop-down list, select a region that is closet to you; and
  4. Try to re-connect and see if the problem is solved

Solution 03: Disable quality of service high packet priority

If you have already enabled this feature, disable it first and try to restart Discord to see if the ‘RTC connecting’ issue is fixed.

To do that:

  1. Go to Discord home, then go to user settings. It is located on bottom left corner;
  2. In user settings, go to Voice & Video;
  3. Then scroll down until you find the ” Enable quality of service high packet priority“; and
  4. Disable it

Solution 04: Change the audio subsystem to ‘Legacy’

There are two types of audio subsystems in Discord.

  • Standard
  • Legacy (Old)
  • Experiamental

Discord comes with the Standard audio subsystem by default but it does not work with all devices; therefore, change the audio subsystem to Legacy to see whether the problem is fixed or not.

  1. Open Discord
  2. Go to ‘User settings‘ and then ‘Voice & Video
  3. Scroll down untill you find ‘Audio Subsystem
  4. Change it to ‘Legacy
  5. Then restart Discord

Solution 05: Whitelist Discord from Antivirus/Firewall

Discord is stuck on ‘RTC connecting’ maybe because it is blocked by the Windows firewall or by a 3rd party Antivirus software.

In this case, the best thing to check this is by whitelisting Discord from the firewall and also from the antivirus software (if you have installed it).

Let’s see how to do that.

Whitelist Discord from Windows Firewall

  1. In the search bar, type “firewall
  2. From the search results, click on “Allow an app through Windows firewall
  3. It will open up allowed apps window, click “Change settings” button
  4. From the list allow Discord to use both private and public networks

If Discord is not listed there, you can add it. Here is how to do that:

  1. In the same window, click the “Allow another app” button
  2. Select Discord from its installation path (can’t find it? right click on Discord shortcut and click on “open file location” to get the installation path)
Whitelist Discord from Windows firewall (7/8/8.1/10/11)

Whitelist Discord from Antivirus Software’s Firewall

Since there are many existing Antivirus software, I cannot tell the exact process on how to whitelist Discord from them. Instead, I will provide some links that you could go to to do it.

Whitelist in Avast Antivirus
Whitelist in Kaspersky Antivirus
Whitelist in Bitdefender Antivirus
Whitelist in Mcafee Antivirus

Solution 06: Check your VPN (if you are using one)

Discord only works on VPNs that have UDP protocol support. Therefore, if you are using a VPN, make sure you are connected to a server where UDP is supported.

To change the protocol, go to your VPN’s settings, and from there you will see an option to choose between UDP and/or TCP. Here is mine (I used Namecheap VPN).

If you don’t know if the VPN you are using supports UDP, just reach their customer support. They will guide you to change the protocol to UDP or you can just switch to another VPN.


Solution 07: Clear DNS cache

DNS cache is used to store DNS information and it will make the computer use the old DNS addresses.

With this in mind, you can clear them to force the computer to find New DNS addresses to get rid of ‘Discord stuck on connecting’ with their servers. Here is how to do that:

  1. Open CMD as administrator (Search CMD, right click on it and select Run as administrator)
  2. Type “ipconfig /flushdns” in CMD and press the Enter button
ipconfig /flushdns
Clear DNS using CMD

That’s it! Now, restart your computer and open Discord again to see whether the ‘RTC connecting’ problem is fixed or not.


Solution 08: Delete Discord’s temporary (cached) files

Just like deleting the DNS cache, deleting temporary files of Discord will create them again and will fix the stuck on connecting to voice channels. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Close Discord if it is open (Also, end the process from the taskbar if it is there)
  2. Press Windows button + R to open Run dialog box
  3. Type “%temp%” and press Enter button to open temporary folder
  4. Press Shift + Delete to remove everything inside the temporary folder (permanently)
  5. Restart Discord

Solution 09: Check the Date and Time

This may sound silly but trust me I have seen this in forums. Having the wrong Date/Time can cause various issues such as being unable to connect to the internet, ‘can’t update Windows’, etc.

And, Discord stuck on connecting to its server is one of those issues so set your computer’s Date and Time to automatic to get rid of the problem easily or even to avoid it.

Don’t know how to do that? Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Windows settings, then Time & Language
  2. Enable “Set time automatically
  3. Enable “Set zone automatically
  4. Give your computer a restart

Solution 10: Disable Proxy settings

Enabling this setting makes every data go through a proxy. Since Discord is using UDP, if this is enabled, you have to disable it and restart Discord.

  1. Open run dialog box again (Windows key + R)
  2. Type “inetcpl.cpl“and press the Enter button to open internet properties
  3. From the Window, go to the “connection” tab
  4. Select your connection and Click on “LAN settings
  5. Select “Automatically detect settings
  6. Uncheck the box “Use a proxy server for your LAN
  7. Click OK to save Settings
  8. Restart Discord

Solution 11: Set DNS addresses

You can set DNS addresses for your connection to solve any DNS issues. It will fix the issue if that is the case.

  1. Open Run dialog box again (Windows key + R)
  2. Type “ncpa.cpl” and press the Enter button. It will open up connections your computer use
  3. In there, right-click on the connection you use, then select properties
  4. In the properties Window, select”Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click on “properties
  5. Select “Use the following DNS Server addresses

Then type these two addresses in the boxes:

  • Preffered DNS address: 8.8.8.8
  • Alternate DNS Address: 8.8.4.4

Click the OK button and restart Discord.


Solution 12: Disconnect from Work or School network

If discord is stuck on connecting while you are connected to your Work/School network, the issue might be the school/work connection.

It is because Discord is blocked in most of the School/Work networks so this could be the issue why you can’t connect with Discord voice servers.

Therefore, disconnect from your Work/School network and use another public connection or mobile data to get rid of this problem.

Solution 13: Reinstall Discord

If nothing listed above worked, then the only solution you have left is uninstalling and re-installing Discord.

This will reset its settings/cache data so you will be able to connect with voice channels in Discord as usual.

1 – Uninstall Discord

  1. Open Settings, then go to Apps
  2. Search for Discord
  3. Click the Uninstall button

2 – Reinstall Discord

  1. Download Discord from here
  2. Install it as you installed it before
  3. Now login and try to connect with voice channels

Have any questions? Got your problem solved? Your comments would be highly appreciated! Don’t forget to share this article with your friends who have experienced the same issue.

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You are connected to the internet but you get the following error when running Windows 10 update:

“We couldn’t connect to the update service. We’ll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn’t work, make sure you’re connected to the Internet.”

If this is the case, then this guide is for you!

This article contains all the solutions to this error. Continue reading!

How to Fix “we couldn’t connect to the update service” Error in Windows 10

This error usually occurs when your computer/laptop can’t connect with the Microsoft servers. The following might cause the issue:

  1. Your internet connection;
  2. A 3rd party software which blocks the connection with the Microsoft update servers;
  3. your computer’s network configurations;
  4. Your computer’s system files

So before going to solve the problems, you need to verify these first:

  1. You are very well connected to the internet;
  2. You have enough space on your hard drive (to download updates); and
  3. Your internet connection have a decent speed (at least 1mbps)

Are all these clear? If yes, then let’s see how to fix the “we couldn’t connect to the update service” Error.


Solution 01 — Disable applications that block the connection between Microsoft servers and your PC

Disable Antivirus/Firewall

In most cases, what blocks the connection is the antivirus software; therefore, try to disable any antivirus software installed on your PC first.

After doing so, you can re-initiate the Windows update to see whether the “we couldn’t connect to the update service” still occurs or not. Keep in mind to enable it again once the update is completed.

If you still get the error, you can try to disable the Windows firewall (keep in mind to re-enable) or any other third-party firewall application if installed (such as Glassware) and check again.


Solution 02 — Set the DNS Adress correctly

Misconfigured DNS addresses can cause the “we couldn’t connect to the update service” error. Given this, you have to manually change the DNS address correctly to solve this issue.

How to configure DNS Address correctly

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open network connections settings

Open Run Dialog box (Press Windows key + R) then type “ncpa.cpl” and press Enter button to open Windows 10 Network connections.

  1. Change the adapter (connection) settings

In the network connection window, right-click on the connection you are using (Wi-Fi/ethernet(cable) connection) then click on properties.

It will open up the connection properties. From the list, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on properties.

In the IPv4 properties window, click on “Use the following DNS server addresses” and type the following DNS addresses in it.

  • Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
  • Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4

Once you type the addresses, click OK to save the settings. Don’t forget to run the update again to check whether the problem is solved. (If not, revert the changes and go to the next solution.)


Solution 03 — Restart Windows Update Service

If the Windows update service is off, then it will lead to the “we couldn’t connect to the update service” error.

So you have to enable it if it is stopped. Here is how to do that:

  1. Open Run dialog box and type “Services.msc” to open Windows services
  2. In Services, look for “Windows Update” (see the image above) and double click on it
  3. It will open up the properties window

In there, if the service status has stopped, click on start and set the startup type to Automatic. After this, click the Apply button to save the settings.

That’s it. Now you can run the update again to see if the problem is solved.


Solution 04 — Turn Off proxy setup

If the proxy setup is turned on, every data could go through a proxy. This is a bit technical thing but the solution is to turn off the proxy setup.

Here is how to do it:

  1. Go to Windows Settings, then Network & Internet;
  2. From the left side, select Proxy; and
  3. Then Turn off Automatically detect settings.
Turn it OFF

Now you have to disable using a proxy server from internet properties (if you are using a LAN connection). To do that, here’s how:

Step 01 – Open Run dialog box (Windows key + R) and type “inetcpl.cpl” then press Enter;

Step 02 – It will open up internet properties. From there go to the connection tab;

Step 03 – Click on LAN Settings;

Step 04 – LAN settings windows will be opened and uncheck the box “Use a proxy server for your LAN”; and

Step 05Keep the “Automatically detect settings” and click the OK button to save settings.


Solution 05 — Reset Windows update components using CMD

You can reset Windows update components to default to solve the “we couldn’t connect to the update service” error.

There are 3 steps you need to follow.

  1. Stop 3 update components (services);
  2. Delete the update cache; and
  3. Start the components again

So as the first step says, let’s stop the 3 services.

Open CMD as administrator and execute the following commands one by one to stop the services.

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptsvc
CMD - 1

Now, minimize the window because we need to start them again after deleting the cache.

As the 2nd step, let’s delete the windows update cache. Here is how to do that:

  1. Open Run dialog box (Press Windows key + R)
  2. Copy this path to the dialog box “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
  3. Press Enter
  4. It will take you to the Windows update cache folder. Select all and delete them
  5. If you have enabled recycle bin, don’t forget to delete them from that too

Now, you can start the services again to complete the reset.

Before that, open the minimized CMD and type the commands below and execute them one-by-one to reset the network configurations.

netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset proxy

Then, execute the following commands one-by-one to complete the reset:

net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start cryptsvc

At this point, restart the computer and try to update Windows to check if the “we couldn’t connect to the update service” error is fixed.


Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

If none of the above methods worked, you can run the Windows update troubleshooter. It will find the errors and fix them automatically so you need to just wait to complete the process.

Here is how to run the troubleshooter: (Note: These steps might be vary depending on the Windows 10 version you use but it is relatively the same)

  • Go to Windows Settings
  • Go to Update & Security, then Troubleshoot.
  • Click on Additional Troubleshooters
  • Then from the window, click on Windows Update

See the images below if you can’t find them.

Restart your computer after you finish troubleshooting. After this, run the Windows update again.

Now, your problem should be fixed!


Additional Solutions to Try

If there is anything wrong, there might be some other rare issues causing the “we couldn’t connect to the update service” error. Therefore, if such a thing happens, I recommend you to try other solutions below.

Here, we are going to solve these 2 issues:

  • Corrupted system files
  • Corrupted Disks

01: Check for corrupted system files

Corrupted system files can cause many issues and Update issues are just one of them.

Here is what you need to do to check for corrupted system files:

  • Search for cmd in Windows search.
  • From the resulsts, Right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
  • In the Command Prompt, type “sfc/scannow” and press Enter button.
  • It will take some time to finish the process.
  • If there are issues with the computer’s files, the troubleshooter will try to automatically fix all the problems.
  • Restart your PC, and then Run the update again.
sfc/scannow

02: Check for corrupted disks

Corrupted disks are the same as corrupted files but at the disk level. It will cause a lot of headaches to you so it is better to check and get them fixed.

How to check for corrupted Disks and fix them:

  1. Open CMD As Administrator;
  2. In the CMD, type “chkdsk c: /r” and press Enter button;
  3. Wait untill the process complete, then restart your Computer; and
  4. Go and check for updates
chkdsk c: /r

That is the all solutions available on Earth now! Hope you get your problem fixed.

Leave a comment below if you have any questions regarding this guide. Don’t forget to share this too!

External Resource: Microsoft Help Forum

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Having trouble whenever the “no device detected” error appears on DroidCam PC client when you connect to your Android device via USB? Worry no more ’cause this guide got you covered!

Not just that, this guide is also suitable for any Android device and any Windows Operating System.

Let’s get started!

How to Fix DroidCam “No device detected” Error When Connecting via USB

If DroidCam shows the “No device detected” error, it is usually because of one or more of the following reasons below:

  • ADB drivers are missing on your computer;
  • “USB Debugging” feature is not enabled or configured properly;
  • You have not installed your Android device’s drivers on your computer; or
  • Other issues (Cable/Port) that can interrupt the connection.

Have any of the abovementioned issues? Luckily, they are not hard to get rid off. Let us fix them one by one.

Before continuing any further, if “ADB” and “DroidCam” processes are still running in the background, make sure to close them. Here’s how to do that:

  • Open Task Manager (Press CTRL + Shift + Esc);
  • Look for any background processes of DroidCam or ADB; and
  • End all the processes

All set? Let’s start with the most common fix.

01 — Install Universal ADB Drivers on Your Computer

ADB drivers are essential to connect your Android Device (Smartphone, Tablet) with the DroidCam PC Client software. So if you haven’t installed them yet, it could be the reason behind the “no device detected” error.

How to Install Universal ADB Drivers for DroidCam

First, head over to this link and download Universal ADB Drivers. Then follow the steps below.

Step 1 — Install ADB Drivers

Once you downloaded the setup file from the given link above, run the setup file and install ADB Drivers on your computer.

(You have to remove your Android Device from the computer, if it is connected, before installing ADB Drivers.)

When you select the installation folder, you can keep the default settings. But, if you want to change the default location, then you have to remember the location because we need that in the next step.

Step 2 — Copy Installed ADB Files to the Installation Path of DroidCam

Now, you need to know the installation path of ADB Drivers and DroidCam PC client. If you don’t know where you installed DroidCam on your computer, run a quick search in the Windows File Explorer.

  • First go to the installation folder of Universal ADB Drivers and copy everything including the files and folders that are inside of it.
Default Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\ClockworkMod\Universal Adb Driver
  • After this, go to the installation folder of DroidCam and open the “ADB” folder.
Default Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DroidCam\adb
  • Delete everything inside the “ADB” folder and paste there the files and folders you copied from the Universal ADB Drivers folder.

Done with the steps above? Great! Now, you can run the DroidCam PC client and reconnect your Android Device.

02 — Enable USB Debugging in a Right Way

allow usb debugging

If this kind of message is not popping up when connecting your device with the DroidCam PC client, that means there is something wrong.

DroidCam needs the USB debugging feature to be turned on in order to access your Android Device and for it to work properly.

If you haven’t turned on this feature yet on your Android Device, make sure to enable it first.

What if you have already turned on the USB Debugging? Then, you have to revoke USB debugging authorizations before you connect your device with DroidCam client.

Let’s see how to do these 2 things.

1 — How to Enable USB Debugging

First, you have to enable the Developer Options because this is where you can find the USB Debugging Feature.

By default, Developer Option settings are hidden from every Android Device. However, this does not mean that you can’t enable it because you can! Just carefully perform the steps below (these steps are relatively the same for any Android device):

  1. Go to settings > Device Information;
  2. Go to Software Information;
  3. Find the Build Number; and
  4. Keep tapping on the Build Number until you get the “Developer options are enabled” message.

Now let’s tweak some settings.

Once you enable the Developer options, you will see it in your device’s settings. Now, you can enable the USB Debugging feature from the Developer options. Follow these:

  1. Go to the Developer options;
  2. Enable the Developer options; and
  3. Find the USB Debugging feature and enable it.

2 — How to Revoke USB Debugging Authorizations

Revoking USB debugging authorisations will remove any permissions that are given previously. Given this, you can start over by giving permissions again when you connect your mobile device to DroidCam. Do these simple steps:

  1. Go to the Developer options;
  2. Find the Revoke USB Debugging Authorizations; and
  3. Tap on it and tap on the OK button to remove authorizations.

Now, try reconnecting your device with DroidCam PC client. It will ask for permissions, in that instance, you can give the permissions and check if the problem is solved.

03 — Install Your Android Device’s USB Drivers

No matter what you do or how hard you pray, if you have not installed your Android device’s drivers on your computer, you won’t be able to connect your mobile phone with your computer properly.

So if you haven’t installed them yet, then it is time to do so!

Go to the link that matches your Android device from the following links. It will take you to the download page of your device’s drivers so you can easily download and install them.

It is easy!

Device BrandUSB Drivers
SamsungDownload USB drivers
HuaweiDownload USB drivers
OneplusDownload USB drivers
LGDownload USB drivers
OppoDownload USB drivers
MotorolaDownload USB drivers
USB Drivers for most popular Android devices

If your device’s brand is not there, don’t worry. You can simply google it and find the compatible USB drivers for your Android device.

After you install USB drivers, try reconnecting your device.

04 — Check for Any Connection Issues

None of the abovementioned guides and steps solved the problem? Then it can be the connection between your device and the computer that causes the “No device detected” error.

There is no exact way to fix this because connection issue can be caused by several reasons.

But, here are some ways that I can suggest for you to solve connection issues. Here they are:

  • Change the USB port and try using a different one.
  • Use a different USB cable. Don’t use charging cables to connect your device.
  • Try reinstalling DroidCam PC client.
  • Try reinstalling USB Drivers.
  • Try reinstalling ADB Drivers.
  • Uninstall your Android device’s driver from Device manager. Then, reconnect your device.

You can also check DroidCam help page for tutorials and guides using this link.

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