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Fix Outlook 2016 Crashes At Startup Windows.UI.Xaml.dll or Mail (32-bit) Control Panel Doesn’t Work

I recently ran into an issue where Outlook 2016 would randomly crash either at startup or during normal operations. In my case, during the crash I could hover my mouse over the taskbar icon and see there was a hidden popup box asking for Windows Credentials, but I couldn't get the box to appear. While [...]

Fix: Rotation Lock Grayed out on Windows 10

If you own 2-in-1 Windows 10 device, like a Lenovo Yoga, rotation is one of the basic features that you’re going to use (or maybe you'll want to disable it). Unfortunately, users have reported the Rotation Lock option is grayed out and that rotation isn’t working on their devices. In my case, my Lenovo Yoga [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fix Wireless Limited Access Default Gateway Not Available Windows 10

While using a Dell Latitude E7250 and even a Microsoft Surface 4 Pro, I recently came across an issue where the wireless connection would show the yellow exclamation point and say Limited Connectivity. While running the Troubleshoot Problems Windows troubleshooter, it would display The Default Gateway is not available. The Windows troubleshooter would reset the [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 Will Block Websites with SHA-1 Certificates

Beginning February 14th, 2017, the Microsoft Edge browser and Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) will start blocking websites with a SHA-1 certificate. The browsers will prevent sites that are protected with a SHA-1 certificate from loading and will display an invalid certificate warning. Users will have the option to ignore the error and continue to the [...]

How to Opt-Out of Google’s New Advertising Plan

According to a report released by ProPublica today, Google quietly changed its privacy policy in the past few months, allowing its advertising system to collect data that is associated with identifiable user information. Google’s DoubleClick ads can now use information from your Gmail to serve you up ads on YouTube or your YouTube search history [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: Internet|Tags: , |0 Comments

How To Change Your DNS On Windows, Mac, or Linux

A DNS server resolves website URLs into their IP addresses, which is how the internet functions. Without DNS, we would be typing in IP addresses into our browsers instead of domain names. As an end user, you're probably using your internet provider's DNS server by default, but you can change that. Of course you could [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: Linux, Mac, Technology, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable Touch Mode In Adobe Acrobat

As more and more PCs are being manufactured with touch screens, one annoyance I found was how Adobe Acrobat would always enable Touch Mode by default. Acrobat would enable it every time I opened a document, even if I went to View > Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > Uncheck Touch Mode. Luckily, you can go [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fix Xbox Sign-In Failure On Windows 10 Build 14942

Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 14942 from Redstone 2 last week to the Fast Ring Windows 10 Insider Preview users. One of the new improvements in Windows 10 Build 14942 includes changes to how the operating system handles service hosts. In the past, grouping services into service hosts was used to save memory. Now, most [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|Categories: Apps|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Fix Microsoft Edge Crashing On Windows 10 Build 14942

Last week, Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 14942 of Redstone 2 to the Fast Ring Windows 10 Insider Preview users. Using the bleeding edge of updates brings new features, but also brings new bugs. Some users of Windows 10 Build 14942 have reported the Microsoft Edge crashing at startup every time they try to launch [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|Categories: Apps|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Reinitialize The Offline Cache in Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Sometimes you just have too many conflicts when synchronizing your offline files in Windows that you have to start over. In my case, I upgraded the file server to a new host and some clients were left with duplicate entries in their Sync Center. DISCLAIMER: Always create a restore point before editing the registry! If [...]

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