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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

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

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 [...]

Workaround: Taskbar Thumbnail Previews Disappear Too Quickly

In Windows, the taskbar thumbnail preview allows you to hover your mouse over the application icon and see previews of multiple windows you have open, similar to the screenshot above. There are a number of threads in the Microsoft forums where people are reporting issues with these previews and they're disappearing too quickly and they [...]

Install MacOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware Player on Windows

Earlier today, I posted an article to show you how to Install MacOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox on Windows. Some of the process is similar, but I'll walk you through installing MacOS Sierra on Windows using VMware Workstation 12 Player in this article. To use VirtualBox instead of VMware, see how to Install MacOS Sierra [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Categories: Tech Tips, Technology|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Install MacOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox on Windows

Last month, Apple released their final version of MacOS Sierra. If you have decent hardware with enough CPU, RAM, and storage space, you could create a MacOS Sierra virtual machine using VirtualBox on a Windows host. Thanks to TechReviews, you can download a VMDK image file to create your virtual machine. To use VMware Workstation [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Categories: Tech Tips, Technology|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Fix For Windows 10 Freezes But Mouse Still Moves

I recently installed an SSD into my laptop and did a clean install of Windows 10. Occasionally after some usage, Windows 10 would freeze but I could still move my mouse. Eventually I couldn't click on anything, but I could still move the mouse around the screen. Trying Control+Alt+Delete wouldn't work so there was no [...]

How To Format A Write-Protected USB Drive

There are times when Windows doesn't want to format a USB drive. You might get an error saying the drive is write-protected, or you'll get an error saying it just can't format it. Sometimes you'll be able to see the drive but the size available for you to format is incorrect. You have a few [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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