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How To Install Windows 10 April 2018 Update Build 1803

When it comes to Windows Feature Updates, there are two types of people - those who want to install the updates as soon as they're released and those who would prefer to wait. If you're one of those who wants to wait on the update, then read through our article How To Block Windows 10 [...]

How To Block (Defer) Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Spring Creators Update) 1803 Build 17133 Redstone 4

Last week Microsoft released the Release Preview of the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update 1803 Build 17133 (Redstone 4) to the Insider Preview program. This is the final step before releasing the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update to the public through Windows Update. I have installed the Release Preview update on my main laptops and [...]

Fix Internal Microphone Not Working After Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

If your internal microphone has stopped working after you install the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, check your drivers for updates and that the audio driver isn't disabled. You can do this by right-clicking on the start menu and going to Device Manager. Once you're done there, then check the following privacy settings that are [...]

By | 2018-03-27T13:17:12+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Fix There are no more BitLocker recovery options on your PC

BitLocker is a built-in encryption for Windows that will allow you to encrypt the data on your hard drive, making it difficult for someone to extract data from it if your computer was ever lost or stolen. The only way to recover your data is to have your BitLocker recovery key. Unfortunately, sometimes Windows becomes [...]

By | 2018-03-09T15:39:58+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable Taskbar Pop-Up Ads In Windows 10

Windows 10 displays taskbar pop-up ads, which Microsoft calls "tips, tricks, and suggestions". These tips have included recommendations to use Microsoft Edge for better battery life, and an encouragement to use Microsoft Edge so you can earn Microsoft Rewards points. If you're like me, I prefer to use my own apps and browsers and I [...]

By | 2017-05-06T17:57:39+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Windows KB4015217 Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 VMware Inaccessible Boot Disk

There have been recent reports that the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 patch KB4015217 breaks VMware virtual machines (VM), leaving them inoperable and a boot error of "Inaccessible Boot Disk". The Windows KB4015217 patch is called "Cumulative Update for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016: April 11, 2017". While looking at the KB4015217 Release [...]

How To Block (Defer) Windows 10 Creators Update

Today's (April 11th) the day that Microsoft will begin rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update through Windows Update. I've been using the Windows 10 Creators Update for a few months now through the Insider Preview program, and I haven't had any major issues. You can read some of my articles by looking at the [...]

By | 2017-04-11T11:18:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

How To Disable Suggested Apps In The Start Menu In Windows 10

As Windows 10 gains in popularity, the Microsoft Store continues to grow and increase the number of apps available. In the new Windows 10 Start Menu, you may have noticed some suggested apps by Microsoft. These aren't apps you have installed, but they still appear in your Start Menu because Microsoft thinks you should check [...]

By | 2017-04-02T10:44:20+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable Notification Ads In Windows 10 Creators Update

With the launch of the Windows 10 Creators Update coming soon, users will start to see notification ads after they update. These ads inform you about various Windows features and appear as normal desktop notifications. For example, you might see a notification telling you to set up Cortana. Like other notifications, they’re also stored in [...]

By | 2017-04-02T10:48:45+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable Ads In File Explorer In Windows 10 Creators Update

While Windows 10 has been out for a while now, in recent months, we've started to see Microsoft push advertisements to the end users in various ways. Most of these ads started with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and included ads in the Start menu, taskbar popups, notifications and on the Lock Screen. Now that [...]

By | 2017-04-02T10:50:15+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments