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Windows 10 Creators Update – How to Hide the All Apps Column in the Start Menu

The Windows 10 Start Menu has brought some mixed feelings among users. In my opinion, I'm glad they got rid of the full screen menu like they had in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. The good news is that in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, you'll have a little more control over your Start [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Windows 10 Creators Update – Automatically Free Up Disk Space with Storage Sense

Windows 10 Creators Update is introducing a new feature that could replace disk cleanup utilities like my favorite CCleaner. In all modern versions of Windows, Microsoft has included a Disk Cleanup Utility, and the only way to automate cleanup was to use Task Scheduler to create scheduled tasks. While it worked well once you configured [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Windows 10 Creators Update – Re-Enable Command Prompt Instead Of Powershell

If you’re recently upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update and you’ve used the Command Prompt shortcuts when you right-click on the Start Menu, you might be surprised to see that Command Prompt has been replaced by Windows PowerShell (resembling the left screenshot above). While Powershell has its place, I tend to use Command Prompt more [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 Windows Update Errors Troubleshooting Tool

Microsoft has released an online troubleshooting tool to help you resolve your Windows Update errors if you're running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7. If you're running Windows 8, it is recommended that you upgrade to at least Windows 8.1. The online tool also doesn't support Windows Server editions yet, such as Windows Server [...]

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: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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