Change WiFi/wired network location from Public to Private in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

In Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it is difficult to locate the option to configure whether your network connection is part of a public or private type. Now there is a prominent thing to do that in Fall Creators Update. If you face some unknown network problem on your tablet or computer, you could have a try the method to re-configure its network profile. Continue reading

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) high CPU usage in Windows 10 fall creators update

I have applied the Windows 10 fall creators update on my Surface Pro 4 and the tablet just runs into strange problem and runs slowly. I had configured my own desktop wallpaper, and now the system can not maintain it and always reverts to the default wallpaper. Two services takes very high cpu usage in Task Manager and the Service Hosts are Local Service (No Network) (3) and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). I set ICS to manual startup and it still attempt to restart. Continue reading

Fix Microsoft Edge freezing problems on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft Edge includes a lot of visual changes and performance improvements in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. However, after I upgrade my Surface Pro 4 to this version, I browse the website in the Edge and it freezes constantly and then hangs. I have to end its process in Task manager. When I re-open it, edge keeps asking me to recover webpages, instead of the bing search homepage, and completely stops working. That also make no way to get into its settings to make a repair. How can resolve the problem? Continue reading

Start Menu messed store apps missing in Windows 10 Fall Creator Update

I have spent two hours upgrading my Surface Pro 4 tablet to the Windows 10 Fall Creator Update through Windows update. When I login to system and open the Start menu, it is messed up totally because most of my installed regular apps are missing such as the built-in calendar, photos and mail. The Play and Explore group is also gone while the Windows Store itself can not be found. Then I type these apps name to search by Cortana, it just gets wrong results. Then I run the troubleshooter in the Settings app and it reports “Tile database is corrupt. Not fixed”. How can I resolve the problem?

* If you could not locate the Windows Store app, you have to visit the Store website in Edge Browser to open it indirectly. All of your installed app are listed as “LAUNCH” and not “install” in the page.
To roll those apps back in Windows 10, you need to uninstall the missing apps and then re-install them one by one.
* Open the Settings app from Start menu, click on the System category, and select the Apps & Features tab in the left pane.
* The list of UWP apps will populate in its right side pane. Click the app name which is missing to reveal the options, and click on Uninstall to remove the app.
* Then open the Store website in Edge or other web browser, search for the app individually, and reinstall them from there.

This is not an acceptable solution, because you have to take an important amount of time to recover apps one by one, if you have already used many apps. I have tried the method and it works fine, but a few programs still get the wierd “P~microsoft” name on the tile in Start menu.

The tile database is broken, and you can restore the previous data from the hidden Windows.old folder.
* Open the File Explorer, enable Show hidden files, and open the AppData inside the Windows.old folder:

C:\Windows.old\Users\You-User-Name\AppData

* Inside the AppData, navigate to the Local\TileDataLayer, and copy the Database folder to your USB flash drive.
* Create a new users with administrative privileges, and use this account to sign in.
* Access another location below in File Explorer (The Your-User-name is your old account):

C:\Users\Your-User-name\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\

and paste the rescued database to repalace the current Database folder.
Then logout and log as your main account to check if all apps are restored.

Fix No emoji panel after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings the native support for emoji and it is very helpful. I have upgraded my Surface Pro 4 tablet to the latest version through Windows update and I use British English. However, when I press the Win + “.” or Win + “;” key from my hardware keyboard, the emoji picker doesn’t appear. I open the Settings app and could not find the related panel to turn it on. How can I fix the issue? Continue reading

How to fix missing OneDrive File On-Demand after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update get the OneDrive File On-Demand feature to make Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage to be simpler to use. You are able to see all of your files stored on OneDrive from within File Explorer, without downloading them at first. However, I have upgraded my Surface Pro 4 to the latest OS and could not find the Files on Demand option to get it working. Continue reading

Remove 3D Objects folder in This PC Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

If you have upgraded your tablet or computer to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, there are many new features and improvements. When I open the This PC, 6 default folders like Documents, Downloads, Music are visible while a new folder named 3D Objects is displayed in the navigation pane of File Explorer. It also appears in the user profile location and I could not figure out how to get rid of it. Continue reading

How to Pin People Contacts on Taskbar in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update comes with a host of new features, such as Fluent Design, 3D object in Office apps, drag and drop files to share. There is a major change to the taskbar user interface and it provides useful quick actions. Users can pin contacts to the taskbar for messaging the person in chat app, or dragging and dropping a file on the contact icon to get the share conversations. Continue reading

Microsoft Edge Content Process causes high CPU/Memory usage in Windows 10

I have used the Microsoft Edge to view internet contents in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4. But I notice that the built-in web browser always draines the memory quickly and make the tablet to run slowly. I open the task manager to monitor and it shows a constant network bandwidth of 500 kbit. Three Microsoft Edge Content Process are running in backgroup and using up lots of memory (totaling over 1GB of RAM). The issue only starts after the cumulative update. They constantly transfer lots of data from my system to microsoft cloud server. Continue reading

Windows 10 loses Ethernet internet connection after sleep mode

My Windows 10 laptop worked fine to get internet network through an Intel(R) Ethernet(2) I219-LM cable until applied the updates. Now when I put the system into sleep mode and then wake it up, the wired network ends up at 10Mbps and is not reconnecting at all. To get rid of that temporarily, I have to make a rebooting but the same problem appears minutes later. The Network Adapter troubleshooter reports “Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration” message. Continue reading