How to install Oracle Database 11g R2 on Windows 8.1/8

The Oracle 11gR2 (x32 or x64) is listed as compatible on the Windows 8.1 Application compatibility list. However, when someone proce with the installation, it stuck there with the error message “INS-13001: Environment does not meet minimum requirements. Action: Either check the logs for more information or check the supported configurations for this product.” Continue reading

How to replace Notepad with Notepad++ in Windows 8.1/8

Many people personally don’t want to use the build-in Notepad in Windows 8.1 operating system, because it has less functions. There are many other third-party text editors, such as the Notepad++, Metapad, and NoteTab. If you would like to get rid of the basic app and replace it with another alternative, try the following method without change file ownership and backup. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 notification Some Settings are managed by your system administrator

I log into with administrator account on Windows 8.1 x64 tablet and keep getting the grayed out notification settings. When I the right-side Charms bar from desktop mode and go to Change PC settings > Search and apps > Notifications, it shows the red message “Some Settings are managed by your system administrator” and there is no way to make the changes. Then I remove my account and reinstall Calendarm Mail, People but it is still not working. Trying the System Restore is just fine for a limit time. How can I fix the issues? Continue reading

Fix Windows 8.1 black screen with cursor after log into account

My windows 8.1 64-bit tablet worked properly since today. After I login to my account with correct password, there are a blank screen and a vanishing cursor. Only my mouse and keyboard work fine and I can move pointer around the screen. Then I boot to safe mode, but couldn’t access Control Panel, and then try changing to low resolution mode doesn’t take any effect. Any way to resolve the problem? Continue reading

Office 2013 Microsoft Setup Bootstrapper has stopped working

With the Bootsrapper, Office 2013 uses the Composite Application Library to initializate application, but the new technology causes the issue of installation failure. Many people have got the message “Microsoft Setup Bootstrapper has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close this program and notify you if a solution is available” Continue reading

Windows 8.1/8 how to convert MBR to GPT Disk format

The Master Boot Record (MBR) format is limited to a maximum of four primary partitions with up to 2TB and just good for older hardware. If you need to use a disk larged than 2TB size with many partitions, try the GUID Partition Table (GPT) technology to fix the issues. Because it can let Windows use partitions up to 256TB currently. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 .NET Framework 3.5 error code 0x800F0906

Many applications require the .NET Framework 3.5 on my tablet runnning the Windows 8.1 build 9471. However, when I go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on/off and try to install it, I get the message “Error code: 0x800F0906. Windows couldn’t connect to the internet to download the necessary files.” and it can’t complete the installations. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

i7 Surface Pro 3 overheating issue

The Surface Pro 3 is the lightweight and powerful Windows 8.1 tablet as a laptop alternative, but many users complain that they are experiencing the overheat problem when running applications or playing games on the desktop. It also causes the device to become unresponsive and lock up completely and randomly shut off as a result. That impacted its predecessors and happens on the i7 model and a few of i3 and i5. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Wifi Service causes High CPU Usage

My tablet running the Windows 8.1 worked fast and recently heats up and the system becomes slow. In the task manager, I notice that the “Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Extensibility Framework” causes high CPU usage (nearly 50% of processing power) and the fan keeps running. The issue often occurs and it seems to be no way to reduce it, even I disconnect the WiFi and change to the wired ethernet network. Continue reading

Fix Windows 8.1 HDMI output not working to HDTV issues

I had got a laptop integrated NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M and Intel HD GPU, and everything worked fine on Windows 8. However, I am unable to connect it to a LG HDTV through the HDMI ports after upgrading to Windows 8.1 OS. I open the Devices > Second Screen and select Duplicate, the HDTV external Montior picks up no video signal. Continue reading