How to disable/clear Recent Items and Frequent Places in Windows 10

Windows will just show you your most recently opened items in Quick Access pane of File Explorer by default, as well as in jump lists on the Start menu and taskbar. It is easy to disable the feature in Properties of the taskbar in previous versions like Windows 8.1 and 7, while there is a little different to manipulate in Windows 10. Here are the setp-by-step tips for resetting history. Continue reading

Fix ntoskrnl.exe High CPU/Memory usage in Windows 10

The ntoskrnl.exe system only used 0.1 mb ram in windows 8.1, but it takes high RAM and CPU Usage after my Surface Pro 3 has been upgraded to Windows 10. It uses about 600 mb ram and keep rising usage if I open those apps such as Illustrator, InDesign and Chrome and I could not figure out how to resolve the problem. Continue reading

Enable/install Windows subsystem for Linux in Windows 10

The Anniversary Update brings the built-in Windows Subsystem for Linux to run the Bash Unix shell on 64-bit versions of Windows 10, without thrid-part app supported. The Bash utilizes Hyper-V function and is useful for developers and IT professionals to use a rich collection of command line. Here are the step by step tips to enable and install it. Continue reading

How to enable/disable save protected media licenses in Microsoft Edge

The InPrivate browsing of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 gives users many privacy controling functions, such as toggle what your browser does with cookies, passwords manager, protected media licenses, and websites that track your browsing data. If the websites stream music or videos that use Digital Rights Management (DRM) for protecting against copying the streamed content, you must trun on new media licenses feature to save a unique identifier (ID) and licenses to download and view/listen that content. It is very helpful if you would like to enjoy 4K Ultra-HD video playback. Continue reading

Fix Disk Cleanup Missing From Drive Properties In Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the native Disk Cleanup utility to delete junk files, such as temporary internet, error reporting, thumbnail, delivery optimization files and previous system installation (Windows.old folder. You are able to launch the tool by using the Start menu search feature, or open up This PC, right-click on any disk drive, click properties, and click its button under the General tab. However, when I try the second method, the Disk Cleanup option is missing from the local disk properties dialog. Continue reading

How to setup virtual desktops with different backgrounds in Windows 10

Windows 10 support for multi-monitor and multiple virtual desktops to organize your work into separate manageable areas. Users can pick separate wallpapers for each monitor, without downloading third-party software. However, when I have only a single tablet or computer with Win10, I could not find a way to make each desktop of that with a different background. Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 cannot Import/transfer photos from camera

The Libraries feature tracks of your images incredibly easy and allows users to import pictures from a digital camera or mobile device in Windows 7. However, after my computer had been upgraded to Windows 10, such function became broken and I could not find a way to download them when pluging that device in. It showed the number of pictures I have on the camera but never transfer them. Continue reading

Windows 10 screen saver timeout reset to 1 minute

I had configured my screen saver waiting time to 30 minutes in Windows 10 and it worked fine. After I powered down the machine then rebooted, the screen saver time kept resetting to 1 minute. I reverted back the setting and that only took afects if I did a restart. The same issues happened on my Desktop computer and oneSurface Pro 3 tablet. Running the System File Checker (SFC) command was not working at all. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Windows 10 missing Snipping Tool to take screenshot

Without having to install a third party application for taking a snapshot of your screen, Windows comes with built-in Snipping Tool for this purpose. Users can easily use it to take many types of screenshots, edit and annotate them. However, after my Surface Pro 3 tablet has been upgraded to Windows 10, I can not get it through the start menu when I type its name to search. Continue reading