Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Surface Pro 3 with multiple monitors support

The Surface Pro 3 are available with the low-power 4th-generation Intel Core (Haswell) i3, i5 or i7″ processors and a mix of optionsĀ on internal memory and storage. All devices are running the Windows 8.1 Pro OS and come with 12-inch Multi-touch display. Currently there are five choices and the level of detail should be sufficient for some consumers. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 File Explorer remove Ribbon UI and get Classic Toolbar

Windows 8.1/8 File Explorer come with the Office 2013 style Ribbon Interface to replaced the old Command toolbar. It provides the quick-access functions in the menu, but becomes clutter and makes a bit difficult to get your desired options through different tabs. If you don’t like the new function, try the following methods to disable it. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 IE11 restore previous session not working on startup tabs

The Internet Explorer 11 version comes with a smiple way to restore your last browsing session for firing up the favorite websites to continue browsing, or in case of a browser crash. I have enabled the Reopen last session feature in its general option. However, it is not working since I installed the Spring Update 1 on my Windows 8.1 tablet, without deleting history. Continue reading

Windows 8.1/8 remove you have files waiting to be burned to disc message

A few users have got the problem with Windows 8 OS. Everytime you power up the tablet or computer and log into the system, the taskbar notification area keeps reminding with the message “You have files waiting to be burned to disc. To view the filw now, click this button.” That means the desired contents need to be burned the data on the CD/DVD drive and you could use the following tips to reoslve it. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 update 1 Code 80240442 Windows Update ran into a problem

The Windows 8.1 update 1 brings back some traditional desktop experience for the mouse and keyboard users but still get many issues. When I tried to apply it manually on my computer, the system started with a 80244FFF error and then showed the messsage “Error(s) found: Code 80240442 – Windows Update ran into a problem” with Try again button. How can I reoslve the problem? Continue reading

Remap Surface Pro 3 Pen button to run OneNote Desktop version

Unlike previous tablet models, there is some big impressions and new accessory with Microsoft Surface Pro 3. As a thicker stylus, the Surface Pen can take handwritten notes and has a single button push on the top for opening the OneNote app in Windows 8.1. It also has two integration features: One-press quick note access and Double-press screen capture. Continue reading

Fix Windows 8.1 Encrypt contents to secure data grayed out

On a Professional or Enterprise edition of Windows, the build-in Encrypting File System (EFS) feature can help you encrypt individual folders and files. I would like to encrypt data on one of my folders on Surface pro 2 tablet running Windfows 8.1 Pro. However, I right-click on the folder and select Properties > Advanced, and then notice that the Encrypt contents to secure data option is grayed out and disabled. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to Enable Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11/12

The Windows 8.1 operating system comes with the preinstalled web browser Internet Explorer 11.0, which is also supported on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. With it, you can get optimized performance and many new features, such as Enhanced Protected Mode 64bit, and the Enterprise Mode function for emulating IE 8 to fix the common compatibility problems on some websites. Continue reading