How to disable SMBv1, SMBv2 on Windows 10/8 to prevent Wannacry ransomware

With Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, you are able to easily share files, folder, printers, and communicate this information between computers in a networked environment. However, the recent cyber attack of the WannaCrypt or WannaCry ransomware uses the ETERNALBLUE tool to exploit the vulnerability in the SMB service to spread and propagate. If you want to prevent virus from from spreading for security reason or don’t need the service or , try the methods to turn off SMB on Surface Pro tablet or Windows 10/8 machine. Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 Data usage monitor report not working with installed apps

Windows 10 can monitor the network usage and bandwidth from Windows Store apps to desktop software over the previous 30 day window. Simply open the Settings app, go to Network & internet > Data usage, and you are able to see a general overview by Ethernet and WiFi connections, as well as get the deeper app usage to avoid exceeding data caps. However, the function is not working after I install the Anniversary Update and I could not figure out how to fix the issue on my Surface Pro 3 tablet. Continue reading

Enable/disable shared experiences between Windows 10 device and Android

You might have used multiple devices from tablets and computers to smartphones and always need to start a task on one device and finish it on another. To resolve the problem, Windows 10 Anniversary Update comes with new feature called Shared Experiences, codenamed “Project Rome”, to help you easily and quickly move the task you are doing like opening document or web pages between Windows devices, and now the feature supports Android apps in Creators Update. It is similar to Apple’s handoff, and you could try the tips to setup the Shared experiences in Windows 10. Continue reading

Surface Pro 4 Overheating and battery drain after Windows 10 Creators update

I have used a Surface Pro 4 for months, and it worked smoothly without any problem since I upgraded the device to Windows 10 Creators update. When I open Edge browser and watch Youtube video, my tablet always heats up and all running apps become laggy and slow. I install the KB4018483 Security for adobe flash player and KB4016240 Cumulative update and nothing happens. The battery also drains at fast speed, even in sleep mode. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Windows 10 Show most used apps disabled and Grayed Out after Creators update

By default I was able to see my most used apps (a limit of up to 6 apps) in a single view at the top of the list of programs on the Start menu, and also get my recent command for the Run (Win+R) command dialog. However, after my Surface Pro 4 tablet is upgraded to Creators Update by the update assistant tool, the data of related history is cleared and empty completely. When I navigate to Personalization > Start page inside the Settings app, the “Show most used apps” option become grayed out and has set to Off. So I am unable to turn it on to use the feature. How can I fix the issue? Continue reading

How to backup and avoid problems before install Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update comes with many new features and improvements for tablets and computers. As a big update, it can not fully work with many different hardware configurations since now and may make the devices across errors and unknown bugs. To avoid problems, you could try the tips to prepare for a smooth installation. Continue reading

Windows 10 S laptops recommend for students and teachers

Windows 10 S offers the superior performance and better security for college students, and the budget laptops come from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Samsung. The limited OS will only support Edge and Bing as its web browser and search engine, but turn the device in cheaper price while you can also upgrade the system to Windows 10 Pro with cost. Will those laptops help Microsoft beat the Chromebook? Continue reading

Edge/Chrome Resolving host and slow network in Windows 10 creators update

I was able to use the Microsoft Edge and Chrome to access webpages in Internet on my Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10. After installed the Creators Update, the contents of website load very slowly and the “Resolving host” status keep showing on the bottom of browsers all over the place. Then I remove the Intel Network Connections Driver and reinstall it and get a normal fast internet. However, the problem happens after the next restart. How can I resolve it and get it working on my tablet? Continue reading

How to enable spatial sound for headphones or home theater in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update comes with a Windows Sonic format by using a combination of optimized audio, so you feel that audio is playing around you. The new feature is a surround sound emulator and it enhances the sound quality on the headphones, even working with non high-end headphones. By default it is not activated and you could try the tips to enable and setup it on your Surface Pro 4 tablet or Windows 10 computer. Continue reading

Windows 10 cannot empty recycle bin after Creators Update

I uesd Windows 10 Pro on my Surface Pro 4 and everything worked fine. However, After I download and install the Creators Update throught update assistant, I notice that the recycle bin has some items in it so I want to remove them. I try to delete those files and nothing happens. Then I hold and press the icon to get the menu and the Empty Recycle Bin option is grayed out. How can I resolve the problem on my tablet? Continue reading