Keep Windows 8.1 system on while turn off screen

I always use my Surface pro 3 running Windows 8.1 to download large files like android system updates for my phone through WiFi network, or listen to music by Spotify while I walk to work, so I would like to keep the tablet on but turn off screen at the same time. When I press the power button, the system go into sleep mode and all apps just stop running. Now I have to leave it on and can not figure out how to get rid of the issues. Continue reading

How to Add/Remove Most Used app list in Windows 10 start menu

The new start menu has been brought back into Windows 10 finally, but is not similar to the totally traditional one in previous versions Windows 7/XP. It is certainly better in many ways with customizable functions, such as change the default color, add/remove live tiles. By default its left-side pane stores and displays your recently opened programs for accessing them quickly, and here are the tutorial about add or delete items from most used group. Continue reading

How to Enable/Disable Battery Saver in Windows 10

Without third-party battery saving software, you can use the built-in Battery Saver feature to improve and extend the battery life by limiting background activities on Windows 10 operating system. This is very useful for tablet and laptop device while obviously it is not available on computers without batteries. Once you have actived it, the system tray will include a small green icon to indicate that. Continue reading

How to Clear Cortana Search Content history in Windows 10

Microsoft Cortana is a virtual personal assistant deeply integrated into Windows 10. With the app, you are able to do lots of the tasks, such as check the weather, track your flights and sports scores, search terms and anticipate calendar appointments. However, if you concern about privacy and don’t want Cortana to retain your questions information, the best way is to clear the collected content history. Continue reading

How to Hide/Remove Get Windows 10 update App and Icon from Taskbar

Windows 8.1/7 users can upgrade their computers to Windows 10 for free while the new OS is released and available, while Microsoft has added such reminder in the form of a White flag icon that resides in the system tray of Taskbar. It is annoying that the app always keeps running in background and consumes system resources. If you would like to get ird of it and turn area of your screen tidy, try the tips to disable the new update icon and app. Continue reading

Add Windows Defender context menu in Windows 10

The Windows 10 comes with the built-in antivirus and antimalware security utility aka Windows Defender. By defult it scans all of the files located in a folder, but doesn’t provide any functionality from the right click context menu to scan the individual file, with GUI and no command line. Most of other products have such option for faster accessing and here are the tips about how to do that. Continue reading

Cannot Remote Control music from phone to Windows 8.1

I can stream the music from my Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone onto my ultrabook installed the Windows 7 and all remote control functions are supported, such as play, pause and skip, even show artist and the track title. However, when I tried to do that on my Surface pro 3 tablet, it didn’t allow me to perform the same function. For the wireless bluetooth setting, there is only file transfers profile in the Windows 8.1 pro. Continue reading

File name is too long Cannot rename/delete file in Windows 8.1

I have rescued the data of hard drive from my friend’s laptop and everyhting seems to be fine. However, I notice that a few super-long folders and a photo with a very long file name (over 265 chars) are accidentally transferred over to on my Windows 8.1 computer with all updates applied. When I try to open, rename or delete any of them by right clicking on it or from the command line, it┬ádisplays the file name is too long error message. Restarting the PC is not working at all. How can I fix the issues? Continue reading

Windows 10 cortana won’t speak with sound

I have already enabled the Cortana digital personal assistant in the Search Options settings on my Windows 10 computer. When I try to use it, it remains silent and doesn’t hear me and take order, as well as only answers in writing with the moving circle. The app seems to be disconected to the audio system curently and I can’t fingure out how to get it working. Continue reading

Windows 10/8 one or more network protocols are missing on this computer error

My surface Pro 3 has upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1. The system showed the connected IPV4 internet network over WiFi and hadpicked up DHCP and DNS, but I can’t open any websites using IE or other web browsers and the diagnostic poped up the error message “Problems found: One or more network protocols are missing on this computer. Windows Network Diagnostics is unable to repair the problem“. Rebooting the tablet and router had the exact same issue and I couldn’t figure out how to resolve the it. Continue reading