How to remove/disable Drop Shadows in Windows 10 applications

There are many new features and other little changes in the Technical Preview of Windows 10, such as File Explorer with share contract button, and the new UI with drop shadows which is similar to the ones in Mac OS X. The visually distinct features make the area casts a shadow on top of the window and icon labels, but many users don’t like that and would like to remove it and tweak Visual Effects for enhancing the performance. Continue reading

Extra/add multiple monitors to Surface Pro 3 and Windows 8.1 tablet/computer

To get more area available for programs running on a single Windows 8.1 system, you could try the multi-display to increase the productivity. If you are using the Surface Pro tablet, laptop or computer and need a compact multi-monitor solution, the Plugable USB 3.0 Dual-Head Graphics and Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with DisplayLink DL-3900 Chipset offers the great way to get additional screens and Ethernet for your device. Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 not scaling issues in VMware/VirtualBox with high definition display

Many people have installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview operating system on virtual softwares such as VMware Workstation, VirtualBox in Windows 8 and VMware Fusion in Mac. This is the safest test environment, instead of running it on the machine directly. However, if your monitor or screen is a high-definition DPI display (retina), the text, apps and items within Start menu will run into the problem while you are using scaling feature. Continue reading

Windows 8 Boot failed issue Error code 0xc000000f

I had installed the OS in a 750 GB hard drive on my computer and everything worked fine. However, after I cloned OS partition of the original drive to my new 120GB SSD and configured it as first boot device in bios, the Windows 8.1 boot failed with error code 0xc000000f and messages “Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors” or “one of the devices can not be reached, check cable, and retry it again”. It seems that the master boot record become screwy and I can’t find a way to resolve the issues. Continue reading

How to convert Handwriting to text in OneNote 2013

To clarify your thoughts and and reach the goals, the act of writing note is better or faster than the passive typing but you need to spend time training the system to learn from your style. The Office OneNote 2013 comes with the Handwriting Recognition (in Hebrew, Too) feature on any touch-capable Windows tablet and computer, and also provides a handy tool for extracting them to your default Notebook font, without purchasing an add-on. Continue reading

How to disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration in Word/Excel/Outlook 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 productivity suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and more) have been installed in Windows 8.1/8 tablets and PC, but the new built-in “Hardware Graphics Acceleration” enhancement also named as “GPU rendering” always cause those weird issues, such as cursor Hanging, works only in Safe Mode on your system, all the Office components crash mostly, and stop running in normal mode. Try repairing and removing the add-ins, restarting the system still get the same problem. Here are the methods for resolving it to get better experience. Continue reading

Fix Windows 8.1 Joystick disconnect issues in FSX/X-Plane

My game controller worked flawlessly while I played FSX, P3D or X-Plane game in Win 7. However, after my computer has been upgraded to Windows 8.1, the USB devices always don’t charge and stop working. I use Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 Joystick to fly in Flightsim X Gold simulator for 15 mins and then it completely disconnect, even try installing the latest drivers and changing in compatibility mode. Continue reading

Windows 8.1/8 PDF files not show Thumbnail Preview with Adobe Reader

All of my .pdf files works fine in Windows Explorer on my computer running Win 7 32-bit. However, after added 2GB Memory RAM and upgraded to Windows 8.1 64bit, a huge collections don’t not show thumbnail image using Adobe Reader and it is difficult to find the book I needed. If I change the folder view to Medium icons, the issues seem to be fixed but them revert back to the icon when I use Crtl and Mouse Scroll Up to increase the size. Continue reading

Windows 10 Hardware requirements & New features

Microsoft unveils its next operating system Windows 10 system with Start Menu, instead of Windows 9, and is inviting members of the public to provide feedback about the preview version. This new OS will be available late next year and run on a wide range of devices, from smartphones and tablets to laptops, PCs and Xbox consoles. Unlike the previous, users don’t have to switch between touch-focused alternative and desktop Mode. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Word/Excel 2013 there was a problem sending the command to the program

I have installed Microsoft Office 2013 in my Surface Pro 2 tablet successfully, and get the issues about opening the saved files. When I try to open any Word 2013 (.docx or .docm) or Excel 2013 (.xlsx) document file in Windows 8.1, it pops up a error dialog “There was a problem sending the command to the program” or “Cannot find file (or one of its components)” If I click the OK button and everything becomes fine, but it will come back after resarted the system. Continue reading