Use Outlook Web App in Windows 8.1 IE 11

Outlook Web App (OWA), as a part of Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft Office 365, offers a way to remotely access email, calendars, contacts, tasks, documents, and mailbox content via a web browser. However, if you have updated to Windows 8.1 Preview and try to use Internet Explorer 11 to access it, the Outlook Web App only recognizes in the Light Version and stuck on login page. Continue reading

Fix missing Disk Cleanup in Windows 8.1 Search Charm

The built-in hard disk app is used for removing of all unnecessary junk data from your hard disk, such as temporary files and folders, registry entries associated with uninstalled program. It can help you take up space and make system process fast. If you have updated Surface Pro or computer to Windows 8.1 Preview, I can’t find disk cleanup in the search anymore. Continue reading

Dim Background when Watching Youtube Video on Windows RT/8

I would like to watch my favorite videos on Youtube for a long time on my Surface RT tablet. The best way is on a dark background without any extra page elements visible. Many different browser extensions could bring a cool “cinema watching” experience, but it is no way to install related add-on with Internet Explorer 10 in Windows RT. Continue reading

Skype app connects to WiFi hotspots on Windows RT/8

Microsoft has released the official application called Skype WiFi for iPhone and Android OS, and now it is also available for Windows RT and 8 in the app store. The app allows you to connect to over one million WiFi hotspots in world wide for signing in your own Skype account. Continue reading

Create System Image Backup on Windows 8.1 by PowerShell

Windows 8.1 Preview has removed the graphical interface for creating system images. However, the new OS allows system administrators to create and restore system image backups by PowerShell cmdlet, without Norton Ghost or other third-party softwares. That contain a full snapshot of the hard drive, including all critical volumes in the system state, user files and settings. Continue reading

Fix Windows 8.1 bluetooth not working issues

I have upgraded my ultrabook to the Windows 8.1 Preview but get a bluetooth problem. My Bluetooth mouse and keyboard were already paired in Windows 8, but they works for awhile and disconnects and then keeps searching. Apparently the system can’t find any new device. Now the Bluetooth devices frequently disconnect and show “The btvstack could not be started” error message. Continue reading