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

Windows 8.1 Stuck at Setting Up Personalized Settings

I have upgraded my tablet to Windows 8.1 from 8 through the Windows Store and the set up process worked correctly and then completed. However, when I typed username and password to log into my Windows account, it just stucked on a black screen with a Personalized Settings dialog containing “Setting up personalized settings for web platform customizations” message for hours. How can I fix the issues? Continue reading

How to remove/hide OneDrive Notification icon in Windows 8.1

Once you have installed the KB2923768 from the cumulative Windows 8.1 Update, the OneDrive notification area icon will apear on the taskbar for viewing sync status and problems or opening it in File Explorer. However, I want to hide its icon and can’t get rid of it, even disabling all of the syncing settings on my tablet. Any way to fix the issues? Continue reading

Fix Windows 8.1 Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration

After my tablet is upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro from 8, the Internet connection hardly run for about three minutes and then stop working.
I make the troubleshooting through Networking and sharing Center and it shows the message “Ethernet doesn’t have a valid ip configuration” and “Error 651: The modem(pr other connecting device) has reported an error.” How to reoslve the problem? Continue reading