Windows media player and MOV files crashing in Windows 8.1 64bit

I have upgraded my tablet from clean install of Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with all updates applied. There are 50 GB of Music files on a D: partition as the Music library. Everytime I started the media player, it just loaded for a few minutes and then kept crashing with the error “Faulting application name: wmplayer.exe, Exception code: 0xc0000094″. If I browse or right click any .MOV file, the File Explorer also crashes. How can I fix the issues? Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Mini PC Computers Zotac and HDMI stick

The desktop computer is too bigger and many people would like to have really small mini PC to take with them in pocket and fit on a desk, like the pint-sized PCs with Raspberry Pi or Arduino board. Microsoft has announced a Windows-compatible development board which could be connected  to WiFi or the Internet through USB adapter. Recently some related products flooded the market. Continue reading

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