Windows 10 pdf thumbnails not showing in File Explorer

My Surface Pro 3 running the Windows 8.1 has stored lots of PDF files and I was able to see them as thumbnail pictures in File Explorer. After upgraded the tablet to Windows 10 OS, the Reader app and Adobe DC only showed an icon and said no preview is available, but it was available for Office Word files. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Enable/Disable Disk Write Caching in Windows 10

Almost all disk drives support the Disk Write Caching to allow applications to proceed in Windows 10/8, without having to wait for data write-requests to be written to the disk. It just saves the information temporarily in Windows memory and then write this file to hard drive, so that really improves system performance and also increase the chances of data loss. Here are the how-to tips for that. Continue reading

Cannot turn off Bluetooth in Windows 10 setting

I had upgraded my laptop from Windows 8 to 10 and got the issue after resetting the system. I couldn’t toggle Bluetooth off and it always turned on and the switch never appeared, even change into AIRPLANE MODE. When I clicked on “Bluetooth” in the Action Center, it opened directly the section of “Settings” without an option to turn it off. Continue reading

Windows 10 Mail/Calendar Your Outlook account settings are out of date

I have configured my @outlook.com and work/school email in My Surface Pro 3 tablet. Today when I logged into the Windows 10 system, this notification with Your Outlook account settings are out of date message poped up in the bottom right side of the screen. as well as clicking on the link got two options(Fix account and Dismiss). The “Fix account” worked temporarily and then it came back later. I noticed that my inbox folders won’t sync and there were not any incoming emails. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing in Windows 10

I used the new docking station to connect my surfce pro 4 to wired ethernet and everything worked fine. However, today I could no longer connect to internet and the Networking limited with router and DNS server. I ran Network Adapter troubleshooter and it reported the error “One or more network protocols are missing on this computer. Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing.” Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 The Drive Where Windows is Installed is Locked

I used easeUS to recovery Windows 10 and it can not be booted. When I tried to repair the system either via DVD, it showed the error “Refresh your PC. The drive where Windows is installed is locked” in blue scren. Resetting the PC got the Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing message and I can not figure out how to resolve the problem. Continue reading

Windows 10 Cannot set Lock screen background image in Photos app

I was unable to change the lock screen within built-in app after upgrading my Suraface Pro 3 tablet to Windows 10 from 8.1. When I opened the Photos app and tried to set any picture as the background in lock screen, it showed the error message “Can’t set as lock screen: Make sure the file isn’t damaged and try again“. If I did the same way in Setting app and applied it, that never made any update, as well as there was no picture browser next to the “Browse” button. Continue reading

How to remove/disable Ads on Windows 10 Lock Screen

Windows Spotlight announced by Microsoft, brings user a new lockscreen experience in Windows 10. It displays the beautiful background images from Bing and certain apps running on the device, and provides feedback directly from the lockscreen itself. However, if you have activated this feature, you might see advertisements with a link to the app Store from there lately. Continue reading