Windows 10 firewall blocks wuapihost.exe what is the process

I have enabled the built-in firewall on my Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and I am on my local private home network. When I was browseing the webpage, the system poped up a dialog box saying that Windows firewall has blocked some features of C:\Windows\System32\wuapihost.exe. It asked if I would like to allow or cancel wuapihost on public networks and I found that its publisher is Microsoft Corporation. Continue reading

Cannot delete Temporary Internet Files in Windows 10 Edge

I was able to delete all of the temporary internet files in IE 11 on my Surface Pro 3 running Windows 8.1. However, after upgraded to Windows 10, I open the setting of Microsoft Edge and check all options to delete all of my browser history and it is not working at all. I use disk cleanup tool and it detectes 60 MB space of temporary internet files and they are reducing. Continue reading

Windows 10 Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered

My Windows 10 64-bit computer comes with 6GB RAM and NVIDIA Geforce 800M Render Card and has installed the latest version of Intel HD Graphics 4400 Display Driver. When I played the game like Minecraft then came out of full screen, or watch the streaming video on youtube, a error “Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered” message poped up from the taskbar. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 Homegroup cannot be set up on this computer

I had created and configured a Home Group in Windows 8 on my Surface Pro 3 and everything worked fine. However, after upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, I use it in Network and Sharing Center of Control panel and get an error message “homegroup cannot be set up on this computer”. I type the password to join in and it pops up “Windows no longer detects a homegroup on this network. To create a new homegroup, click OK, and then open HomeGroup in Control Panel.”, while there is not available create option for that. Continue reading

How to install/enable Group Policy Editor in Windows 10/8.1 Home

As a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) allows administrator to manage all the settings of Local Group Policy objects in a single user interface. This feature is available in Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise, but you can not use it to in the Home editions version. A user “davehc” at Windows7forums has originally created a solution to enable the feature and resolve the problem while “jwils876″ make it easier. Continue reading

How to disable/clear Recent Items and Frequent Places in Windows 10

Windows will just show you your most recently opened items in Quick Access pane of File Explorer by default, as well as in jump lists on the Start menu and taskbar. It is easy to disable the feature in Properties of the taskbar in previous versions like Windows 8.1 and 7, while there is a little different to manipulate in Windows 10. Here are the setp-by-step tips for resetting history. Continue reading

Fix ntoskrnl.exe High CPU/Memory usage in Windows 10

The ntoskrnl.exe system only used 0.1 mb ram in windows 8.1, but it takes high RAM and CPU Usage after my Surface Pro 3 has been upgraded to Windows 10. It uses about 600 mb ram and keep rising usage if I open those apps such as Illustrator, InDesign and Chrome and I could not figure out how to resolve the problem. Continue reading

Enable/install Windows subsystem for Linux in Windows 10

The Anniversary Update brings the built-in Windows Subsystem for Linux to run the Bash Unix shell on 64-bit versions of Windows 10, without third-part app supported. The Bash utilizes Hyper-V function and is useful for developers and IT professionals to use a rich collection of command line. Here are the step by step tips to enable and install it. Continue reading

How to enable/disable save protected media licenses in Microsoft Edge

The InPrivate browsing of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 gives users many privacy controling functions, such as toggle what your browser does with cookies, passwords manager, protected media licenses, and websites that track your browsing data. If the websites stream music or videos that use Digital Rights Management (DRM) for protecting against copying the streamed content, you must trun on new media licenses feature to save a unique identifier (ID) and licenses to download and view/listen that content. It is very helpful if you would like to enjoy 4K Ultra-HD video playback. Continue reading

Fix Disk Cleanup Missing From Drive Properties In Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the native Disk Cleanup utility to delete junk files, such as temporary internet, error reporting, thumbnail, delivery optimization files and previous system installation (Windows.old folder. You are able to launch the tool by using the Start menu search feature, or open up This PC, right-click on any disk drive, click properties, and click its button under the General tab. However, when I try the second method, the Disk Cleanup option is missing from the local disk properties dialog. Continue reading