Windows 10 System Configuration Msconfig cannot save changes

The built-in handy system utility MSCONFIG allows users to alter and make changes to the system startup process, enable or disable the services and get into Safe Mode. However, after I went to the Boot tab of system configuration, edited some settings, clicked on Apply and restart the system, all settings are still back to the previous or default. Disabling UAC was not working and I could not figure out how to resolve the problem on my Surface Pro 3 tablet. Continue reading

Turn off or mute sound of Solitaire game in Windows 10

Windows 8 has the Microsoft Solitaire Collection for you to play the amazing evolution of classic card game with different challenges. After upgraded my Surface Pro 3 to Windows 10, the noise always came while I was playing those small games. How can I turn off the annoying sounds completely on my tablet? Continue reading

Copy/Modify file A Required Privilege Is Not Held By The client in Windows 10

When I opened the File Explorer and tried to copy or add a file to a root folder , or install any program on my Surface Pro 4 running Windows 10, it poped up the warning “Error 0×80070522: A Required Privilege Is Not Held By The client“. I had to move it to a specific folder which doesn’t has any restrictions. How can I bypass the error when perform the actions? Continue reading

Windows 10 picture overscan while casting screen to TV

When I connected my Surface Pro 4 tablet to a HDTV via HDMI Cable and casted the screen to broadcast my pictures, it took up a smaller area than it should be on the display and didn’t fit fully. Many spare black spaces were at the edge of the screen. The overscan issue just happened in Windows 10 Pro and reduced picture quality. Continue reading

BlueStacks not working/opened in Windows 10 anniversary update

I had installed the BlueStacks 2 emulator on my Surface Pro 4, so I was able to play and stream many Android games and apps. However, after applied Windows 10 Anniversary update, I tried to run the virtual machines and it was not working at all. The app stucked on initializing and then crashed, even sometimes it won’t open or got a blue screen of death. I disablied Windows Defender and rebooted and still face the same problem. How can I resolve it? Continue reading

Microsoft Surface Studio PC vs iMac 5K Display comparison

Microsoft Surface Studio and Apple 27″ iMac with Retina 5K Display are all-in-one PCs, and two machines use LCD displays with 10-bit colour, but they also have different things. For example, I think Surface Studio is the best gaming AIO PC, while the iMac is a very nice all-in-one professional desktop. here is the list of their comparison to help you find which one is your preference. Continue reading

Enable Cortana Search box on top or Search Glyph in Windows 10

Windows 10 Redstone 2 branch build 14946 was released for Fast Ring Insiders and brings some ways to customize Cortana’s look and appearance, such as border color, Search Glyph and width. By default Cortana Search box is located at left bottom side, and it is possible to set it to appear at the top or have a tiny search icon at the left edge while you type something. Here is the how-to tutorial for that. Continue reading

Fix File explorer crashing when searching in Windows 10

Every time I opened the File Explorer, selected a folder and use the search function to type word/string to locate a simple directory list or others, the explorer window crashed and the Desktop environment with icons disappear slowly and then my desktop returned about 20 seconds later. The problem happened after installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on my Surface Pro 4. I made a reboot with system and that didn’t take any effects. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Fix Cannot maximize programs/apps from taskbar in Windows 10

I ran some programs or apps in Windows 10 and they had been acting strangely. When they appeared on the taskbar, I hold the mouse pointer over any icon and right clicked it but can not maximise the window from there while they were just getting bigger slightly. Even sometime they worked in the background and I could not open. Restarting the system was not working at all. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to Fix Hey Cortana Not Respond in Windows 10

As a truly intelligent personal assistant, Cortana can help you search the internet and your local files and folders. In Windows 10, you can not only click or tap its icon and type words to give Cortana a desired command to do everything you requested, but also say “Hey Cortana” to make an attention and activate it. However, after installed the aniversary update, I used this voice training and it was not responding . It kept cutting me off after one of the longer phrases on my Surface Pro 3. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading