Microsoft Edge PDF annotation Web Notes aren’t available

I am an Engineering Student and have installed windows 10 anniversary update on my Surface pro 4 tablet. When I open any PDF file which is either saved locally or loaded on website within Microsoft Edge browser and use pen to make the annotation, it pops up a dialogue box saying “Web Notes aren’t available. Sorry, you can’t take notes on this page right now.” How can I resolve the problem or is there any permissions to be adjusted? Continue reading

How to turn off Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10 permanently

You are able to choose when to check for solutions when a program crashes through the Control Panel’s configuration dialog in Windows 8/7, while the Automatically check … setting doesn’t offer the way to debug faulty applications. In Windows 10, the feature is enabled by default but the related setting is missing, so it will send the error about certain program or operating system with private information of your PC to Microsoft. If your tablet or computer is not connected to Internet most of the time, you could disable Error Reporting function. Continue reading

Windows 10 Disk Management hang with Connecting to virtual disk service

I have installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on my Surface Pro 4 tablet and then used tweak software to improve SSD longevity. Now when I try to format a new USB flash drive or create and attach VHD files through the disk management, it just shows error messages such as Connecting to Virtual Disk Service, could not start Virtual Disk Service (VDS) on Your-computer-name, and never loads. I am able to type diskmgmt.msc to search it but Disk Management does not run at all. Continue reading

How to Enable Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 Creators Update

In previous version, users need to press Win + L keys shortcut to lock their PC at any time, or configure the related setting to do that automatically after a period of idle time. Now the Windows 10 Creators Update comes with the new Dynamic Lock feature which is designed to lock the PC automatically once the system detect you has moved away from the machine by Windows Hello. Instead of logging you in, it offers extra security and is beneficial on PC with sensitive info in enterprise. Continue reading

How to Enable scan compressed files with Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows Defender is the built-in anti-malware component in Windows 10 and offers the protection to keep your tablet or computer safe from viruses, spyware and malicious software. By default on every process Windows Defender doesn’t scan compressed (archive) files such as .zip, *.rar or .cab files for threats and viruses. To get better security, you’d better turn on such feature on your device. Continue reading

Fix Office Word Shows Compatibility Mode Text in Titlebar

I used Office 2010 previously for a long time and then installed Office 2013 in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. Now when I create a new Word document or open any existing document, its title bar keeps showing [Compatibility Mode] text and I could not find any option to remove it. But that doesn’t happen with PowerPoint or Excel program. Continue reading

How to setup Ethernet connection as metered in Windows 10 Creators Update

By default many people have unlimited access to the internet using an Ethernet connection, so the Anniversary Update only brings the option to set your Wi-Fi or cellular data connections as metered. But that becomes a big problem for users who don’t have unlimited data plan and they have to modify the registry to resolve it with wired network. Unlike previous version, now Windows 10 Creators Update allows users to set Ethernet connection as metered possibly and switch it anywhere. Continue reading

How to Install Themes from Store on Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft transform from its legacy desktop to the new Universal app model. Now the Windows 10 Creators Update offer a direct way to download and install both free and paid themes from the Windows Store. These are still .themepack file extension regularly, but the .theme format include additional information and can not be installed in Windows 7 OS. Continue reading

SD Card not Recognized After Windows 10 Anniversary Update

After my Surface Pro 3 is installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update with up to date drivers, the SanDisk 32Gb SD card inserted through the internal card reader is not detected and I could not find the related drive showing up in File Explorer. But it can be mounted, read and written on other computer. Any solution to get it working? Continue reading

How to add Sound Equalizer on Windows 10/8.1

As a Music lover and audiophile, I used the hd vdeck software on my Windows 7 computer. Now I have to turn my sound way up because it is not working after upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, so I am looking for a system-wide Sound equalizer to lower the lows or raise the highs with YouTube video and Spotify music. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading