Delay future updates installed in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update offers a new way to delay updates delivered via Windows Update. With the feature, you can easily delay feature and security updates than any previous versions. If you don’t want the upgrade process to disturb existing setup or reset custom settings, try the method to set it up. Continue reading

How to setup schedule time with Optimize Drives in Windows 10 on Surface Pro

The internal disk drive of Surface Pro tablet or other PC need to be optimized to improve the system’s performance. By default Windows 10′s built-in Optimize Drives feature, previously called Disk Defragmenter, will run on a weekly schedule at the time automatically. I have an individual SSD which is not defragmented and would like to add it to the job and change the default schedule time manually. Continue reading

Enable Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10 to protect files and folders

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) has addedd a new Windows Defender feature named “Controlled Folder Access” to fend off Crypto-Ransomware. It can watch over files stored inside specially-designated folders, and block and blacklist unauthorized apps from making changes to them, like encrypting files by ransomware. Here are the tips to set it up on your Surface Pro tablet or computer. Continue reading

Download Windows 10 S Recovery Image For Surface Laptop

Microsoft is currently offering the Surface Laptop for purchase in select regions. This is the latest hardware which comes preloaded with Windows 10 S edition. Unlike the regular Home or Pro version, you are not allowed to install apps from outside the Store and also classic desktop programs. Because this product is designed to be more secure and lightweight, while still presents the features such as Azure AD domain join, Windows Update for Business and Shared PC configuration. Continue reading

How to Enable Exploit Protection in Windows 10 to Protect From Zero-Day Attack

Users always need to download and install security patches to prevent the common exploit kits employed by attackers. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has added the built-in EMET(Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit)-like protection to increase the security and help Protect your PC from zero-day attacks. If you have some untrusted or less secure apps, you’d better enable the feature and here are the tips to configure it. Continue reading

Delete Windows.old folder in Settings after Windows 10 fall Creators Update

If you did a complete new upgrade from an older version, such as from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 or from the Anniversary Update to the Fall Creators Update, the system will create a Windows.old folder at the root of the local disk (by default it is C:). The Windows.old contents several gigabytes of data (PerfLogs, Program Files, User documents, and Windows folder) from the previous installation, and is used to restore to the previous operating system. It can be very larger (start at more than 12 GB on my Surface pro 4 tablet) and take up quite a bit of space, so you’d better delete it to free up drive space. Continue reading

How to enable/setup Remote Desktop in Windows 10 Settings app on Fall Creators Update

Many software client such as TeamViewer, join me and Chrome Remote Desktop can help you remotely access your files and applications by Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), when you are not nearby your computer. The built-in RDP utility also do the job well in Windows 10 environment. With Fall Creators Update, you can easily allow remote access and configure related options in the Settings app, as well as using Control Panel. Continue reading

How to uninstall Mixed Reality in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Mixed Reality support and tweaks are included in Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and there are some improvements, such as the speech command and shared Mixed Reality captures to Facebook. With the new feature, you are able to view augmented reality images and 3D rendered digital objects on your PC’s screen. However, if you don’t have Virtual reality headset or compatible hardware, one way is to uninstall the Windows Holographic platform. Continue reading

Windows 10 Check Disk at startup after creators update

My Windows 10 laptop with only SSD has been installed the creators update successfully. However, every time I turn it on and login to system, the Check Disk Utility will be performed at startup automatically, or a message saying “To stop chkdsk, press any key within 8 seconds” pops up. I have never scheduled its run and could not figure out how to resolve the problem. Continue reading

Windows Spotlight option missing from Windows 10 lock screen on Creators Update

The Windows Spotlight feature not only show you beautiful images from Bing on your Lock screen, but also pictures of Windows devices with certain apps. I have clean installed the Creators Update on my tablet running Windows 10 Education successfully. However, when I open the Settings app and go to the Lockscreen, the Spotlight option is missing in the drop-down menu, while the slider to show tips and content by Cortana is grayed out and set to OFF. A message “Some settings are hidden or managed by your organization” is displayed at the top. Everything worked fine before upgraded. How can I fix the issue? Continue reading