Cannot Pin Office Outlook/Excel/Word to Windows 10 taskbar

I am using the Outlook for Office for most of the time and would like to pin the Outlook desktop client to my taskbar for accessing it quickly. However, when I right-click on the Outlook icon from my desktop or Start menu, there are only Create New Mail Message, Calendar Entry, etc, while ‘Pin to Taskbar’ option doesn’t appears as other apps. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to Enable YouTube Dark Mode on Windows 10 for night-time viewing

Windows 10 Anniversary Update has a Dark App Mode theme to display your apps and system pages with a dark interface, instead of the typical bright white one. It is very useful for reading article in the internet late at night, and now YouTube platform also offers a secret ‘dark mode’ feature for users who is in the habit of watching YouTube videos. Here are the how-to tips to activate it and get a new experience. Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 Privacy settings page stuck in creator update

I have faced a strange problem during installing the Windows 10 creator’s update on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. After I review of privacy settings and then tap the OK button, I get stuck on “Thanks! We saved your privacy settings“. It doesn’t continue and the dialog message still stay in the foreground. I restart the tablet and it just starts the same process again. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Cannot open Office Excel XLS Files after Windows 10 upgraded

I installed Office 2017 suite and was able to access the Excel documents in Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro 3. After the tablet has been upgraded to the Windows 10 Pro, I could not open any excel file and get the error “Excel has an unexpected problem and needs to close. Would you like to repair now?” I run the repair process and disable Protected View and nothing works. Continue reading

Fix OneDrive Setup process use high cpu usage in Windows 10

My Surface Pro tablet has became very slow after installed the 1703 Creators Update in Windows 10 64bit. I open the Task Manager and notice that the Microsoft OneDrive Setup process constantly use about 30% of CPU and make system.exe Memory usage to high heaven. The system also notifies that OneDrive couldn’t install an update. I run the OneDrive Troubleshooter to check and reset OneDrive but it seems doesn’t take effect. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to Recover Deleted/Missing Camera Roll Folder in Windows 10

I had uninstalled the Camera and Photos Apps and then deleted the Camera Roll and Saved Pictures folders permanently on my Surface Pro 3 tablet. Now I always take pictures by Camera app and would like to recover the missing folder to store them in Windows 10 library. Sometime I also receive 0xA00F4275 error code for that and couldn’t figure out how to resolve the problem. Continue reading

How to Migrate and Transfer Apple iCloud mail data from Mac to Windows 10

I had setup the outgoing SMTP server to get email on my Mac. There are many emails stored as archive while not available on server. I would like to transfer all my emails data with address book and contacts to outlook 2013 on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. But I could not find a solution to Migrate those data. Continue reading

Enable Windows Installer service in safe mode on Windows 10

I had installed a third-part anti-virus on my Surface Pro 4 tablet and everything was normal. However, after applied the latest version Windows 10 updates with the improper shutdown, I get the BAD_POOL_HEADER error and the desktop keeps crashing. I notice that the antivirus software may prevents the system from booting normally. Continue reading

Windows 10 File explorer keeps searching for files with working on it

When I open the File Explorer on my Surface Pro tablet, it starts going into a loop of searching for something constantly in Quick Access or This PC mode. The folder tree and files don’t list from there. It just shows the “Working on it” message at the bottom and a green bar runs across the screen slowly. I have to tap on the X at the bar to stop the searching process. It happens after installed the anniversary update. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Cannot access hard drive properties for this item are not available in windows 10

After I upgraded my computer from Win7 to Windows 10 Pro, I am unable to access any of my hard drive properties. When I right click on any file, folder folder or local drive and select Properties from menu, the system hangs and pops up “The properties for this item are not available” error message while the active folder windows close. But the problem doesn’t appear in safe mode and I use Clean Boot State to login and nothing is working. Continue reading