How to Output Audio to Multiple speakers at same time in Windows 10

The Stereo Mix option offers a way to have audio through two or more audio output devices at the same time on older versions of the Windows operating system, but it is disabled in Windows 10 by default. Many users have connected headphones and set of speakers with Surface Pro tablet or computer, and could not deal with multiple speakers for their preference. Here is the how-to tips to enable the feature and set it up. Continue reading

Designer Bluetooth keyboard/mouse disconnect and drop sync after sleep in Windows 10

My Surface Pro 3 tablet had applied the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and the Microsoft designer keyboard paired and worked normally. However, after I install the recent software updates, the bluetooth function constantly disconnects with the system. If I use the pen for touch screen mostly, the keyboard goes into sleep by itself. To wake the idle device up, it is annoying that I have to reconnect it everytimes for typing text. I could not figure out how to resolve it. Continue reading

Outlook 2016 Search not index pst file in Mailboxes

My Office 2013 has been upgraded to 2016 version on my Surface Pro 3. When I use the search function to find something by the All Mailboxes option, it is not working and doesn’t find any results within the Outlook software. I rebuild the index and install the latest Office Updates then nothing takes effect. I notice the search works fine in safe mode, except the normal mode. The problem happens after the Window 10 fall creators. How can I resolve the problem on my tablet? Continue reading

How to Backup and Restore Boot Configuration Data file in Windows 10 by command prompt

The Boot Configuration Data (BCD) file controls the boot loader with Registry-based entries and options. If its configurable parameters are modified or active partition is damaged or missing, the system will fail to start with error “The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information.” With the BCD management tool, you can easily backup the Data file in Windows 10 and use it to resolve the related problem in the future. Continue reading

Windows 10 Bluetooth Dongle adapter missing in device manager

I have used a USB Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle Adapter in Windows 8.1 tablet without any problem. However, after upgraded to Windows 10 fall creator update, the bluetooth function is not working while the applied driver is compatible. I open the Action Center and Device Manager and notice that the related device is also missing, so I could not re-enable it and pair device. How can I resolve it? Continue reading

Windows 10 language pack stuck at downloading problem

I am unable to install the language packs for Canadian/UK English in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro tablet. After I open the Settings app and do that in optional features, the process just stuck downloading the pack for hours. The dialog box says the updates are being downloaded and installed but nothing happens. I use the built-in troubleshooting and the tool doesn’t find issue. Then I try another method through Control Panel > Change input methods, and it doesn’t take effects. How can I fix it? Continue reading

Fix Cortana ask me anything white background in Windows 10

When I login to my desktop in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4, I notice that the cortana field with ask me anything suddenly became always white background in the task bar. The problem just happens after fall creator update, or everytime I open the Weather Channel app. It looks very ugly on the dark taskbar. How can I get rid of that on my tablet? Continue reading

Fix Chrome local storage was disabled in Windows 10

I have installed the Chrome browser on my Surface Pro 3 tablet, instead of using the Microsoft Edge. It worked normally for months, and now runs into the strange problem. Every time I develop HTML5 page to communication with some websites, it debugs and shows the error “Storage – failed. Your browser either does not support localStorage, or it is disabled for stackauth.com. Either upgrade your browser, or enable localStorage.” I click on the fix option but it alerts that file not found. How can I get rid of that on my tablet? Continue reading

Wsappx High cpu usage and black screen Login in Windows 10 Fall Creators

My Surface Pro 3 i7 model has upgraded to Windows 10 Fall Creators update 1709, but the tablet always becomes uncontrollable. Within the task manager, the wsappx.exe process approximately takes high CPU usage, and writes data in disk all of the time. Some users of multiple accounts on this machine get the black screen after log into system, even press Ctrl-Alt-Del keys. The fan runs fast and get noise, while the battery life drains quickly. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Cannot enable spatial sound in Windows 10 Fall Creators update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators update comes with the Spatial Sound feature to improve the sound quality of your headphones. I have upgraded to the Realtek High Definition Audio driver to the latest version on my Surface Pro 3 tablet. However, when I right click the sound icon in taskbar, it is set to off and its related options are grey out in colour. I would like to get the 3D Audio feel. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading