Fix windows defender error 577/0x80073b01 in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 provide the built-in Windows Defender free software to speed up performance and protect against viruses, spyware and malware attacks. However, if it runs into corrupt files data or misconfigured files, you might be unable to enable it and get error 577 or Code 0x80073b01. To avoid that, here are the methods to resolve the issues. Continue reading

Thumbnail Handler Extraction Host processes looping in Windows 8.1 update

I had applied all patched via automatic update on my Windows 8.1 tablet. After I rebooted the device and logged into my primary account, the system loaded and opened the modern interface with purple background and flashed in a continuous loop. Then I launched task manager via cntrl+alt+del and noticed that each flash kept creating Thumbnail Handler Extraction Host process. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 proxy settings won’t save and keeps resetting

I had configured and used the proxy through my internet browser 11 settings and now it isn’t responding in Windows 8.1. When I open Internet Options, go to Connection tab > LAN settings, and uncheck the Proxy Server box to default, but it will not stay there and automatically reset back to manual. How can I fix the issues? Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Miracast add a wireless display option missing

When I try to get my surface Pro 3 to connect to a wireless display Samsung 2013 HDTV via miracast and go to devices in the PC setting of Windows 8.1 OS with all latest updates, the charms menu includes only the hyperlink to extend or duplicate my desktop. However, there is no “Add wireless display” option under the Project menu to make screen mirroring wirelessly. How can I fix the issues? Continue reading

How to Remove search box/bar from Internet Explorer 11 Tab Page

Most of 3rd party web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox give users a Search bar on new tab page. When you type words inside and click/tap the search icon, it will automatically activate the URL address bar so you search something quickly on the internet. With the KB2987107 update, the built-in Internet Explorer 11 also gets the same feature in Windows 8.1/8 and 7. However, you might feel it is a placeholder and have to scroll down to access last session webpages. Here are the tips to disable it to be invisible. Continue reading

Windows 8.1/8 how to convert MBR to GPT Disk format

The Master Boot Record (MBR) format is limited to a maximum of four primary partitions with up to 2TB and just good for older hardware. If you need to use a disk larged than 2TB size with many partitions, try the GUID Partition Table (GPT) technology to fix the issues. Because it can let Windows use partitions up to 256TB currently. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 IE11 restore previous session not working on startup tabs

The Internet Explorer 11 version comes with a smiple way to restore your last browsing session for firing up the favorite websites to continue browsing, or in case of a browser crash. I have enabled the Reopen last session feature in its general option. However, it is not working since I installed the Spring Update 1 on my Windows 8.1 tablet, without deleting history. Continue reading

How to Enable Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11/12

The Windows 8.1 operating system comes with the preinstalled web browser Internet Explorer 11.0, which is also supported on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. With it, you can get optimized performance and many new features, such as Enhanced Protected Mode 64bit, and the Enterprise Mode function for emulating IE 8 to fix the common compatibility problems on some websites. Continue reading

Open Metro app hyperlink in Internet Explorer Desktop Mode on Windows 8.1 Pro

The Metro app of Internet Explorer 11 has Modern UI mode with limited options in Windows 8.1. By defalt, if you open hyperlink from any apps, it will load the context in Modern UI mode and it seems to be not option to change this default relationship. However, Local Group Policy featre can help you force system to open links in IE desktop mode. Continue reading