Calibrate Display For HDR video/game in Windows 10

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) is relatively well-established in the living room, but it is still undercooked with PC which has the limited hardware options. The NETFLIX can offer test Patterns to configure your HDR display and stream HDR video in the native app and in the Edge browser. Now the Windows 10 build 17063 also comes with a simple way to calibrate your display and optimize it for HDR videos and games. Continue reading

Prevent Windows 10 Start menu from auto-display at startup or wakeup

After my Surface Pro 4 has been installed the Windows 10 Fall creator update, I face the strange problem. Every time I log into system by local account, the Start menu displays automatically. It is annoying that I don’t need open thing from there. Because I have putted all shortcuts of frequently used apps on my desktop and the taskbar. That also happens if I wake up the device from sleep mode. The tablet mode is turned off completely. How can I fix the issue on my tablet? Continue reading

How to disable virtual memory to increase Windows 10 performance

Windows 10 enables the virtual memory and manages your page file settings automatically by default. My computer comes with enough RAM, but the paging feature always makes the speed of my HDD slowly and affects the performance of my gaming experience. I would like to turn it off completely to fully use my ram, while could not figure out how to resolve the problem. Continue reading

Fix NisSrv.exe High cpu/memory usage in Windows 10 Fall creator update

I have upgraded my Surface Pro 4 tablet to Windows 10 Fall creators update 1709 build. After I use the Edge browser to view webpage and open Email app, the system becomes slowly and sometime the UI is almost fully unresponsible. Within the Task Manager, I notice that the NisSrv.exe process/service takes up to 2Gb of a commit memory and eat with about 250 kb per second. To restore that normally, I have to make a reboot to get rid of this behavior but it will appear hours later. Is it a vrus? How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to setup Amazon Echo on Windows 10 and add support hardware to Alexa

Apple’s HomeKit requires an app on mobile platform like iPhone or iPad to interact with it, while Amazon’s artificial intelligence platform is a bonus for Windows users. You can configure the Alexa and the Amazon Echo on your Surface Pro tablet or Windows 10 computer, without smartphone. Here is the how-to tips to use Alexa to begin getting a full-featured smart home. Continue reading

Windows 10 won’t sleep after fall creators update

I have upgraded my Windows 10 notebook to the recent Fall Creators update (1709), but I am unable to put the system into sleep mode. In the morning I open it up and get a blue screen with “needs repair” on boot. Because the system won’t go to sleep or wake up, and the battery life drain down to 0% level. I have to shut down properly and re-create my work space every day. There is no any 3rd party security software. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 mouse cursor disappears after clean install

I have purchased a notebook laptop and it is pre-installed the Windows 10 Home version. I perfect to use the previous operating system, so I download the ISO file of Windows 8.1 version and burn it on flash drive. After the clean install process is completed, I login my desktop screen and notice that the Mouse cursor disappears. All of the drivers are up-to-data. It is very annoying to control everything on the touch screen. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

App you’re trying to install isn’t a verified app from store in Windows 10

I have installed the Sketch Up Pro in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. After applied the fall creators updates, I open the app and it keeps showing up the warning “The app you’re trying to install isn’t a verified app from store”. The dialog box comes with two options of Get apps from Store and Install anyway. I don’t want it to ask if I am sure to run the Program. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Windows 10 Pin login not available and cannot change/remove Pin code

I have enabled and setup Windows Hello for my Microsoft Account in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. After the fall creators updates, the PIN option is not available on the login screen. Every time I have to type password to sign in. Then I access the sign-in page, and there is no way to remove, change or reset Pin code option. I try to Add a PIN and then the setup process window closes. How can I fix the Windows Hello problem? Continue reading

How to use F8 key to boot hyper-v VM into safe mode on Windows 10

I have enabled the Hyper-V feature in Windows 10 and created a Windows 7 virtual machine. I need to boot VM into safe mode for troubleshooting issues, but could not find a way to get that. When I started the VM from the hyper-v manager and press F8 key repeatedly, it just boot into my desktop normally. It happens on my Surface Pro 4 and a Toshiba laptop. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading