How to Disable Firewall Notifications In Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update brings a new application named Windows Defender Security Center, known as Windows Defender Dashboard. This security product provides protection from viruses and malware threats and also has been added the Firewall function. By default all apps have no network access and Windows Security will alert you to deny or allow the connection. Continue reading

Group Split Threshold for Svchost.exe in Windows 10 Creators Update

If you have upgraded your tablet or computer to Windows 10 Creators Update and your machine has sufficient amount of memory, the Details tab of the Task Manager lists a huge number of instances of the svchost.exe process (more than 70 processes) and the services are not grouped at all. Many system services run with the dedicated Svchost.exe (Service host) executable file and that can reduce the memory consumption and the attack surface. Continue reading

Fix Locale System SVChost.exe High CPU usage on Surface Pro 4

I have a Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router with an enhanced Wi-Fi signal strength, and I use it to get internet connection for my Surface Pro 4 (i7 CPU /16GB RAM / 256GB SSD model). To avoid updates, I opened the Settings app and set it as metered connection. However, the tablet always has a high CPU usage and the fan spins with louder noise and the Windows 10 system becomes slow, while I could not get rid of this behavior. Continue reading

How to remove Advertising in Windows 10 Start menu, File Explorer and Action Center

Windows 10 Creators Update comes with many improvements and new features, but the use of in-box advertising also get worse and more pervasive. It is annoying for many people and it is easy to turn them off completely. You could try the method to prevent this from happening on your Surface Pro tablet or other Windows 10 computer. Continue reading

Microsoft Edge ePub File Reader In Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update comes with an eBook reader to Microsoft Edge, so users can easily read content in ePub and PDF formats in browser without third part apps. It is available on the Insider Build 15014 and works with ePub files that must not be protected. Here is the tutorial about how To read ePub files In Microsoft Edge. Continue reading

Remove Cortana Search History and Personal Data in Windows 10 and Bing Cloud

Windows 10 integrates with the personal assistant Cortana for helping you search in apps, settings, and files easily, and you can open it by clicking on the microphone icon or saying “Hey Cortana”. Based on your preferences, Cortana also offers relevant recommendations but Microsoft collects information such as location, contacts, voice input, searching history and more. All of Collected Data is saved on your Windows 10 tablet or computer, and the Bing cloud, and you could try the method to remove them for protecting your privacy. Continue reading

Fix cannot Rebuild Corrupt IconCache.db in Windows 10

After I installed a transparent file in Windows 10 anniversary update and re-login to system, all icons and thumbnails had disappeared on my Desktop and File Explorer. All icons of installed apps became blank and didn’t refresh correctly, as well as I could not right click on item to access its properties. But their name show and I am able to run it. How can I rebuild icon cache? Continue reading

How to enable Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 Creators Update to lock device by phone

Dynamic Lock is a new security feature starting with the recently-released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15031. It is based on the Bluetooth signal, and user must sign-in to Windows with a password. Once you step away with paired phone, Windows 10 Creators Update will wait about 30 seconds and then automatically lock your Surface Pro tablet or Windows PC in your absence. Continue reading

Delete Windows 10 synced setting data from OneDrive cloud

When you sign in with a Microsoft account in Windows 10 tablet or computer and also turn on sync feature, your PC will connect to the cloud, and all of your personal settings and preferences such as theme, apps, Edge, passwords, language preferences, Ease of Access, and others are kept track and stored in OneDrive. You might don’t want to sync those data across other devices that you sign in to using the same account while you are playing around with an insider build. Is it possible to remove Windows 10 synced data completely? Continue reading