Cannot download Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter Driver in Windows 10

Beginning with the Anniversary Update, you are able to turn any Windows 10 PC with Wi-Fi into a hotspot to share an internet connection. However, when I tried to make a Wi-Fi Hotspot on my Surface Pro 3, it was fail to create and said “hosted network couldn’t be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.” I noticed that it is caused by the lacking of the Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter. I opened the device manager, and the related thing was missing from the list of network adapters. The latest updates have been installed on my tablet. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

File Explorer show incorrect Folder Size in Windows 10 1803 update

Everything worked fine in Windows 10, since my Surface Pro 3 has been upgraded and applied to the version 1803 updates. After I transferred some file data from my old Dell PC to my tablet, I right clicked the folder to select Properties. Then I noticed that the folder size was less than actual size in File Explorer. If I went inside and selected all sub-folders, it displayed the size correctly. They are not hidden and my dropbox folder also ran into the same problem. How can I resolve it completely? Continue reading

Cortana cannot sync Android notifications to Windows 10

I have enabled the Cortana on my android S7 edge smartphone and Surface Pro 3. Within the app, I login and use the same Microsoft account on both devices while the Cross Device section is turned on. However, any notifications from my Android phone can not be sent to my Windows 10 tablet. I notice that the “Continue on PC” function is still working. I switched to my current phone from my previous and it was fine. even I have removed the old device. How can I fix the syncing problem across different platforms? Continue reading

Cannot install apps/games in Store after installed Windows 10 Update 1803

The Windows 10 Pro worked fine on my Surface Pro 3 tablet. After applied the May April Feature Update version 1803, I could not install any new apps or games. When I open the Windows Store and try to download one, I click “Get” button and the screen flicks for seconds. Then it return straight back to description page. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Cannot setup default/preferred input language in Windows 10 v1803 update

My Bluethood keyboard is AZERTY (french) and I connect it with my Surface Pro 3 tablet. I used it to type text and everything worked fine. After I upgraded the Windows 10 Pro to version 1803 update, I have to press ALT+SHIFT shortcut to switch it. Then I open the Settings app, go to Time & Language > Region & Language page. Once I set Fran├žais (France) to the top one in the list, it is not working. My OS display language is English, but I could not figure out how to set default input language different than that. How can I change the default one to be used by all programs? Continue reading

UAC pop up Exchange activesync policies broker after Windows 10 update

My Surface Pro 3 is running Windows 10 Pro with version 1709, and recently the tablet has upgraded to the Cumulative update v1803. After I log into my desktop, the User Account Control always pops up “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC” dialog box. It refers to Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker, but I never install this program. That happens during my normal use or wake up from sleep mode. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Fix Timeline Activity not showing up in Windows 10 v1803 update

The Timeline feature has been enabled in Windows 10 version 1803 on my Surface Pro 3. It can show my tasks and virtual desktops, but doesn’t show my past activities. When I create a new virtual desktop, I just get “Use your PC more for activities” and nothing else. I log as my online Microsoft account and use it to sync, so my personal information is uploaded and collected. Running SFC and DISM utilities finds no corruption file. How can I resolve the problem and get it working on my tablet? Continue reading

Main Display Greyed Out lower resolution in Windows 10 multiple monitors

My Surface Pro 3 connects with an external Dell monitor well. When the system was running Windows 10 version 1709, I was able to set my secondary monitor as the primary one. After the recent v1803 update applied, I open the Settings app and click on the “make this my main display” box then it becomes grey out. I uninstall the current display adapter in Device Manager and my tablet doesn’t detect it at all. How can I resolve it? Continue reading

Cannot change from Public to Private Network on Windows 10 v1803 updates

My Surface Pro 3 tablet have upgraded to Windows 10 to version 1803. My HP wireless printer fails to connect and can not print word document. I notice that the network is changed to Public mode by system. However, it is no way to change back to Private Network in the Settings app and Connection Properties. The Homegroup feature is also missing. How can I re-configure the network and get device working, without doing a restore? Continue reading

File Explorer unresponsive and crashes when right click on JPG/PDF on Windows 10

My Surface Pro 3 is running the Windows 10 Pro.It worked fine since the version 1803 update. Recently I use mouse to right click on any JPG file in C or D drive, the File Explorer turns into unresponsive and crashes then restart itself. The problem also happens with specific Filename Extension, such as .png, .rtf, .bmp, .txt, .pptx, .pdf, Office .xlsx and .docx. The execute and csv files can be opened. How can I resolve it on my tablet? Continue reading