Check Windows 10 PC compatible with Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality, available in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, is a blend between Virtual Reality and the HoloLens technology. If you are going to explore into Mixed Reality or have the latest app development, the first step is to check out is your PC supporting or compatible with the feature. Here are the how-to tips for that and also give you these recommended specs for your new machine. Continue reading

How to reset PIN/password in lock screen on Windows 10 fall creators update

By default if you have forgotten your Microsoft Account password at the login screen on your Windows 10/8 tablet or computer, the system will prompt you to reset it from the web using a secondary PC. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3)can resolve the problem and offer a way to recover the password easily and directly via Lock Screen and unlock your account on that device. This new functionality is in the latest Windows Insider preview build 16237 and here are the how-to tips for that. Continue reading

How to Use Improved Windows Inking Features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows inking features was introduced in the Anniversary Update, and now get more useful features in the Fall Creators Update (previously known as Redstone 3). In the latest updates, a new XAML-based handwriting panel comes with new gestures support, easier editing, emoji, and more. Here are the list of useful features with Windows ink. Continue reading

How to share browsing session from Android/iPhone to Windows 10

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings the Continue on PC feature to make PCs and phones live in harmony. The Insider Preview (on the Fast ring) allows users to linking your smartphone to a PC, and synchronize your web browsing on the bigger screen by usual sharing option. It will add the capability of sharing files directly from your smartphone with taps. Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Error 0×80070456-0xA0019

With Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool, you can easily create a bootable CD or USB drive with the setup files to install Windows 10. After I grab the it and try to install the fall creators update, the software runs at 50% level and pops up the Error code: 0×80070456 – 0xA0019 message. It only creates a autorun.inf file on my 4Gb usb stick. I get the code 0×80070006 – 0xA0019 with the tool on other computer upgraded from Win7. Clean boot does not take effect. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Delay future updates installed in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update offers a new way to delay updates delivered via Windows Update. With the feature, you can easily delay feature and security updates than any previous versions. If you don’t want the upgrade process to disturb existing setup or reset custom settings, try the method to set it up. Continue reading

Enable Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10 to protect files and folders

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) has addedd a new Windows Defender feature named “Controlled Folder Access” to fend off Crypto-Ransomware. It can watch over files stored inside specially-designated folders, and block and blacklist unauthorized apps from making changes to them, like encrypting files by ransomware. Here are the tips to set it up on your Surface Pro tablet or computer. Continue reading

How to Enable Exploit Protection in Windows 10 to Protect From Zero-Day Attack

Users always need to download and install security patches to prevent the common exploit kits employed by attackers. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has added the built-in EMET(Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit)-like protection to increase the security and help Protect your PC from zero-day attacks. If you have some untrusted or less secure apps, you’d better enable the feature and here are the tips to configure it. Continue reading

Delete Windows.old folder in Settings after Windows 10 fall Creators Update

If you did a complete new upgrade from an older version, such as from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 or from the Anniversary Update to the Fall Creators Update, the system will create a Windows.old folder at the root of the local disk (by default it is C:). The Windows.old contents several gigabytes of data (PerfLogs, Program Files, User documents, and Windows folder) from the previous installation, and is used to restore to the previous operating system. It can be very larger (start at more than 12 GB on my Surface pro 4 tablet) and take up quite a bit of space, so you’d better delete it to free up drive space. Continue reading