Enable Ultimate Performance power plan in Windows 10 Pro Workstations

The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build (17101) offers a new power scheme named Ultimate Performance for Workstations. This mode is design for users who need to squeeze every ounce of performance out of their super-powerful computers. The build doesn’t have the only exciting thing, while also comes with Emoji design updates, permissions with UWP File System Access, and other improvements. Continue reading

How To fix Missing Battery Slider in taskabr on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

To improve power management, Windows 10 has added a power slider option to the main battery section of the taskbar on Redstone 3. Users can easily adjust power options to improve battery life or performance from desktop on their tablet or laptop. I have upgraded my Surface Pro 4 to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but notice that the Battery Slider is missing and could not figure out how to restore it. Continue reading

There are currently no power options available in Windows 10 Creators Update

After Windows 10 Creators Update has been installed on my Surface Pro 4 tablet, the Power Options become unavailable and are missing functions. When I tap or click on the power icon from start menu, it show the error message: “There are currently no power options available“. Running sfc /scannow finds no issues and I change the power plan and change value within registry editor and nothing is working. Now I have to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys or run CMD command to shutdown or reboot my tablet. How can I fix it? Continue reading

Fix Power Plan Setting Not Working in Windows 10 anniversary update

My PC is dual boot system and has a existing Win 7 and I installed Windows 8.1 in a new partition. In Win8.1, I modified the existing power plan to setup the computer to sleep in 30 minutes with the display to turn off in 15 minutes and everything worked normally. However, After I upgraded the system to Windows 10 anniversary update, the custom power plan is not working properly. When there is one minute of inactivity, the display goes blank. Sometimes it won’t turn into sleep mode properly in time and does that on its own. Continue reading

Fix/Change Windows 10 Lock Screen Timeout on Surface Pro

I always read email message on my Surface Pro 4 and the screen keeps timing out the way too soon in Windows 10 anniversary Update, so I make changes with the length of inactivity time by this method. Right click any empty area on Desktop, select Personalization > Lock Screen > Screen time out settings, and choose your required time in the drop down menu.However, no matter what I set the length of time to, the screen will keep timing out at 1 minute. If I configure the the displayto “never sleep” in Power Options, it doesn’t take effects and the tablet goes to sleep after 2 min. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to add/remove power button in Windows 8.1 Update 1

A wide range of computers have been installed the Windows 8.1 Update 1. A great feature is an easy-to-find power button in the upper-right corner for setting system to restart, shut down, or sleep and it is helpful while you use a mouse or don’t have a touch screen. However, if you are using the Surface Pro or other tablets, it would be too easy to tap accidentally and become uncomfortable. Continue reading

USB 3.0 External Hard Drive not Recognized in Windows 8.1

After upgraded my computer to Windows 8.1 RTM, I plug my Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 external hard drive and it is not recognized. The Disk Management also doesn’t show it. Using other HDD and different USB port get the same problem. Then I run the Troubleshooter and it found “USB Root Hub Driver (xHCI) has a Problem. Reinstalling driver might fix.” Apply it but it doesn’t fix the issues. Continue reading

How to keep Surface Pro/RT screen on

iHeart radio app from app Store offers a way to find and listen to more than 1500 live radio stations on Windows 8 computer. When I use the iHeart radio app on my Surface pro tablet without doing any action, the screen dims and turns off automatically but the audio doesn’t continue. That happens with Music app. How can keep my Surface stay on? Continue reading