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

The action can’t be completed because the file is open in COM Surrogate in Windows 10

When I opened the properties of an mp3 file and tried to remove personal information or changes the album name, I clicked the Apply button then the File in Use dialog box poped up with an error message “The action can’t be completed because the file is open in COM Surrogate.” That also happened with making changes with the properties of picture like .jpg in Windows 10 Pro. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Fix Windows 8 100% disk usage in Surface Pro

Everything was working perfect on my Surface Pro until today the tablet always becomed freeze and was really laggy. After I booted it up and checked task manager, it was accusing of being a 100% disk usage for the C disk. All process was only at 0.1MB and the largest one was no more than 2mb. It is very annoying to have unresponsive system every 15 min. I can’t figure out what is causing the issue in task manager. How can I solve the high HDD usage? Continue reading