How to Install Themes from Store on Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft transform from its legacy desktop to the new Universal app model. Now the Windows 10 Creators Update offer a direct way to download and install both free and paid themes from the Windows Store. These are still .themepack file extension regularly, but the .theme format include additional information and can not be installed in Windows 7 OS. Continue reading

SD Card not Recognized After Windows 10 Anniversary Update

After my Surface Pro 3 is installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update with up to date drivers, the SanDisk 32Gb SD card inserted through the internal card reader is not detected and I could not find the related drive showing up in File Explorer. But it can be mounted, read and written on other computer. Any solution to get it working? Continue reading

How to add Sound Equalizer on Windows 10/8.1

As a Music lover and audiophile, I used the hd vdeck software on my Windows 7 computer. Now I have to turn my sound way up because it is not working after upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, so I am looking for a system-wide Sound equalizer to lower the lows or raise the highs with YouTube video and Spotify music. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Blank screen after screen saver in Windows 10 Anniversary upgrade

The screen saver feature can help users avoid the monitor burn-in issues if the same image is showing for a long period of time. I have enabled it in Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro 4 and everything worked normally. However, after installed the Windows 10 Anniversary upgrade successfully, everytime I wake up from screensaver and keep getting a blank screen and it stuck on there. I have to only use the three fingered salute by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del keys and then Cancel to get it out completely. How can I get rid of that? Continue reading

How to Migrate/convert VirtualBox VM Machine to Hyper-V in Windows 10

The Windows 10 Pro edition has better performance than Home edition, and supports Hyper-V, Nested VMs and Bash Unix shell. If you have created and setup an Oracle VirtualBox virtual machine and would like to migrate existing one to Hyper-V, the problem is that Open Virtual Format is not supported by Hyper-V natively. To resolve it, you could convert them by the method and it work fine on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. Continue reading

Recent Files/Folders not showing in File Explorer Quick access on Windows 10

When I clicked on Quick Access in File Explorer, it showed a Recent Files section with last 10 or 20 items. After installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it doesn’t list the document file I used with each application like Android Studio and they are gone completely. I open the the run dialog box and type recent to access it but the system pop up “Windows cannot find recent. Make sure you’ve typed the name correctly…” Continue reading

Miracast screen mirroring not working in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

My Surface Pro 3 was running Windows 10 and connected to the projector well by Microsoft wireless display adapter and I used screen mirroring feature to light web browsing and watch movie without problem. After installed the Anniversary Update, Miracast is not working at all and the projector displays those error message “host device dropped the connection”, host device timed out, could not establish P2P group, even the built-in Connect app says “Your device does not support Miracast ….”. How can I resolve it? Continue reading

Microsoft Edge browser won’t open after Windows 10 Anniversary Update

After I downloaded the Anniversary Update and installed it manually in Windows 10, Microsoft Edge browser won’t Open for me at all and only other Browser like Chrome works. When I click on the blue e shortcut, its start screen appears for seconds and then closes itself. Edge process is also not running behind the scene through the Task Manager. I use the current User and the built-in Administrator account and run the SFC/SCANNOW, but that doesn’t take any effects. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Cannot access SMB Network shared file after Windows 10 Anniversary Update

I have setup the Server Message Block (SMB) server and add video sources to it in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3 and I was able to access the shared files over a local network. After installed the anniversary update, the SMB function was broken and not working whileI tried to access SMB from KODI from other computer and got Invalid Argument error. Any way to fix the issue to get it working? Continue reading

Change Audio Playback Device in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If multiple audio devices have been attached to your Surface Pro tablet or computer, you need to configure or switch the audio playback device to use for sound output in Windows 10/8 OS. If the setting is setup incorrect, making a Skype call should appear “Problem with playback device.” error. Now the the Windows 10 Anniversary Update bring a new feature for users to quickly change the Audio Playback Device. Continue reading