Fix CompatTelRunner.exe high CPU & disk usage in WIndows 10/8

The Windows 10 slows down and always becomes unusable on my Surface Pro 3 tablet. Through the Task Manager, the Windows Compatability Telemetry (CompatTelRunner.exe) takes extremely high CPU and disk usage at 100% level. Thousands of disk reads and 3000 page are faulted by I/O other. That also happens on my Windows 8 computer. How can I fix the large performance issues? Continue reading

Restore/Re-Open Active Windows and Programs on Windows 10 reboot

Mac OS X has the Resume feature to re-open apps, windows and tabs in the same state you left them after a restart event. It is very convenient to quickly continue resuming your work in case of a system update or others. But Windows 10 doesn’t offer such basic function and that always interrupt your work by unplanned reboot. Continue reading

Windows 10 custom Power Plan keeps Changing after play game

I have created a custom Balanced profile of Power Plan in Control Panel, and apply it as default on my Windows 10 computer with AMD FX 8150 (8x 3.6ghz). Once I launch a video game to play in full screen, my preferred profile will be switched to high performance by system. It doesn’t change back after I close game, so I have to manually set it up again and could not figure out how to 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

How to setup schedule time with Optimize Drives in Windows 10 on Surface Pro

The internal disk drive of Surface Pro tablet or other PC need to be optimized to improve the system’s performance. By default Windows 10′s built-in Optimize Drives feature, previously called Disk Defragmenter, will run on a weekly schedule at the time automatically. I have an individual SSD which is not defragmented and would like to add it to the job and change the default schedule time manually. 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

Windows 10 Check Disk at startup after creators update

My Windows 10 laptop with only SSD has been installed the creators update successfully. However, every time I turn it on and login to system, the Check Disk Utility will be performed at startup automatically, or a message saying “To stop chkdsk, press any key within 8 seconds” pops up. I have never scheduled its run and could not figure out how to resolve the problem. Continue reading

Windows Spotlight option missing from Windows 10 lock screen on Creators Update

The Windows Spotlight feature not only show you beautiful images from Bing on your Lock screen, but also pictures of Windows devices with certain apps. I have clean installed the Creators Update on my tablet running Windows 10 Education successfully. However, when I open the Settings app and go to the Lockscreen, the Spotlight option is missing in the drop-down menu, while the slider to show tips and content by Cortana is grayed out and set to OFF. A message “Some settings are hidden or managed by your organization” is displayed at the top. Everything worked fine before upgraded. How can I fix the issue? Continue reading

How to disable Tile Data model server in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the new start menu with live title supported. I have pinned many apps in it, but I don’t want to have those LIVE TILES. Because the system always become slow and even keeps crashing. If I move a program shortcut to my User Folder, the process take 2 minutes to finish. I open the task manager and notice that the Tiledatamodelsvc under Appmodel process uses about 20% cpu. I could not turn it off by powershell to minimize resources. Continue reading