How to play/watch VR 360 degree videos on Surface Pro or Windows 10 computer

The VR (Virtual Reality) Headsets are perfect for gaming entertainment, the future of our education and work. Without owning a high-end VR device, You are able to watch VR content online in supported browser. However, if you have downloaded any 360-degree videos to your Surface Pro model tablet or Windows 10 computer, it requires a related video player to work with the new format. The Windows Media Player can not do that. Here are the apps or software for resolving the problem. Continue reading

How To boot Into SAFE MODE Without Logging In windows 10/8

Windows 10/8 use the UEFI fast boot method to prevent operating system from getting any keystrokes, so you are not allowed to press F8 key to get into safe mode. By default many people do that through the Setting app to troubleshoot any problem regarding the drivers and others. However, it requires to log in system, while those methods below also let you boot into SAFE MODE quickly. Continue reading

A referral was returned from the server cannot install Windows 10 app

I have downloaded a new version of program that I use with the license on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. When I double click on its exe file to install the app or try to launch the magnifier tool, it pops up the error saying “A referral was returned from the server”. Turning off UAC prompt doesn’t take any effect and it seems that the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation. Continue reading

Fix Show app notifications option greyed out in Windows 10 settings

The Cortana gets SMS messages from your smartphone in Windows 10 anniversary update and allows users to reply to those messages with Cortana. The new feature is working well on my computer clean install, but I could not get the messages and the action center never show the app notifications from the desktop after upgraded my Surface Pro 4 tablet. I access the Settings app and notice that Show app notifications option is greyed out in Notification and actions pane, so it causes the problem. Continue reading

How to pair and setup Surface Dial on Windows 10 creators update

Microsoft Surface Dial is an innovative PC controller in Windows 10. Without using keyboard shortcuts or menu navigations, you can press and turn this new accessory for quickly bringing up the most used shortcuts, controls, or perform a few basic functions with an app. Microsoft Surface Dial is probably best suited for Surface Studio, and is working on all Windows 10 computer, laptop, or tablet that supports Bluetooth LE (Low Energy). Continue reading

Add to my OneDrive option missing in OneDrive Cannot download shared Folder

I have installed OneDrive for business with Office 365 in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. Others has sent me the link of the shared files/folders via email but the “Add to my OneDrive” option is missing with multiple shared folders on the web, no matter using Edge, IE or Chrome browser. My OneDrive App also can’t sync them because it requires an username and password on login page and it does nothing with what I provided. Continue reading

How to Fix MSN Page opens in Chrome browser on Windows 10 Startup

I have setup the Google Chrome as the default browser in Windows 10 setting app on my Surface Pro 4. However, after I power up or restart the tablet and then log into the system, it pops up a dialog box asking “How do you want open this?” with Chrome pre-selected in a list of apps. I click OK button then MSN page open and load the contents automatically. Continue reading

Add/remove file type in New Item of File Explorer Ribbon menu in Windows 10

The ribbon menu of File Explorer in Windows 10 includes many tasks such as Cut-Copy-Paste, Select, Share, and comes with new UI. The New Item in the Home tab allows users to quickly create a new file of a certain type, without right-click to get context menu. Here are the how-to tutorials for that. Continue reading

Fix Windows File Explorer Crashes After Right Click in Windows 10

I have upgraded my computer from Win 8.1 to Windows 10 Anniversary Update and face a weird issue. When I use mouse to right click on any folder or image, the Windows explorer has stopped working and hangs. Sometimes I right-click a file from my Desktop or anywhere, that also causes the opened File Explorer crashing briefly and then comes back. Making a reboot can get rid of that, but it will occur after you shut down the device. Continue reading

How to fix Task host and speed up slow shutdown in Windows 10/8

When I open Start menu and try to shut down my Surface Pro tablet or other Windows 10 computer, the system always run into slowing process and sometimes displays the error message “Task host window is stopping background tasks (\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Automatic App Update)”. But there is no any open app and programs so I have to hold down the power button to force shutting down. Any way to prevent this from happening or speed it up? Continue reading