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

Turn off or mute sound of Solitaire game in Windows 10

Windows 8 has the Microsoft Solitaire Collection for you to play the amazing evolution of classic card game with different challenges. After upgraded my Surface Pro 3 to Windows 10, the noise always came while I was playing those small games. How can I turn off the annoying sounds completely on my tablet? Continue reading

Configure File History to Use internal drive in Windows 10/8.1

As a built-in tool like Apple Time Machine in Mac OS X, File History backs up Favorites, Contacts, Desktop items and etc, as well as allows you to recover files which you have deleted by mistake, or restore a modified document to an earlier version in Windows 10 and 8.1. However, configuring File History setting must require a second disk (a microSD card or a second HDD) or a network location like home server or NAS. Is there any way to use it store those files on a single drive? Continue reading

Fix slow USB 3.0 file transfer speed in Windows 10, 8.1

I use my Seagate 1TB SATA3 Desktop Drive to copy files normally using explorer in Windows 10 Pro. It is recognized as the presence of a USB 3.0 controller and the USB 3 ports works correctly, but an initial transfer rate of approximately 100Mb/s keep droping down to about 25 Mb/s. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to repair broken UEFI Bootloader in Windows 10 on Surface Pro

The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) protocol replaces the popular BIOS with new advantages such as faster startup and larger than 2.2 TB disks supported. When I tried to installed Fedora 22 on my Surface Pro 3 that runs the primary OS Windows 10 Pro, the UEFI partition is merged some files of Fedora and I got a glaring boot error after booting up the tablet. If you are also having the same experience, try the method to solve UEFI Boot problems in Windows 10/8. Continue reading

Windows 10/8 Remote device or resource won’t accept the connection

I have installed McAfee on my Windows 8.1 computer running the latest Internet Explorer. When I tried to open a single page by IE browser or google chrome and ran the Network Adapter troubleshooter, it showed the proxy server is not responding and then error code “The remote device or resource won’t accept the connection”. I changed various different wireless networks and removed antivirus to rule that out but still couldn’t access internet. Continue reading

Enable/Disable Windows button on Surface Pro 3 with keyboard and mouse

If you use the pen to draw something and focus it on the screen of Surface Pro 3 or read kindle book in portrait mode, it is annoying that you might keep accidentally pressing the physical home button at the bottom. This is a big problem for designers and engineers but Microsoft hasn’t added a config option to just ignore it completely. I preferre no button at all for the Windows 8.1 tablet or put it on the side, and here is the workaround for getting rid of the function. Continue reading

How to remove or uninstall Windows 10 and restore to Win 8.1

The Windows 10 Preview Build ships with a new feature but its pre-beta softwares always turn system to be unpolished and buggy so it is not good for production. If you have install it without in a virtual machine and keep experiencing occasional crashes and data loss, the bset way is to remove it and roll back to the original version. Here is the tutorial for that. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Java No JVM could be found on your system

I had installed an Oracle Java update to my computer running Windows 8.1 OS. When I run any Java based applications, it shows the error message “No JVM could be found on your system. Please define EXE4J_JAVA_HOME to point to an installed 64-bit JDK or JRE or download a JRE from www.java.com” in a popup box. Try uninstalling it and installing only the latest version is not working and now I can’t figure out how to fix the issues? Continue reading

Extra/add multiple monitors to Surface Pro 3 and Windows 8.1 tablet/computer

To get more area available for programs running on a single Windows 8.1 system, you could try the multi-display to increase the productivity. If you are using the Surface Pro tablet, laptop or computer and need a compact multi-monitor solution, the Plugable USB 3.0 Dual-Head Graphics and Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with DisplayLink DL-3900 Chipset offers the great way to get additional screens and Ethernet for your device. Continue reading