Issue – Lenovo UCSI USB Type-C firmware upgrade failed. USB Type-C ports no longer work and I have a yellow exclamation mark on the UCSI USB Connector Manager in Device Manager. And that means… no more power to the battery. Which is about when you […]
Everyone needs a fresh start now and again right? Clear out the carbon, shake up the cobwebs. yeah well it works for ones and zeros to. A fresh install of Windows!? If your computer seems to be running unusually slow, has crashing or startup/shutdown […]
I’ve been using browsers since Mosiac (Marc Andreessen – NCSA, University of Illinois), AOL (whatever that was!), and Netscape (N*tscrape) were the champs. Then came IE (Internet Exploder), Mozilla Firefox (which started as Phoenix and Firebird) and Chrome (login, trust us!) and Opera (it’s faster!). […]
Issue: Your Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile can’t get past a solid pale blue screen at startup. You’ve got the blue startup screen of death! Solutions: Forced Restart, battery & SIM removal and re-seat, or a full reset (all […]
Do you have an application or service that subjects you to advertisements, annoying slow and ugly advertisements within a product you’ve already paid for? Yeah me too. It really started when my Epson printer would display HTML errors as it tried to reach a […]
Yeah yeah I know I know – Windows Phone is dead. It’s over there on the heap with Zune, Music Pass, Video Editor, Vista and MS Bob. But some of us still love and use the Nokia or Microsoft handsets running Windows 8.1 (the […]
Issue: The full Start Menu opens when waking your computer from sleep mode. This behavior is more of an annoyance than an issue, and an odd one at that as sleep by nature indicates you’re continuing where you left off. Solution Do not use Start […]
Issue: Attempting to install RealTek Audio Drivers for Windows 10 leads to an endless uninstall/install loop. This happens with RealTek audio drivers from manufacturers like Lenovo, Dell, HP, Asus or directly from RealTek . The install loop happens due to the new Windows 10 Driver […]
You know how no one knows how to take a screenshot? Windows Key + Shift + S = screenshot heaven! You’re welcome!
Issue: The default Windows 10 lock screen uses Windows Spotlight which streams a feed of excellent photography but… also displays Microsoft Store offerings, messages and may display ads. If this annoys you follow these steps to disable Windows Spotlight and you’ll have a cleaner, […]
Issue: Windows 10 Update KB3194496 makes it to 75-100% complete then fails with the following message “We couldn’t complete the updates Undoing Changes”. Error message in event log: “Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x800F0922: Cumulative Update for Windows […]
Desktop or laptop – you put your computer into sleep mode but return to find the computer wide awake. It may be after just one minute, one two or ten hours. Is it the cat, a ghost? Nope, just Windows and Intel, more fun with […]
Have you upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 or are in the Windows Insider program and are running low on disk space? If so you may have noticed the Windows.old folder weighing in at about 20gbs and you may have tried to delete it and […]
Did you know that you want to magically open the Notification Center? yeah, me too. Windows Key + A = you’ve been notified! You’re welcome!
Issue – After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Groove Music fails to list any music despite being correctly pointed at the default Music location where my 10,529 songs and 1,401 artists reside. I removed and re-added the default locations with no change: C:\Users\*username*\Music, […]
The Issue – When using Windows Remote Desktop client the remote screen turns black right after login and you have no control. The issue can affect workstations and servers, laptops or desktops and happens in Windows 7 through Windows 10 with most any version […]