A problem may occur in Microsoft Windows 10 where the system icons such as the Speaker, Network, or Power icons are grayed out or missing from the Taskbar Notification Area (Systray). The options to enable them in the Taskbar Properties screen may also be grayed out. Try the following steps to try to bring the icons back to […]
You cannot select a screen saver in Microsoft Windows 10 because the option to choose it is grayed out or disabled. These steps will usually solve the problem.
How to enable or disable the On-Screen Keyboard in Microsoft Windows 10. Use the On-Screen keyboard to type without an actual keyboard.
You may have a problem opening metro apps like Edge, Calculator, or Calendar in Microsoft Windows 10. A message that says “This app can’t open. (App name) can’t open while User Account Control is turned off.” A similar error message that may appear is “This app can’t be activated when UAC is disabled.” You can solve […]
Microsoft Windows 10 users may encounter an error that says “The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000018)” when trying to start an application. In most cases, the problem can be solved with these steps.
When attempting to run software on your Microsoft Windows 10 computer, you may encounter an error that says “This publisher has been blocked from running software on your machine“. This message may appear because a systems administrator at your organization has blocked the publisher. It may have also happened by accident when the software was […]
Some Microsoft Windows 10 users report that the feature that makes the day of the week and date popup when you mouse over the time on the taskbar is not working properly. It’s a common problem, and there are several possible fixes. Try some of these.
Depending on the environment, you may or may not want to allow users to be able to burn CD’s or DVD’s on certain computer systems. Enable or disable CD burning capability in Microsoft Windows 10 with this registry hack.
Some users may get a “print spooler service” error when you trying to install a printer in Windows that says: Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running. To solve this error, try the following steps.
Whenever you delete a file, Microsoft Windows 10 gives you a warning message that asks “Are you sure you want to move this file to the Recycle Bin?”. I’m very confident in what I choose to delete, so I don’t need to be warned about what I’m deleting. Besides, if I ever need to restore a […]
You can shut down a Microsoft Windows computer remotely over a network using commands. This comes in handy for me when I don’t have the energy to go all the way downstairs to shut my desktop computer off.
Using a simple command, you can add or remove a Windows computer to a Microsoft Windows domain remotely from another computer.
Remove services from the list in the services.msc utility in Microsoft Windows with one of these two options.
Disable the warning message that says “The Publisher Could Not Be Verified” when you run certain files in Microsoft Windows.
Enable or disable the Windows 10, 8, or 7 Superfetch (otherwise known as Prefetch) feature. Superfetch caches data so that it can be immediately available to your application. Sometimes this can affect the performance of certain applications. It tends to not work well with gaming, but can improve performance with business apps. To modify whether […]
How to disable the Encrypting File System (EFS) feature in Windows.
This tutorial shows you how to disable the File Compression feature in Microsoft Windows.
Today I was helping a Microsoft Windows 10 user that couldn’t read or write to files in a folder on the network. I figured something was set on the files that had them set to Read Only. So I ran the following DOS command on the folder containing the files: attrib *.* -r +a -s […]
The thumbnail size in Microsoft Windows 10 was too small for me. I would have to open each file just to make out what the heck the photo was. I was pleased to discover that you can change the default size of image thumbnails to and make them larger or smaller. You can do this […]
If you have a long list of hung or corrupt print jobs in Microsoft Windows 10, 8, or 7, you can clear the print queue easily by using either of these methods.