How to enable or disable Windows File Protection.
When attempting to install applications in Microsoft Windows 10, some users may experience an error that says “A referral was returned from the server”. To solve this problem, try these steps.
Ever since I began working with computers, the number one question I’m always asked is “How do I make my computer run faster?” It’s the main thing your local computer repair technician deals with on a daily basis. They often make a pretty penny doing it too.
When mapping a drive in Microsoft Windows, you may receive an error that says: The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred: Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections to the […]
I was helping somebody with the installation of their new Windows Mobile device and we couldn’t get the phone to install to their Microsoft Windows 10 computer. An error appeared every time we tried that said: Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. The component store has […]
How to turn off the annoying printer notification messages that appears when an event occurs on your printer in Microsoft Windows.
I’m tired of getting notification popups in Microsoft Windows or MacOS that there is a Java update available. I set out on a mission to disable this annoying message. Follow these steps if you want to do the same.
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.