Category: Windows 8.1

[Tutorial] How to Sync or Pause or Resume OneDrive in Windows 10 and 8.1 – The Differences

OneDrive is the cloud-storage service from Microsoft. The features are little limited in Windows 10 compared to earlier OS. You don’t see any “green” tick mark for synced files like in Windows 7. One would like to pause or stop or exit OneDrive in Windows 10 for various reasons. For example, you are on a limited bandwidth, so you would like to stop sync of certain huge size files. On the other way, while OneDrive syncs your files and folders, the internet speed will become slow. This is a barrier to your regular use of browsing web pages or downloading

[WorkAround] Beware of KB3126446 – Causing Re-boot Issues in Windows 10 and 8.1 and 7 SP1 and Server 2012 R2

Microsoft releases new updates on every Tuesday. This Feb 9th, 2016 we had similar updates, which included KB3126446. Luckily, this update is meant for users with Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) enabled. As part of the security bulletin MS16-017, this update (KB3126446) fixes a security problem in Microsoft Windows. Due to this vulnerability, if an authenticated troubleshooter or user, who uses RDP to logon to the target system can send typical “malicious” data over the connection. This will cause elevation of privileges, like running applications or programs with Administrator privileges. The attacker then can install programs; view, change, or delete data;

VIA High Definition Audio Driver Problem in Windows 8.1 64 bit

Is your Windows audio not working? The playback or recording devices may not be working or both. I have a Creative headset and desktop speakers respectively. Normally in the morning I’d be using the speakers to hear the sound and the headset in the night. I am using the audio-jack or the 3.5mm variant to connect both these devices to my computer. What is my Problem? I had only the back-end socket which was working, while the front one was faulty. So every time I had remove the speakers plug and insert the headset jack and do vice versa, whenever

[Fix] How to Solve Mic Volume Too Low Problem in Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1 (Troubleshooting Steps)?

Many-a-times you buy a new headset, but face different software and hardware challenges. Recently I bought a “Creative HS-330” headset. But the mic volume was very low. Though the head-phone audio quality was good, I was not able to record any videos due to this issue. The OS was Windows 8.1. I had a dual-boot scenario, so I tested in both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. But still the recorded volume through the mic was low. I was getting my sound through VIA High Definition Audio drivers. Though the “playback” sound was good, I still had to find a way

[Case-Study] Why Cleaning Software is Unnecessary in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1?

When you do a search for best registry cleaner and cleaning software, there are hundreds of products. All of them boast around 100% performance gain and tempt you to shell money on them. But are they really necessary? The only product you will need for cleaning your PC and registry is CCleaner (even this is required only if your PC becomes really slow). There is not even a maintenance software for this purpose in Windows 7 and 8.1. How to Believe my Words? Recently, “Fred Langa of Windows Secrets” (source: has performed a case-study on the efficacy of 3

Fix : Windows 8.1 connected through HDMI has No Sound

Windows 8.1 computers are also used to connect TVs and other media devices using HDMI cables. One of the problems faced by users is when there is picture, but no sound. But what is an HDMI? Barely speaking it’s just a standard like the web. But this is used for connecting high-definition video devices. It stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. This gives a strong foundation for the transmission of high-definition video and multichannel audio among a wide variety of electronic products like Hitachi, Panasonic, Philips, Sony etc. You will Like :  How to Enable Remote Desktop in Windows 10

Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1 – Improvements that make a Difference

In the latest January Technical Preview, Microsoft has updated the Windows 10 OS to Build 9926. With over 2 million Windows Insider Program preview users trying the “One” OS and giving feedback, Microsoft has made significant changes to its newest features. Windows 8 lacked some basic options like the Start Menu. With 8.1 update and Update 1 release, some of it were amended. But with 10, the improvements are still better. One can see a unified OS and features, for the desktop, phone and the tablet. Boot Speed Comparison In the latest YouTube video by Antony Woolmer, he compared the boot

[DIY] How to Make a Wi-Fi Router for Rs 285 or $14.15 or £6.82 using Windows 8.1 or 8 or 7 PC?

Whether you are in USA, UK or India, you always want to buy the cheapest deals in electronics. Whether it’s a PC or laptop or tablet or smartphone it doesn’t make a difference. With increasing devices, you need different networks for different hardware, which makes your internet costly. But I’ll tell you common known secret which is little modified to give you the best and cheapest deal of wireless router. As you know 3G and 4G data networks for mobiles cost more and they have their limitations in bandwidth. Though the LAN connected or Ethernet based internet is cheaper, you

Solve Windows 8.1 “Blue Screen On Startup” Error – Basic Remedies

Are you really pss…ed by this error ? Just like my earlier post on Windows 8 and 8.1 slow boot issues, I’m not going to propose unforeseen solutions to “Windows 8.1 blue screen” problem. From the earliest days of Windows 98 release we saw that BSOD errors are common with Microsoft operating systems. The Windows 8.1 ‘Blue’ is not much different ! You might have already searched the net for this problem and may have found solution to this kind of error on several forums, blogs and microsoft sister sites. But what I’m going to present here is a summary of