Category Archives: Windows

[SOLVED] Can’t pin folders to Quick Access (The parameter is incorrect.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: some commenters reported that while the method described below DOES restore the ability to add new items to the quick access area, it also removed their existing (old) quick access folders/shortcuts. Therefore, they had to re-add those items. I recommend backing up or taking note of what folders/shortcuts you have BEFORE carrying out this tip. πŸ‘πŸ‘ Question. I am trying to pin my Google Drive folder to the new “Quick access” list in Windows 10 but it fails

This app can’t run on your PC Windows 10 [SOLVED]

If you receive an error message like this: This app can’t run on your PC To find a version for your PC, check with the software publisher. Close Then you may want to try re-downloading the installation files. 9 times out of 10, this seems to be the issue. In the above instance, the original installation exe was around 9MB. After redownloading, the completed download size was 30MB. Running the new complete download worked perfectly. So, if you get the

Recover full space on MicroSD card [SOLVED]

Q. Can you please help me recover the space on one of my microsdxc cards? I installed a custom OSΒ on one with an sd formatter and now it only shows like 1/16th of it’s full size πŸ™ I have tried the SD card on my laptop, my Android phone and my tablet. They ALL show the smaller size and don’t allow me to format the full size! Would like to do the recovery on Windows if possible. Thx!!! -Sam Staffton

Flush DNS cache in Windows 10 [solved]

Windows 10 is a wonderful OS, right up there with Windows 7 and one of my favorites. Thankfully, most of the classic commands still work on Windows 10 too πŸ™‚ Here are the steps for flushing the Windows DNS cache in Windows 10: #1 Open Command Prompt (Administrator account is not required) #2 Type: ipconfig /flushdns #3 Press Enter Voila, your DNS cache should be flushed! Now you can get a fresh resolution of IPs for any domain names you

Fix Brightness Adjustment Dell Laptop Windows 10 [SOLVED]

Recently I upgraded three different Dell laptops to Windows 10. The first was a Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1, the 2nd was a Dell Latitude E5450, and the 3rd was a Dell XPS 13 (2015 Infinity Display). While I love Windows 10 so far, there is one major annoyance: brightness adjustment no longer works! i.e. when you press Function Key + Brightness Up/Down, the onscreen brightness meter pops up but the actual brightness adjustment does not work πŸ™ Thankfully, after some

Windows 8.1 disable web search

I like the Windows 8 search feature as it allows you to quickly find settings, programs and other items with a quick text search. However, I do not like the new Window 8.1 Bing web searches that get integrated into the search pane πŸ™ The web searches: -make the entire process seem slower and less responsive -raise privacy issues, as your searches (which may be intended to be local and private) are sent to MS -make the results more confusing

Format FAT32 on 64GB, 128GB, 256GB USB flash drives on Windows

Need to format a > 32GB USB flash drive as FAT32 but Windows won’t let you? No problem, here is a free and safe utility that you can use to format your thumbdrive:   (dl website) More details and background: Recently I needed to format a 64GB USB flash drive as FAT32. This was for use in a Chevrolet vehicle that requires FAT32 and 32K cluster sizes in order to read from high capacity USB flash drive. I ordered a