How To’s

  • How to Prevent Users from Changing Mouse Pointers in Windows 10?

    A mouse pointer or mouse cursor is a movable graphical image that is used to control certain elements in a graphical user interface. By default, it has the shape of an arrow that can be seen on the computer screen. The mouse pointer icon can be changed to a different…

  • [Fix] Files in Windows 10 Automatically Compressing

    Your computer may be compressing files if its hard disk is running out of space (especially, if the OS is creating space for the new Windows updates). Moreover, the corrupt icon cache database may show the double-blue arrows on the files/folders, making the user think that the compression is enabled.…

  • How to Fix Random Applications Opening when Pressing any Key

    Your system’s keyboard may be opening random applications when any key is pressed on the keyboard if the keyboard drivers are outdated/incompatible and the correct driver isn’t installed. Moreover, different Ease of Access settings (like Sticky keys) may also cause the issue at hand. The issue arises when a user…

  • How to Fix Component-Based Servicing (cbs.log) using Excessive Disk Space

    Component-Based Servicing (cbs.log) may start consuming all the drive space if the system files are corrupt or if a Windows update is continuously failing to install. The issue arises when the user sees his system drive to be filled (or a large chunk of the drive is occupied) by the…

  • How to Prevent Users from Changing Theme in Windows 10?

    The Windows themes are used to customize the interface of the Windows. It will change the colors, sounds, screen saver, pointers, and desktop background for the user account. There are several themes that the user can choose for their desktop. However, an administrator at home or in the organization can…

  • Why is Device Census using the Webcam and How to Fix it?

    The DeviceCensus.exe is a legitimate background Windows process that accesses and audits the system hardware (if it is still there or removed) to facilitate the Windows and drivers’ updates. The issue arises when the user gets a pop-up error message (without any user interaction) that the Device Census Using Webcam…

  • How to Enable/Disable the Pane Features in File Explorer on Windows 10?

    The File Explorer has different pane features that help the users to view and navigate easily through files. The Preview pane and Details pane will show the information of the file on the left side of the File Explorer. It can be useful for the users who always check the…

  • [SOLVED] This Share requires the Obsolete SMB1 Protocol

    You may fail to connect to the file share (due to non-secure share) if the SMB protocols (i.e., SMBv1 and SMBv2) are not properly configured. Moreover, the outdated OS of your system or outdated firmware of the router may also cause the issue at hand. The issue arises when the…

  • How to Hide Programs and Features Page in Control Panel?

    The Programs and Feature page in Control Panel lists all the programs installed on a computer. All the programs are arranged alphabetically on this page. Users can access this page to view, change, repair, or uninstall the programs. If an organization or the administrator doesn’t want the users to know…

  • Fix Error 27300 with Kaspersky Antivirus on Windows

    Some Windows users are reporting that they end up encountering the Error 27300 pop-up when attempting to install the Kaspersky application. The text of the error message will be different depending on the underlying cause that is causing the problem. The issue is mostly reported to occur on Windows 7…

  • Fix Error 0x800704C8 on Windows 10 When Copying Files

    Some Windows 10 users are reportedly getting the error 0x800704C8 (The Requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section opened) when try to copy certain files. After investigating this particular issue thoroughly, it turns out that there are several different underlying causes that might be triggering…

  • Fix: Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D

    Some Windows users are reporting that they always end up seeing an error pop-up with the 0x8078012D error code when attempting to create a backup of their Windows installation via Windows Backup. This issue is reported to occur on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. After investigating this particular…

  • How to Disable ‘End Process’ in the Browser Task Manager on Microsoft Edge?

    The new Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and users can install Chrome extensions from the Chrome Web Store. Extensions are used for different purposes depending on the type of extension. As helpful as these extensions are, they can also slow down things for the browser. Microsoft Edge has a…

  • How to Hide Administrative Tab in Regional and Language Settings?

    The Regional and Language options are located in the Control Panel on the Windows operating system. The Administrative tab in the Regional and Language option contains the system locale settings. The system locale is used to control the language that is used when displaying text on programs that do not…

  • Fix: Unable to install Origin Code 10.0 on Windows 10

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting that they always end up seeing the error code 10.0 when trying to install Origin on their PC or when trying to install a game via Origin. Most affected users are reporting that the error code pops up at the end of the installation…

  • Fix: Windows 10 Updates failed Error 0X80242FFF

    Some Windows 10 users are encountering the 0x80242fff when they attempt to install a pending Windows Update on their computer. Most commonly this particular error code is reported to occur with the KB3069068 update. After investigating this particular issue, it turns out that there are several different underlying potential culprits that might…

  • Fix Microsoft Office ‘Error Code 30088-26’ when Updating Office

    Some Windows users are reporting that they always end up seeing the ‘Error Code: 30088-26‘ when they attempt to install their Office Suite on their computer. This issue is reported to occur on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. After investigating this issue thoroughly, it turns out that there…

  • Fix: DLLRegisterserver failed with Error 0x80070715 on Windows 10

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting that they end up seeing an error prompt with the error 0x80070715 when attempting to open the Windows Security utility or when attempting to perform a certain action involving DLLRegisterserver. After investigating this particular error code, it turns out that there are several different underlying…

  • Fix Error 0X800F080C on Windows 10

    Some Windows users are reporting that they end up seeing the error code 0X800F080C when trying to install a missing .NET Framework package or when attempting to launch certain applications on their Windows computer. After looking at various user reports, it turns out that there are several different scenarios that…

  • How to Add or Remove the Manage Item on the File Explorer Context Menu?

    The Manage item in the context menu of the File Explorer opens the Computer Management tool window. This shortcut is pretty useful for users to open the Computer Management without searching for it in the Windows search feature. However, some shortcuts are not useful for all standard users. An administrator…

  • Fix Widows Defender Error 0x800700AA The service couldn’t be started

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting that they always get the 0x800700aa when attempting to run a Windows Defender scan on Windows 10. While some users are reporting that the issue only occurs when running Windows Defender while others see this error code at every attempted startup. After looking at…

  • How to Fix Razer BlackWidow Chroma Driver Issue on Windows 10?

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting that their BlackWidow Chroma doesn’t get recognized by their computer even after they installed the latest driver that should be compatible with the operating system. Most affected users are reporting that the only time the keyboard gets recognized by their computer is when the…

  • How to Stop Remote Installation of Apps on Windows 10?

    The Push to Install feature of Windows allows users to remotely install Microsoft Store applications on other devices. The users get the “Install on my devices” option when they are logged in with the same Microsoft account on more than one device. It is also a pretty useful feature for…

  • How to Fix ESENT 490 Error on Windows 10

    Some Windows users are reporting that they discovered a lot of ESENT 490 errors inside Event Viewer. In most cases, this issue is reported to occur after Windows 10 was updated to version 18362.86.  After investigating this issue, it turns out that there are several different underlying causes that are known…

  • How to Fix Error Code 403 with MalwareBytes

    Some Windows users are encountering the error code 403 (The usage level has exceeded the max volume allowed) when trying to install and activate Malwarebytes on a fresh installation of Windows. This issue is mostly reported to occur with PC configurations that have new motherboards. After investigating this particular issue,…