Create a system restore point, restore the computer with system restore under Windows 10

In this article we will see how to make & System Restore Point, Restore Computer a good restore point & Cancel System Restore changes in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Windows also creates a system restore point when it detects a major change in your system – for example, when you install Windows updates, drivers, or sometimes software.

These restore points represent a backed up state of your computer’s system files and registry settings. If at any time you feel the need to undo some changes, or if your Windows is not working properly, you can reset your system to a’good’ previous recovery point. read more

Windows 8.1 Features and Tidbits

This post is a collection of some of the interesting small features, observations on Windows 8.1 Pro Preview in particular the modern user interface. Many changes have been made to provide better support for users who prefer a mouse and keyboard. We have already described how to get Windows 8.1 Preview and how to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Preview, while keeping all desktop applications, settings, etc., and how to install Windows 8.1 Preview separately and boot it with the current operating system. Let’s now look at some of its interesting features. read more

Chameleon Boot Manager: Disable, delete, manage, add boot items

It often happens that you install a new software or application and forget to save certain parameters, which seriously affects the speed and memory consumption of your system. Above all, this use increases several times over a longer period of time. There are so many unnecessary applications that work at boot time, but with Chameleon Startup Manager you can control them and improve the performance of your operating system.

Chameleon Startup Manager

Chameleon Startup Manager Lite helps you speed up Windows startup by helping you manage and disable starters as needed. It gives you full control over the selection of programs to run automatically at startup, not by adjusting settings. Chameleon Startup Manager also offers advanced configuration settings where you can change item settings and also add startup settings according to your needs, as shown on the screen below : read more

How to disable font smoothing on Windows 7/8/10

From Windows XP to Windows 8, Microsoft has improved Windows font display (16). The smooth fonts introduced in Windows 7 – also in Windows 10/8 – have an attractive and elegant appearance.

– as can be seen from this thread. Here are the two scenarios – the first window with font smoothing and the second without font smoothing.

Disable font smoothing

To disable font smoothing in Windows 8 / 7

(1).exe and press Enter to open the ClearType Text Tuner. Disable Enable ClearType.

2nd control panel > Visual effects performance options. Disable Smooth edges of screen fonts. read more

Microsoft Update Catalog: Download & Register Windows Updates

Microsoft Update Catalog is a Microsoft service that provides a list of software updates that can be distributed over an enterprise network. Using the Microsoft Update Catalog can be a single point of contact for finding Microsoft software updates, drivers and patches.

Microsoft Update Catalog

Download and save Windows updates

You can download and save Windows updates or updates for other Microsoft software from this website.

1 Visit the Microsoft Update Catalog Web site here

2 Check Windows Update Catalog updates Enter your search terms in the search box. You can perform a full text search using a keyword, KB article, FRSC bulletin, driver manufacturer, driver model, driver version, product and classification. Select the appropriate version of Windows. Search or click Advanced Search to refine your search. A list is displayed. Select the updates you want to download. Click Add for each selection to add it to the download cart. read more

Windows code 32 Error message

If you have a Windows’ode 32 ErrorA driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternative driver can provide this functionality , i>then you may be interested in this article. This error is associated with corrupted drivers, services or registry keys.

Some of the known causes of code 32 errors are :

  • The device is not configured by default
  • A previous attempt to update the driver failed unexpectedly or was interrupted
  • A required service connected to the device driver is disabled
  • Another device provides default functionality.

Windows code errors 32

Determining the exact cause may require extensive troubleshooting of all software components if caused by faulty drivers. The most recommended solution for this error message is to reinstall the device driver – the first level of repair you should try. Also, always keep your device drivers up-to-date. read more

Connected standby mode: Check if your Windows PC supports this mode

We have already seen the different hibernation states available in Windows. While reading about the different sleep states of the system under Windows, we also read about the new sleep state connected in Windows 8/10. This article will show you how to find the different available sleep states supported by your Windows computer and whether your system supports the connected sleep state.

If my Windows PC supports the connected sleep state

To find out, you must open a command prompt window. Type in the boot image search and click Command Prompt. read more

Different system sleep states under Windows 10/8

When a computer is in sleep mode, it does not perform a task and appears to be turned off. However, it does not turn off, but keeps the memory status. S0, S1, S2, S3 and S4 are the four power states, of which S1, S2, S3 and S4 are the three sleep states. Each subsequent sleep state, from S1 to S4, is further turned off from the computer. S5 is the classic stop state.

System sleep state

In this article, we see the different system sleep states in Windows. MSDN explains this quite well.

System Power State S0 – This is the operating state in which your Windows PC is awake. This is not a sleep mode. read more

How to enable Wake-on-LAN in Windows 10

Wake-on-LAN is a protocol to wake remote computers from a low power mode. When a network adapter detects an Ethernet packet or WOL event, Wake-On-LAN (WOL) wakes a Windows computer from sleep mode. In Windows 10/8, Microsoft has changed the default behavior of how your computer reacts to WOL events.

Wake-on-LAN behavior under Windows 10/8

Wake-on-LAN is not officially supported by the S5 power state in Windows 7. On Windows 7, when the PC turns off, the system is set to S5 and all devices to D3, the state with the lowest performance.

On Windows 10/8, when the computer turns off, the system can be set to S4 Hybrid Shutdown or Hibernate and the devices can be set to D3. Wake-On-LAN is supported by S3 (Sleep) or S4 (Hibernate) under Windows 10/8. read more

Modification or configuration of standard programs and applications under Windows 8.1

One of the most common things we do is to define the standard applications with which we want to open files. We usually repair the standard browser, standard video player and so on. In this article, I will show you how to change the default programs under Windows 8.1. It’s pretty easy to change, I save time by showing where the options are, so it will be much easier to find.

Change the default applications under Windows 8.1

Follow these steps

  • Press the start button and enter the PC settings.
  • Select the parameters PC and in the parameters PC Search & Apps.
  • Under Search & apps, select Defaults.
  • Under Default settings, you will find various options for changing default programs such as web browser, email, music player, video player, photo viewer, etc.
  • Now simply click Select a defect and choose from the available list.

Let’s say you want to change the default file mapping for a particular extension. In this case, you have to scroll down a bit. You will find something called standard applications by file type. read more