Something happened & Windows Store no longer works

Windows Store is the easiest way to get new applications in Windows 8, as we all know. But sometimes you can get confused by the various errors you get by downloading or updating applications. We have already seen how to fix bugs 0x8024001e, 0x8024600e, 0x80073cf9, something happened and your purchase could not be completed. Today, we will provide you with the solution for another bug we discovered!

As you can see in the image above, Refresh seems to be the option to repair it if it is not resolved by a reboot. You can also upgrade, for example if you received this error under Windows 8, then you can upgrade to Windows 8.1 and this will considerably solve the problem. But what if you’re not comfortable with both options? Well, frankly, we have a simple solution here that you can implement to avoid the tedious paths mentioned above. read more

Secure Boot is not correctly configured under Windows 8.1/10

The secure boot function under Windows 10 or Windows 8.1/8 guarantees the user that his PC will only boot with firmware that the manufacturer and no one else trusts. So, if there are incorrect configurations, the end user can see the Secure Boot watermark is not configured in the lower right corner of the desktop.

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So if you see that the watermark on the desktop is not configured correctly, it probably indicates that Windows Secure Boot is disabled or not configured on your PC. The problem was not well known until the first Windows 8 users started upgrading to the latest Windows 8.1 update, which was available for free on the Windows store. read more

Deluxe Task Manager: Alternative Task Manager for Windows 10/8/7

When I perform registry manipulations on my Windows, the first and most important thing I do is to restart the Explorer (16) to observe the changes. Restarting the Explorer (16) is of course the intermediate step Task Manager (it is displayed by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc). There are many scenarios like these, in which task managers are at the forefront. Today, in this article, we present the Task Manager Deluxe of MiteC.

Alternative Task Manager for Windows

Task Manager Deluxe is simply a portable task manager (16) with some additional functionality compared to the native task manager (16) in Windows Windows. It is a simple tool for obtaining detailed information on system processes. We tested it under Windows 8 Pro, and it impressed us again and again and again what it is intended for. read more

Create & Run any task with administrator privileges under Windows

We read a little about the Run dialog box and the new commands for running under Windows. Most of us now know that you can press WinKey+R to open the Run dialog box. You can also enter Run in the search box to access it. On Windows 10/8 and Windows RT, you can also open the Run dialog box from the WinX menu.

If you perform certain tasks, the UAC shield may appear in the Run dialog box with the message that This task is created with administrative rights. Because when Windows performs certain tasks, they must be created with administrative rights. Windows recognizes this and acts accordingly. But what happens if you decide that you need to create a task with administrator rights? read more

Do not display the last user name on the login screen under Windows 10/8/7

If you are aware of security, you can hide or delete the last user name of the last user logged in. This article shows how to disable the Last username setting on the Windows login screen using Group Policy and Registry Editor.

Does not display the last user name on the login screen

Use Group Policy

In Windows Start Search, type secpol.msc and press Enter. This opens the Local Security Policy Editor. Go to Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.

Search now Interactive Login: Do not display the last user name on the right side. Right-click on it and open the properties. Set it to Enabled > Apply. read more

Disable Windows 8.1 Help Label Notifications

Disable help sticker notifications in Windows 8. 1

to open the registry editor and navigate to the next key:


Right click Windows and select New > button and name it EdgeUI.

Then select EdgeUI and right-click in the right pane and create a new value DWORD (32-bit). Name the new value as DisableHelpSticker. Double-click DisableHelpSticker and type 1 in the Value field. Click OK.

Restart your PC and help stickers should no longer be visible to you explain what you need to do in Windows 8.1. If you still feel the need to retrieve it, you can do so by returning to what you created, the EdgeUI key, and removing it from the registry. This will reactivate the help stickers. read more

Display the desktop background as the background of the startup screen in Windows 8.1

Windows 8 users have a limited number of images from which they can select and set an image as the startup wallpaper. There has always been a desire among Windows 8 users to be able to set their wallpaper as their startup wallpaper. Under Windows 8.1, Microsoft has introduced this customization feature, which allows users to automatically set their desktop background as the startup screen background. There are two ways to change this setting.

Show the desktop background as the startup screen background

About the startup screen customization settings

Go to your Windows 8.1 startup screen and open the Charms bar. Click Settings, and then click Customize. You will see the following options in the charm bar itself. read more

Configure, Use Hyper-V and Virtual machines under Windows 10/8

Virtual machines or VMs allow you to run different operating systems on a single machine – guest operating systems. This is often useful when you need to test software on different operating systems, test upgrade scenarios, or perform other activities. When you have finished the task, you can reset the machine to its formal state.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure Hyper-V and create virtual machines under Windows 8/10.

Hyper-V on Windows 8/10

First, make sure that hardware virtualization support is enabled in the BIOS settings. read more

Windows 8.1 Viewing disk cleaning search tags

The Windows Disk Cleanup Utility helps you keep your PC free of unnecessary and unused files by freeing up disk space several times. In Windows 8, to open this utility, you can go to the boot screen and enter Disk Cleanup to open it! You can even see Bing search results on the web, but not what you want. Disk cleaning is hidden by default in the Search Charm and in the All Applications section of Windows 8.1. If you want to activate or display the option, you can carry out these steps.

Windows 8.1 Charms Display Disk Cleanup

Switch to the Windows 8.1 start screen, move the mouse pointer to the lower right corner of your computer screen to open Charms and select the’Settings’ option. Then select’Tile’ in the displayed section. read more

Cleaning WinSxS folders under Windows 10/8.1/8

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2] Deployment, maintenance and image management

DISM allows you to configure and update Windows features, packages, drivers and more. The /Cleanup-Image parameter in Dism.exe gives you advanced options to reduce the size of the WinSxS folder, writes TechNet.

A) Using Dism.exe parameter /StartComponentCleanup on a running version of Windows 8.1 produces results similar to running the StartComponentCleanup task in the task scheduler. read more