Microsoft Windows

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If Remote Desktop Connection not working in Windows 10, try this one thing to fix it

Problem Computer crashes are inevitable and system reinstallation becomes the last resort when they happen, then all sorts of problems emerge after the reinstallation for you to fix. Sounds familiar? That was exactly what happened to me recently. After my computer crashed, I tried Windows update, driver update, and Windows reset, but none of them helped, so I finally decided it is time to reinstall Windows to have a fresh start. I have reinstalled Windows […]

what is/are preventing Linux from being more popular

Linux is much better than Windows in many ways, as I mentioned in my previous post, but unfortunately the market share of Linux desktop has not increased much. As a matter of fact, the market share of Linux desktop from 01/01/2018 to 08/31/2018 even decreased comparing to the same period of last year, from 2.25% to 1.98%, according to Net Market Share: So, if Linux is so much better than Windows, why is it not […]

How to Legally Install and Use Windows 10 Without Product Key

Do you know you can legally install and use Windows 10 without a product key? If no, you can consider this post the good news for you. I have been switching between Windows and Linux (mainly Ubuntu and Linux Mint) in the past years until the official release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS when I finally decided to go all out with Ubuntu and wiped Windows from my laptop. And I am happy and satisfied with […]

10 Reasons Why Linux Is Better Than Windows

Linux has grown from an enthusiast’s toy hobby to a viable alternative to Windows in recent years, thanks to the effort and the commitment of many selfless volunteering developers around the world and of some large companies such as RedHat and Concanical. With more and more security breaches happened to Windows computers, it is time to seriously consider Linux over Windows. Here are 10 most compelling reasons why Linux is better than Windows. 1. Linux […]

Selected boot image did not authenticate error after rolling back Windows Insider update

If you are in the Windows Insider Program and later on decided to opt out, you can choose to roll back to the last stable release you installed. However, the rollback may cause a very annoying error as show in the screenshot above: Selected boot image did not Authenticate. Press <Enter> to Continue. When you press <Enter>, you computer will shut down and the error repeats when you restart your computer. Based on my investigation, […]

You must manually configure this site for ASP.NET 4.5 in order for the site to run correctly

Recently I got a new Windows 10 computer at work and tried to open an Visual Studio 2010 project, and then I got a web server error as follows: Configuring Web http://localhost:64886/ for ASP.NET 4.5 failed. You must manually configure this site for ASP.NET 4.5 in order for the site to run correctly. ASP.NET 4.0 has not been registered on the Web server. You need to manually configure your Web server for ASP.NET 4.0 in […]

[Fixed] Windows 10 File Explorer Keeps Crashing

Windows 10 gave me a challenge this morning. When I turned on my computer and went to File Explorer to access a downloaded file, File Explorer hang for a while then just crashed. Maybe it’s just an accident, so I tried again, and it crashed again the same way. Hmm, one more try…crashed. Well, it’s Windows, rebooting is a magic fix for most issues, so I reboot my computer, guess what, it didn’t fix the […]

How to enable secure login screen in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 lists all user accounts on the Welcome screen which exposes all usernames, and it is not considered secure. Why it is not secure this way? Because malicious user can create a fake login screen looks like the Windows login screen, and then capture user’s credentials when a legitimate user tries to log in using the fake login screen. You can prevent this from happening by enabling a secure feature in Windows to require user […]