Microsoft Windows

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KB3087040 Windows Update fails with error 0x80004005 on Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 and have tried to run Windows Update to keep your Windows system secure, then you might encounter this Windows Update error regarding a new KB3087040, which was released on September 21, 2005: It is very strange for such a high priority security fix, Microsoft didn’t seem to fully test it before rolling it out. By the time of writing this post, the issue with the automatic Windows Update still […]

TCP/IP properties on VPN connection not working in Windows 10

I recently upgraded my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 by using Microsoft Media Creation tool and I have to admit that Windows 10 is really better than Windows 8.1, for example the traditional and familiar desktop style, the re-engineered Start button and start menu, and the easy and fast Search feature, etc. However, I did encounter an annoying bug in Windows 10 when I was trying to set up a VPN connection. If you need […]

Installing Windows 10 using media creation tool for free

Microsoft officially released Windows 10 on Wednesday (July 29, 2015) and as promised a free upgrade to Windows 10 will be given to any eligible current Windows 7 and 8/8.1 user as long as they reserve the free upgrade within one year. If you would like to know how to reserve the free upgrade, check my previous post, or go to Microsoft Windows web site for more information. But what if you want to skip […]

Reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade before too late

Microsoft will officially release its next generation of Windows OS, Windows 10, on July 29th, 2015, less than two months. If you are one of those early adopters who have been using Windows 10 Technical Preview, then you probably already know what is coming. But for Windows 8.1 or even Windows 7¬†users who are not familiar with Windows 10 Technical Preview, there are some good news, especially for Windows 8.1 users. 1. The traditional Windows […]

Install Windows 10 Technical Preview in VirtualBox

We all know that Microsoft is working hard to keep their promise of releasing Windows 10 in this summer, and during the first year after the release, users of Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 will get free upgrade to Windows 10. However, if you cannot wait that long, you can grab a copy of Windows 10 Technical Preview and install it on your test PC or simply on a virtual machine to get some hands-on […]