This is a Quick Publish article; this means it probably doesn’t make much sense, but at least gets what I want to share out there Due to Microsoft’s staggered approach to rolling out the Windows 8.1 Update globally via Windows Update, I got impatient waiting for it to arrive on my home PC after having […]
Having trouble getting Wake on LAN (WoL) to operate with your AsRock (or probably any manufacturer) motherboard that has an integrated Realtek (and also probably other manufacturers) NIC onboard? Try disabling both the Energy Efficient Ethernet and Green Ethernet options in the Advanced tab of the device in Device Manager (devmgmt.msc). When these options are […]
Having issue getting the Modern Apps to run after upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8? Just getting a blank screen when the app starts, and clicking the blankness goes back to the Start screen? Can’t even get into the Store? Follow these steps (references for all steps are at the bottom): Repair any corrupt […]
In Windows 8, network profiles aren’t the same as they were introduced as in Vista and continued/built-on in Windows 7. You used to be able to define, change, rename and so on. Now, the only feature that remains of network profiles is the “public” versus “private” distinction. And selecting these in Windows 8’s current hodge […]
Like having information readily viewable on your desktop in the form of gadgets/widgets? Made the upgrade to Windows 8 and was disappointed to see the functionality gone? Install: 8GadgetPack – Gadgets for Windows 8. Gives you back the functionality you desire. Thanks, Helmut Buhler.
Had a problem where my VM wasn’t able to find any network connectivity. Found this blog which pointed me in the right direction: Fix Windows 8 and Hyper-V Virtual Switch Problems | siliconvalve. I’m mainly just reblogging this because of the quick-fix found in the comments. If you’re having issues with virtual machine (VM) or host […]