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Fix Crashing Apps after upgrading to Windows 8.1

Fix Crashing Apps windows 8.1

There are some issues with Apps not working after upgrading to Windows 8.1 or installing some updates. Try these steps if you face the same issues on your computer. Right click on Start -> Select command prompt (admin) Copy the command powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.XML Paste it inside command prompt window and [...]

Fix Shut Down Problems with Windows 8 and 8.1

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Here is another problem. This time my PC seems to have shut down problems with Windows 8.1. Scenario: My Desktop is relatively new (assembled on Nov 1st 2013) with i7 Haswell Processor, Asus Z87 PRO Motherboard and Win 8.1. I had problems in the beginning with Win 8.1, most of them related to Asus driver [...]

Fix Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting in Windows 8 and 8.1

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It’s been 2 week now (Nov 1st) since I installed Windows 8.1 on my brand new assembled computer with a Haswell processor and Asus Z87 Pro motherboard. Initially everything looked fine and I was loving Windows 8.1 more. Then I noticed the Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting in Windows 8 and 8.1. None of the initial diagnostic [...]

Fix Windows Aero Color Scheme Alert to Improve Performance


Do you get a pop up  from Windows Aero to change color scheme to improve system performance. This alert usually pops up when you play high end PC games such as Battlefield 4, Arma 3 etc. The error message seems to pop up from Windows Aero with  3 choices. Disable Aero Don’t disable, but ask [...]

Fix Remote Desktop Virtual Memory Error in Windows 8.1

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After upgrading to Windows 8.1, some users are facing problems with using Remote Desktop. Sometimes the Remote Desktop settings is greyed out. It may also show the error “This computer can't connect to the remote computer”. “The problem might be due to low virtual memory on your computer. Close your other programs, and then try [...]

Fix 0X80070714 error updating Windows 8.1

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0x80070714 error seems to be another major issue reported while updating Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. The error happens when trying to upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 from Windows store. The issue seems to be an issue with conflict with third party software. The solution is to go through the list of third party software [...]

How to Fix Activation Error 0xC004F074 in Windows 8 and 8.1?

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After the release of Windows 8,then 8.1, more users are switching to the new OS. One of the early reported problems is the issues related to activation error 0xC004F074. After installing, you are supposed to activate windows. But some users have reported an error code 0xC004F074 during the time of activation. This error code appears [...]

Fix Secure Boot isn’t configured correctly Error after installing Windows 8.1

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Another error widely reported among Windows 8.1 users after upgrading is the error “Secure Boot isn’t configured correctly”. If you want to find the reason, check you event log. Run -> eventvwr.exe -> Applications and Services Logs -> Microsoft -> Windows -> VerifyHardwareSecurity -> Admin. Check if the logged events points towards the options below. [...]

Fix Black Screen after installing Windows 8.1 update

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Some users encountered problems with black screen after installing Windows 8.1 update. This has to be an issue with Windows 8.1 conflict with display adapter. Follow the steps mentioned here to fix the black screen. Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking (Keep tapping F8 as soon as your restart computer, select Safe Mode [...]

How to Fix Error 0X80240017 in Windows 8 and 8.1?

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There are more instances of error 0x80240017 especially after the release of  Windows 8.1. The error code is related to missing certain system files and also corrupted registry. The error might result in certain Apps becoming non-responsive, unable to download Apps, unable to do windows update and detect other devices like X-box. Try these steps [...]