Posted by: mymce | August 30, 2014

New Windows themes

Some cool themes and wallpapers for your desktop :)



Some new wallpapers:

wp-milkyway wp-abstract wp-reflection

wp-racer wp-paintsplash wp-aurora

Windows Blog

Posted by: mymce | August 29, 2014

OneDrive Updated

Microsoft has updated OneDrive.

Updates For Androids:

with it, you can now access both your personal and work accounts.Users can now get to their personal or work files, easily share with family or coworkers, and ensure that they’re never without the files that matter to them – all from a single app. Your personal and work accounts are kept separate, and OneDrive makes it clear when you’re accessing your work or personal files. So you don’t need to worry about accidentally backing up your photos to your work account.Android app also now supports setting up a PIN. Simply create a 4 digit code, and you can limit access to the app and your files. This version of our app also includes improvements to camera backup speed and reliability and lets users open files directly from OneDrive in other apps.

Updates For iOS:

Users can now swipe down in the app to reveal a search box. This makes it easy to quickly find the specific file or folder that you’re looking for. All Photos view from the web to the iOS app,is a beautiful and convenient way to see all of your photos from across your OneDrive grouped together and organized chronologically. In the iOS app, this is also where you can check your camera backup status.

Updates to OneDrive for Windows Phone 8.1:

a number of bug fixes as well as enabling users to access their OneDrive recycle bin,easy to restore accidently deleted files and folders.



Posted by: mymce | August 26, 2014

Overheating issue of Surface Pro 3 & Possible Fix


According to many users who are using Surface Pro 3 with i7 Processors experience overheating issues.The system overheats during the updates and fan spins up loudly.

Possible Fix:-

According to STep_001 ,a user of Microsoft Community it’s not a hardware issue but a software issue;the windows installer is the culprit.It runs in the background resulting high CPU usage,sucks memory.This causes the system to overheat and increase fan activity.You may go through Microsoft Community thread.

How Microsoft can fix this:

If the findings are true then Microsoft should issue a patch or a hot fix.



You are using Windows Media Center and it’s crashing from time to time.If it happens you need to look at the Media Center log files  to find out why  it’s happening.


How to launch Media Center log:

Press Win + R keys to launch Run menu.

In the open space copy and paste the following and press the Enter key :

%SystemRoot%\System32\Winevt\Logs\Media Center.evtx

This will launch the Media Center event viewer logs.


To view Error logs:

Look at the Errors with red exclamation signs against them and double click on them to view the errors.


Source:TechNet wiki Article


Posted by: mymce | August 19, 2014

Windows Photo Viewer Metro style

This is an awesome tip which will allow you to change the UI  of default Photo Viewer program. Windows Photo Viewer still features the previous Windows 7 style.The idea of this tip is to replace the PhotoViewer.dll file located in C:\program files\Windows photo viewer by taking ownership of the dll file.

Once you do this you will get Windows Photo Viewer Metro style.More over if you like to revert back to original style you can achieve that without any problem.

Details of steps are given here:



Posted by: mymce | August 15, 2014

Surface August Updates

If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.
Surface Pro 3 August Updates:
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v38.4.50.0) improved support for Surface Power Cover.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v3.9.250.0) improved support for Surface Power Cover and enhances overall system stability.
  • Microsoft LifeCam Front (v5.20.1034.0) significantly improves power consumption during video chat such as Skype, supports Flash camera streaming in Internet Explorer, and improves overall functionality and stability.
  • Surface Ethernet Adapter (v8.14.0704.2014) improved support for the gigabit Surface Ethernet Adapter.

No product updates were released for Surface 2 in August.

Surface Pro August Updates

Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth (v14.69.24054.176) improves network connection stability and enables functionality on WiFi networks using a hidden SSID.

Surface RT August Updates:

  • Surface RT UEFI (v3.31.500) enhances overall system stability.


“August Update,” for Windows 8.1 has been released .

Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

System Requirement:

Windows 8.1

How to install:

You may either get this update through the Windows Update or You can get it as standalone downloads:

Download Links:

For x86: Update for Windows 8.1 (KB2975719)

For x64: Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2975719)

For detailed information see:

KB Articles: KB2975719

Posted by: mymce | August 12, 2014

Surface Pro 3 Vs. Macbook Air

This video was uploaded on YouTube on 10th August,2014.

Posted by: mymce | August 10, 2014

Pen Scrolling issue with Surface Pro 3


There are some weird issues with Surface Pro 3 pen scrolling.

Many users have reported that the pen is not working properly.Some reported the pen behaves erratically during working with office applications.,according to others it doesn’t work when internet explorer is on.



Surface PRO 3 uses a digitizer  based on N-Trig DuoSense Pen 2 ,where as Nokia  uses a capacitive screen.It seems to be an issue with N-trig driver.Uninstalling and reinstalling or updating the related driver,or calibrating may fix the issue.


Issue with Pen

Microsoft Community


Posted by: mymce | August 9, 2014

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner

This is a great news for European users:

Xbox One users in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to experience premium live TV features on Xbox One, such as the ability to access your favorite shows and channels with the sound of your voice* through the OneGuide, with the new Xbox One Digital TV Tuner.

Beginning in October, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will be available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, providing Xbox One users in those markets with an over-the-air digital terrestrial TV experience through the USB single tuner, an alternative to accessing TV content from a cable or satellite set-top box connected through the HDMI-In port. The new digital TV tuner will also support free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C television standards.

Here’s a list of the capabilities enabled by the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner:

  • Watch HD TV on Xbox One: With the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, you can watch free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C television channels without changing TV inputs. You can receive game invitations and notifications while watching TV and even watch TV while you wait for a multiplayer match to start.
  • TV Viewing in Snap Mode: You can watch TV using the Snap mode, watching TV on the side and leaving the main screen for games, Skype, or other applications.
  • Pause Live TV: Pause your favorite show when you get up to take a break.
  • TV Listings in the OneGuide: TV listings will be available in the OneGuide. From anywhere, say “Xbox show guide, what’s on BBC One?” to quickly navigate directly to that channel’s listings*.
  • Favorite Channels in the OneGuide: Create your own personal Favorites in the OneGuide so you can easily choose what you want to watch.
  • Channel Tuning by Voice: The OneGuide allows you to call out your favorite TV channel by name and start watching it instantly*.
  • The OneGuide on Xbox SmartGlass: Now you have access to the full OneGuide on the new Xbox SmartGlass app with the ability to tune channels on your TV.
  • TV On Demand: TV listings in the OneGuide will indicate which shows are available on demand from video apps.

The Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will be available beginning late October in the UK for ₤24.99, and France, Italy, Germany and Spain for €29.99.

Xbox Wire

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