Windows 7 & 8.1 December Patch Ups

Microsoft has released security patches for Windows 7, 8.1,Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 users.

Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1




For Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2


For Windows server 2012




Windows 10 16299.125, 15063.786

For Windows 10 version 1709, or the Fall Creators Update, users  PCs will receive KB4054517, or build 16299.125.

You can manually download it here.

For 1703, or the Creators Update users KB4053580, or 15063.786 download from here

For those on version 1607, or the Anniversary Update will receive KB4053579, or build 14393.1944.You can manually grab it here

One Note Updated

Microsoft has updated One Note for Office Insiders.

The December update includes:

i] A Digital Ruler

Ruler shown on OneNote page with three parallel lines drawn.

On Windows touch devices, you can use the Ruler on the Draw tab of the Ribbon to draw straight lines or to measure distance. The ruler pivots to any position you want: horizontal, vertical, or any angle in between. It has a degrees setting so that you can set it at a precise angle, if necessary. You can manipulate the ruler by using your fingers.


ii]Speedy search

Search just got faster! Your search results now appear instantaneously, making it easier to get back to your notes.


“Accessory not supported” Glitch in ipad Pro Smart Keyboard

This happened with iOS 10.1 and presently I am using iOS 11.2 and still getting intermittent annoying warning messages saying  that the Smart Keyboard was an unsupported device:


“Accessory Not Supported.This accessory is not supported by this device. Ok”

Now if I click OK the message disappears but again comes back after sometimes.

The workarounds are disconnecting the keyboard and check for any debris interfering magnetic connectors with the device. Cleaning of magnetic connectors has been suggested.

Apple has come out with the following resolution:

If your iPad Pro doesn’t detect your Smart Keyboard or you see an “Accessory not supported” alert on your iPad Pro, make sure there’s no debris or plastic covering on the Smart Connector pins on the keyboard or the Smart Connector on the iPad Pro. Also, try these steps:

  1. Make sure that your iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard are in the Type position.
  2. Remove the Smart Keyboard from your iPad Pro.
  3. Restart your iPad Pro.
  4. Reconnect the Smart Keyboard.

But it is absolutely useless. Cleaning the magnetic connectors and following the above steps are of no use. Not helpful at all.

I am looking for a real fix.


Real Pain With Microsoft Edge


I am using Windows 10 Insider Preview version 1709 OS Build 17046.1000. Microsoft Edge suddenly stopped playing videos in YouTube, while others browsers can play without any problem.


  • Cleared cookies and cache                  : Problem remains
  • Checked Flash enabled or not            : Problem remains
  • Repaired  Edge                                      : Problem remains
  • Reset Edge                                              : Problem remains
  • Reset via PowerShell                           : Problem remains
  • Created new user a/c                           : Problem remains
  • Signed out from all                              : Problem remains

Google accounts from all devices.

  • Changed video playback                   : Problem remains

speed in YouTube

  • Uninstalled display driver               : Problem remains

and reinstalled it

  • HTML5 supported videos                : can’t play
  • Non HTML5 supported videos       : Yes
  • Ran SFC                                               : No problem found

Latest situation:


😦 What next?


Windows Template Studio 1.5

Microsoft has released Windows Template Studio 1.5.
New Features:

Share source, share target
Feedback hub (added in v1.4)

Template improvements:

Minor tweaks for Fluent
Caliburn.Micro Support (added in v1.4)

Improvements to the Wizard:

Localization in all Visual Studio supported language
Adjusted the feature categories
Lots of under the hood bug fixes and code improvements
Much more Visual Basic engine work
Work for supporting multiple projects in a single solution
Work to support Prism
Bug fixes.

Full list of adjustments in the 1.5 release, head over to WTS’s Github.

How to get the update:

There are two paths to update to the newest build.
Already installed: Visual Studio should auto update the extension. To force an update, Go to Tools->Extensions and Updates. Then go to Update expander on the left and you should see Windows Template Studio in there and click “Update.”
Not installed: Head to, click “download” and double click the VSIX installer.