Shall I defragmet my SSD?

Problem:

I am running Windows 10 Professional on my 256 GB SSD. I like to know whether I shall defrag the drive or not ?

Resolution:

In the past we used to go for defragmentation in order to so that files weren’t broken up across the surface of the disk, making the mechanical arm that reads the files able to access them faster.

But SSDs have different technology and they don’t have mechanical parts.Thus defragmenting an SSD will have absolutely no performance increase in fact it is not recommended.

 

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Fixing The backup application could not start due to an internal error, Server execution failed (0x80080005).

Problem:

The user finds the following error when trying to backup:

The backup application could not start due to an internal error, Server execution failed (0x80080005).

Resolution:

Make sure the Volume Shadow Copy Service is running.

In Start Search type services.msc and hit the Enter key.

Scroll down to Volume Shadow Copy Service.

Right click on it’s Properties and make sure Start Up type is Manual and the Service is running.

How to Fix Minecraft for windows 10 goes to trial mode

Problem:

When playing Minecraft for windows 10  it puts me in trial mode.

Resolution:

Open Settings > Apps > Apps & features
Scroll down to Minecraft
Select it
Click Advanced options
Click Reset and Reboot.

If required uninstall Minecraft:

Go to your Application Data Folder, %AppData%. To find it, press Win+R, type %appdata%\.minecraft, then click “OK”​
Drag the .minecraft folder to the trash.

Alternatively you may try:

Windows 10 Store Apps Uninstaller

Download and reinstall Minecraft for Windows 10 from Microsoft Store and check for updates.

How to Fix A black screen with a large battery icon in Surface Devices

Problem:

You start Surface device and see a black screen with a large battery icon and the Surface device shuts down immediately.

Why are you seeing this?

When the battery icon appears, it means the battery is critically low.

Resolution:

1.Plug in the power supply and charge your Surface.

2.If it doesn’t start charging then remove the power connector from your Surface, turn it over, and plug it back in. Make sure the connection is secure and the power connector light is on.
Wait 10 minutes and turn on your Surface.

#[Don’t try this solution on Surface 3. The Micro USB power connector on Surface 3 plugs into the Micro USB charging port with the power cord extending downward only.]

3. If the above fails then   force your Surface to shut down and restart, see Force a shut down and restart your Surface.

If all the above fails then go to the nearest service center to get it examined.

Failed to Install Windows Insider Preview Build #18298

Presently I am on Windows 10 Insider Preview Build #18290.

The Windows Updates started downloading next preview version #18298. Once download was complete it automatically started installing it. The system rebooted and started undoing all the changes and reverted to the same old preview build.

So I started troubleshooting. I ran the in-built Windows Update troubleshooter and it came with no issues.

I deleted Software Updater things but it remained same.

I have sent my feedback to the Team.

Microsoft Surface Diagnostic Toolkit for Business (SDT)

The Microsoft Surface Diagnostic Toolkit for Business (SDT) enables IT administrators to quickly investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, and firmware issues with Surface devices. You can run a range of diagnostic tests and software repairs in addition to obtaining device health insights and guidance for resolving issues.

The following Surface devices are supported:

  • Surface Pro 6
  • Surface Laptop 2
  • Surface Go
  • Surface Go with LTE
  • Surface Book 2
  • Surface Pro with LTE Advanced (Model 1807)
  • Surface Pro (Model 1796)
  • Surface Laptop
  • Surface Studio
  • Surface Studio 2
  • Surface Book
  • Surface Pro 4
  • Surface 3 LTE
  • Surface 3
  • Surface Pro 3

You may also download Surface Tools for IT where SDT is included.

To know how to install check it here

Intel Audio Display Driver issue with Windows 10 version 1809

Problem:

Intel released display driver (versions 24.20.100.6344, 24.20.100.6345) in September.After updating to Windows 10, version 1809, audio playback may not function correctly on devices with these drivers.

How to determine if you have this Intel driver:

In Start Search type Device Manager.

2. Find and expand Display adapters.

3. Right-click on the Intel® HD Graphics device.

4. Select Properties.

5. Click the Driver tab.

6. Check your driver version. If you have either 24.20.100.6344, or 24.20.100.6345

Present status:

Microsoft is currently working on it to fix the issue. It is  blocking devices with these drivers from installing Windows 10, version 1809.

Suggestion:

Uninstall the driver.

Reboot.

Let OS detect the hardware and install the compatible driver automatically.