UEFI Updates For Surface Devices

Microsoft will provide UEFI updates for the following devices:

  • Surface Pro 3
  • Surface Pro 4
  • Surface Book
  • Surface Studio
  • Surface Pro Model 1796
  • Surface Laptop
  • Surface Pro with LTE Advanced
  • Surface Book 2

The updates will be available for the above devices running Windows 10 Creators Update (OS version 15063) and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (OS version 16299). You will be able to receive these updates through Windows Update or by visiting the Microsoft Download Center.

Ref:

Surface Guidance for Customers and Partners: Protect your devices against the recent chip-related security vulnerability

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Keyboard Making a Clicking Noise and Not Writing

Problem:

My computer was working fine, but when I tried to write a message back to a friend on Facebook, every time I made a Key Stroke I would hear a clicking sound come from my computer and nothing would be typed on my computer.

Resolution:

This may happen if Filter Keys are on.

Open Control Panel > Ease of Access\Ease of Access Center > Make the keyboard easier to use

Here scroll down to “Turn on Filter Keys” option

De-select “Turn on Filter Keys”

Select the “Apply” button and “OK”

Keyboard Input is Not Working in Windows 10 Login Screen

Problem:

You are trying to sign in with your Microsoft credentials but you are unable to type in the log in screen box.

Cause:

This happens if Ctfmon is not running in the background.

What does Ctfmon do?

It controls Alternative User Input and the Office Language bar. It controls speech recognition, handwriting, language input.

Resolution:

Press Win+R keys to open Run menu.

In the dialog box of Run menu copy-paste the following:

C:\Windows\System32\ctfmon.exe 

Finally press the Enter key.

Storage Sense in Windows 10

What is Storage Sense?

It is a built-in feature present in Windows 10 which clears temporary  and unused files automatically when there is low disk space.

How to enable it?

  • Open Settings
  • Click System
  • Click Storage

Drag the slider to On position under Storage.

Click Change how we free up space automatically

Under Temporary files there are three options:

  • Delete temporary files that my apps aren’t using
  • Delete files that have been in the recycle bin for over 30 days
  • Delete files in the Downloads folder that haven’t changed in 30 days

Check the boxes against the above options according to your requirement.

Finally click Clean now tab.

In Windows Insider preview builds you will find another option Delete previous versions of Windows.

 

 

 

Paint Alert in Windows 10 Insider Preview#17063

Open Paint in Windows 10 Insider Preview#17063. You will notice a blue colored product alert icon on the top. Click on it get the following message:

Earlier Microsoft said that Paint will be removed at some point but would be available from Windows Store (now Microsoft Store)

 

How To Use Timeline Feature in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17063.1000

To launch Timeline feature, click Task view icon  present in Task bar of Preview Build 17063. This will launch the Time Line bar. Now you can drag the scale to the desired date and can view what you did on that very day. There is a Search and Feedback option also.

task view

time line 3