Five tips extending your battery in Windows 10

Hi There, If you are a mobile user, the battery is one of the essential things to make your work longer without plugging in. Today we will discuss short tips about how to make your battery longer. You can use these tips on your Windows 10. Adjusting Battery Saver Windows 10 has a good battery saver to make your battery life longer. There is four levels of the battery saver function in windows. Battery Saver. Windows will turn off the background sync, reduce the screen brightness, and provides some tweaks on your Windows. Your email, onedrive won't syncs on this method. This is recommended when your battery is < 20% Better battery. Windows will limit the processor speed and screen brightness. You will find your laptop slower but its perfect for just typing and browsing. This is recommended mode if you run on the battery and your battery still have > 20 % Better Performance. Windows will sacrifice the battery life by trading it with the processor speed. The processor will still have flexibility in speed. This is recommended when you need a faster process such as resizing a lot of images, rendering a video, or compiling some codes. Best performance. Windows will use the highest processor speed. You will find the fan will be noisier and the processor will become hotter. This is your best bet when you play a game, rendering more than five minutes of video, or run a model with tensorflow. // Configuring your screen brightness and resolution Reduce your screen brightness and resolution will make your battery longer. You can reduce your screen brightness by visiting Brightness and Color option. The brightness will have darkest to brightest option. Some of the Windows laptops can configure brightness automatically. For the screen resolution try to reduce your screen to 1080p, having 3K or 4K resolution will definitely eat some battery life. Limiting the background services Types msconfig on your laptop. After that visit the services tab and startup tab to disable some of background services. TIPS: if you don't have knowledge about the services just disable non-Microsoft service. You can see how to do that below.   Replacing your hungry app based on App History When working on normal way and your battery is reduced quickly, it might be a good time to find the issues and replaces the software with the latest version or replaces with the alternatives. In order to do that, visit the task manager by right clicking on your start menu or typing in the start menu. After that visit the app history and details tab. You can see how to do that below.   Configuring your hardware behavior You can configure your hardware behavior to make sure you turn of what you don't use. For example: Installing the battery features from your notebook manufacturer. For example, Asus has battery charging features to changes the behavior of the charging mechanism, Quiet fan to reduce the noise of fans, and so on. Disabling your Bluetooth when you don't use it, disabling your WIFI when you meet your WIFE , or turn of the screen when not needed, even turn off your system. You can see how we do that on this screen cast   That's it the five tips for you! Have another good tips, please help the other by commenting this post. //

Fastest Way to Update Your Windows 10

After looking for some way to update my Windows 10 to the latest version which is 1509 December 2018 update. I found several thinks that can make your Windows 10 updated so flawlessly. Here are three tips to make your Windows 10 update faster. It shows from the fastest one to the slowest one. I recommend you update your Windows for faster, more features, and secure. Tips 1. Downloading the Windows Update Assistant This method is good enough if you have OEM installed Windows 10. And you found that the Windows 10 is obsolete. You can start Windows Update Assistant by downloading the software here It will update your Windows perfectly. It shows you the result if your Windows is the latest. Tips 2. Downloading into a flash drive This is a good way if you want to update a lot of devices. You can download the Windows 10 Installation Media here . After that you can run the media creation tool. The Windows 10 setup will be started. You can directly upgrade your Windows with this tool. However, I recommend you create installation media. You will download for 5 GB for both versions. Tips 3. Configuring Windows Update This is preferred way if you want to update for 'not too old' Windows. For example, you buy a new laptop and you get the latest bit of Windows. You just need to tweak the settings as follow. Because somehow the Windows Update download is not faster as foreground download.   Conclusion As a conclusion, you can use this table for your convenience. Having another way to update your Windows? Please share on the comment section below. Scenario Update Assistant ISO / Flash Disk Windows Update Old Device V     Many Devices   V   New Device     V Offline Scenario   V   Online Scenario V   V           medianet_width = "600"; medianet_height = "250"; medianet_crid = "858385152"; medianet_versionId = "3111299";

Five Things Before Upgrading Your PC

If this new year you want to upgrade your PC and recycle the old one. This post will guide you to prepare and to migrate your old PC into a new one. This is five  tips that you need to do before upgrading your PC. Tips 1. Sync Your Important FIle to the Cloud and Local  You should choose your cloud storage provider. For example, i choose to use OneDrive to store my personal photos and files, and i choose OneDrive for Business to store my work document and office stuff. You should sync up. Go to the public internet service or buy daily internet package to sync the document. it will take an hour depends on your internet file.  Tips 2. Backup your license key Uninstall your Office 2016. and other licensed product to mark them you don't have active installation. Write down your license key into a safe place. You will need some of your software license. Some of software such as OEM software cannot be transferred. Some of the software need an offline actiivation by calling the support (i,e, Office 2016/2019, PDF App). Some of software like Office 365 pro plus can be deactivated by visiting the Tips 3. Refresh your PC If you want to start from fresh installation or want to donate you notebook into your college. you should select refresh your PC option on Windows 8 / Windows 10. If you are using the old Windows you can format the disk by reinstalling the Windows. This will take several hours if you want secure erase your content. You can use third party application such as Acronic, Easus, or Windows 10 built in feature (Secure Wipe)   Tips 4. Creating a list of Software that You Need to Install While you wait for your old PC to be refreshed, you can create a list of your favorite software that you want to install on the new PC. For example, here are my software list   - Updated Driver for the Notebook Support site (if any) - Visio 2019 - Project 2019 - Office 365 Pro Plus - Visual Studio 2017  - 7 zip  - Foxit PDF Phantom  - Spotify  - Power Apps - Power BI - Grammarly  - Paint.NET - Camtasia Studio - Snagit  - SQL Server 2016 - Microsoft Teams - Whatsapp - Internet Download Accelerator - Microsoft Money / Accounting XMind   Tips 5 Activate your Software and Update your data with Cloud Software You can install and activate the software and activate the data sync to make sure you have a daily backup for your software. Do an update for your Windows by installing the latest version of Windows build by visiting 

10 Tips to Improve Windows 10 Battery Life

Mobile warrior just like you might be brought the ultraportable laptop and the latest Windows 10. You might want to get battery life longer when you can find the power outlet. This article will discuss 10 tips to improve battery life on Windows 10. You might already know it or you might be missed it. Here we go! Tips 1. Turn on The Battery Saver (Impact: High) Battery Saver. Turn on Battery Saver when you need extra millage with your Windows. It just simply click on your battery status Tips 2. Adjusting the brightness (Impact: High) Brightness, find a place that not to bright such as dining room, indoor meeting room, and reduce your brightness below 50%. My Recommendation is 25% brightness level. You can reach it through battery icon on your laptop. I recommend you to change your wallpaper into the dark one rather than white one. Tips 3. Turn off the Accessory (Impact: High) If you don't use the Bluetooth turn it off, if you don't use the WIFI turn it off, if you don't use Location just turn it off, even you can't turn on Quiet hours to help you limit the notification sound. You can turn it off many accessories on your notification center. Tips 4. Mute it (Impact: Low) Yes, muting a volume of your sound card will help you to get extra mile. Tips 5. Selecting the Start-up Item (Impact: Medium) Go to task manager and disable unneeded start-up item. You can also see the start up impact Tips 6. Scheduling the Active Hours (Impact: Low) Set the active hours so you can start your laptop right away without waiting the update to install. In order to do that, please visit windows update setting >> change active hours. Furthermore, you can disable the Give updates for other Microsoft product to limit the download activity on your machine. Tips 7. Changing the Power Plan (Impact: Medium) Just go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options and select Power Saver. Windows 10 will adjust the power and sleep settings into the most efficient that they can get Tips 8. Disabling The Sync Activity (Impact: Medium) By default windows 10 will have OneDrive Sync process. Just right click and Pause Syncing when you need work on the go. And start sync when you want to finish your work. Tips 9. Closing the unused app and process (Impact: Medium) Open the task manager and see what apps that eat your resources. You can visit task manager by right click in your taskbar. The apps that eat your resource will make you processor work harder and need sufficient battery. You can dig it up by Tips 10. Choosing the Right Laptop / Ultrabook Processor is the key of battery life. Here are the rule of thumbs Having M Series mean you have more battery life than the I Series. For example, having M5 will give you significant battery boost rather than having Core i5 Series. If you are mobile junkie and just doing a Word processing M series will give you a huge benefit for fan less design, low heat, and low noise. My advice is grab the M5 and M7, M3 is not recommended except you have limited budget. 3,5,7? choose the 5 series. If you have I Series such as i3, i5, i7; you can choose the middle one which is i5. I5 is technically not too slower than i7 but it has good battery performance. You can read it here for technical experiment. But don't get cocky it doesn't mean you bought the i5 with limited storage or memory. My advice is I5 to get balance between power and battery. Running the visual studio with i5 is so much better than on M5. Bonus Tips. How I Choose my Laptop based on my workload. Right weapon for the right situation, so as daily mobile warrior I use HP elite X2, you can grab started from M3 to M7 .. HP Elite X2 1012 G1 [V9D45PA] , I personally choose M5 or M7 with 512 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM. But if you are need an extra power, I recommend you to use Ultrabook like ASUS Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN047T [90NB0C62-M02450] - Gray it is cheaper than Surface Pro 4 for the similar specification. can we begin our discussion with a simple question, How long your Ultrabook battery life on Windows 10?

Missing MSCOMCTL.ocx on Windows 10

Problem You want to run your 'old' application on Windows 10. However, the application can't start because 'its missing mscomctl.ocx" Cause Windows 10 doesn't ship the MSCOMCTL.ocx anymore, the MSCOMCTL.ocx is a library that is used by the Visual Basic 6 Runtime to render the application GUI Solution Download the MSCOMCTL.ocx in Microsoft Download On search menu / Cortana search command prompt and run it as administrator by right clicking it Copy the MSCOMCTL.ocx file to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 Navigate the command prompt to the location C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and typed regsvr32 mscomctl.ocx. it should say that the registration succeeded Run your legacy application, enjoy!   //

Video Tutorial Universal Windows Platform

Windows 10 is already there; Windows 10 has potential being successful because they use terms 'universal windows apps'. It means both Windows Mobile, Windows PC, and Windows IoT shares same architecture even the applications. If you eager to learn to understand the Universal Windows Platform, just visit the community channel on MSDN – Channel 9 : You can download the Video and Watch it YouTube fans? Please subscribe here For the Universal Windows Phone videos, we would say thank you to Dicoding, who supports this videos

Understanding Windows 10 SKU Version

Windows 10 is there, you might already download it to your PC. And you might be have question about what version that Windows 10 have. Windows 10 has several SKU's. This post will give you a quick brief what the SKU and what the purpose of each SKU. Windows 10 Home. The Windows 10 home is dedicated for home user who use the Desktop PC. If you have a desktop PC this edition is proper for you. Windows 10 Professional. Is a Windows 10 home with additional support for tablet version. Therefore, it has a feature for 2-in-1 device like tablet-notebook. If you have laptop with touch screen this is the version for you. Windows 10 Enterprise. is a windows 10 for Volume license business user. it a Windows 10 Professional with additional features on security and connectivity. Several feature like DirectAcccess, integrated VPN, and others business feature like encryption. This enterprise also has LTSB version. LTSB version means your Windows don't need a feature update for a year number. So that you have a control for your Windows. Windows 10 Education. Windows 10 enterprise for academic user. It has a next features for education. Although in this release it has same feature with Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 mobile. Windows 10 for your Windows Phone 8.1. Windows 10 mobile enterprise. Windows 10 mobile that has enterprise features. Windows 10 IOT Core. It has two version for Minnow Board (x86) and for Raspberry Pi2 (ARM). This version is for a people who want to use Windows 10 for IOT environment like embedded or wearable devices. Windows 10 Holographic. Windows 10 version that used for Augmented Reality. it is distributed on Hololens Windows 10 Xbox. Windows 10 version for Xbox Console. It is distributed with Xbox One and Xbox 360. On the installer side, Windows 10 still also has N version. A version without Entertainment application such as Photo management, Music,, and Video Player. Multiple Edition has a several version includes Education, Enterprise, and others. All the product will be available free if you own windows 7, windows 8, windows phone 8.1, and others supported device with Windows. Windows 10 mobile licensing will also be free for device that has lower than 10’ device. it means it can be alternative for a people who looking free OS for their research. 

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