Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Windows 10 2019 Update: Common Issues and Solutions

The latest update for Windows 10 is now introduced and the users can download it. Microsoft has released the version with various changes to make it work properly included with the May 2019 Update. Like always, the updated OS has several issues. In this blog, we will cover the most common Windows 10 November 2019  issues and its solutions.

How to fix Windows 10 Update issues
If you wish to fix errors installing the latest Update via Windows Update, then pursue the given instructions:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Update and Security.
  3. Tap on Troubleshoot.
  4. Choose the Windows Update tab.
  5. Select Run the troubleshooter option.
  6. Tap Apply.
  7. Now continue according to instructions.
  8. Launch the PC.
Fixing Error 0x80073712 to Install the Update
In case you intend to fix error 0x80073712, then go through the below-mentioned steps:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on System.
  3. Tap on Storage.
  4. Select Temporary file options below the Local Disk.
  5. Remove the existing choice.
  6. Ensure the files of temporary Windows Installation.
  7. Tap Remove files.
Steps to fix Error 0x800F0922
You can try out the following workarounds:
Switching off VPN connection
If the user wants to fix error 0x800F0922, then they can follow the provided steps:
  1. Tap network option in the taskbar.
  2. Choose a VPN connection.
  3. Tap the Disconnect option.
  4. Resize the partition of Reserved System.
  5. If the user faces this problem then a third-party tool can be used to size it again the division to make it identical or bigger than 500MB.
Use the Media Creation Tool to install the 2019 windows Update 
Fixing Updates Stuck in Media Creation Tool
  1. Media Creation Tool needs to shut down.
  2. Launch the tool again.
  3. When it’s completed downloading, then unplug the network cable from the system.
  4. Now disconnect from the wireless network
Fixing Media Creation Tool not working
In case you need to fix Media Creation Tool that doesn’t start setup, then you need to follow the offered steps:
  1. Launch File Explorer
  2. Search this:
  3. C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources
  4. Tap twice on Setupprep.exe and begin the setup process.
Use USB bootable media to install 2019 Windows Update
 If you want to install the update by using it, then you can follow the provided steps:
  1. Launch the Microsoft support website.
  2. Tap on the Download tool now option.
  3. Then keep the installer.
  4. Tap twice on MediaCreationTool1909.exe.
  5. Tap the Accept option.
  6. Choose to Create installation media for PC options.
  7. Tap the Next option.
  8. Choose the architecture, language, edition settings.
  9. Tap the Next option.
  10. Choose the USB flash drive.
  11. Tap the Next option.
  12. Choose a removable drive.
  13. Tap the Next option.
  14. Tap the Finish option.
Use Windows Setup to fix 0x8007042B or 0x800700B7 issue
If you wish to fix error 0x8007042B or 0x800700B7, then pursue the given instructions:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Tap on Apps and features.
  4. Choose app
  5. Tap on the Uninstall option.
  6. Then go on with the given instructions.
  7. Fix Stuck Update Assistant Issue 
  8. Turn off the network connection or remove the network cable.
  9. Wait for a minute and then again connect with the network.
  10. Update Assistant should be restarted.
  11. Then restart your system and then again open the modernize Assistant.
If the user again faces any problem then they can use the Media Creation Tool to improve the device to Update.
Steps to fix error 0x80070070
In case you intend to fix storage error 0x80070070 installing Update,  go through the below-mentioned steps:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on System.
  3. Tap on Storage.
  4. Select Temporary files option in Local Disk.
  5. Select any item that needs to be erased.
  6. Tap Remove files option.
Fixing the 0xC1900107 issue
If you want to fix 0xC1900107 issue starting upgrade of the November 2019 Update, then abide by the given instructions:
  1. Go to settings.
  2. Tap on System.
  3. Tap on Storage.
  4. Tap on Configure Storage Sense or run in now.
  5. Verify the Delete previous versions of Windows below the Free up Space now option.
  6. Tap on Clean now.
Fixing the install completion issues
If you want to fix install completion issues, then you can follow the provided steps:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Update and Security.
  3. Tap Windows Update.
  4. Tap the View the update history.
  5. Verify the displaying error code.
Fixing the 0x80070002 0x20009 issue
If you want to fix 0x80070002 0x20009, then you can follow the provided steps:
  1. When the user tries to improve to 1909 version, there may be a possibility to face issue 0x80070002 0x20009 that specifies that Windows 10 is not able to find Specific files.
  2. Eliminate the drive if it’s connected.
  3. Then continue.
  4. Once the upgrade is done, connect the drives.
Fixing the 0xC1900101 Update
If the user wants to fix 0xC1900101, then they can follow the provided steps:
  1. Go to Start.
  2. Find Device Manager.
  3. Then launch the App.
  4. Enlarge the device facing problems.
  5. Right-click and choose Update driver.
  6. Tap Browse my computer for driver software.
  7. Tap Browse.
  8. Choose a place for files.
  9. Tap Next.
  10. Follow the instructions.
How to repair hard drive
If you intend to repair the hard drive, go through the below-mentioned steps:
  1. Go to Start.
  2. Find Command prompt, right-click on the top and choose Run as administrator.
  3. Input the given command and click Enter:
  4. chkdsk/f c :
  5. Type Y and click Enter.
  6. Resume the device.
Fixing the driver compatibility 0x800f0923 issue
When the user tries to link a fresh feature then the installation procedure may show error 0x800f0923 signifying a compatibility problem. Such errors may occur due to graphics drivers.
How to fix driver compatibility
Follow the offered steps in order to Fix driver compatibility:
  1. Go to Start.
  2. Find Device Manager, then tap to launch the app.
  3. Enlarge branch among devices having problems.
  4. Right-click on component, then choose the Uninstall device.
  5. Tap the Uninstall option.
How to fix app compatibility
If you want to fix app compatibility, then abide by the given instructions:
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on Apps and features.
  4. Choose the incompatible app.
  5. Then tap the Uninstall option.
  6. Tap the Uninstall option once more.
  7. Carry on with instructions.
Fixing the 0xC1900208
If you want to fix 0xC1900208, then you can follow the provided steps:
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on Apps and features.
  4. Choose the application.
  5. Tap the Uninstall option.
  6. Tap the Uninstall option once more.
  7. Carry on with instructions.
Steps to fix problems with a black screen
Eliminating the Latest update on PCs running October 2018 update.
If you wish to fix problems of a black screen, then pursue the given instructions:
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on Update and Security.
  3. Tap on Recovery.
  4. Tap on the Get started option.
  5. Check any reasons available.
  6. Tap on the Next option.
  7. Tap on No thanks.
  8. Tap the Next option.
  9. Tap the Next option again.
  10. Tap Go back to an earlier build.
Eliminating Latest on PCs update.
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on Update and Security.
  3. Tap Windows Update.
  4. Tap View update history.
  5. Tap Uninstall updates.
  6. Choose the update KB4517245.
  7. Tap the Uninstall updates option.
  8. Choose update KB4517245.
  9. Tap Uninstall.
  10. Tap on the Yes option.
  11. Tap Restart now option.
Steps to fix networking problems Update
  1. Network troubleshooter
  2. Follow the provided steps in order to fix Network troubleshooter:
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Tap on Network and Security.
  5. Tap on Status.
  6. Tap on Network Troubleshoot option below network settings.
  7. Carry on with instructions.
How to reset network
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Network and Security.
  3. Tap on Status.
  4. Tap on Network reset option.
  5. Tap Reset now option.
  6. Tap yes to confirm.
How to organize system Restore
 Go through the offered steps to organize system Restore point:
  1. Go to Start.
  2. Find Create a restore point.
  3. Tap the result to launch the system properties app.
  4. Choose System drive, then tap the Configure option.
  5. Choose Turn on system protection.
  6. Tap the apply option.
  7. Tap the Create option.
  8. Identify the name used for the restore point.
  9. Tap the Create option.
  10. Tap on the Close option.
  11. Tap on the Ok option.
How to Uninstall the unnecessary apps
If you want to Uninstall the unnecessary apps, then abide by the given steps:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on Apps and features.
  4. Choose apps the user wants to delete, and then tap the Uninstall option.
  5. Tap the Uninstall option once more.
  6. Carry on with the instructions.
How to deal with security solutions
Go through the offered instructions to deal with the security solutions:
  1. Go to Windows Security.
  2. Tap on Virus and threat protection.
  3. Tap the manage setting options.
  4. Switch off Real-time protection.
How to Disable firewall
If you want to disable the firewall, then abide by the given steps:
  1. Go to Windows Security.
  2. Tap on Firewall and network protection option.
  3. Tap on the network with the active tag.
  4. Switch off Windows Firewall.
Switch off metered connection
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Network and Security.
  3. Tap on wifi.
  4. Choose an active connection.
  5. Switch off Set as metered connection.
How to do a clean installation
Performing a clean installation will delete everything on the drive and then install a clean update. This can also fix other problems such as presentation and shut down.
How to Wrap things app
Microsoft introduces new features every year and every time it’s different. The new update has brought in minor changes. The updated versions may differ and it depends on the version of the device. If the user is already using version 1903 then they don’t have to reinstall it.
Ava Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Mcafee products at mcafee.com/activate.

Monday, November 18, 2019

How to Set up Touch ID on MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

Touch ID is a biometric authentication system provided by Apple and it is available on various editions of smartphones like the iPhone 5s, iPhone X, and even in the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro versions. The company offers the best quality built-in fingerprint sensor to these two MacBook series. Here is how users can set up Touch ID and use it on their Mac. Continue with these steps to know how it works and its setup process:

Adding Fingerprint 
  1. First of all, Tap the “Apple” menu.
  2. Now choose “System Preferences.”
  3. Then choose the “Touch ID” preferences panel under the “System Preferences” option.
  4. Press on the “Add a fingerprint” option.
  5. Then provide your user passcode.
  6. Now continue with onscreen directions and place your finger over the Touch ID sensor again and again until it accepts your fingerprint to register you.
Naming your registered fingerprint
  1. Navigate to the “Apple” tab.
  2. Then choose the “System Preferences” option.
  3. Now choose the “Touch ID” preferences panel.
  4. Now hit the “Tab” key in order to jump to every fingerprint option. Then press on your fingerprint’s name.
  5. Now give a new name for your fingermark.
  6. Tap the “Return” tab.
Deleting a fingerprint
  1. Tap the “System Preferences” after hitting the “Apple” menu first.
  2. Now hit the “Touch ID” preferences section.
  3. Now press on your fingerprint icon until you see a cross sign on the top-left edge. Once you see it, tap on it instantly.
  4. Now type your passcode.
  5. Hit “Delete” to give it confirmation.
Changing the Touch ID Settings
Here you may manually modify your preferences of the tasks that you wish to use with your fingerprint sensor. Look at these points to know how you can do this:
  1. First of all, tap the Apple icon. Then go to “System Preferences” option.
  2. Now hit the “Touch ID” preferences segment. 
  3. Here mark the boxes checked which you like to use with your fingerprints. Leave the rest of the other boxes.
The “Touch ID” includes many options like:
  • iTunes and App Store
  • Apple Pay option
  • Safari AutoFill option
  • Mac unlocking options termed as “Unlocking your Mac.”
Using Touch ID on Mac edition of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro
You may use Touch ID on your Pro & Air editions of MacBooks to verify user’s account by the fingerprint sensing system. The Mac will ask you to enter your secure password the first time you restart your device. Then again if you use it for any of the services like Apple Pay, switching users, or making any purchase, it will never ask you to authenticate.
Here is how to use Touch ID on your Mac:
Signing to Touch ID
  1. First of all, open your MacBook Air or Pro. Alternatively, you may hit the Touch ID tab.
  2. Place your registered finger on the touch panel of your Mac until it accepts your fingerprint.
  3. After accepting your fingermark, your Mac will automatically open.
Switching the user’s account
  • You may switch your account instantly by placing your registered finger on the sensor to sign into your account. 
Resetting the Touch ID 
In case you are facing any of the problems related to the touch sensor or your Mac is prompting an error message regularly, then you have to reconstitute your Touch ID data. To do this, follow these instructions:
  1. First of all, start your Mac again and hold Command + R keys until the recovery mode appears.
  2. Then open the “Terminal” panel.
  3. Now type the following command:
“certutil– erase-all”
  1. Hit the “Return” button.
  2. When the prompt comes, tap “Yes” to confirm.
  3. Hit the enter key.
  4. Now quit the “Terminal” window.
  5. Now try to start the Mac in the normal way.
Ava Williams is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.
Source : MacBook Air

How to Set Up a VPN on Windows 10

VPN aka Virtual Private Network protects your system and makes it secure to work on. It is useful for companies’ internet network. With VPN, companies can secure their private information. It also protects their secured data from various malicious sites and viruses and even unknown persons from misusing it.

Here is how to set up the VPN for your Windows 10 system through a series of important and easy to use steps:
Setting Up a VPN on Win- 10 Using a Third Party VPN Software
First of all, you have to select a VPN service for securing your computer running on Windows10. Then follow these steps:
  1. You should download any third-party Internet access VPN service such as “Private Internet Access.” After paying its due charge according to your subscription plan, you may download it as you wish.
  2. Then launch the website of Private Internet Access from where you bought the VPN Software. Now the installer will start to download through the web browser.
  3. After that, you have to select the option that says “Save As.” Hit the tab to save the installer to the home screen of your system. It becomes easier to download the VPN through Private Internet Access.
Downloading VPN Software
  1. After finishing the process of installation for “Private Internet Access.” Right-click from the mouse and hit the “Run as administrator” option. After a while, you will see the DOS (command prompt) window appear on your computer screen. It will make all the required changes to the system to run the VPN software on your device.
  2. Now, tap on the “Install” tab in order to confirm the permission. It will show up inside a pop-out box.
  3. Next, modify your internet connection type to TCP. 
  4. Then hit the “Private Internet Access” symbol and perform the appropriate selection to do your desired action.
Setting up the VPN through the Window’s Built-in Feature
In case you don’t wish to take a paid VPN subscription, you may use its free service, which is the built-in feature provided by Windows 10. 
For enabling this great feature, your system will need to configure its functions and OS. It will take a couple of minutes.
Follow the offered steps to configure it:
  1. First of all, hit the “Windows’ icon located inside your Windows 10 taskbar.
  2. After that, hit the “Settings” icon here. It resembles a gear-shaped logo.
  3. Once the Windows Settings page displays on your Window, hit the “Network and Internet” option here.
  4. Now look for the VPN on the left-hand side section.
  5. Click on it to open it.
  6. After that, a particular VPN section will appear on your screen. Tap the “+” signed icon saying, “Add a VPN connection.”
  7. Next, you have to tap the option that reads “Windows (built-in)” as a mode of your Virtual Private Network (VPN) provider. It will be inside the pull-drop menu.
  8. Then name your VPN connection so that you can call it whenever you need an internet connection.
  9. Now, the address of your connection server will be placed in the next field.
  10. After that, you have to select the “PPTP” option.
  11. Now, provide your username and a secured passcode as a log in information. Now, type your passcode, followed by your username to sign in to your account.
  12. Finally, hit the “Save” tab located at the lowermost portion of your VPN set up page.
  13. The VPN will now display inside the VPN listing. If you wish to start your VPN connection, then you have to tap VPN from the list and then chose the “Connect” tab.
Ava Williams is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.
   Source :  Windows 10

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