Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Search not showing results

With Windows 10 the Start menu has made a comeback with the new design that is kind of familiar with improved search capabilities. Start Menu search is an older feature which is available in all windows versions From XP, Vista, 7, 8 to windows 8.1 But, In Windows 10, Microsoft has introduced a search box in taskbar. It is actually integrated with Cortana. With day to day windows updates start menu also get new features and improvements. But some users reported After install recent updates Start menu search may not go through right way Start Menu Search not showing results When you type anything in start menu.

Windows Search would suddenly stop working and return no result at all while you type anything on start menu search then there is something wrong which prevent windows to display search results. There may be any Third-party programs specially the PC optimizer and antivirus are misbehave the search result or corrupted system files and services are the main reason behind the is error Start Menu Search not showing results. It also can be a result of your hard disk problem.

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If you are facing the same problem with your Windows 10 start menu for whatever reason, Here fallow below solutions to fix this problem.

How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Search not showing Results 

Restart the Cortana Process

Windows 10 Start menu Search is integrated with Cortana. If any things goes with the Cortana process the search results also not work properly. So that for basic troubleshooting first Restart the cortana process form Task manager you will notice that results are displayed again. To do this

First Right click on Task bar and select Taskmanager or you can use keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Esc to open the Task Manager. Click More details to view full view of task manager. Now Under process tab look for cortana background host task.

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Right click on it and select End Task. so the same with Cortan process. The above action will restart the Cortana process, Now, Try to search anything from start menu and see if it works.

Also Read : Fix Cortana and Taskbar Search not Working

Check Windows Search Service

Windows Search service is a system service and runs automatically on the system startup. Search Results is depend on this windows Search service, for any unexpected reasons if this service get stopped or not started then you may face Search not showing results. For This cause you have to Start / Restart the Windows Search Service.

First open Run by press the Windows and R key on your keyboard at the same time. Now on Run Type services.msc and hit enter key. When the windows Services window opens scroll down and look for Windows Search service. Right click on it and select properties. Once the Windows Search Properties dialog opens, click on the Startup Type drop down, and change it to Automatic.

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Then click Start under service status if the service is not running. After that, click on OK to save and exit the dialog. Now, Try to search anything and see if it “fixes start menu search not working problem” or not. If it doesn’t resolve the problem, Restart your PC and check again.

Troubleshoot via Indexing Options

If the above steps don’t fix Search Results problem then run the built-in search troubleshooter ( Rebuild Indexing Options ) to find out more about it. If the search index stopped, corrupted then also the windows search stop showing search results. In this cause you have to rebuild the Indexing options.

 Open Control panel from desktop shortcut or you can press windows + pause on keyboard  this will open the sytem properties here you will get option control panel Home. this will open the control panel now from small icons view look for Indexing options click on it.

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This will open a new window here clicked on the “Advanced” button from the bottom, which will open another dialog. In the new dialog, you will see a “Rebuild” button under Troubleshooting click on it.
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Rebuilding the index may take long time to complete message popup click ok to start the process. Keep in mind that this might take quite a while to finish. If that doesn’t help, just click on the “Troubleshoot search and indexing” link from the same dialog and follow the on-screen instructions.

These Three are the mostly working solution for fix Start Menu Search not showing results on windows 10. If you still getting the same problem. Then you have to look different functions like check for Virus malware, corrupt system files, Hard disk bed sector errors etc.

Re-register Cortana

As Before discuss start menu search is integrated with Cortana in windows 10. and cortana might also be a reason why the search is not working. Try to re-registering the Cortana app which can help to fix your search results problem. To do this open Taskmanager click on file - Run New task, Here type power shell and tick mark on create this task with administrative privileges. Hit ok to open power shell window.
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Now Here On Power shell window type bellow command and press enter key.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}


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wait until to execute the command. Once you are done executing the command, close the PowerShell, restart your system and you should have the start menu search working.

Look For Virus malware infection

If your system infected with virus or malware then this can prevent to do certain tasks, Block the search results. for this cause Install a antivirus with latest updated and perform a full system scan. Then after Restart the windows and check. Also use System optimizer tools like Ccleaner to repair Corrupt Registrys which can also cause the search results not showing up.


Check for Corrupted System files.

Some times if the windows system files get corrupted your system will start misbehaving like Running very slow, show error messages on startup, Startup take time or even the start menu search not work properly. Windows having a System utility SFC /SCANNOW which can scan and repair windows corrupt system files.

First of all you, will have to Open Command Prompt as Admin. Press Windows + X or Right Click on Start Button to Click on Command Prompt (Admin).

Now Type "sfc /scannow" and hit enter.

How to perform system file check on windows 10

This  will scan your system for all its important system files, and replace where necessary. Wait until Windows scans and repairs system files. When the System file check and repair is completed, restart your computer and check the problem get solved.

If all of above methods not work then perform system Restore which can revert back your windows to previous working state where windows working smoothly.

 These are some best solutions to fix Windows 10 Start Menu Search not showing results error. have any query , suggestion or more solution for this error you can comment bellow.

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15002 New Features

Microsoft just shipped Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This is the first build of this year 2017, And this build 15002 bring lots of new Features to insiders. This a Big update include New improvements on each corner of windows 10. There are some minor improvements, but it mostly focuses on major new features .The Highlights of this update are BSOD is now became GSOD. pause update feature you can pause update for 35 minutes.new Payment Request API, high-DPI support for desktop apps, Lower Blue Light, Share UI etc.

If you are running insider preview then you can check the available update from Start menu - settings - click on update & Security when the windows update screen opens see there is available update to install or you can manually click on check for update to get the latest build.

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New Features On Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15002

 Microsoft Edge Updates

With build 15002 microsoft Edge Get lots new features, Microsoft team focused to make  easier to keep track of your tabs and pick up where you left off.

Tab preview bar: when you have many tabs from the same site, with similar titles and icons. Tab preview bar allows you to easily glance at a visual preview of every tab you have open without leaving your page. You can scroll through the list with touch, mouse wheel, or a touchpad. Just click the chevron icon next to your tabs to get started. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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And Edge browser also has a new Set Tabs Aside feature which help you quickly manage all your tabs without losing your flow. The browser also now includes jumplist tasks, allowing users to open a new window or an incognito mode window easily. with Flash Click-to-Run Feature Microsoft Edge will now block untrusted Flash content by default until the user explicitly chooses to play it. This means better security, stability, and performance for you

Microsoft Edge now has preview support for the new Payment Request API, which allows sites to make checkout easier using the payment and shipping preferences stored in your Microsoft Wallet.

App Folder on Start menu

New app folders on the Start Menu allows you to make a folder of tiles on the Start Menu. If an app has a live tile, the tile will still function in the folder which is very neat. And just like all of the other tiles on the Start Menu, you can resize the app folders too.


 Lower Blue Light: 

with insider build 15002 Windows can now automatically lower the amount of blue light emitted from your PC at night. To turn this functionality on or off and use a local sunset and sunrise or custom schedule are in Settings -> System -> Display. If you need to quickly override the schedule or always want manual control, you can enable this quick action in Settings->Notifications & actions. Use this capability for a couple nights and send us feedback through the Feedback Hub, we’d love to know what you think!

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Windows Theme Management in Settings 

With Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15002 Management of themes has now moved out of Control panel and in to the Settings app. It can be found, along with all your other familiar personalization options, under Settings > Personalization. Pick one of your recent themes, or create and save custom new ones.

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With the new device settings experience combines the Bluetooth and Connected devices pages to offer a single place to manage your devices/peripherals.  Bluetooth accessories, wireless docks, Xbox Wireless controllers, and media devices can all now be discovered and managed from the same place using the same familiar UI on both the desktop and mobile.

Some Improvements on Display Settings which make the page clearer and easier to use and Now user able to change resolution straight from the main Display Settings page

With Build 15002, Microsoft added a new “recent colors” section to Settings > Personalization > Colors, so you can easily pick between the colors you’ve decided on in the past.

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More apps added Windows Share experience:

 With windows 10  build 15002 Microsoft redesigned the Windows sharing experience  integrated  more app-focused where you are sharing from. The new Windows Share experience will pop-up the new share flyout within the app you are sharing from and give you a list of applications you can share to. This list changes based on your usage.

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OneNote 2016’s popular screenshot feature Capture a region of your screen is now available on windows 10 ! You can use Win + Shift + S to capture a region of your screen and copy it to the clipboard for pasting into OneNote for Windows 10 or any other app.

Windows Ink workspace Improvements

Windows Ink pen, pencil and highlighter control to now visually indicate which color is selected. Also added point erase to the Windows Ink Workspace’s Sketchpad and Screen Sketch. This means that now you have the option of deleting your whole ink stroke or erasing only pieces of it.

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Smooth Window Resize

With feedback of insider preview users Microsoft Improved performance and smoothness when resizing GDI-based Desktop applications (such as File Explorer, Task Manager, and Notepad) and UWP apps (such as Groove Music and Outlook Mail). Also the window frame background will be transparent as the app adjusts, rather than a flat base color.

Simplified and faster VPN access


A much requested feature from our VPN users, Microsoft updated the Network flyout so that after selecting a VPN, you can now click connect from within the flyout rather needing to open VPN Settings.  

BSOD is now GSOD

Microsoft is replacing the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) in Windows 10 with a green version.

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Quick Virtual Machine Creation in Hyper-V

Hyper-V Manager has a new page that makes it faster and easier to create virtual machines. Just open Hyper-V Manager and click ‘Quick Create’. The simple wizard will help you set up a VM in just a few clicks. After the virtual machine has been created, the confirmation page will allow you to connect to it or enter advanced settings.

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Improvements on Windows update UI

 With Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15002 Microsoft added Pause update feature which enable you to pause updates on your computer for up to 35 days. To pause your machine, go to the Advanced options page of Windows Update Settings. This capability will be available on Professional, Education, and Enterprise editions of Windows.

Also added an option that will now allow you to decide whether or not to include driver updates when you update Windows. This capability will be available on Professional, Education, and Enterprise editions of Windows.

Windows Insiders with the Home edition of Windows will now also be able to leverage the increased 18 hour max window for Active Hours.

Source : Windows Blog 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Fix We can't Find your Camera Error 0xa00f4244 on windows 10

Windows 10, 8.x have a built-in camera app which is more updated with advanced features compared to previous windows version. But some times after install Recent update or after upgrade to Anniversary update windows 10 Users encounter some problems. While launching the camera app this show a error message like " We can't Find your Camera" Error 0xa00f4244. And this became unable to use.

The Full Error message would be
We can’t find your camera check to make sure that it’s connected and installed properly, that it isn’t being blocked by anti-virus software, and that your camera drivers are up to date. if you need it, here’s the error code: 0xA00F4244 (0xC00D365D5)

Basically this error happens when windows can’t detect your camera hardware. If you webcam is damaged, installed driver is not compatible with current version of windows or if installed camera driver get corrupted then Windows may show you this error message. Also Bugs in Windows 10 camera app, Conflict with other programs or services, Antivirus software that’s blocking the webcam or camera etc are the Reason behind this Error.

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There might be few more reasons but what matters is how to fix error code 0xa00f4244 in Windows 10. If you are also suffering with this error let us see how to do it.

Check camera app is turned on
starting from basic Troubleshoot First Check and make sure, the camera app is turned on or windows  have permission to run this camera app. If you have recently upgrade to Anniversary update or install latest available updates then chances are Your Camera is turned off and so you are getting error 0xa00f4244 . or Sometimes, You may prevent apps to use your camera by changing some settings on privacy setup.If it happens you may see error code after opening camera app Lets first check and Turn on the Camera App. 

First Go to Start menu and click on  Settings. Or you can press Win +I key to open up settings in windows 10. Here click on privacy. From the left pane Select Camera and click the toggle button on bellow to Let apps use my camera.

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If the camera turn off itself then after perform this your problem will be get solved. or fallow next 

Reset Camera App 

Some times during the Update install process if camera app driver get corrupted then you may face this Error 0xa00f4244. for this you have to manually Reset the Camera App. Here fallow bellow to do this.

Click on Start menu and open windows 10 settings. Now Click System > Apps & Features. Now here Look for built-in Camera app select it. you will find the Advanced option click on it.

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Here you will find the option to Reset the Camera app bellow to storage usages and app reset.

Click on Reset.

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This Will popup a message " This will permanently delete the app's data on this device, including your preferences and sign-in details." Confirm and click Reset. Now Restart the windows. 
After resetting, Reopen the camera app and see if it resolves we can’t find your camera problem.

Check Antivirus Software For blocking the camera App

Most Of times Windows Users face We can't Find your Camera Error 0xa00f4244 error due to Antivirus software is blocking, not allowing the camera app. To protect your privacy, Some antivirus programs restricts other apps from using your webcam.  You can disable the antivirus software temporarily and see if the camera works. If it works, the problem is caused by the antivirus software. If you don’t want to disable it or turn it off, in the antivirus software, you can check if there are settings related to blocking the access or permission to use the camera. If yes, change the settings.

Use Windows App Troubleshooter.

 If all of above basic methods not fix your problem, Then look for next level Troubleshooting steps. Camera is A Windows Store Related app so you can Run the Windows Store App Troubleshooter To fix All Windows Store Apps include Camera App Error. Windows app troubleshooter normally detect and fixes common app errors which can be helpful for you.

Here Fallow Bellow to Run This Troubleshooting Tool


Click on Windows 10 Start Menu, type troubleshooting and hit enter. on left to Troubleshooting windows Click on View all. look for Windows Store Apps and click on it.

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Now, Follow the on screen instructions to Find and fix Store App Errors include Camera App. If troubleshooter finds any problem in your camera app and repair it, This will also fix we can’t find camera error 0xA00F4244.

 Check for camera drivers

If you Recently upgrade to windows 10 Anniversary update then after Camera App Showing We can't Find your Camera Error 0xa00f4244 Error then it's quite obvious that you need New and Updated Drivers for your Camera. Integrated or External, Both Cameras need Up-To-Date drivers. 
you can simply Update Drivers from Device manager.

First, Open RUN by pressing Win + R, Type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter This Will open the device manager window. here on Find Imaging Devices from the driver list and expand it. Note that in Windows 10, some cameras/webcams may show up under “Sound, video and game controllers”). So if you don’t find your camera under Imaging devices, find it under “Sound, video and game controllers” Then, Right click on your webcam driver and choose Update driver software.

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Click on Search automatically for updated driver software and then follow onscreen instructions. This will find and install latest updated driver software for your camera device. after complete installation Restart your computer and open your windows camera app. If driver is the cause behind this error you cant find the error no more.

Roll Back Driver 


Sometimes, Recent update of your webcam driver may have problem or it may be incompatible with your windows version. If you face the error 0xA00F4244 after recent driver update, You may need to rollback it to previous version. To do

From device manager, Expand imaging devices like before. Now right click and select properties on the webcam driver. Then, Click on Driver tab.

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Here you will get Roll Back driver option Click on it and follow onscreen instructions. After doing it, Restart your PC and see if it fixes error 0xA00F4244.

you can also Search your manufacturer's website for necessary drivers.   

Tweak Windows Registry settings 

 If all of Above Methods fail to fix this issue making some changes on windows registry can fix this. There are a large number of users who found this helpful. To do this first open windows Registry Windows From win + R , Type regedit and hit enter key. Now Navigate to fallowing :

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows Media Foundation > Platform


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Here Right click on Platform and go to New > DWORD,  Create new DWORD file and give it value of 0.  Restart your computer and see it has fixed windows camera error 0xA00F4244.

Check If Your Webcam is Damaged:

Sometimes, Your webcam may be fully or partially damaged, It may create trouble to your camera app or other programs. so make sure your camera is physically not damaged. These are some solutions we have to fix we can’t find camera error 0xA00F4244 for windows 10. you can also check bellow video steps performed manually to fix this Error.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Fix System restore did not complete successfully 0x80070005

Windows System Restore is a very useful feature in the Windows operating system, that creates snapshots of certain files and information before critical operations such as updates or software installations takes place. System Restore allows you to revert the state of your computer to a previous point in time to undo changes that might have harmed your computer. But some times while perform System Restore Windows users may get a error message like System Restore did not complete successfully An unspecified error occurred during system restore 0x80070005 .


Here the Full Error with Details 
System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed.
Details :
System Restore could not access a file. This is probably because an antivirus program is running on the computer. Temporarily disable your antivirus program and Retry System Restore.
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x80070005)
You can try System Restore again and choose a different restore point. If you continue to see this error, you can try an advanced recovery method.

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And some times The Error message will be different like 

Error 0x800423F3 The writer experienced a transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error may not reoccur.

A shadow copy could not be created for the following reason. The writer experienced a transient error (0x800423F3)

System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s system files and setting were not changed.

Can’t system restore, file or directory is corrupted and unreadable (0x80070570)

System Restore failed to extract the original copy of the directory from the restore point.

Restore point could not be created for this reason: Error detected in the Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS).

This problem occurs because certain files are not replaced correctly if a file conflict occurs during the restore process. This can be due to Antivirus software is interfering with System Restore, error in the System Protection service that prevents System Restore from completing, disk write errors or it may be corrupt or missing windows system files .

How To Troubleshoot System Restore Errors

If you are also suffering with System restore did not complete successfully error 0x80070005 ( also Error code be different ) Dont worry here we have some Troubleshooting steps which help to fix this.

Make Sure Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running

If windows Get an error on volume shadow copy service or if this service not started then you may face this system restore failed error. so that you must check this service is running. if this service is not started you can manually start by fallowing bellow steps.

First  Press win  + R and put services.msc in Run dialog box. Click OK to open Services. Now in the Services window scroll down and look for Volume Shadow Copy service. Now check this service is started or not , if its started then simply Right click on it and select Restart , this will restart the service. If this service stopped then you have to manually start it.to do this Right click on the Volume Shadow Copy service select properties.

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Here Change the Startup type To Automatic ( delay Start) and click on Start bellow to service Status to run the service. Click apply and ok to save changes. Simply Restart the machine, and retry to restore the system, you should now be able to do it without any Error. If again Getting error here fallow next Troubleshooting step.

Disable Startup Services and Programs. 

Some Times Due to Some Services or programs system Restore didnt complete the restore process and get different errors for that try to disable the unnecessary services and startup applications and Try System Restore.

First  Press win  + R and put msconfig in Run dialog box. Click OK to open System configuration Utility. Now On the General tab, click Selective Startup and then click to clear the Load startup items check box.

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Move to the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box and then click Disable all

 Note: Following this step lets Microsoft services continue to run. These services include Networking, Plug and Play, Event Logging, Error Reporting, and other services. If you disable these services, you may permanently delete all restore points. Do not do this if you want to use the System Restore utility together with existing restore points.

Now click Apply and ok to save changes. this will prompt to Restart the system click Restart. Now After that simply perform System Restore. hope This Time it will be success.

Disable / Uninstall antivirus software

In most cases, the System Restore did not complete successfully error appears because an antivirus program is already running on the computer and System Restore is trying to use a file that’s also being used by the antivirus. If you’re running an antivirus software, disable or temporally uninstall it.
 You can do this by right clicking the icon for the AV software and choosing to disable it. Or open program and Features here you will find your installed Antivirus software. Simply right click on it and select Restart. After complete the process Restart the windows and perform System Restore.


Run SFC Utility to Repair Corrupt System Files

Most of times System Restore might not work properly, If your Windows 10 system files are get corrupted or missing. For this you must first Run the SFC Utility Which Repair the corrupt system files. 

 Click Start and type command prompt in the search box to open Command Prompt, Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. When the command prompt appear type bellow command and hit enter key.

 sfc /scannow

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This will start the scanning process wait until complete the scanning process 100% . When the scanning completes and is successful, you should get a message saying “Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations”. If any Error found you can Run the DISM command to repair Them. 

Check Hard Disk for Errors

If the hard disk has errors, this may also prevent the system from restoring / upgrading or installing any programs. If the methods above did not work, you should do a chkdsk to let the system scan the drive for errors. 

Press shortcut key Win + X , and click on Command Prompt (Admin).
 In the command prompt window, type chkdsk c: /f /r command and press Enter key.

Tip: CHKDSK is the short of Check Disk, C: is the drive letter you want to check, /F means fix disk errors and /R stands for recover information from bad sectors.

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors and bad sectors

When it prompt "Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)". Answer Yes to that question by pressing the Y key on your keyboard and press Enter. Restart your computer.

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 After restarting, the disk checking operation should start. Wait until Windows check your disk for errors.

 If you found error by checking hard disk and memory, You should try to fix them. There are many system optimizer tools available online. You can use anyone, If you trust that program.

Run System Restore from Safe Mode

If after perform All methods system didn't complete successfully. Then you must try it on Safe mode. Windows Safe Mode is an inbuilt Troubleshooting feature, Which Allow Windows users to enter an altered version of windows. and correct any problems Which prevent user to perform certain task. on windows 7 you can Press F8 during the boot process to access the safe mode. but On windows the F8 option will not work. Here by fallowing this How To boot into safe mode on Windows 10 you can able to boot into safe mode. 
Once Windows is done loading on safe mode open System Restore and follow the wizard steps to continue. 

After Fallowing this steps hope you will able to perform System restore successfully with out face any error. Also Check Bellow Video Steps Performed to fix System restore did not complete successfully 0x80070005 Error on Windows 10 Computer.
  
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Windows 10 Creator update set to release Apr 2017 as version 1704

 Last October On a Windows 10 Event in New York city Microsoft Officially unveiled The Windows 10 Creator update As Codenamed " Redstone 2 ". That time Microsoft just stated that this update will be Release on upcoming 2017. But that time no one don't know when the exactly update will be arrive. Now according to a new rumor, Creators Update for Windows 10 will be arrive in April 2017. And the final Build of Windows 10 Creators Update will have version number 1704. The first two numbers here means the year, while the last two digits are for month. That means Apr 2017.

As per Report Microsoft had originally planned to release the Creators Update in March, but an April timing is still close to the company’s target. before starting to crush bugs and ready the update for general availability.

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Previously, some Insider builds had version number 1703, which lead to speculation that it would be released in March 2017. But now it is revealed that update build will be Windows 10 version 1704.
For those unfamiliar, the version number for the update indicates its release month and year: the “17” in 1704 indicates the release year – in this case, 2017 and the “04” indicates the month of release: April.

Like the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft will gradually roll out the Creators Update to ensure the best experience for Windows 10 users, but users will be able to manually upgrade to the Creators Update if they want to.


Microsoft is currently in the process of finalizing things for the Windows 10 Creators Update. The Creators Update is expected to be “feature locked” by mid/late January which means most of the shipping features will be present by that period. 

With the Windows 10 Creators Update Microsoft adding some pretty interesting features Like new Paint 3D app, Windows Holographic UI for Windows 10 VR headsets, A number of new features in Edge Browser, Live Folders in the Start menu, a Clean Up PC and pause update feature, an updated Action Center pane, Improvements on Windows Defender. Windows Ink , Also With the next update, Microsoft is making some big changes for gamers in Windows 10, support for 4K gaming, integrated Beam broadcasting, access to Xbox arena on Windows 10. 

The Creators Update will also likely bring some handy features spotted in the leaked 14997 build from last month, such as an option to reduce blue light a la a F.lux, an Xbox Game Mode that will free up system memory to enable better gaming performance, and improved app organization in the Start Menu.

In addition Microsoft Also already scheduled another major update of Windows 10 codenamed Redstone 3 to late 2017. Which will bring an improved design language called Project NEON.

However things could change any minute if anything goes wrong, but we are also hoping that Windows 10 Creators Update will arrive in April 2017. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pause updates Feature on Windows 10 Creators update

Since the release of Windows 10 in 2015, a number of updates weren’t stable and created driver issues and webcam problems, among a number of other issues. Which Get User Irritated And The Found The way to Stop the Automatic windows Update on windows 10. If you are also not a fan of Windows 10 Automatic Updates, Here on Windows 10 Creators update Microsoft Added a New Feature " Pause Update"Which Let you Temporarily Pause Updates From Being installed on your System Up to 35 Days. However, certain other updates, such as definition updates for Windows Defender, will continue to be installed ( which isn’t really an issue as these updates won’t affect the stability of the OS  to keep your device secure.

In a recently leaked Windows 10 Insider preview build 14997, Microsoft added a new option to pause updates on Windows Update which simply pause the updates from being installed for up to 35 days, It is a welcome feature for users who are not happy with the current behavior of updates in Windows 10, which download automatically and install immediately.

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As you can see from the screenshot above, there's a new Pause Updates switch in there, which if you turn on will make Windows not install any more updates for the next 35 days The main benefit that pause updates brings to the table is that users have now an easy option to block updates from being installed directly when they are released. That's useful if you want to wait before updates are deployed on your system.

 Note : This feature, unfortunately, won’t be available until the Windows 10 Creators Update is released. 

Configure Pause updates Feature on Windows 10 Creators update

 A special option was added to the Windows Update page of the Settings app. Once enabled, updates will be paused for 35 days. Here is how to enable this feature.

First Note you must have Windows 10 Insider preview build 14997 to Check and Try This Feature. Now Click on Start menu - Settings - Update & Security.

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 Now Select Windows update from Left side, scroll down to Advanced Options and Click on it.  Or you Can Simply Press Win + R to Open The Run And Type Bellow Command  : ms-settings:windowsupdate-options. This Will open the Scree where you will get the option to Pause Updates.

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Turn it on and you are done.

Once you completed the steps, Windows 10 will defer updates from being installed on your device for up to 35 days. Though, at any time, you can come back to Settings to disable the feature.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Fix hmm we can't reach this page error in microsoft edge

Microsoft Released Brand New Edge Web Browser With Windows 10. It was a long awaited browser by Windows users, as they were extremely disappointed by the performance of Internet Explorer.
With day to day updates on windows 10 Edge browser Also regularly receives new features, and stability improvements, But Still Some issues That Bother Users event today One of the problems that has been present since the earliest versions of Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge is the error message “Hmm, we can’t reach this page,” which prevents users from connecting to certain webpages.

However, A number of users have reported this strange issue relevant to Edge browser i.e. it responds Hmm, we can’t reach this page to all the request that are passed through. while if you perform that very similar search on Chrome or Firefox or other browser, you get instant responses. when you  check the network connection, no problem is found causing this issue. So, Edge users are frustrated by this problem restricting them from browsing the web. So, There is something wrong that is restricting edge from internet access.

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When all of your apps and other browsers can detect that you’re connected to the Internet except Microsoft Edge, then you may need to perform some extra troubleshooting. There are some common reasons behind it. it may be  DNS client service may be stopped unexpectedly,Wrong proxy settings, VPN client, Antivirus or firewall also can be responsible for creating this error

How To Fix hmm, we can't reach this page error in Microsoft edge

Edge is default browser in Windows 10 builds and it is baked into the operating system So There is not possible to Reinstall it. Here we have to To Fix This hmm, we can't reach this page error in Microsoft edge.

Run Network Adapter Troubleshooter 

Windows having a inbuilt Network troubleshooting tool Which can detect and fix all Network Internet related problems. so Before move to fix  hmm, we can't reach this page error in Microsoft edge First check and make sure nothing wrong anything with Network Adapter by Running this Troubleshooting tool.

To Run This tool First open Windows Troubleshooting form start search Type Troubleshooting and select it from search results.

Open Windows Troubleshooting Tool

Now from left side click on View all To show all available Troubleshooting tools here now select the Network adapter . This will prompt the Network Adapter Troubleshooting screen . Now click Next

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Now Fallow on Screen instraction to perform the network adapter Troubleshooting. When the task complete simply Restart window, Now open Edge Browser and perform some search if you didnt get any error then your problem solved if getting the same error hmm we can't reach this page fallow next step.

Check  Proxy Settings 

Some Times due to malware Virus proxy setting may get change automatically, Any misconfiguration in your proxy settings will result many connectivity problems. It may totally restrict Microsoft edge, windows store from accessing public internet. So, that you may face error like  “hmm we can't reach this page” in edge, So that You must check your proxy settings to know if it is ok.

Here Fallow bellow instructions to correct any misconfiguration.

First Click on Start menu and select Settings Here Click on Network & Internet. and Then, Click on Proxy from left bottom side.

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Now here Turn Automatically detect settings to On and Use setup script to off. Save this settings and reconnect internet. See if it fixes hmm can’t reach this page problem. If you still getting error fallow next step.

Change DNS server addresses

Most Of People Reported  Change DNS server addresses was the most effective solution for this problem. Sometimes local IPS may provide its own DNS to users by default. If it has any issue, It may be a result of no internet access type problems.You can use any of popular public DNS services. Google DNS, Level 3, Open DNS to Fix This Issue. Here fallow bellow steps to change DNS server address manually.

First Press Win  + R to open Run, Here type ncpa.cpl and click OK. this will open the Network Connections window. Here right click on the your currently used network adapter and select Properties. under Ethernet Properties window, double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4).

select Internet Protocol Version 4


Check Use the following DNS server addresses, and enter following values:

Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4

change DNS address

 After that click ok to make save changes. Now You may need to clear DNS cache. To do it, Simply open command prompt and type bellow command hit enter key.

ipconfig /flushdns

After doing these things, launch Microsoft Edge, to see if the error still occurs while trying to access a certain webpage. If not, your problem is solved.

Restart DNS Client Service:

If after changing the default DNS address the problem not solved then you need to make sure the DNS client service in Windows 10 is running. DNS client is very important service to make sure smooth internet connectivity in your windows PC. This process is turned on by default, If it is disabled for any reason, Users may encounter connectivity problems.

To fix we can’t reach this page error, You can check if this service is active or not. If you find it is enabled, Just restart it. Otherwise, Turn it on. To Do this First open command prompt with administrator rights. you can right click on windows 10 Start menu and select command prompt ( admin) when the command prompt opens type bellow commands one by one and press enter key.

net stop dnscache ( this will stop DNS Client service ) if this service not started you will get a error message. other wise you will get message service was stopped Successfully.

net start dnscache ( This will Start the DNS Client Service ) 

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Now After perform this commands exit command prompt and Restart windows. It would enable the DNS Client and Edge browser would start working properly.

 Temporarily Disable Security Programs:

When you face any internet connectivity problems, You can first disable security programs temporarily. Because, They can sometimes block internet connectivity. So, Do this and check, If it fixes can’t reach this page problem in edge. In case, You find disabling these services helps, You can whitelist edge in these programs or permanently uninstall them.

 Change your network Connection Type

Some times changing the network connection type can solve all internet errors include hmm we can't reach this page

Here fallow Steps to switch your network type to Private from Public

Open Registry editor windows by press Win + R , Type regedit and press ok. On windows Registry windows nevigate to fallowing :

HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/NetworkList/Profiles

Here Find and select your current network connection (you’ll see the name of your network connection under Description)

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Once you found your current network, click on it, and open the Category DWORD. set the Value data to 1 for Private, 0 for Public and 2 for Domain network. Click OK after make changes close registry window and Restart the windows to make changes Effective.

Reset Edge Browser To Default settings

If any of options not work then Reset Edge Browser To its Default settings can fix hmm we can't reach this page error .

First close the Edge Web Browser if its running or move task manager  under process tab look for Microsoft Edge , right click on it and select End Task. After that close The Task Manager Window.


Perform End Task on Taskmanager

Now open This PC, Click the View tab and then check Hidden items ( As Shown Bellow image ) checkbox to see all hidden files and folders.

Show Hidden items on windows 10


Now  Navigate to the following directory:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages ( Where “C” is the drive where Windows 10 is installed, and UserName is your account name. )


Here you will see the package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe, Right click on it and select properties. Here under General tab > Attributes, uncheck the Read only check-box. and click apply.


Remove Read only for packages

Click ok When when the confirm attribute changes screen opens. Now again right click on package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and select Delete and close the window.

We now need to re-register Microsoft Edge. To do so, open Windows PowerShell with admin rights by typing PowerShell in Start/taskbar search, right-clicking on Windows PowerShell in search results, and then clicking Run as administrator option. Click Yes button when you see UAC prompt.

open Evolution power shell

When the power shell opens type the following command and hit Enter

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}

How to re-register Microsoft Edge using power shell

This will re-install Edge browser. Once done, you will receive a Operation completed message.
Restart your Windows 10 computer and see if this has worked for you.

Disable recently installed programs. of before flew days if edge working find and suddenly this error started then you can perform system Restore to Revert back your system to previous working state. where system and edge browser running smoothly. Hope After perform This Steps The problem hmm we can't reach this page error in Microsoft edge Browser will be get solved. Still have any query or suggestion you can comment bellow.