No longer have Outlook365 – so I don't have an MSWORD 2016 license, and I can't open my old (original installed) version of MSWord

Microsoft updated MSWord through Outlook 365, I don’t have Outlook 365 and more, and my product key doesn’t work on the 2016 version of MSOFFICE. How do I wrie and access documents in MSWord ?

Source: Windows Support

Default printer being reset in Windows 10 even though the feture is off!

Windows 10 keeps managing one of my customers print functions.

The copier is the main printer but she prints the occasional label for UPS

When she uses the label maker it is set to the default.

As a result the next normal print job wastes a label unless she changes the default printer back to the copier every time  (THANKS MICROSOFT!!)

This is obviously an annoying issue so I turned off the management feature under “DEvices”  –> “Printers and Scanners” and unfortunately Windows ignores the off switch and keeps on managing the printers.  

I found a registry fix that someone suggested and that also did not work.

Any suggestions on gaining control of the default print functions would be useful.  Thanks

Source: Windows Support

Secure boot to disable the GRUB bootloader of Remix OS


I am in need of help, because I have a secondary Operating System, Remix OS ( installed on my PC’s hard drive. I also have another Operating system I can access via USB flash drive boot, CloudReady. ( While having Remix OS v3.0.205
on the PC, I decided to use CloudReady v52 on my flash drive. It was slow, and freezing a lot, which never happened in previous versions of CloudReady. I unplugged it and went to Remix OS. Later, I decided to switch to Windows, but an error popped up on Remix
OS’s GRUB bootloader, preventing me to go to Windows. I could only access Remix OS at the moment. This issue never happened before, since I started using Remix OS on February 2016:

I was pretty sure that CloudReady caused this problem, because the error occurred right after I took out CloudReady.

decided to use CloudReady again to access the Windows drive, and delete the GRUB files, so that the drive will ignore Remix OS and go straight to Windows. I could never find the Remix OS GRUB bootloader file, even after I was
sure I deleted all Remix OS components, even the .disk,  .isolinux, .efi, and the main RemixOS folder. Whatever I did, the GRUB still stood on startup. Now, my computer came with Windows 8, upgraded to 10, so there would be a secure boot option
in my BIOS. I decide to try that.


1: Does secure boot ignore any other OSes installed on the PC, and on external flash drives, including the GRUB bootloader, and go straight to Windows?

2: If a Windows 8 PC was upgraded to v10, and you enable secure boot, will there be any problems with the PC (including booting up)? And can these problems be fixed when you redisable secure boot?

I need help ASAP! Any suggestion helps! Thanks.

Source: Windows Support

Wired Xbox 360 Controller doesn't connect to computer?

This has been since I got my controller about 6 months ago, but have been getting worse recently.

Whenever I plug my controller into a usb port, the controller flashes, followed by a notification on windows telling me that the device is broken. After I unplug and plug the controller multiple times (sometimes it may take 3 tries and sometimes 20-30, or
not work at all) it starts working.

It used to help if I opened the Xbox 360 accessories status and try and plug my controller in, but recently this hasn’t been helping (Xbox accessories opens when I switch my computer on).

Also, I noticed that if i have my controller plugged in and then i switch on my computer, its about a 50/50 chance that the controller will work.

(I bought it from the official Microsoft amazon account, so it probably hasn’t been messed with prior to me getting it)

Source: Windows Support

Cannot duplicate display to connected display port monitor

I have a Lenovo W530 with a second monitor connected via Display Port. 

I can “project” and extend displays, however “Duplicate” does not work; it just extends the display.

Under Display settings, my laptop display is listed as 1|2 and the connected display port monitor as 3. 

There is no option to “duplicate” display for 1 and 3. Any ideas?

I have the latest Lenovo drivers installed correctly:

Version /

My setup:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.14393 Build 14393
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer LENOVO
System Model 2436CTO
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU LENOVO_MT_2436
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3840QM CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2801 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date LENOVO G5ETA5WW (2.65 ), 3/4/2016

Source: Windows Support

windows 8 boot up fail

I have a hp pavilion g6 notebook. one day i was reinstalling my amd graphics card driver, all was going well until my battery died. I quickly connected charger and tried to start my pc as usual but its blackout after hp logo. Plz suggest any solutions
. thank you in advance. 

Source: Windows Support

windows 10 update, no internet connection

On Sept 10 a major upgrade, although message ” successfully installed” was displayed , left me, after shutdown and restart, unable to connect to the internet. I installed the free upgrade in April 16 and now need a  dvd copy of rel. 10 to reinstall. How
can I get it?

Source: Windows Support

taskbar disappeared

Put on a new desktop background from Microsoft and now every time the screen goes to sleep, when I wake it, I have no taskbar. I do have the Start button, but no taskbar. have read of similar problems people are having with Win 10 but I’m running Win 7
Pro 32 bit, , Chrome and Outlook. Help?

Source: Windows Support