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Tag: Windows

  • Windows sees external microphone as headphones!

    Recently I was having a problem with both my laptop and Surface Dock 2 registering my external desktop microphone and Zoom F1 recorder as headphones. It was frustrating, because the technical specifications specify that the 3.5 audio jack on both devices can be used with a microphone. I had checked the sound settings and device…

  • How to factory reset an old HP laptop running Windows 10.

    I have an old HP laptop. How old? The original OS it was sold with was Windows Vista. When we bought it from Best Buy it came with a free Windows 7 upgrade CD-set in the box. When Windows 10 was release, I upgraded the OS, since the upgrade was free. Over the years and…

  • How to resolve Windows Update error code 80072EFE on Windows 7?

    I recently bought a 2010 Sony Vaio laptop for a video project. The laptop runs Windows 7, and it has a recovery portion. After performing a factory reset, I tried running Windows Update, but all I got in return was error code 80072EFE. It had been many years since I had used Windows 7, but…

  • Windows 11 and Sony Memory Stick

    If you try to access a Sony Memory Stick on Windows 11 and you do not receive the usual prompt to choose what to do when inserting removable storage or you cannot see said storage in Windows Explorer, it is most likely not the storage media. In my case Windows 11 does not show my…