How to Make Windows 10 Shut Down Instead of Hibernating

make Windows 10 shutdown completely

Do you remember what was the number one advantage of Windows 10? Right! It boots faster than all previous OS versions. But maybe you don’t know the reason why it does it faster. The answer is simple: because Windows 10 deceives you and just uses hibernation instead of shutting down. It just saves the RAM data to your SSD (HDD) and when you power on your PC next time it just restores its state. So the OS is shutting down completely only when you click “restart“.

Why do you thing you don’t see anything like BIOS / UEFI information? That’s why the hibernation item disappeared from the “Shut down or sign out” menu. There is no point in it anymore.  So here is how to stop this cheating and make your OS shut down honestly when you select the corresponding item in the menu:  Continue reading

Check if Windows 10 Spring Creators Update or April Update is Installed or Not

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update version 1803

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will start rolling out in April 2018 while the April Update – in the end of the same month. As usual, it contains some new features and improvements. In this guide we will tell you about how to find out whether or not you have already installed the Spring Creators or April Update for Windows 10 on your PC. The steps are absolutely simple even for inexperienced user and take a few clicks. Continue reading

Add High Performance Plan on Windows 10 if It is Missing in Power Options

High Performance Power Plan missing Windows 10

Our subscriber wrote: Some time ago after I upgraded my Windows 10 computer to the next OS version (as far as I remember it was spring Creators Update) I noticed some sound issues: There were pops and clicks when I listened to music and watched videos on YouTube. After 20 minutes of troubleshooting I found one-click workaround: I just switched to High Performance profile in Power Options and audio started to perform fine. Some days ago I decided to clean reinstall my Windows 10 pro due to some glitches. I created the USB stick with the latest version, formatted disk C: and installed OS from a scratch. After everything such as drivers and a few programs was ready I noticed the issue with audio card again and was eager to switch the Power plan the way I did before. How I was surprised when I saw that there is only one power plan in the settings. There are no High Performance plan any more. I see only Balanced (recommended) plan that is active of course. Tell me, please, can I manually create and activate high performance plan in power options on my Windows 10?  Continue reading

Fix ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED in Chrome on Android or Windows 10

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

What is ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED or Error 102 in Chrome on Android and Windows 10

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED This Site Can’t Be Reached is a common error code that is also called Error 102. It can occur in browser due to certain issues. Running ahead, I can say that not always the culprit is a piece of malware or damaged cookies. You need to take some time to troubleshoot what actually causes the error in your particular case.

In a nutshell, ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED basically means the following: you requested some web page, your browser sent a query to a remote server the website is hosted on and than something went wrong in connection. And instead of a proper reply from the remote host you received either nothing or some corrupted reply or incomplete data. Ultimately, you see the following message in the browser:

This site can't be reached. Tunecomp.net refused to connect. ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

If you are reading you must have faced it while browsing in Chrome. Read the corresponding section depending on where you face the error ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED – on Android or Windows 10. Don’t skip any step if you really want to fix the issue and make your browser open all websites correctly. Actually, you can also face the same error on Windows 8.1, 7, Server 2016, 2012, etc. Continue reading

How to manually check for updates in Windows 10

Updates are very important for operating system because they maintain its security at a proper level. Besides that, they often bring new features and improvements that is so exciting. By default Windows 10 is configured to automatically check for updates, download them and install. However, you may set your active hours to tell your operating system when you don’t want your computer to reboot. But you may want to check for updates, download them and install immediately. Why? Perhaps, if you know that the next hours you will have only the metered Internet connection and it wouldn’t be convenient for you to download and install updates. For instance, when you plan to travel by car and use your mobile data instead of your home unlimited plan. So here is how to manually check for updates in Windows 10 and install all stuff right here right now. Continue reading

Enable AHCI Without Reinstalling OS in Windows 10 and 7

SATA AHCI Mode Enable

AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) mode is a communication mode that serves to connect storage devices using SATA interface with the support of NCQ and hot plug features. On practice AHCI mode often provides faster read/write speeds while using HDDs and especially SSDs. Quite often users find that they have AHCI disabled and try to enable the mode in UEFI (BIOS) but get the BlueScreen issue with the code Inaccessible_boot_device. In this article we will explain how to check if AHCI is enabled and how to safely enable AHCI mode without reinstalling Windows 10 or 7 and avoid BSOD. Continue reading