Monthly Archives: August 2015

How to Reduce/Change Desktop icon size in Windows 7

Learn how to reduce the size of your Windows desktop icons if the video resolution is already on the highest settings.

Click the blank space of the desktop, hold down the Ctrl key and scroll down using mouse wheel. Scale the desktop icons until they’re fix your size.

Ctrl + Mouse wheel scroll works to zoom in most of the applications (web browser, MS Office, Notepad, Windows Explorer etc.)

Another Method 1:-

Right click on the Windows 7 desktop -> View -> Select Small icons or Medium icons which size you want.

reduce desktop icon size in Windows 7

Also read : How to Rotate Screen in Windows 7 using Shortcut Key

Another Method 2:-
You can also change the windows 7 desktop icon size via registry settings.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"Shell Icon Size"="36"

36 is a default (medium size) value.

How to Rotate Screen in Windows 7 using Shortcut Key

Learn how to rotate Windows 7 screen using keyboard short cut. Rotate option appears in screen resolution dialog box. But this option only works  if it is supported by the installed hardware/drivers. You need to have a monitor that is capable of rotating.

Common shortcut key to rotate Windows 7 screen

Most of the monitors like nVidia, HP laptop uses Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Keys (up or down arrow) to rotate Windows 7.

  1. If you have ATI Radeon adapter,Install latest version of Catalyst Control Center;
    In the main screen windows click  “Preferences” button.
    Select the first option like “Hotkeys” or similar,
    Double click the items you’d like to activate & assign a hotkey  Ex: CTRL-ALT+Cursor key
    Press OK.

Create own hot key in HP laptops with ATI Radeon HD

Go to Control Panel -> Display -> Screen resolution -> Advanced settings -> AMD VISION Engine Control Center -> Desktops and displays desktop management -> Rotate desktop -> preferences -> hotkeys (manager) and create e ctrl+alt+(arrow key) hotkeys to rotate the Windows 7 display


Fix “The application (process has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again”

Google play app was accidentally uninstalled in HTC Evo 4G LTE. When users try to reinstall they getting error message like “The application (process has stopped unexpectedly. please try again”.

Reason for the issue : Playstore can’t be normally remove from your phone unless you rooted you Android phone.

Fix 1:-

If you rooted your phone and have root access, properly install the proper gapps (all google product apps that are preloaded into a single package ) you need to be install in it recovery.

Fix 2:-

  1. Remove battery & SD card
  2. Then put battery back in your Phone
  3. Turn on  your Android phone.
  4. Then reset phone and wait till phone is fully reset
  5. Now remove battery and put SD memory card back in phone
  6. Put battery back in your phone and turn on phone

Fix 3:-

If you have root access use root browser app to delete the folder for

Located in  /data/data/

Then try to re-install Google play store.

Windows 10: How to Turn Off Start Menu Blur

Are you annoyed with the blur transparency that windows 10 provides? Sadly there is no customization available.but you can get 100% transparent.

Turn off Windows 10 start menu blur

  1. Click on Windows 10 Start Button
  2. Type “Regedit” and press Enter
  3. Find this path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize
  4. Double click the “Enable Transparency”
  5. Change the value to 0 (zero)
  6. Example:-
  7. Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize -Name EnableTransparency -Type DWord -Value 0
  8. Confirm your change.

Thats all.

Also Read : Windows 10 : Settings doesn’t launch, or launches the Store, fix


Windows 10: “GWXUX has stopped working”

When Windows 10 users turn on the Reservation program and try to click something it shows error message like “GWXUX has stopped working”.

Fix 1 : Remove the update

GWXUX.EXE program was installed via Windows Update KB3035583.

Do a System Restore to a time before this error message began appearing.   Then navigate to Control panel -> Uninstall programs and remove the particular update.

Fix 2: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter.

  1. Press the Windows Key.
  2. Press  search bar.
  3. Type “Troubleshooting” without the quotes and Click on Troubleshooting.
  4. Press View All and then click on Windows Update.
  5. If the issue still persist, refer to the below method.

Fix 3: Temporary solution

  1. Right click the Task bar and navigate to Properties.
  2. Click the Customize button in the Taskbar.
  3. When you see windows 10 change it to : hide notifications and icon.

Windows 10 : Settings doesn’t launch, or launches the Store, fix

Fix the issue : Windows 10 does not launch setting or launches store instead.


  1. Download the troubleshooter from this link.
  2. After your click the link, when it prompted, click Run.
  3. If you get a security prompt, choose Yes.
  4. The troubleshooter should run.

From the Start menu, search for Settings and open Settings app.

Some Windows 10 users said “Troubleshooter says “troubleshooter can’t detect the issue””. But we still can’t find solution for this problem.

How to fix : Windows 10 “GWXUX.exe” Application Error

When users try to click “Get Windows 10” icon in the task bar or Right click -> “Check your update status”, they getting the following error

“GWXU.exe – Application error. The instruction at 0x8080771c referenced memory at 0x8080771c. The memory could not be written. Click on OK to terminate the program.”

GWXUX.exe - Application Error

Solution :-

When this error occur,reinstallation or repair installation is the best way to fix the issue.NBut try to repair file and check if this helps.

  1. Launch the start page and type “cmd”.
  2. Right click the command prompt and choose “Run as administrator”.
  3. Type the following commands and press Enter after each command.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

After you run these commands, restart computer and try the update again.

Also Read : Fixed : Windows 10 Failed to install Error Code 80240020

Fixed : Windows 10 Failed to install Error Code 80240020

After installing Windows 10 upgrade, control panel update history shows some files installation failed. What this error means? Is my Windows 10 installation process is unfinished or files corrupted?
Windows 10 failed to install error Code 80240020

Simple solution:- 

  1. Navigate to “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download” and delete everything in that folder.
  2. windows 10 software distribution download
  3. Run Command prompt as an administrator and type “wuauclt.exe /updatenow“.
  4. Navigate to Control Panel -> Windows Update. Windows 10 should start re-downloading  files from scratch.

If this solution solve your “Windows 10 upgrade install Error Code 80240020”, inform us using comment form.

iOS 9: How to fix “Cannot get mail the connection to the server failed”

If you getting “Cannot Get Mail The connection to the server failed” error on your iPhone, iPod and iPad running under iOS 9 or iOS 8, learn how to fix this issue.

This error appears when iOS  devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) try to receive new mails, particularly from Microsoft Exchange account.  Normally this issue appeared on all devices like iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus,  iPhone 5s,  5c, 5 and iPhone 4s and most of the iPads.

Solution No 1: Change Security Settings of Microsoft Exchange 


  1. Open Active Directory Users and computer
  2. Select View -> Advanced Features on the top menu.
  3. Right click the mail account  which cause issue and select Properties.
  4. Select Security tab. Then select Advanced.
  5. Tick the check box ““Include inheritable permissions from this object’s parent”.

Solution No 2: Move email to different inbox

Move all mails from inbox to different folder or temporary folder (create the temporary folder on server)

Solution No 3: Change the  Account password

Change the Yahoo account or Microsoft Exchange email account password and check the problem.

Solution No 4: Reenter Password

This problem happened on your iPad  or iPad after you changed your mail password in computer or laptop.

On your iPhone or iPad, Navigate to  to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar  > Account  >Password.

Select the Password and enter  new password. Your iOS device might prompt you to sign into make this change. After  log in to mail account, it update email password and refresh mails.

Listen: Try 2 or 3 times if it does not bring the prompt,.

Other fixes:-

  • Enable and disable Airplane mode in your Apple device settings.
  • Delete the account and create it as a new account.
  • Reset Network Settings (Settings > General > Reset – Reset Network Settings)
  • Disable iCloud. Navigate back to mail acount and reset password.
  • Change the “Mail Days to Sync” field to “No Limit”.