Category Archives: Windows 10

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon (July 29 2016)

Watch this video as Brian Roper explains why you want to upgrade to Windows 10 NOW. And if you’re holding off, remember that it’s only free until July 29th.


Published on May 5, 2016

Windows 10 is the best version of Windows yet, and is now running on 300 million active devices. Watch Bryan Roper from the Windows team run through the 10 top reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 – before the free upgrade offer ends on July 29th.

Battery Indicator in the Notifications Area

This is a Windows 10 thing, not a Surface thing I know, but if you’ve got a Surface you watch the Battery Icon. It’s more fun with a Surface Book though.

This morning I glanced down at the notifications area to check on the status of the battery. The Battery icon was gone, and so too was the option to customize the hidden icons.

If this happens to you, you can click in the Notifications area ^ “Show Hidden Icons” and drag the Battery icon (or any of the others) back to the Notifications area.

In this video you can see me move the Battery Icon from the Notifications Area to the Hidden Icons area, them move it around in there. Then finally I move it back to the Notifications Area.

Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 7 Windows 10 fix for Surface

I use Sketchbook Pro 7 on all my Surface Pro devices, and now too, the Surface 3.  Under Windows 10 I found that the pen tracked fine for all the user interface points (radial menu and Windows controls) but was offset in the drawing area.

Solution: Use the Windows Compatibility Tool.

Locate the program file. On my machine it was
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\SketchBook Pro 7

Right Click – click Troubleshoot Compatibility


Troubleshoot Program


The program opens but doesn’t display correctly


Test the program. You have to do this before you click Next.


Save the settings for this program