Category Archives: Windows

Switch Equalizer APO Config with Autohotkey

This AutoHotkey script enables you to switch between Equalizer APO configurations with a keyboard shortcut.

F14::
 FileDelete, C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO\config\config.txt
 FileAppend, Include: C:\Users\Brad331\OneDrive\Personal Projects\EQ\HE400i\HE400i EQ.txt, C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO\config\config.txt
return
F15::
 FileDelete, C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO\config\config.txt
 FileAppend, Include: C:\Users\Brad331\OneDrive\Personal Projects\EQ\Bedroom Stereo\November.txt, C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO\config\config.txt
return

This switches between HE400i EQ.txt and November.txt by pressing F14 or F15. Replace the file path and name for yourself. You can more switchable configurations if you want.
This script needs to run as administrator. Use ElevatedShortcut to create an admin-permission shortcut to the AHK script and place the shortcut in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup . Now the script will automatically be running on system startup.

[GUIDE] (Windows) Fix Fluctuating Screen Brightness

 The Problem

  • The laptop’s display’s brightness and contrast seems to be spontaneously adjusted as the content changes. It keeps getting darker and then brighter.
  • The laptop’s screen flickers when set to low brightness.
  • The above happens even when Adaptive Brightness is disabled in Control Panel/Power Options.

The Explanation

This is caused by a power-saving feature of Intel Graphics. This may apply to hybrid graphics systems as well. If your computer does not have an Intel GPU, you must have some other problem.

The Solution:

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[Guide] Solve 0x80070057 Error When Installing Windows

The Problem:

The Windows Installer displays a 0x80070057 error code with a “Failed to prepare or format the partition during Windows installation” message when trying to install a clean copy of Windows.

The Explanation:

The filesystem, hard drive or hard drive connector may be corrupt. This can be caused by software or hardware problems.

Solutions:

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[Guide] Fix Mail, Calendar, People in Windows 10 TP Build 10049

1. Run Windows PowerShell as Administrator.

2. Run the following command in PowerShell:

Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online

3. Install Mail, Calendar, and People from the green (non-beta) Store.

Thanks to winsupersite.com for the information.