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.

Yoga 2 Pro Tablet Mode Lag Fix

The Problem:

The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro becomes very slow and laggy when it is tent, stand or tablet mode instead of laptop mode. This problem may also apply to other devices in the Yoga series.

The Explanation:

Intel’s Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework is throttling the performance in hybrid modes in favor of device temperature and battery life. Continue reading

Windows 8.1: Hide and encrypt your files without additional software

Do you want to keep some of your files in complete privacy, even when someone has physical access to your computer? You can secure your files in a Bitlocked VHD (Virtual Hard Drive) container. This guide also contains tips on how to disguise your VHD so that it is hidden AND encrypted. It’s not as complicated as it looks! Once you have followed through this guide, you will be able to create an encrypted VHD in 1 minute. Continue reading