Playing sound is common, it should just work, but sometimes the software or driver causes conflicts which causes the sound to stop working. Windows 10 or 11 you will be able to fix the issue by going into troubleshooting sound, it will walk you through step by step.
To open the troubleshooter, you can right-click on the Sound icon in the bottom right corner
Select Troubleshoot sound problems
It will find all your hardware info, you can select the one you are having issues with and see if it fixes it for you.
In case the troubleshooter does not work you can do manual changes to your sound to get it working.
Open Control Panel\Hardware and Sound
Then click on Sound>Select the Speakers>Properties>Advanced tab
at the bottom you will see Signal Enhancements, un-check “Enable audio enhancements“
That’s all, there are so many other options based on your hardware or selections, so pay attention to them and see which works for you.
The task manager shows the system processes, performance, and many more details of your system, many users do not know how to open Task Manager, here are some ways to open it, you can use whichever you like. Each tab has more details about the system, like Performance, which has more details about CPU, Memory, Disk, etc.
Keyboard keys: CTR+ALT+Delete, then choose Task manager
Keyboard keys: CTR+Shift+esc
Keyboard keys: Windows+R
Then type in: taskmgr
Then click ok or Enter
Star Menu: start typing Task Manager, then click on Task Manager to open
Using Mouse right-click on the bottom taskbar, then click Task Manager
Hope this helped you to open task manager in Windows 7/10/11
Windows 11 system requirements are much higher than Windows 10, which means it will not support older hardware. Here are some lists and links in this post to help you find out if your current system is able to upgrade to Windows 11.
List of all minimum system requirements for Windows 11
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC). Memory: 4 GB RAM. Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device. System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable. TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver. Display Resolution: High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel. Internet connection: Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home.
Your device must be running Windows 10, version 2004 or later, to upgrade. Free updates are available through Windows Update in Settings>Update and Security.
Once you have downloaded compatibility, open it and click on Check now
If your system hardware is newer you should see This PC meets Windows 11 requirements
If you want to see details click on See all results, something like this, your specs will be different
If you have older hardware, you will see something like this: example of this PC does not have Secure Boot enable and Processor does not meet the requirement, most important TPM 2.0, which this PC does not even have.
There might be many reasons you get Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and there are many ways to fix them. Most of them are caused by the updates, it could be Windows update, driver, or hardware changes in your computer. Sometimes new software installed that’s conflicting with Windows or drivers. Windows update that pushed out earlier in a month by Microsoft is causing Windows to experience BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), but not all computers are affected, only using those that are conflicting.
Here is an example of Windows update, which got affected whom using Kyocera printers:
Windows 10 Ver.20H2/2004 : KB5000802 Windows 10 Ver.1909/1903 : KB5000808 Windows 10 Ver.1803 : KB5000809 Windows 10 Ver.1809 : KB5000822
Solution from Microsoft released a patch, on March 18th, 2021:
Windows 10 Ver.20H2/2004: KB5001567 Windows 10 Ver.20H2/2004 ： KB5001649 Windows 10 Ver.1909/1903 ： KB5001648 Windows 10 Ver.1803 : KB5001634 windows 10 Ver.1809 : KB5001638
You will need to manually uninstall bad update and install the patch to fix.
To uninstall via command: wusa /uninstall /kb:5000802
To see list of updates via PowerShell:
So, keep your eye on Windows updates if its causing issue you can uninstall it or look for new updates to fix it.
There are number of reason you get printer error when trying to print something. This could be document, photo, types of format that’s not supported or drivers not able to read the printer format. The error 0x8007007e is for Printconfig.dll not found in printer driver folder, you can search for it and copy and paste to one of the location to fix the issue. Here is how to do this
The error message looks like this:
Using your Windows Key+R and type in spool, then hit Enter
Then on the search box type “printconfig”
You should get search result like this:
Copy the PrintConfig.dll and paste into c:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\x64\3 or c:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\W32X86\3
That should fix your issue
You may also need to restart print spooler, which you can do via PowerShell command: Restart-Service Spooler you do have to run PowerShell as admin
or you can simply restart the computer to flush out anything stuck on print Job, in case issue is due to software bug