Microsoft Redeem Gift Cards. How to retrieve your bounty?

Microsoft Redeem Gift Cards are a great way to bring joy to your friends. As you get a card, you can either purchase a specific product it is tied to or spend the amount of gift money it contains on pretty much anything in the Microsoft Store. You can use your gift cards either in the online Microsoft Store or Windows 10 / XBOX applications. XBOX gift cards are the same thing as Microsoft Gift cards, and you can apply them in the same places. You can use gift cards to purchase software, subscriptions, and even in-game items. Exceptions are brick-and-mortar Microsoft Stores and some flagship...

Antivirus false positive detections – what are they?

The developers of anti-malware programs are doing their best to make their products perfect. However, “perfect” is not always one that detects all viruses. It is a very hard job to get rid of all false positive detections – situations when an AV engine detects a thing that is not malicious. What are false positives in anti-malware software?Heuristic engines and neural network detectionsTypes of false positive detection and their originsWeb browser detectsHow to understand that you are spectating a false positive?How do I fix antivirus false positives?Any conclusions? What are false...

0x80070643 — an Update Error in Windows 10. Five Ways to Fix

Windows is an operating system that receives updates on a rolling basis. The more irritating it is to encounter an error that won’t allow you to update your system. Error 0x80070643 is just this error. The following message, visible in the Windows Update window, accompanies the error: In this article, you will find five easy-to-do recipes that are likely to solve this problem. We have already written about the 0x80070643 error emerging in Windows 11, so you may want to compare the two situations. But let’s get down to business. Install the .NET FrameworkWindows Update TroubleshooterRestart...

“Msftconnect redirect” error. Why it appears again and again?

“Msftconnect redirect” error may occur in your web browser exactly after starting it. A lot of users report this error appearance after the last updates of Windows 10. What is the “msftconnect redirect”?Why does this error appear?How do I fix “msftconnect redirect” error?Disable the NCSI serviceChange your HTTP/HTTPS settingsChecking your PC for possible malware presence What is the “msftconnect redirect”? This message is a sign of an NCSI service error. That service is designed to check the network connection, and also to manage the best connection protocols. In some cases, it malfunctions...

“Disk D: is not accessible. Access is denied” on Windows 8

Following this guide will help you to get a clear understanding of how to restore access to your HDD or SSD disks when you encounter the message “Disk D: is not accessible. Access is denied” on Windows 8. Of course, instead of D, there can be any other letter used to mark the drive. In addition to this error, you may also notice that your Windows has problems when attempting to calculate the available and used space on the disk when clicking on “This PC” through Windows Explorer. The problem titled “Disk D: is not accessible. Access is denied” 🤔 may occur...

Active Hours: Windows 10 guide

Beginning with Windows 10 Microsoft operating systems renovate from previous version to next in a constant updates rollout process. This policy has been called “the biggest-ever change in Windows updates” back in 2015. The updates require computer restarts. And many users sometimes experience unwanted automatic restarts just in the middle of the work process. There is a feature of active hours in Windows 10 to avoid these annoying resets. In this article, you will learn how to set active hours, during which windows will never reboot automatically, and postpone update reloads...