Windows 8.x Posts

How to disable the touchpad on a Surface 3 keyboard

Within a couple of days of its release, I purchased the new Surface 3 (the I5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SDD model) and quickly attached my Surface Wedge mouse. Much to my annoyance, I discovered there is no option to disable the touchpad only when another pointing device is connected, resulting in multiple interruptions […]

PowerShell Snippet to Remotely Disable IPv6

As we’ve been working more and more with Windows Server 2012 R2, we’ve discovered issues stemming from IPv6 in the network stack. Two specific issues we’ve discovered: During DNS lookups, Windows Server 2012 R2 first issues a DNS lookup request over IPv6. Typically the lookup will fail as IPv6 is not widely deployed yet. In […]

No Network Connection when adding a Media Center Extender

For years I have been using my Microsoft Media Center computer and my Xbox systems to provide access to media in my home. This system started as Windows XP and has been upgraded through the years until its recent upgrade to Windows 8.1. During this upgrade process I lost the ability to stream media from […]