Category: Windows 10

win32kfull.sys BSOD When Printing – SOLVED!

Over the past couple of days there has been an influx of users online reporting BSOD (blue screen of death) when printing, the culprit being win32kfull.sys – the BSOD error as below: Stop code: APC_INDEX_MISMATCH What failed: win32kfull.sys   This appears to be caused by a bad Windows Update from Microsoft, and so far there […]

Your mic has been muted by your system settings – FIXED

I recently had a user repeatedly getting the error “your mic has been muted by your system settings” when trying to join or host a Google Meet on a Windows 10 device. External microphones, with both USB and 3.5mm audio connections, suffered the same issue. After trying all the steps in my previous post, I […]

Microphone not working in web browser / Google Meet, Teams etc

This article applies to: microphone not working in web browser; microphone not working in Google Meet; microphone not working in Microsoft Teams; microphone not working in GoToMeeting; microphone not working in Chrome; microphone not working in Edge; microphone not working in Internet Explorer; microphone not working in FireFox and any other instance of your microphone […]

Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable – Fixed!

Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable

If, like me, you’ve received the “Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable” error shown above when starting Word, here’s a couple of quick simple fixes that should address the problem.   Fix – Creating Environment Variables This issue can be caused by profile corruption, viruses, or disk corruption, however […]

Install .net 3.5 Offline in Windows 10 (or Windows 8)

Install .net 3.5 Offline in Windows 10 (or Windows 8) easily by following the below. All you need is a Windows 10 ISO / DVD (or 8 if you’re doing this on Windows 8). This method is great if you’re offline or have a limited internet connection – it’s probably also quicker than downloading from Microsoft […]

Force Default Apps/Programs in Windows 10 Via GPO

You can force default apps/programs in Windows 10 via GPO quite easily – something that hasn’t been quite as straight forward in other versions of Windows. This is a blessing (especially in education), with the introduction of “Modern Apps” like Edge that refuse to work correctly with many modern sites / applications, never mind the […]

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