Wednesday, June 29, 2016

[SOLVED] Microsoft OneDrive Downgraded to 5GB Free Space

Starting July 2016, Microsoft will downgrade its OneDrive free plan to 5GB. If you have more than 5GB of files in OneDrive, you will not be able to change or add anything in OneDrive and all your files will be set to READ ONLY. Sorry.... this is now a trend that service providers like Microsoft and Evernote are moving people to paid subscriptions instead of a free plan. If you are happy to pay a modest fee to Microsoft, you do not need to continue your reading here... just subscribe and you're good. Otherwise, check out for more options...

One option, if you need storage space less than 15GB, switch to use Google Drive. Or, you may carefully group your files and put them in different cloud services like Dropbox, Box, or even iCloud, etc... if you do not mind all the troubles. A quick way to reduce your storage size, move all your pictures and videos to an external hard disk instead of putting them in OneDrive.

If you are thinking of buying a new phone, you may consider ASUS, which offers 100GB Google Drive space for about 2 years. I am sure you can find similar offers from other vendors, ...

ASUS - Redeem Google Drive Space 100GB:

If you are very concerned about what would happen to your files in OneDrive starting July, check this out:

Honestly, no free lunch. Yet, also time for us to rethink how we are using cloud services. At times, we have to admit that we have entered a kind of "lazy" mode and abusing others' "kindness"...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

SOLVED! Windows 10 Blue Screen of Death When Watching TV

I'm using MediaPortal for a few months watching TV, without any problems. After upgraded to Windows 10, MediaPortal continues to work without a problem for many weeks. But just recently, after watching TV for a while, Windows crashed with BSOD... with a message "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart..."

Interestingly, watching web-based TV (Adobe Flash) also crashed Windows...so it's NOT APP. Hard Disk check reported no error. It does not look like hardware failure. And, weird enough, when running Media Portal or web-based TV on my first monitor, Windows did not crash.

Ah....driver problem! My second monitor is with an updated NVIDIA driver.

Download a copy of the latest GeForce 210 driver from official website - http://www.geforce.com/hardware. Installed it... tested....

No BSOD, no crashing...when watching TV.... ;>

Why....it's not my first time heard of report of NVIDIA driver problem with Windows 10...