Category Archives: Windows 10

Windows 10 December 2017 update, Caps lock, Num Lock Keyboard LED Lights not working FIX

So you got the Windows 10 update of December 2017 and now your keyboard num lock, caps lock and scroll lock lights (LED) no longer work.

Check windows version as this fix worked for me on this version

open a command prompt by typing ‘cmd’ into the search bar then enter

winver

you should see something like

IF your version is even close this should work fine.

Open Device Manager, and goto ‘Universal Serial Bus controllers’. Start removing ‘USB Root Hub’ devices until your keyboard stops working.

Give it a few seconds, then restart your computer.

All Done. Enjoy

BaDboD

Free UPS monitor and graceful shutdown software for Windows 10

If you are stuck for decent free UPS monitor and graceful shutdown software for Windows 10, or a bit put out by the lack of software or enormous Java apps provided by many UPS manufacturers, you can’t do much better than these two apps.

It does depend on your UPS as to whether these apps will work for you, but they are very small and work fine on my SYNDOME/Mustek Cypress semiconductor USB-Serial UPS running on Windows 10 64 bit.

Winmust
http://winmust.sourceforge.net
Tiny download but nice status display and has shut down options. Very simple program with tiny memory footprint and minimal performance impact.

 

UPS Assistant
http://foxylab.com/UPSAssistant.php?en
Another tiny download. Does not look as nice but has SMTP/HTTP and LAN network message notifications as well as shutdown options. All the usual information is there. An obvious choice if power event notifications are what your looking for.

Let me know in the comments if you found any other small free UPS monitoring software and I’ll add them to the list. Also let me know what other makes/models of UPS these programs work on for you.