So I have been having a couple of issues with shared calendars on Outlook.com using Windows 10.
The first issue is the regular reminders I get telling me that I need to ‘fix my account’ settings for my wife’s shared calendar. When I try to fix this, and provide her password and PIN, I am told that the PIN is incorrect – despite resetting her PIN.
The second issue is that (all of a sudden) my wife can no longer see my shared calendar – so time to fix this!
Simply sharing my calendar again did not work – I just got a spinning circle next to the “Adding calendar …” status and nothing happened.
To resolve the issue I had to remove my wife’s PIN from all of her computers. After rebooting them I re-shared my calendar and it worked.
Refer to the steps below to see how to reset your PIN and share your Calendar.
How to reset your PIN
To remove your PIN click Start, then type Settings and open the Settings app. Navigate to Accounts, Sign-in options and then under the PIN heading click the Remove button.
The Windows Experience Index (WEI) provides a benchmark of the major components in your computer.
I recently tried to run WEI on a clean install of Windows 8 because I had just installed my first Solid State Drive (SSD) and was curious to see how it compared to a regular Hard Drive.
Unfortunately I ran into the following error: Could not measure video playback performance.
The video files that WEI uses to measure playback are in the C:\WINDOWS\Performance\WinSAT folder.
The problem for me was that Windows Media Player (WMP) had not been run and set-up yet.
Once I had run WMP I made sure that the video files in the WinSAT folder all opened with WMP – and after this WEI completed without issue.
For the record I did not have any codecs installed on my system – but I did have VLC Player installed. Updating my video drivers did not make any difference to whether WEI completed or not on my computer – your mileage may vary!
If this does not fix your issue I recommend that you look here.
I recently installed the TubeToTV extenstion for the Chromium browser in Ubuntu 12.04 so that I could send YouTube videos from my laptop to my xmbc Media Center. I was surprised when I got a Playback error message.
I soon found that the issue was not with the TubeToTv extension but with the YouTube (3.1) Plugin on xbmc.
Fortunately a kind fellow called anteo had already stepped in to fix the extension – so I can now play YouTube videos on xbmc and use the TubeToTV extenstion too!
The fix is as follows – open a terminal and shh into your xbmc: