Microphone stopped working in Skype for Windows 10


Users started complaining that microphone stopped working in Skype (desktop version). The issue seem to have appeared after a certain Windows 10 update.


The issue was caused by Windows 10 Microphone Permissions. To fix:

Windows XP mode prompts for XPMUser password


Windows XP Mode VM running inside Windows 7 Pro laptop started prompting for XPMUser account password. This is the default XP Mode Virtual Machine account that is configured during initial XP Mode setup. User didn't know what the password was.

Event ID 17: WHEA-Logger - A corrected hardware error has occurred.


Windows 10 on Dell Latitude laptop logs following warnings in Systems Logs every few seconds:

Log name: System
Source: WHEA-Logger
Event ID: 17
A corrected hardware error has occurred.
Component: PCI Express Root Port
Error Source: Advanced Error Reporting (PCI Express)


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