Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Windows 7 not recognizing a USB keyboard


My Windows 7 box has not been recognizing my awesome USB Das Keyboard when I dock my workstation in the morning.  The solution was to update the power settings so Windows would not ignore USB devices after powering down.

Steps to Fix:
1. From the Start Button, select "Control Panel" and then "Power Options"



2. Select "Change plan settings" from your favorite power plan.

3.  Select "Change advanced power settings"

4. And finally set the "USB selective suspend setting" to "Enabled".

5.  This should force Windows to keep the USB ports active and recognize your devices.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

iPhone "Cannot Connect to App Store"

My iPhone could not connect to the App Store this morning.  I checked Apple Supports answer, but that didn't solve it.

I got these two errors  "Cannot Connect to App Store" and "Loading":

The problem turned out to be my local Wi-Fi provider was blocking ports.   The solution is to switch off your Wi-Fi and access the App Store via cellular - assuming you have enough data in your plan.