Oldie but a goodie. Speed up a printer install “device setup in progress” in Windows 10

When installing a new printer I have had issues with the new printer not appearing in Control Panel – “Devices and Printers”. If the PC is behind a proxy server and does not have direct web access then it can take a few minutes or a reboot for the printer to appear. I discovered Windows […]

Prevent server 2016 from rebooting after windows updates

Q: When installing an update on Server 2016 I get the message “Your device is scheduled to restart outside of active hours”. How do I stop the server from rebooting? A:  If you look in Task Scheduler under UpdateOrchestrator you can rename/disable the reboot task. This will prevent windows from rebooting. Let me know if […]

Original Xiaomi Mi Home Smart WiFi Power Socket

  I recently purchased a new Original Xiaomi Mi Home Smart WiFi Power Socket. Here is a quick review with some easy to read instructions for users in Australia. (The manual was completely in Chinese)   Setup instructions: Plug in the socket Open the MiHome app. The app is available for iPhone and Android. (See the […]

DC promo shows “Windows Server Technical Preview”

I was setting up a new test DC server with Server 2016. When going through the setup a domain controller wizard there was an option for the forest functional level “Windows Server Technical Preview”. I thought to myself did I install Server with a preview build?? I checked this MS KB article which verified that I […]

Word 2016 blank table bug

After you install update 4011039, you may encounter the following issues: If you merge vertical cells in a table, the cell content disappears, and you can’t select the merged cell. If you open an existing document that has a table with merged cells, the cells are displayed as blankAs a workaround, you can uninstall this update, and your […]

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