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 […]

Battery report

Today I learnt you can use the following command to create a battery report. powercfg /batteryreport What’s included in the battery report? It provides recent usage information e.g when the notebook was charged and the power states over the last 3 days. When your notebook started, when it was suspended and the battery capacity over […]

How to delete folders recurisvely with long names

Do you have an issue where there are hundred/thousands of folders inside more folders which you are unable to delete due to the filenames being too long. Solution: robocopy c:\purge d:\deleteme /purge Where “d:\deleteme” is the infinite loop path you wish to delete Make sure to create a blank folder named “purge” in c:\ as […]

Missing CD/DVD Drive in Windows 8

I recently discovered a problem since installing Windows 8, my CD/DVD drive was missing. Solution: Method 1: a) Right click on the Left Bottom Corner (Start Menu). b) Run Command Prompt as an Administrator. c) Type cmd in Windows 8 Metro UI and press cltr+shift+enter. d) Type following and press enter reg.exe add “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0” /f […]

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