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 […]
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 […]
If you are like me and are using Win 10 1511 and have installed RSAT you will notice the tab’s inside ADUC are missing. This is due to a bug with RSAT version v1.2 published 12/10/2016. Solution: Upgrade to a higher build of Win 10 e.g 1607 Anniversary edition. You may be able to try […]
Set the default printer via command line in windows
I had a client ask me why their default printer keeps changing. I discovered a new feature of Windows 10 automatically sets the default printer to the last user printer. To fix this: Click on the start button and type in “Printers & Scanners” Click on Printers and Scanners Turn off the setting “Let Windows […]
Trend Micro are recommending everyone to uninstall Quicktime for Windows – See here Apple are deprecating Quicktime for MS Windows. They are no longer issuing security updates for the product. There has also been two critical vulnerabilities released affecting Quicktime for Windows.
Upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8 and the Wifi does not work. This could be due to having VPN software loaded in Windows 8 which causes issues with Windows 10. Have a read here.
Did you know it’s possible to download VMs to use IE6 to IE11 from OS’s such as Win XP, Win7 and Win8. There is a 90 day usage limit from when you start using the VM. It’s 30 days with two 30 day rearms. If for some reason you need to use these VMs for […]
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 […]
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 […]
In Win 7 you could click on “Manage Wireless Networks” to add/edit/delete wireless network profiles, however in Win 8 it has disappeared. Let’s hope MS fix this in Win 8.1 SP1 ? Solution: Open a run box window (or press win+R) then type cmd to open Windows 8 CLI. To see stored wireless profiles, type: […]
With Windows 8.1 just around the corner (17th of Oct) here is a list of 50 keyboard shortcuts that may come in handy. Take a look here to see what’s new in Windows 8.1.