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Can’t Access Map Drives With Elevated Application

Seen this before. If you have mapped drives to a server/PC and then run an application elevated to run as Administrator and you don’t see the mapped drives here is a link that describes it and options to rectify.

Here is the solution that works for me:

 

Detail to configure the EnableLinkedConnections” registry entry

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Windows 10 Update Causes Printing and Other Issues

This article describes there are 2 Windows 10 updates that are causing major issues.

For me a client that did not have default printer option and needed it for 3rd party app. For me it was not KB5424147 installed but KB5424148. Removed this update and default printer option is back. Now I have to disable […]

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Windows 10 Dual Monitor Second Screen Apps Move To Screen One When Monitors Go To Sleep

My PC recently started to move open apps on my second screen to my main screen after left when the PC Monitors are turned off after 30 minutes. It never did this before. Googled it and found this article.

The first suggestion was to remove hidden monitors under devices and restart. […]

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Upgrading Windows 10 Home To Pro With Old Windows 7 Pro Key

You can upgrade a Windows 10 Home to Pro by following this.

Disconnect from the Internet so it won’t try and activate (yet).

Right Click on This PC and select Properties and then select change product key. (or press Windows key + R and type in slui.exe 3 )

Type in the following generic Windows […]

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Windows 10 Pro False Product Activation

One of my PCs fell with the Windows 10 Pro needs activation. There is a major bug in MS Activation Servers. Found this online that fixed my issue. Go to Settings-Updates & Security. Click Activation on the left. Then Troubleshoot on the right. After this it fixed the bug for me.

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Importing Pictures & Videos in Win 10 as Was Done in Win 7

Found this at this site

Basically copy the content of the item in the brackets in clipboard. Then right-click on Windows 10 desktop and create a new shortcut and paste clipboard and call it what you like. txt

 

 

 

 

 

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Recover Windows 8 or 10 Key From Bios

From an elevated command prompt, run:

wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey

 

Should return a BIOS CD key (8.x & 10 only). It will not return which version it is for.

Another option is to download a utility that will do this.

Follow this LINK to download

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Windows 10 1803 Problems

There seems to be some people having issues with the new Windows 10 1803. I have upgraded 4 of my PCs and my one Laptop is on insider and has had it for about a month before release. I have not had any issues that some people have had. I don’t use Chrome […]

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Change IDE To AHCI Mode For Windows 7, 8, or 10

For Windows 10

Found this at the following post.

Basically follow these steps:

Right-click the Windows Start Menu. Choose Command Prompt (Admin). Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal Restart the computer and enter BIOS Setup (the key to press varies between systems). Change the SATA Operation mode to AHCI from […]

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Command To Disable Automatic Repair On Windows 10

Client PC will start the Automatic Repair on boot, fails and then restarts and does it again.

From this link describes how to stop the automatic repair. Basically you need to a elevated command prompt and type the following:

bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No

Reboot and then it might give you […]

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