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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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Startup Password Required Before Login For Windows 7

Got this on a recent client Windows 7 PC. Have not seen this for some time. This is a syskey. You can encrypt the registry with a password so that you need to enter to continue to boot. This is mostly used by scammers that hack into your PC (by giving them permission) and […]

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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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Copy Hyper-V Drive

I have a client that is using Server 2016 Standard and is using Hyper-V. The Hyper-V client is a Windows 2008 R2 server running RDP. The Hyper-V was slow for the remote people so I decided to copy the Hyper-V drive to a set of SSD drives to make things faster. Googling I […]

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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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Chkdsk Uses All Available Memory

For Windows 7 and 2008R2 (Have not checked on Windows 10). When you run chkdsk /r on a drive it will use all the available memory. Thats fine if you are running Windows 7 and thats the only app you need running but on a Windows 2008R2 server and you need to run […]

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HP LaserJet 401 Printing Issues With Windows 10

Client upgraded PCs to new with Windows 10. Issue is the ones with an HP LaserJet 401 printers the driver installed fine and it would print fine. After shutdown and with printer down and then start it up again it would not print. It would also load the built in USB driver disk […]

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