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Create a USB Drive for Windows Server 2016 Installation For UEFI Systems

      The at least a 8GB USB drive has to be formatted in FAT32 The USB needs to be GPT and not MBR Copy all files from the ISO to the USB drive This is it, and here is how you do it: First plugin your USB drive to your computer. The USB […]

Enabling Disk Performance Counters in Windows Server 2016 Task Manager

  In Windows Server 2012 R2 / 2016, disk performance counters were disabled by default because of a noted significant performance impact in collecting Disk metrics on a Server. This is due to the overhead Task Manager can cause when querying each Disk IO for each process/thread on the individual disk. Interestingly enough disk resource values are visible in […]

Error 633: The modem is already in use or not configured properly – Windows 10

Question Issue: How to Fix Modem Error 633 after Windows 10 Creators Update? I’ve installed Windows 10 Creators Update yesterday. Apparently it broke my modem because it gives me the error message “Error 633: The modem is already in use or not configured properly.” It seems that the VPN connection cannot be established, but I […]

Windows 10 – Cannot start Virtual machine because the hypervisor is not running

This post is just to fix if you cannot start a VM what was working previously perfect and suddenly it started to give Error “Virtual machine [VM Name] could not be started because the hypervisor is not running” I suggested running the following from an elevated command prompt: (Please run Command prompt as administrator) bcdedit […]

Your system administrator does not allow the use of saved credentials to log on to the remote computer

If you’re a system administrator working with remote desktop a lot within a somewhat restrictive domain environment, you may be frustrated by the following message: There are a few tutorials on the net that say to remove this you just need to go into Group Policy and disable ‘Do not allow passwords to be saved’, […]

Update Windows Defender even when Automatic Windows Updates is disabled in Windows 8/10

Windows Defender will not update its definitions, if Windows Updates is not set to Install updates automatically in Windows 10/8. If for some reason you have changed your settings and preferred to set any of the other three updating’s options, viz. Download updates but let me choose whether to install them, Check for updates but let me […]

Analyze and clean the WinSXS folder

Please note that the commands will only work on Windows 8 or newer machines. Here is what you need to do to analyze the WinSXS Folder: Tap on the Windows-key, type cmd.exe, hold down Shift and Ctrl, and hit the enter key on the keyboard. This opens an elevated command prompt on the system. Run […]

Windows 10 Edge can’t be opened using the built-in administrator account

error Microsoft Edge can’t be opened using the Built-in Administrator account.  Sign in with a different account and try again. In order to get around this message in your test environment and be able to use your Built-in Administrator account to navigate Edge, follow the following steps to get up and running. Navigate to your local […]

Slide to Shut Down a Windows 10 PC Like a Windows Phone

When Microsoft first released Windows 8, shutting it down was an annoying experience. However, it did get easier with Windows 8.1, and now there are several options you have now to shutdown, sleep, or hibernate in Windows 10. Create Shortcut to Slide to Shutdown Windows 10 PCs If you’re the owner of a Surface Pro, […]

How to setup BitLocker Encryption on Windows 8 / 8.1 without TPM

BitLocker is a full disk encryption software that comes standard with PCs running Windows 8 Pro or higher. This document provides instructions for encrypting the hard drive without Trusted Platform Module (TPM – integrated security chip) present or enabled, and bypasses the USB flash drive encryption key requirement. From the Metro UI or the search […]