Category Archives: Windows

Remove pre-installed Windows 10 apps

While I have kept most of my office systems on Windows 7, I do still have a few Windows 10 devices around. One of the most annoying things about Win10 (other than MS’s policies about user data collection etc.) is the number of apps that are pre-installed after a fresh install Thankfully, there are ways to remove most Windows 10 built in apps: [Guide] How to Remove All Built-in Apps in Windows 10 – AskVG Tutorial updated to include instructions for removing

Disable Windows 10 download on Windows 7 [SOLVED]

Disable KB2952664

Microsoft made the somewhat odious choice to automatically download the Windows 10 installer onto Windows 7 systems If you are an IT person installing (or reinstalling) Windows 7 Pro onto desktop business systems, you probably do not want multi-gigabyte downloads going on without any user intervention. Likewise, a pesky “upgrade” icon in the taskbar is a nuisance at best. Thankfully, on a clean install of Windows 7 (Pro or otherwise) if you disable the following two updates you should be in

[SOLVED] Can’t pin folders to Quick Access (The parameter is incorrect.)

The parameter is always incorrect :-(

Question. I am trying to pin my Google Drive folder to the new “Quick access” list in Windows 10 but it fails with a dialog showing “The parameter is incorrect“. Can you help? Answer. Certainly! Please try the following #1 Open a command prompt (it does not have to have administrator privileges) #2 Paste: del /F /Q %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations (all one line) #3 Press Enter key to run the command Voila, you should be able to add any folder now, including

This app can’t run on your PC Windows 10 [SOLVED]

The ol' error message

If you receive an error message like this: This app can’t run on your PC To find a version for your PC, check with the software publisher. Close Then you may want to try re-downloading the installation files. 9 times out of 10, this seems to be the issue. In the above instance, the original installation exe was around 9MB. After redownloading, the completed download size was 30MB. Running the new complete download worked perfectly. So, if you get the

Recover full space on MicroSD card [SOLVED]

Full capacity for a 16GB SanDisk card :-)

Q. Can you please help me recover the space on one of my microsdxc cards? I installed a custom OS on one with an sd formatter and now it only shows like 1/16th of it’s full size I have tried the SD card on my laptop, my Android phone and my tablet. They ALL show the smaller size and don’t allow me to format the full size! Would like to do the recovery on Windows if possible. Thx!!! -Sam Staffton A.

Flush DNS cache in Windows 10 [solved]

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache

Windows 10 is a wonderful OS, right up there with Windows 7 and one of my favorites. Thankfully, most of the classic commands still work on Windows 10 too Here are the steps for flushing the Windows DNS cache in Windows 10: #1 Open Command Prompt (Administrator account is not required) #2 Type: ipconfig /flushdns #3 Press Enter Voila, your DNS cache should be flushed! Now you can get a fresh resolution of IPs for any domain names you are

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