Windows 8 / 2012 Fix: “Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes”

Posted on December 18, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer

Let’s talk about quite a common problem arising from an incorrect or suddenly interrupted Windows update installation. It happens that somehow Windows 8 hasn’t been able to install updates correctly and has been restarted (restart as a result of an update error or power issues). After that, during the next.. read more

How to Restore Previous Session (Tabs) in Firefox

Posted on December 17, 2014 · Posted in Misc
Restore the Previous Session (Tabs) in Firefox

In this article we’ll consider how to restore the previous session with open tabs in Mozilla Firefox. The problem of loosing all tabs as a result of Mozilla Firefox crash (due to different reasons: from power outages to running out of available memory and system hang) occurs quite often.

Add Safe Mode to Windows 8 Boot Manager

Posted on December 12, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Windows 8 safe mode option in boot menu

Safe Mode is a special Windows boot mode used for troubleshooting and system diagnostics. When booting in the Safe Mode, the system is loaded with the minimum necessary drivers and services needed to run Windows. The Safe Mode appeared in Windows 95 and was used in all subsequent Windows versions… read more

How to Convert Install.ESD in to .ISO Image

Posted on December 10, 2014 · Posted in Windows 10
Windows 10 TP : C:\RecoveryImage\Install.esd

Recently Microsoft has issued the next Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9860 and the most of users were surprised to know that Microsoft hasn’t made the installation ISO file for this OS version available for download. It is only possible to update to Build 9860 online from the computer with.. read more

How to Check the Battery Health in Windows 8

Posted on December 9, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Battery report in Windows 8

One of the useful Windows 8 features for notebook/tablet owners is the opportunity to check the battery health using Windows built-in utilities. With this data, you can learn, how the battery is used, how worn it is, if it needs to be replaced and predict its lifetime. This information can.. read more

Hierarchical Address Book in Exchange 2013

Posted on November 27, 2014 · Posted in Exchange
Hierarchical Address Book in Outlook 2010

The feature of the Hierarchical Address Book (HAB) was first introduced in Exchange 2010 SP1 and is supported in the Outlook versions 2010 and 2013. As you can see from the name, the HAB feature allows to display mail recipients in the Outlook address book hierarchically, based on the organizational.. read more

Windows Doesn’t Assign Letters to External and USB Flash Drives

Posted on November 26, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Windows 8 dosn't assign drive letter to external USB drives

Faced with such problem: when you connect  any external USB hard disk /  flash drive the system doesn’t assign any letter to it. I. e. the disk appears in the Device Manager, but does not appear in Windows Explorer. To make the disk available in the system, a letter has.. read more

How to Repair the Component Store in Windows 8

Posted on November 19, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth

In this article we will talk about Component Store in Windows 8 and some scenarios of its repair. It is to be recalled that starting from Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a concept of component based servicing. The component structure allowed to make more stable the installing / removing updates,  security.. read more

WMI Troubleshooting

Posted on November 12, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
Simple WMI query: get-wmiobject Win32_OperatingSystem

Every experienced Windows administrator has faced some issues of WMI service and its components. The problems in WMI subsystem are critical for the normal operation of the system, and the administrator has to make use of some tricks that allow recover WMI. In this article we’ll describe quite a simple.. read more

How to Correctly Uninstall Updates in Windows

Posted on November 7, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
delete security update with wusa

Sometimes it happens that the security updates for Microsoft products under MS Patch Tuesday cause problems with the OS or third-party software. The issues caused by the updates can be either mass and occur in a large number of users or private that occur in some combinations of an OS.. read more