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How to Rebuild BCD File in Windows 10

Posted on November 9th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10
bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

The Boot Manager in the modern Windows versions uses the BCD (Boot Configuration Data) file to boot the operating systems. This file contains information about the installed OSs on the computer and their boot parameters. If the BCD file is deleted or corrupted, Windows stops to be booted. In this.. read more

How to Show All Users Accounts on Windows 10 Login Screen

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10
show all users on Windows 10 login screen

In Windows 10 / 8.1 the logon screen by default displays the account of the last user logged in (If the user password is not set, this user will be automatically logged on, even if autologon is not enabled.) However, it is possible to display all user accounts on the.. read more

How to Delete OEM Recovery Partition Using Diskpart

Posted on October 24th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 7
oem recovery partition in disk managment console

Most desktop or laptop manufacturers create a separate recovery partition on hard drives of their branded OEM systems to store a reference system image (you can roll back to it, when doing factory reset) and a number of system and diagnostic tools provided by the manufacturer. The size of the.. read more

Windows 10: WSUS Error 0x8024401c

Posted on October 20th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10 update Error 0x8024401c

One of my customers encountered the problem when trying to update new PCs running Windows 10 1607 and Windows Server 2016 from the internal WSUS server (running Windows Server 2012 R2). The computers running Windows 10 are displayed in WSUS console, but when searching for updates, a client takes a.. read more

Recovering Files from a RAW Partition using TestDisk

Posted on October 11th, 2017 · Posted in Tools, Windows 10
windows 10 raw partition

Recently my old USB drive became unreadable in Windows and started to be seen as RAW. This indicates that Windows cannot determine the structure of the file system on the disk. The reasons why this partition is defined as RAW may be different: the disk may not be formatted, the.. read more

How to Disable SMB 1.0 in Windows 10 / Server 2016

Posted on October 4th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Set-SmbServerConfiguration - enable audit access via smb1

By default, SMB 1.0 support is still enabled in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. In most cases, it is required to the legacy systems, such as no longer supported Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and older OSs. In the event that there are no such clients left on your.. read more

Fix: Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer Error 0×00000057

Posted on September 29th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 7
Windows cannot connect to the printer - Operation failed with error 0x00000057

Several times, I ran into the following issue: when trying to connect a network printer from one of the print servers, the error 0×00000057 Windows cannot connect to the printer appeared on a client machine. The error occurred during the installation of the printer driver from the Print Server, and,.. read more

Creating Multiple Partitions on a USB Drive in Windows 10

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10
second partiotion on usb flash drive - windows 10 v1703

In the release Creators Update (1703) for Windows 10 the in-built support of reading and creating multiple partitions on any USB storage device (no matter if it is a USB drive or disk) appeared. Previously, when connecting a USB stick with several partitions (e. g., created in Linux) to a.. read more

Converting MBR to GPT with MBR2GPT in Windows 10

Posted on September 14th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10
mbr2gpt utility in WIndows 10

In Windows 10 v1703 (Creators Update) a new console tool, mbr2gpt.exe, appeared that allows to convert an MBR (Master Boot Record) disk to a GPT (GUID Partition Table) disk without loss of data and deleting partitions on a disk. The tool can convert both a system disk with the installed.. read more

How to Check Trusted Root Certification Authorities for Suspicious Certs

Posted on August 31st, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 7
sigcheck: list cert not rooted in Microsoft Certificate Trust List

Windows users need to pay more attention to certificates installed on their computers. Recent incidents with Lenovo Superfish, Dell eDellRoot and Comodo PrivDog certificates evidence that users have to be both attentive when they install new applications and aware what software and certificates are preinstalled in the system by the.. read more