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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

How to Configure a Slideshow Screensaver Using GPO

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10
win10 configure Photos screensaver

My management decided to set the same slideshow screensaver on all PCs in the company. The images of the slideshow should have corporate design and provide general rules of information security, useful tips or some other reference information. First of all, they considered the development of their own screensaver in.. read more

Updating List of Trusted Root Certificates in Windows 10 / 7

Posted on August 16th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 7
certmgr trusted root certificates

In all Windows versions, starting from Windows 7, there is Automatic Root Certificate Update feature that performs updates of root certificates from Microsoft website. As a part of Microsoft Trusted Root Certificate Program, MSFT maintains and publishes the list of certificates for Windows clients and devices. If the verified certificate.. read more

How to Remove Unused Drivers from Driver Store

Posted on July 29th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 7
large size of folder DriverStore

When you install or update device drivers in Windows, older driver versions are still stored in the system. Thus, a user can roll back to the previous driver version if the new driver is unstable (a useful opportunity, as in the case of rolling back a Wi-Fi driver). However, Windows.. read more