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How to Rebuild Corrupted Icon Cache in Windows 10

Posted on October 10th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
broken icon cache in Windows 10

When icons of different applications and file types are displayed in Windows Explorer, instead of addressing the original files with icons, the system gets copies of the icon images from special files containing icon cache. Due to the fact that the system doesn’t need to load original icon files, the.. read more

Unable to Install Print Driver after KB3170455

Posted on October 7th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue.

We have found an unpleasant problem with one of Microsoft security updates released in July. We mean KB3170455 released on July, 12, 2016. After the installation of this update, the problem of network printer connection may appear in the domain.

Windows 10: Unable to Download WSUS (0×80244019) Upgrade Packages

Posted on October 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2
WSUS 2012 Upgrade class

WSUS for Windows Server 2012 or higher supports the installation of both common security patches and large upgrade packages (upgrades in Microsoft terminology) on Windows 10. However, this feature doesn’t work out-of-the-box: these upgrades (they are called Redstone in Windows 10 concept) simply cannot be downloaded on clients. Let’s consider.. read more

Unable to Connect Windows 10 Shared Printer to Windows XP

Posted on September 28th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows XP
XP add printer using local port with unc path

Recently, one of my customers has found that after installation of the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, the network printer connected to this computer stopped printing documents from other computers running Windows XP. (In spite the end of support for Windows XP, it still widely used in SOHO.)

Fix Disk Is Write Protected Error in Windows 10

Posted on September 24th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
The disk is write protected

In some cases, when trying to copy some files to a USB disk or flash drive, a user may see the notification “The disk is write protected“. This guide shows how to remove write protection of a USB disk/flash drive in Windows 10 (this methods are applicable for earlier Windows.. read more

User Account Control Slider and Group Policy Settings

Posted on September 14th, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8
UAC Slider in Windows

In Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a new mechanism, providing an additional level of protection against unauthorized modifications called UAC (User Account Control). In Windows 7 (or higher), UAC has got a setting slider (called from the Control Panel or UserAccountControlSettings.exe), which allows to select one of four UAC protection levels.

How to Disable Wallpaper JPEG Compression in Windows 10

Posted on August 30th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
windows 10 - File Transcoded reduce wallpaper jpeg quality

Some  Windows 10 users could notice that when setting a JPEG image as the desktop wallpaper, the quality of the wallpaper is reduced in compared to the original image. The number of image artifacts has increased and is more obvious on large screens. The problem is not new, and could.. read more

Fix: Windows 10 Screen Brightness Control Not Working

Posted on August 9th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
Microsoft Basic Display Adapter

Some users complain that after a clean install or upgrade to Windows 10 they cannot adjust the screen brightness on some laptops. When trying to increase or decrease the brightness with the keys Fn+F11/ F12/etc. (depending on the laptop model), nothing happens. All other combinations and functional keys work well… read more

Restore Missing CD/DVD Drive in Windows 10

Posted on August 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
cd/dvd drive not detected after upgrade to windows 10

After upgrading from Windows 7 SP1 /  Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 (using free upgrade) some users have begun complaining that the system couldn’t detect a CD/DVD drive. In BIOS/UEFI the CD/DVD-ROM is identified correctly, but in Windows 10 itself it is not displayed in the Device Manager or is.. read more

LZX File Compression on the NTFS Level in Windows 10

Posted on July 8th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 10
compress Program-Files-x86 folder in Windows 10

Another rather interesting and promising, though underpromoted, feature of Windows 10 is the support of LZX data compression algorithm on the NTFS file system level. Compared to the familiar NTFS compression, the LZX compression ratio in Windows 10 is much higher (almost at zip level). The average compression level is.. read more