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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

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

Using Process Monitor to Solve a Slow Boot Problems

Posted on June 20th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 10, Windows 7
procmon - boot Process Tree

To diagnose the reasons of slow Windows boot, there is a number of quite powerful tools and techniques of log analysis that allow performing the detailed debugging of all steps of system boot and start of services (xperf/xbootmgr from Windows Performance Toolkit / Analyzer). But their use can cause some.. read more

Windows 7/8.1 Update Error “The Processor is Not Supported” On New CPUs

Posted on June 1st, 2017 · Posted in Windows 7, Windows 8
Windows 7 update error Unsupported hardware - the processor is not supported

Microsoft keeps surprising and shocking its users. Just a few days ago a colleague came to me with the following problem: he purchased and assembled a new PC with the new Intel Core i3 7100 processor. He successfully installed Windows 7 on it. But after some time, after Windows 7 downloaded.. read more

Fix: Can’t Boot After Accidentally Deleted System Reserved Partition

Posted on March 14th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
System reserved partition on Windows 7 / 2008

Beginning from Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2, when you install Windows with the default settings to an unformatted disk, apart from the system partition (disk C:\), an additional service partition with the size of 100 MB is created. It is called System Reserved. A letter is not assigned.. read more

Adding USB 3.0 Controller Drivers to Windows 7 Install Media

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 · Posted in Windows 7
dism /image:c:\tmp\mount /add-driver usb

Out-of-the-box Windows 7 RTM distribution doesn’t support USB 3.0, and you can face some problems with the installation of Windows 7 on a computer/laptop having USB 3.0 ports only (This is the situation with majority of new devices.) For instance, USB keyboard and mouse may not work in Windows 7.. read more

Fix: Windows 7 Stuck on “Checking For Updates”

Posted on February 1st, 2017 · Posted in Windows 7
Windows 7 stuck on checking for updates

I have encountered a problem of very long (better to say, endless) update search in a newly installed Windows 7 SP1 on one of the client computers. The problem looks like this: after the OS has been installed and the Internet connection has been configured, you go to Windows Update.. read more

GPO Logging Using Gpsvc.log in Windows 7

Posted on January 10th, 2017 · Posted in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
gpsvc.log

The debug log Userenv.log  (%Systemroot%\Debug\UserMode\Userenv.log) could be used to thoroughly analyze the application of GPO in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Using this Group Policy logging, you could track the order and time of applying group policies, find the policies that slow down the booting and solve other GPO.. read more

Recovering Encrypted Files from VSS Snapshot after Ransomware Infection

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10, Windows 7
mount shadow copy using vshadow.exe

We go on with the series of articles concerning the countermeasures against ransomware. Last time we considered a simple way of protection against encryption ransomware.on Windows file servers using FSRM. Today we’ll talk about how to easily recover your files if the ransomware has already penetrated on the computer and.. read more