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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

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

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