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Windows 8: winload.efi is Missing or Damaged

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
winload.efi error code 0xc0000225

Let’s consider another Windows 8 loading issue that occurred due to the damaged or missing winload.efi file. The problem manifests itself as follows: Windows 8 (Windows 8.1) won’t boot with BSOD this the following error message in the recovery console:

Driver Verifier: How to Troubleshoot & Identify Windows Driver Issues

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
Debug drivers using Driver Verifier

Driver Verifier utility is included in all Windows versions since Windows XP and allows to scan drivers, detect problem drivers, which cause blue screens of death (BSOD), and record a detailed information about the problem driver to the memory dump for further analysis. The tool performs different stress-tests on the.. read more

How to Set TimeZone from Command Prompt in Windows

Posted on May 8th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
tzutil timezone list

Besides time and date, Time Zone is one of the basic time settings in any computer system. If you want the time to be displayed correctly, the Time Zone should be set according to the geographic position of the computer.

Why Windows 8.1 Not Going to Sleep Mode: Troubleshooting Guide

Posted on April 30th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
Allow this device to wake the computer

In this article, we’ll cover possible reasons why Windows refuses to sleep or won’t go into Sleep Mode. The article is applicable both for Windows 8 / 8.1 and Windows 7. The Sleep Mode issue can manifest itself in a number of ways, for example, the system can wake up.. read more

Enable Multiple Concurrent RDP Sessions in Windows 8

Posted on April 16th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
Windows 8.1 enable multiple rdp connections

In Windows 8 and 8.1, like in previous Microsoft client OS versions, only one simultaneous incoming RDP connection is supported. It means that only one user (one session) can simultaneously connect to a Windows 8 computer using the Remote Desktop. In most cases it is enough, but sometimes it would.. read more

How to Restore Default Fonts in Windows 8.1

Posted on March 4th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
Windows 8 broken fonts

If you accidentally delete or replace one or more system default fonts in Windows 8.1 / 8 you can try to restore them. The issue of missing fonts can manifest itself as follows: in system dialog boxes (and some other windows) instead of normal symbols something strange or unreadable symbols.. read more

How to Change a Network Type from Public to Private in Windows

Posted on February 17th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012
network 4 public network

One of the troubles a new network connection sometimes faces in Windows 8 / 2012 is that the network is wrongly detected as Public Network when it has to be detected as Private  and vice versa. You cannot change the network type from the graphical interface of Network and Sharing.. read more

How to Hide a Windows Service from Users

Posted on February 13th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 8
How to hide windows service from users

In this article we’ll tell about a simple way to hide a certain Windows service from the list of services in Services.msc console. With this technique, a particular service can be hidden from all users of the computer (including administrators). Thus, we don’t allow anyone to stop / delete /.. read more

How to Hide User from Windows 8 Welcome Screen

Posted on December 24th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Windows 8 show users accounts on Welcome screen

By default, Windows 8 (like Windows XP and Windows 7) shows the list of all local accounts on this computer on the Welcome screen (login screen). To log on to the system, user must to select the desired account and enter the password to it. If there are many local.. read more

Windows 8 / 2012 Fix: “Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes”

Posted on December 18th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer

Let’s talk about quite a common problem arising from an incorrect or suddenly interrupted Windows update installation. It happens that somehow Windows 8 hasn’t been able to install updates correctly and has been restarted (restart as a result of an update error or power issues). After that, during the next.. read more