Category: Tips

Delete OEM drivers (to enable memory integrity)

On Windows 10/11 when memory integrity cannot be switched on due to incompatible drivers, you can use pnputil.exe to remove the affected OEM drivers Open Windows Security Select Device Security Select the Core isolation details Set the slider to ON to enable core isolation If any incompatible (old) drivers are on the system, you will …

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The #Windows11 context menu

Windows 11 introduced the new context menu (right-click menu) The new menu has the most used options instantly available where the less used options are ‘hidden’ behind the ‘Show more options’ extra click For me the new menu took some getting used to, but once embraced it’s very nice to use! Not everyone has gotten …

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Best Practice Analyser – ‘Warning’ Short file name creation should be disabled – Configuration

Disabling Short filename Creation frees up performance for other file server tasks This will stop NTFSfrom generating the 8 char filename alias for all files (only required for very old software) Example: Query the current state for the setting: To disable the function, change the following registry value & reboot the system HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation Set …

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Microsoft Endpoint Manager Insiders community

This month’s Tech Community Live: Endpoint Manager! (July 21, 2022) Revealed something new, the MEM Insiders community. If you’re interested in more opportunities to talk about Microsoft Endpoint Manager, get the new stuff at the earliest & be able to give your feedback early, this is the place to go. I’ve already signed up & …

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Retrieve Oem bios Windows License key (uefi)

Did a clean install on a device & Windows did not pick up the bios activation key? no 3rd party tools required, these commands will retrieve the key for you Run this in PowerShell (Elevated) to retrieve the key Retrieve & install: (run in elevated prompt)

Windows 11 Release Health Videos

The Windows 11 release health page found here: Windows 11 Updates Has this great new feature, every month the Patch-Tuesday update changes are neatly bundled with a video explaining what’s fixed & what’s new in this month’s updates and even some tips! Making them easier to understand even for less tech savvy end-users. Here’s the …

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Windows Update: Get me up to date

This new option in Windows 11 called ‘Get me up to date’ is located in the settings app, under Windows Update / Advanced options Once turned on, Windows Updates will get your device updated as fast as possible restart as needed even if you’re in active hours, a great option to use when going out …

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Have you really truned it of and on again?

Yes it’s the all time classic answer calling Helpdesk, but things have changed since Windows has Fast Startup enabled by default. This happened with the release of Windows 8.x, before then a simple restart was equal to turning it of and on again. Users will tell you they already restarted the device & the issue …

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Fix – Windows 11 upgrade fails with ‘We couldn’t update system reserved partition’

Some Windows 10 preloads have a small EFI System Partition of 100MB which is enough for 10 but might cause the upgrade to Windows 11 to fail with the message ‘We couldn’t update system reserved partition’ error code 0xc1900104, or error code 0x800f0922. Without the need for partition resizing tools you should be able to …

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Fix Windows Update (Shotgun method)

Problem: Windows updates fails to detect updates, keeps running into the same error Store apps cannot be installed (uses WU to do this) Run this script in an elevated PowerShell window Set-Service wuauserv -StartupType DisabledSet-Service BITS -StartupType DisabledStop-Service BITS -ForceStop-Service wuauserv -Forcereg delete “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate” /v AccountDomainSid /freg delete “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate” /v PingID /freg delete “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate” /v …

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