Category: ITPro – Dojo

Catching Malware Like Pro – Part 1

Most IT-Pro’s I talk to on this topic have the same answer when it comes to catching a possible virus on a machine. Important steps to take: Remove the device from the corp network Scan the device with the ‘favorite’ antivirus product If the step above fails to find it, use another antivirus/antimalware product ….. …

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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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Fix issues with modern authentication on Windows 10

Example: Outlook Auth  => Needs Password over & over again or, very fast auth screen pop-up disappears without successful authentication In settings /Accounts /Email & Accounts/Accounts used by other apps/ adding a work or school account does not work In settings / System /Shared experiences the fix button doesn’t work C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin_cw5n1h2txyewy\Is empty or corrupted FIX …

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Tip: Camera not working in Skype, Zoom,…

Recently a handful of types of webcams turned dark in Skype, Zoom and other video chat programs, while the Windows Camera app still showed the video perfectly. The cases I ran into were running Windows 10 1909 or 2004 running on older models of hardware. Cams were showing up as ‘easycam’ or ‘HP HD webcam’ …

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Grabbing Windows 10 2004 – Device Not Ready?

Trying to get the new 2004 Build on you device & running in to this screen on your updates? ‘Your device isn’t quite ready’ This means there’s a reason to temporarily block you from getting the new build. (This is good! You’ve just been saved from possible compatibility issues with your current setup) These reasons …

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Cool Windows 10 Feature: Search With Screenshot

A new option in taskbar search, also available in the recently released 2004 Version of Windows 10 ‘Search with a screenshot’ integrates Bing Visual Search with Snip & Sketch This enables you to quickly grab a snip of something on your screen and look it up on the internet.

#MSBuild: WinGet – Windows Command Line App Installer

At Build Microsoft released their own package repo accessible from any device to facilitate easy deployment of packages & applications How do you get this on your device? Step 1 Open the Windows Store to grab your copy of App Installer If you already have it installed make sure you get it updated to the …

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How to Set Default Sign-in Option in Windows 10

At the logon screen by default the last used sign in method is shown You might have many options to choose from, – Pin– Password – Picture– Microsoft account– Face Recognition– Fingerprint (Helo) If you want to set a default logon method for your users, a reg tweak can do this for you: It’s stored …

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Bing Wallpaper

Used to have the Bing Desktop Toolbar installed to have a new wallpaper from Bing every day like me? Microsoft’s Bing Wallpaper tool will do just that for you now, get it here: Microsoft Bing Wallpaper Combine this with the option to “Automatically pick an accent color from my background” in Settings/Personalization/Colors and you pc’s …

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