Windows 10 Clean Install

I'm finally moving to Windows 10 on my main build, as support for Win7 draws to a close in January, and I suggest everyone still not on 10 go ahead and move over before all the Ransomware attacks are unleashed. Whether you are building your own PC from scratch or are purchasing a ready assembled … Continue reading Windows 10 Clean Install

Create a Bootable WinPE USB Drive

WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) is essentially like the Windows Version of a Linux Live CD, where everything is completely self Contained and you can boot directly from the CD/USB into the Build, which provides a familiar Desktop Interface and can run a wide number of Portable or Stand-alone Tools & Commands. This WinPE is built … Continue reading Create a Bootable WinPE USB Drive

Installing & Updating WAIK & WinPE from 3.0 to 3.1 using the AIK Supplement for Windows 7

Install the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7: Download the WAIK for Win7 from the Microsoft site Download & Install the Portable WinCDEmu from wincdemu.sysprogs.org/ Open it & click on "Mount Image" and browse to your ISO File & mount it Let it Autoplay or Open the New Drive and click on the … Continue reading Installing & Updating WAIK & WinPE from 3.0 to 3.1 using the AIK Supplement for Windows 7

Getting rid of Perpetual Viruses in System Volume Information in System Restore

Go to Start>Run and type msconfig. Press enter. When msconfig opens, click the Launch System Restore Button. On the next page, click the System Restore Settings link on the left. Check the box labelled 'Turn off System restore'. Reboot. Go back in and Turn System Restore Back on. A new Restore Point will be created. … Continue reading Getting rid of Perpetual Viruses in System Volume Information in System Restore

Clean Boot

Step 1: Run... msconfig General Tab Clear: Process SYSTEM.INI File Process WIN.INI File Load Startup Items Select: Load System Services Use Original BOOT.INI Services Tab Check "Hide all Microsoft Services" "Disable All" Click Apply, then OK Restart If that doest fix start up problem.... Step 2: (Deletes all System Restore Points) Run... msconfig General Tab … Continue reading Clean Boot

Output a List of Folder Contents to a Text File in Windows

From Command Prompt Change the Drive - "F:" Set the directory - "cd " Paste Folder Directory you want to Export the list from, as follows: (the two steps above can be done in reverse order to get the same result) cd F:\"Kalani's Folder\Kalani's Stuff"\ContentsList.txt Use " " around Directory after pasting location from Explorer … Continue reading Output a List of Folder Contents to a Text File in Windows

CMD Syntax & Customization

Enable/Disable Command Extensions for Command Prompt Regedit : Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Key: Software\Microsoft\Command Processor Name: EnableExtensions Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 enable Value: 0 disable Turn on Quick Edit Right-click the CMD Window Title Bar Select "Properties" Select "Quick Edit Mode" Copy by Highlighting & hitting Enter Paste by right-clicking You can also change the background colors, … Continue reading CMD Syntax & Customization

Adding Control Panel, System Tools, Administrative Tools, & More to Quick Launch

A follow up to my blog about making an Expandable and Categorized Quick Launch, Here's how to add Control Panel, Admin Tools and System Tools Adding Control Panel to Quick Launch: Open My Computer Double-Click on Control Panel Select all Right-Click, select "Create Shortcut" Click "Yes" to place them on the desktop Ctrl+Click all the … Continue reading Adding Control Panel, System Tools, Administrative Tools, & More to Quick Launch

A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command line & Syntax Reference

Syntax Reference Found Here: Syntax Reference add " /?" after each for a list of optional Parameters with syntax type Drive after command followed by Parameter. Ex. sfc /scannow chkdsk c: /r Change to Drive by hitting c: Change root directory via cd then type or paste a directory use " " around paths with … Continue reading A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command line & Syntax Reference

Clearing WPFFontCache in case some menus arent working, etc in Windows

Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services (or type "services.msc" from the run command box). Stop the "Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 or 4.0.0.0" service. Delete the cache file: "FontCache3.0.0.0.dat from: WinXP: "C:\Documents and Settings\USER\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data" Vista/Win7: "C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local" Restart the service, or the machine if needed

No IP Address – RPC Service Not Started – Repair Winsocks – Reinstall TCP/IP in Windows

Step 1: Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type "Cmd" then "Services.msc", and Start all of the RPC, DNS, & DHCP Items and Enable them to Start Automatically - Restart if Changes are made Step 2: Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type "Cmd" then "netsh winsock … Continue reading No IP Address – RPC Service Not Started – Repair Winsocks – Reinstall TCP/IP in Windows

Pinning a Drive to Start Menu in Windows 7

To Enable: Create a New Text Document & open it Paste the Following Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}] @="" Save & Rename it: EnableDrivePin.reg (with "hide extension for known file types" disabled in Tools > Folder Options > View) Double-click to run it Go to a drive you cant normally pin to the start … Continue reading Pinning a Drive to Start Menu in Windows 7

Adding “Internet Connection” to Quick Launch for easy Disable / Enable

Open Control Panel Go to "Network and Sharing Center" Click "Change Adapter Settings" in the right-hand column Right-Click and select "Create Shortcut" Click yes to put it on your Desktop Drag it onto the Quick Launch Bar To Click it and hit "Disable" Clicking it again will automatically Enable it You can now Enable / … Continue reading Adding “Internet Connection” to Quick Launch for easy Disable / Enable

Shortcut to Running or Uninstalling Programs & Applications with Administrator Privileges in Windows

Ctrl+Shift+Enter Uninstalling Programs: hit start type appwiz.cpl hit Ctrl+Shift Enter, instead of just enter click ok to prompts select program and uninstall click ok to prompts about changes Running Programs: you can also hit Ctrl+Shift Enter when you type cmd (for command prompt) or notepad.exe (if you need need to edit your hosts file etc), … Continue reading Shortcut to Running or Uninstalling Programs & Applications with Administrator Privileges in Windows

Install Fonts as Shortcuts in Windows

Control Panel Fonts Font Settings "Allow Fonts to be Installed Using a Shortcut (advanced)", click ok Browse to your fonts folder on any drive other than C:, where you store them. Highlight all fonts (Ctrl+A) Right-click, select "Install as Shortcut" NEVER move your font folder from its current location or all fonts will be uninstalled

How to add Classic Quicklaunch to the Taskbar in Windows 7/10

This restores the Original Quicklaunch function to your computer Right-Click the Language Bar & "Restore the Language Bar" to remove it from the Task bar Right-Click the Taskbar, go to Properties, and select "Use Small Icons", then Deselect "Lock the Task Bar".. and be sure Task bar is on the Bottom, and Task Bar Buttons … Continue reading How to add Classic Quicklaunch to the Taskbar in Windows 7/10

Set a Walk/Stretch Reminder for Your Health; an Auto/Delayed Shutdown of Windows, Anytime; & Create Shortcuts for Tasks

Set a Walk/Stretch Reminder for Your Health: Open Start Menu> Administrative tools>Task Scheduler Create Task General Tab: Name it "5 Minute Stretch & Activity Reminder" Trigger Tab>Edit: Method 1 Begin task On a Schedule Daily Start Now Recur every 1 day Repeat task every hour Duration: Indefinitely Enabled Method 2 Begin Task at Long on … Continue reading Set a Walk/Stretch Reminder for Your Health; an Auto/Delayed Shutdown of Windows, Anytime; & Create Shortcuts for Tasks

Add .RTF to ‘New’ Context Menu in Windows 7/10

Be Logged in as an Administrator Open a file explorer window & type %SystemRoot% & hit enter (or browse to C:/Windows) Create a New Folder named: ShellNew Open Wordpad.exe  - in Start Menu>All Programs>Accessories, or Run > Wordpad Hit Save & Save the Blank Document to your Desktop as "Document.rtf" Copy that Document.rtf and paste … Continue reading Add .RTF to ‘New’ Context Menu in Windows 7/10