SOLVED: Download Windows 10 1909 AutoUnattended Answer File

Click HERE to download our AutoUnattended.xml answer file for Windows 10 1909 (2019H2). WARNING: This answer file will automatically wipe your hard disk clean and setup the required partitions from scratch. This answer file: Wipes the current disk clean and sets up new partitions Sets the PC, Keyboard and User to use US English If you want to change the user to a different region just open the .XML file and change the two <USERLOCALE>…

SOLVED: What is Flighting in Microsoft Windows 10?

Microsoft changed the release cycle of Windows products from every two or three years to potentially every week.  This was part of CEO Satya Nadella‘s plan to modernize Microsoft.  The software world had changed to a must faster paced model of releasing new code and new products.  Nadella’s recent history at the time was with Azure cloud. Azure developers release changes constantly to give people the latest bug fixes and newest features.  Neither developers or consumers…

SOLVED: How To Change Windows 10S to Windows 10 Home / Pro For Free

Many devices shipped with Windows 10 S mode as a security measure, but “S” mode devices only allow programs from the Store to be installed.  This may be great for schools, children and other security intensive applications but for most people you will want to install apps from other sources (i.e. Games that are not in the MS Store). Also, in March of 2018 Microsoft announced they were killing the S mode line and encouraging…

VIDEO: Top 12 Windows 10 New Features, Tips & Tricks

You have probably been using Windows 10 for many years now and because Microsoft updates it so frequently, useful new features are easy to miss. In this video we explain 12 new features, tips & tricks from recent versions of Windows 10: Clipboard History Timeline / Task View Snip & Sketch for 2 or more Predictive Text Dark Mode Calculations in Search Bar Quick Answers from Cortana PIN Codes Store Apps Changing START Menu rail…

SOLVED: How To Reset OneDrive – Stuck Processing Changes

If you are having problems with OneDrive you may be able to correct them with a simple reset: RESET ONEDRIVE ON WINDOWS 10: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset If that command does not make sense to you, just follow these instructions: Right click on the OneDrive icon in your Notification Area (blue cloud icon near the clock) and select CLOSE ONEDRIVE Copy this command: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset Click the START button in Windows 10 Press CNTL + V (which…

SOLVED: Release Dates & Build Number for Every Version of Windows

Below is a list of every version of Windows: Name / Description Version Build Number Public Release Windows 10, Version 1909 10 18975 11/5/2019 Windows 10, Version 1903 10 18362 5/21/2019 Windows Server 2008, Service Pack 2, Rollup KB4489887 6 6003 3/19/2019 Windows 10, Version 1809 10 17763 10/2/2018 Windows Server 2019, Version 1809 10 17763 10/2/2018 Windows 10, Version 1803 10 17134 4/30/2018 Windows 10, Version 1709 10 16299 10/17/2017 Windows Server 2016, Version…

SOLVED: How To Add Windows Build and Sub-build Numbers To System Center Configuration Manager Report

If you need to track which specific version of Windows 10 you desktops are running, SystemCenter would seem to be a great place to start looking.  However, the default reports in SCCM do not provide the level of detail most IT administrators require. This granular detail was not available in older versions of SCCM but it is now.   Fortunately, this adding in the Windows build information is now quite easy: Launch System Center Configuration Manager…

SOVLED: What are afterSentDocuments Folder and Files?

If you see a folder named “afterSentDocuments” in your Documents folder it might cause some concern because no human intentionally added that.  It turns out that that folder and files are the ‘honey pot’ for excellent corporate security software named SentinelOne. Click to Enlarge   After talking to a pile of vendors including Microsoft, SentinalOne told me: They’re our Malware/Ransomware decoys! The SentinelOne Agent Installer installs a number of files on the endpoint. Most of…

SOLVED: What is The Optimal Number of Simultaneous Transfers on an FTP Client Like FileZilla

If you need to move large numbers of files through FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software you can dramatically change the time it takes to complete by increasing the number of simultaneous transfers. FileZilla defaults to 1 but can be set to 10: Launch FileZilla Click EDIT (menu bar) Click SETTINGS Click TRANSFERS The question is how do you know what to set that number to and the answer, unfortunately, is it depends on several factors.…

SOLVED: Chrome Slow To Load First Page

If you are using Google Chrome, you may find that is takes 20+ seconds to load the first page and that is annoying.  The problem is likely a proxy setting which you can, and almost certainly should, disable. Click to expand these screen shots Launch Chrome and notice if you see DETECTING PROXY SETTINGS in the bottom left corner. Click the settings ellipsis (3 dots) in the top right corner of Chrome Click Advanced to…

SOLVED: How to Fix WordPress Site Redirected You Too Many Times

If you are working on a WordPress site and see a redirect error like: CHROME: This Page Isn’t Working Right Now www.<YourDomain>.com redirected you too many times. ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS FIREFOX: The page isn’t redirecting properly. Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete. SAFARI: This webpage has a redirect loop The webpage at https://www.<YourDomain>.com has resulted in too many redirects.  Clearing your cookies for…

SOVLED: How to Legally Install Windows 10 Using Windows 7 Product Key

As most companies are aware, Windows 7 drops dead on January 14th 2020 however, many ordinary users seem to be unaware of this fact.  As Windows 7 draws to a close, the question is what can Win7 users do to get to Windows 10? From Summer 2015 to July 2016, Microsoft made Windows 10 available for FREE to anyone with a Windows 7 or 8 PC and while most people took advantage of the offer, many…

SOLVED: How to Stop a CLEAN ALL Command in DiskPart

Diskpart is Microsoft’s disk partitioning command line tool and while it works well, it does not provide some protections from self inflicted wounds.  One common DISKPART command to wipe a disk is CLEAN. CLEAN removes the volumes and partitions along with changing the first letter of every file to a ‘?’.  Files that start with a ‘?’ are not shown in NTFS (i.e. dir command or in Windows Explorer) and the file system knows the…

SOLVED: Easy Command Line to Wipe and Reformat a Disk

In 2017 we recorded a video on how to remove partitions through command line. This is especially useful when they are stuck or refuse to be deleted through the DISK MANAGER console because they are protected system partitions. Today we explain how to remove partitions, including protected partitions, and reformat a previously used disk. The following commands work in old school CMD, newer school PowerShell or even the tomorrows school Windows Terminal: Open a command…