SOLVED: How To Fix or Manually Uninstall a Corrupt Microsoft Silverlight in Windows 10

If you have problems with Silverlight on Windows 10 or Windows 8, like being prompted to install it when you already have Silverlight, there are several steps you need to take to correct it: NOTE: Silverlight does NOT work in Microsoft Edge so make sure you are using Internet Explorer 11 for all of the links below. DETECT SILVERLIGHT: Click THIS link to see if your browser thinks Silverlight is installed Click THIS link to run a basic…

SOLVED: Windows Could Not Complete The Installation Windows 10 SysPrep

If you see “Windows Could Not Complete The Installation Windows” the problem is likely that your Password Policy is set to something beyond what the account you used to SysPrep used.  The fix for this is actually quite simple: On the “Windows Could Not Complete The Installation Windows” press SHIFT+F10, to bring up a Command window Type SECPOL.MSC and press ENTER, to bring up the Local Security Policy editor Expand ACCOUNT POLICIES > PASSWORD POLICY…

SOLVED: How To Enable The POWER BUTTON in Windows 8.1 Update 1

This has taken me about a day to figure out!  I have a new Surface 3 that I have wiped out and imaged with a Win8.1 ISO sourced from the Volume License Service Center (with a release date of 4/13/2014, which I thought included Update 1).   After adding in updates KB2959977 and KB29330418 as per UPDATE 1 instructions which and rebooting I found that I most of the UPDATE 1 improvements (like a context menu when right…

SOLVED: Error Code: 0x800F0906 – Can Not Install Dot Net 3.5 on Windows 8.1

Windows 8 and 8.1 do not allow you to install Dot Net 3.5 using an internet connection… which is its default.  The solution is to extract the SXS folder from your install media and then run a command line install with the following: Insert your Windows 8 (or 8.1) DVD or ISO (in item 3 below, I assume your DVD or mounted ISO is “D”) Start an elevated CMD prompt Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All…

SOLVED: How To Enable KIOSK / ASSIGNED ACCESS Mode in Windows 8.1

A neat new feature in Windows 8.1 is the ability to restrict a user to running a single application.  This could be handy for: libraries that only want users to run their search app public PC’s that are only to be used for Internet Explorer retail stores that want run a demo routine The primary limitation to Kiosk Mode is that it can ONLY be engaged for APPS.  This specifically does NOT include full desktop…

SOLVED: Windows 8.1 Will Not Install on Older AMD CPU’s like Athlon 64 and Opterton

If you have an older AMD CPU based system and you attempt to install or upgrade to  Windows 8.1 you will see a message like: You can’t install Windows 8.1 because your processor doesn’t support CompareExchange128. This is true but there are three important points to note: 32BIT Windows 8.1 will install / upgrade of course you can NOT upgrade 64Bit Windows 7 or 8 to 32Bit Windows 8.1 but you could perform a fresh…

SOLVED: Should Superfetch Be Disabled on Windows PC’s with Windows 8 or 8.1

No, under Windows 8 SSD’s and RAID’s are ignored by SuperFetch.  SuperFetch, under Windows 8 / 8.1 and newer will only run against spinning disk even though the service is running apparently on all disks… it is not working on SSD’s. You might have wanted to disable the SuperFetch service in the Windows 7 days because of the price of RAM.  That is, RAM was more expensive than it is now and so you may not have…

SOLVED: How to Run WinSAT in Windows 8.1

In versions of Windows 7 and 8 (but NOT 8.1) this tool displayed performance numbers called the WINDOWS PERFORMANCE INDEX shown in the SYSTEM INFORMATION.  In Windows 8.1 WINDOWS PERFORMANCE INDEX is gone but WinSAT still exists and can be run by: Pressing the WINDOWS KEY + R (to bring up a RUN dialog box) typing WinSAT.exe formal