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by lunarg on January 23rd 2017, at 08:57
One of the most pertinent changes to Windows 10 is how updates are being installed. Unless your computer is using WSUS or some other corporate solution, you do not have the ability to select which updates to install and which not to install. This includes drivers and feature updates (such as the Anniversary Update). While it is usually recommended to install all updates, sometimes it is not wanted, e.g. because of system instability, or simply, because you don't want a particular update (e.g. Anniversary Update). To meet customer's demand, Microsoft has released a tool to reintroduce the "hide an update" function of older Windows versions.

The tool allows you to "hide" s  ...
by lunarg on August 8th 2016, at 16:10
Microsoft has disabled the F8 key so you can no longer boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode right after powering on your computer. Safe Mode (although it's no longer called that) is still available but is only accessible if you explicitly asks for it when running Windows (there are plenty of articles that explain how this works). Windows 10 also has a mechanism for detecting boot problems and will automatically start in Safe Mode if normal startup is no longer possible. But what if you're not able to start Windows 10 the normal way, and the detection mechanism doesn't work? You can then opt to boot using a Recovery Drive (can be a DVD or USB stick). Or, you can simply re-enable the F8 key... (needs   ...
by lunarg on August 2nd 2016, at 12:31
Although the free upgrade period for Windows 10 is over (it ended July 29th 2016), users that require assistive technology still can upgrade their OS to Windows 10 for free. If you have any assistive technology in use, you can benefit from the offer. Microsoft does not restrict to any particular assistive technology, and the upgrade offer period currently has no ending date.

The reason for the extended offer is that there are still numerous AT devices out there that are still not supported on Windows 10. Microsoft extends the offer so that manufacturers have more time making their devices compatible with Windows 10, allowing the end user to still benefit from the free upgrade to Windows 10.  ...
by lunarg on May 27th 2016, at 17:26

For fresh installations of Windows 10, you can download and use the Windows 10 Media Creator. If it is not an upgrade, you'll need a valid product key.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

There's only one version, capable of creating both 32-bit and 64-bit images and in all languages.

by lunarg on January 12th 2016, at 10:22
When updating the ADMX Central Store from Windows 10 to Windows 10 v1511, you may encounter the following error when attempting to view or edit group policies:

Administrative Templates
Namespace ‘Microsoft.Policies.WindowsStore’ is already defined as the target namespace for another file in the store.

File \\domain.fqdn\SysVol\domain.fqdn\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\WinStoreUI.admx, line 4, column 80

A similar problem is referenced in KB 3077013 but basically also applies to this issue:

On a domain controller, using Explorer, navigate to the ADMX Central Store:...\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\PolicyDefinitions

Delete the file WinStoreUI.admx and all occurances of WinStoreUI.adml (under each la  ...
by lunarg on January 12th 2016, at 10:20
When updating the ADMX Central Store from Windows 10 to Windows 10 v1511, you may encounter the following error when attempting to view or edit group policies:

Administrative Templates
Namespace ‘Microsoft.Policies.WindowsStore’ is already defined as the target namespace for another file in the store.

File \\domain.fqdn\SysVol\domain.fqdn\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\WinStoreUI.admx, line 4, column 80

A similar problem is referenced in KB 3077013 but basically also applies to this issue:

On a domain controller, using Explorer, navigate to the ADMX Central Store:folder containing SYSVOL\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\PolicyDefinitions

Delete the file WinStoreUI.admx and all occurances of WinStoreU  ...
by lunarg on October 12th 2015, at 12:25

For those that do not wish to use OneDrive and want it removed from the folder tree in Explorer, can do so by a simple registry change:

Open regedit and locate the key

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

Change the value of System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree from 1 to 0

Repeat the process for the key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

by lunarg on October 6th 2015, at 13:37

Windows 10 is not out of the box supported on ESX 5.5, unless you're running 5.5u3. One of the issues is that earlier versions do not have a compatible video driver for Windows 10.

However, for older versions of ESX 5.5, you can manually download the VMWare Tools and install them:

https://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/5.5u3/windows/index.html

by lunarg on September 23rd 2015, at 11:17

When pinning Notepad2 to the taskbar in Windows 10, a duplicate icon is created. Unpinning the duplicate also removes the original icon, leaving you always with two icons on the taskbar.

To resolve, look for and remove the following line (located in the section [Settings2]) from the settings file %APPDATA\Notepad2.ini:

ShellAppUserModelID=Notepad2

Save the file, then unpin and re-pin Notepad2 to the taskbar.

by lunarg on September 10th 2015, at 11:30
If you are running a non-en-US Windows 10, and wish to install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10, you may notice the install does not succeed.

The installation of RSAT finishes after about 5-10 seconds, claiming it has been installed successfully. However, the RSAT tools are nowhere to be found, and update history does not show KB2693643 to be installed.

Attempting to install RSAT through Dism.exe fails with error : 0x800f081e

Dism.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:WindowsTH-KB2693643-x64.cabDeployment Image Servicing and Management toolVersion: 10.0.10240.16384Image Version: 10.0.10240.16384Processing 1 of 1 - Adding package Microsoft-Windows-RemoteServerAdministrati  ...
by lunarg on August 19th 2015, at 11:14

To (re)-install Windows 10 with retail or OEM media (including the Windows 10 media creator), you can (temporarily) use the "generic" installation keys, officially provided by Microsoft.

These keys allow you to perform the installation, after which Windows will run in a 30-day trial mode, before a proper key and activation is required. The keys are language and platform-independent.

Windows 10 (Home)TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99
Windows 10 (Home) Single Language7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH
Windows 10 ProVK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
Windows 10 EnterpriseNPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43
 
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