Enable the startup screen under Windows 10

This article shows you how to enable the boot screen in Windows 10. You can do this when using a touch device. To do this, you must enable Tablet Mode. With earlier versions of Windows 10, you can enable the home screen through the taskbar properties, but things have changed now that this option seems to have been removed. Let’s see how to activate and start directly at the start screen in Windows 10.

When Windows 8 was used to start in the Start menu, people wanted to start directly on the desktop. Now, when Windows 10 starts on the desktop, there are some who want to start directly on the startup screen. read more

To run Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser manually

Before reserving your copy of the Windows 10 upgrade, you must check your computer’s compatibility with Windows 10 devices and applications. If there is a problem with a device connected to your PC, it means that your PC can run under Windows 10, but the device will not function properly after the upgrade because it is not fully compatible. If an application is listed, it means that your PC can run Windows 10, but there may be a problem with the application and you will need to uninstall it later. read more

How to configure Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows Defender became more powerful in Windows 10. It can be used as a reliable anti-malware in Windows 10, and most home users may not find it necessary to install third-party antivirus software on their computer. However, Microsoft has changed some things in Windows Defender and has integrated new technologies and features. The Windows Defender preferences window has been migrated to the new Windows 10 preferences application. Therefore, configuring Windows Defender in Windows 10 can be difficult the first time. read more

How to identify the direct URL for the Windows update driver in Windows 10

With so many Windows updates in the background, you never know exactly which Web site URL is the source of the latest driver update on your PC. Knowing direct URLs can be particularly useful if you want to have manual control over driver updates or after restarting your PC.

Identify the direct URL for Windows update drivers

Here is a method you can use to identify the direct URL for a Windows update driver in Windows 10/8/7. This method includes the following steps:

  1. Stop Windows Update Service
  2. Clean Windows Update Local Cache
  3. Delete Drivers for Specific Device
  4. Restart Windows Update Service
  5. Install Last Available Driver
  6. Check Logs for Direct URL

Step 1: Stop the Windows Update Service

Run the net stop wuauserv command. This will stop the Windows update service. read more

How to add multiple Live tiles for multiple email accounts in Windows 10

Windows 10 also has a built-in email application that allows you to add your email ID and check your emails. The Windows 10 Mail App application is pretty good and you don’t really need a third-party email client to check emails. The latest version of the Mail application under Windows 10, comes with a makeover and the current user interface is fantastic.

You can use different email service providers such as Outlook.com, Gmail, Office 365, iCloud, or any other IMAP account. There are many people who use multiple e-mail accounts to separate work and private life. If you are one of them and use more than one email account and you want to set up a live tile for all your accounts, you can now do it easily, unlike Windows 8.1(2) read more

Microsoft Passport under Windows 10

Microsoft Passport has existed for some time. It serves as central access to all Microsoft products such as Outlook.com, OneDrive, Messenger (during his lifetime), people, contacts and more. In Windows 10, Microsoft Passport replaces passwords with strong two-factor authentication consisting of a registered device and a Windows Hello (biometric) or PIN. This article provides an overview of how Microsoft intends to use Microsoft Passport in Windows 10.

What is Microsoft Passport

Overall, Microsoft Passport consists of 2 services – a single login service that allows members to log in with a single name and password and a wallet service that allows them to shop online quickly and easily. read more

Windows 10 Preview Mode Expiry Data

RajithR, Microsoft support engineer, published the expiration date of the Windows 10 Technical Previews license in an article about Microsoft Answers. He summarized the expiration dates of each version of Windows 10 Technical Preview published by Microsoft in a table. Windows 10 Technical Preview issues warnings two weeks before the expiration date. Once this time has elapsed, it is restarted every 3 hours. Your system will not boot after 2 weeks.

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Table Preview License Expiry Date > Body Table > read more

The Windows 10 App icon is missing or does not appear in the Windows 8.1 / 7 taskbar

Although most of you have already reserved your Windows 10 upgrade and have removed or hidden the Windows 10 upgrade program icon from your taskbar, some of you may no longer see this icon in your taskbar. If the Get Windows 10 app icon in the Windows 8.1 / 7 taskbar is missing or is not displayed, this message will help you resolve and enable the problem.

If your device is or has been connected to a domain or is managed by a system administrator, it may be blocked for an upgrade reservation. If your Windows copy is not genuine or if you have a volume license copy, the icon does not appear.

Windows 10 Missing application icon

KB3035583 is a Windows update offered by Microsoft that appears in the’Important’ update list. This update is responsible for the Windows icon. Microsoft describes this as an update that provides additional functionality for Windows update notifications when new updates are available for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 users. You can download it manually by clicking here.

Here are some things that will help you solve your problem:

1] You must run an original version of Windows 8.1 Update or Windows 7 SP1. This offer is not available for users of Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise or Windows RT 8.1 ; if your device is managed as part of a school or corporate network, you will not receive notification of this icon. To install this update, you must have KB2919355 for Windows 8.1 systems or Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 systems installed on your computer.

2] On Windows systems that cannot run under Windows 10, Microsoft does not display the’Get Windows 10 app’ icon until July 29. After July 29, Microsoft will activate the icon in the taskbar. This is to make sure that you can easily check the compatibility of your PC if you decide to do so.

3] Make sure you have checked, downloaded and installed the latest Windows updates.

4] Check Windows Update for an updated version of KB2976976978 for Windows 8.1 or KB2952664 for Windows 7 SP1

5] You must ensure that your Windows 8.1 has installed the update KB291939355, commonly known as Windows 8.1 Update. If you didn’t do it, please do it.

6] If you still cannot see the icon, open Control PanelAll Control Panel programs and functions and click Show Installed Updates. Make sure your computer has installed the KB3035583 update. If not, you can download it here and install it manually. Restart your computer. You can also check it by executing the following command in a high PDC:

dism 3035583

If the update is installed, you will see its package identity.

7] If you simply uninstall and reinstall the KB3035583 update, the icon may appear in the taskbar. Don’t forget to reboot.

8] If you still do not see the icon, Microsoft Support suggests that you run the following file and check if it helps.

Open the Notepad, copy the following text and save it as a file .cmd to indicate your C drive. For example, you can save it as Win10Upgrade.cmd.

UpgEx if'%errorlevel%' =='0' Add GOTO RunGWX reg'HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionAppCompatFlagsApprapprappraiser' /v UtcOnetimeSend /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f Run /TN'MicrosoftWindows experienceMicrosoft Compatibility Apprappraiser' > : CompatCheckRunning Query /TN'MicrosoftWindowsApplication ExperienceMicrosoft Compatibility Appraiser' Ready >> if NOT'%errorlevel%' =='0' ping localhost >nul &goto :CompatCheckRunning : RunGWX /run /run /TN'MicrosoftWindowsSetupgwxefreshgwgwxconfig' read more

Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

Microsoft has released Local Administrator Password Solution. LAPs solve the problem of using a shared local account with an identical password on each Windows computer in a domain by setting a different random password for the shared local administrator account on each computer in the domain.

Local Administrator Password Solution

This solution automatically manages the local administrator password on the domain computers so that the password is:

  • Unique on any managed computer
  • Randomly generated
  • Securely stored in AD infrastructure.

Features include:

Security:

  • Password protection during transport by Kerberos encryption
  • Password is protected in AD by AD ACL
  • Effectively reduce pass-the-hash attack

Manageability:

  • Configurable password settings : Age, complexity, length
  • Ability to force password reset
  • Integrated security model with AD LCD
  • End user interface can be any AD management tool,
  • PowerShell and Fat Client are provided
  • Protection against deleting computer accounts
  • Easy implementation and minimum space required

Extensibility:

  • Additional password encryption stored in AD
  • Password history
  • Web UI.

Domain administrators using this solution can specify which users, such as helpdesk administrators, are allowed to read passwords. read more

An unexpected error prevents you from deleting the file

Files available on Windows offline are available with Client Side Caching (CSC) cache and database. The cache helps Windows to synchronize files with the external server. If this database is corrupted, it can restart itself. However, if there is significant damage to components, deleting some files can have consequences.

We recently encountered a problem where we received the following error message when deleting files on a Windows 8.1 computer:

An unexpected error prevents you from deleting the file. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to seek help on this problem. Error 0x800710FE: This file is currently not available on this computer read more