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Reset Windows Update

March 25, 2018

Runas Administrator

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptsvc

net stop bits

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\system32\catroot2 catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptsvc

net start bits



You Can Still Upgrade To Windows 10 (for Free)

November 4, 2017

The FREE Windows 10 upgrade officially ended on July 31, 2016 but you can still get the upgrade (for Window 7 and 8.1 users) by claiming that you use assistive technologies. Click here and get started. You have only until December 31, 2017 to take advantage of this.

How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 256 Characters

August 13, 2017

The Windows 10 default path length limitation (MAX_PATH) is 256 characters

you may use the NT-style name syntax “\\?\C:\users\very long path” to workaround this issue.

Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise
Ignore the MAX_PATH issue by overriding a group policy entry, gpedit.msc

Computer Configuration -> Admin Templates -> System -> FileSystem:
Enable Win32 long paths

Windows 10 Home
In the Registry Editor, use the left sidebar to navigate to the following key:

On the right, find a value named LongPathsEnabled and double-click it. If you don’t see the value listed, you’ll need to create it by right-clicking the FileSystem key, choosing New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and then naming the new value LongPathsEnabled .

In the value’s properties window, change the value from 0 (default) to 1 (ignore) in the “Value data” box and then click OK.

How to find all encrypted files inside folders (Windows 10)

January 26, 2017

At Windows Explorer Search bar, type:

encryptionstatus:encrypted folder:c:\downloads

encryptionstatus:encrypted folder:%temp%

encryptionstatus:encrypted datemodified:this month

encryptionstatus:encrypted datemodified:‎23/‎1/‎2017

* is:encrypted


OR using the cipher command,

cipher /s:c:\temp | findstr /b /c:”E”
/b                Matches pattern if at the beginning of a line.
/c:string    Uses specified string as a literal search string.


How to find all windows version serial key

July 24, 2016

1. From:

Set WshShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead(“HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId”))

Function ConvertToKey(Key)
Const KeyOffset = 52
i = 28
Cur = 0
x = 14
Cur = Cur * 256
Cur = Key(x + KeyOffset) + Cur
Key(x + KeyOffset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255
Cur = Cur Mod 24
x = x -1
Loop While x >= 0
i = i -1
KeyOutput = Mid(Chars, Cur + 1, 1) & KeyOutput
If (((29 – i) Mod 6) = 0) And (i -1) Then
i = i -1
KeyOutput = “-” & KeyOutput
End If
Loop While i >= 0
ConvertToKey = KeyOutput
End Function


2. How do I find the OEM key of UEFI

If your computer or laptop has been preinstalled Windows 10 professional activation and you want to view OEM key (which is stored in the UEFI motherboard), you can use a simple command that must be run on the command line.

WMIC path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey


3. Some alternative Software Key Finder tools:

Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends 29th July

May 16, 2016

Haven’t updated to Windows 10? You better do so now as the free upgrade offer will end on 29th July! After the offer ends, you are expected to purchase the full version of Windows 10 Home through the Microsoft Store or Microsoft retail partner for US$119 (~S$162)!

But as the date nears, Microsoft has begun to auto-schedule PCs to upgrade to Windows 10, regardless of whether it has consent from end users.

Source: HWZ

ESD2ISO for Windows 10 Preview Build 10586 for PC

November 9, 2015

Microsoft has released a new update build 10586 of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders in the fast ring which comes with many bug fixes and improvements. This new build comes via “TH2” (ThresHold2) development branch.

You may download the previous Windows 10 Insider Preview (x86) – Build 10565 and let Windows Update download it. When Windows Update has prepared the upgrade, you will be told a restart has been scheduled. At this point you can find the install.esd file which contains everything needed to make an ISO image in a hidden folder C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources.

Click here for “esd-decrypter-wimlib-4.7z” and used it to convert .esd format to. iso format.

Microsoft Print to PDF in Windows 10

October 11, 2015


Now, Windows 10 allows you to convert any document to PDF as well as save any document as PDF out of the box. The new Microsoft Print to PDF feature can be used to save any printable document to PDF. In short, any printable document or picture can now be saved in PDF out of the box. All software that support print also support Microsoft print to PDF feature.

Microsoft’s new Display Dock transforms your Windows 10 mobile phone into a PC

October 7, 2015

The new hardware has three USB ports, including USB Type-C, and both HDMI and DisplayPort.

Plug your Windows 10 mobile phone into the new Display Dock, and use the keyboard and mouse to control your Windows 10 universal apps on your television monitor in full 1080p. Microsoft Office apps and Outlook scale up to create a big screen-optimized work environment that makes you more productive. It’s a PC-like experience that’s powered by your phone.