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Windows 10 – few steps for a smooth Feature Update

A couple of weeks ago, Windows 10 Feature Update 1709 was released, and for the second time I met some problem during the process. My investigations detected 3 possible solutions: do something before and after the update download the new Q10 version by MS media download tool do a clean installation. Luckily my problems were fixed by applying with the first one. Preparations to apply … Continue reading Windows 10 – few steps for a smooth Feature Update »

Event 3006, 3007, 10021 – Windows Search Problem

  My new notebook had some sporadic slowdowns during the startup phase. Looking into Event logs, I found several Event 3006, 3007, 10021 all around Windows Search engine. After some searches on internet, I found this page. Those guys had the same problem, and the solution seems to reinstall Search Engine feature. Into Windows 8.1, this is not so easy, because it disappeared from the … Continue reading Event 3006, 3007, 10021 – Windows Search Problem »

Windows 10 – how to remove/add IE11

Method #1 From elevated ‘Command Prompt‘ window, type: start appwiz.cpl The usual “Programs & Features” will popup and: click on “Turn Window features on or off“ look for “Internet Explorer” and check/uncheck it click ‘ok‘ button follow the instructions & reboot Method #2 From elevated ‘Command Prompt‘ window, type the following: to remove it: dism /online /disable-feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64 to add it: dism /online /enable-feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64 … Continue reading Windows 10 – how to remove/add IE11 »

Windows 10 – Date & Time settings

Under Windows 10, the date & time settings dialog isn’t available by right clicking the traybar anymore. It is still available, but it is quite hidden. Looking for settings type <windows> + S and type “date & time“ look for “related settings“ click on “additional date, time, & regional settings“ click on “set the time & date“ here our old good settings window Additional settings … Continue reading Windows 10 – Date & Time settings »

ROG G752 weird overheat (fixed)

updated: 28/10/2017 The Problem From time to time, I noted that my ROG G752VT heated horribly in this point (above the right-bottom angle): After some investigations and tests, it seems something related to the quick charge capability of the nearest USB ports. I had switched it off, by removing the USB Charger Plus program, but after some weeks of calm, the problem pops up again. … Continue reading ROG G752 weird overheat (fixed) »

How to remove MAP MAS-SMS0 and friends

After having installed the Windows 10 Creator update, I have found these unknown devices into the Device Manager: MAP MAS-SMS0 MS-ABTP MS-TCC They aren’t working because the system cannot find a proper driver. You can delete them, but the system will detect & restore them again. I tried to find some information on MS but I didn’t find anything. Improving my investigation range, I found … Continue reading How to remove MAP MAS-SMS0 and friends »

Windows 10 – Cleanup disk 3.99 TB

Several weeks ago I had the following issue while running the Disk Cleanup utility: It detects wrong cleanup space on Windows Update Cleanup point. After some investigations, I found this post explaining the problem. To make a long-story brief, one of the applied updates has broken one or more of the hardlinks present into Windows Component Store folder. After some other investigations, I discovered how … Continue reading Windows 10 – Cleanup disk 3.99 TB »

Event 151 – DeviceSetupManager Lumia driver problems

Suddenly my notebook isn’t able the see my Lumia phone anymore. Every time I connect it, a driver error occurs and it generates the event 151. The phone was seen as a USB device, but it wasn’t recognized as a working Lumia phone. The effects of this problem were that I wasn’t able to access to the phone data storage (internal and microsd). After a … Continue reading Event 151 – DeviceSetupManager Lumia driver problems »

Event 10016 – Distributed COM

On my Windows 10, notebook (and several other PCs), I found several errors like the following one during the system startup: Event 10016, DistributedCOM The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160} and APPID {9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276} to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). … Continue reading Event 10016 – Distributed COM »