Introduction Suddenly this Monday, the PC hosting the bug tracker site jumped from Win10 1611 to 1709. At the end of the upgrade process, the site was not available anymore. IIS seemed up and running, but something occurred and put the site offline. Looking the event log, I saw swarms of the following errors: Error 2307 – IIS-W3SVC-WP The worker process for application pool ‘DefaultAppPool’ … Continue reading IIS is not working anymore after a system upgrade
NTFS file-system has the ability to compress files and folders to save disk space with only drawback is that they will be read and written slower than the normal ones. Windows File Explorer displays them in blue instead of black, and it allows to compress or expand by right-click them and selecting ‘Properties’ and then ‘Advanced’. Suppose that you have to compress a folder but … Continue reading HOWTO compress a folder by command line
published new version of sys_minion added items size into OEM Drivers Repositiory browser. minor UI improvements & fixes. minor fixes.
Sometimes, it may occur discover a dead Control Panel item, after having uninstalled a program. It’s something annoying, but it can be fixed manually. Removing the dead item To remove it, open the following registry location and look for the proper item: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace If you don’t find anything, give a look to this other registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace In these registry keys, you will find the … Continue reading HOWTO remove dead items from Control Panel
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 W10 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
published new version of sys_minion added ‘System Logs’ option fixed rare OEM Drivers Repositiory item selection issue. improved command data capture. minor UI improvements minor fixes & improvements.
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
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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
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