Tag Archives: W10

HOWTO add encrypted disks to your PC

Imagine to be a contractor, and you want a secure blackbox to keep your customer data on your PC. This will come very useful, for example, in case of loss or theft of your notebook. A common approach is to encrypt the whole hard disk, but it has two main drawbacks: the whole system is slowed down by the disk encryption. usually it’s almost impossible … Continue reading HOWTO add encrypted disks to your PC »

HOWTO quickly set Safe Mode into Windows 10

Setting safe mode to the next reboot has become quite tricky. Usually you have to navigate among one-way system options (reset, restore, …). Recently I discovered that you can easily trigger it from Command Prompt with administrator access rights. Type the following command: bcdedit /set safeboot minimal and reboot. The system will reboot in safe mode as requested this time only. If it will not … Continue reading HOWTO quickly set Safe Mode into Windows 10 »

HOWTO fix Event 455 ESENT

Into my new Windows 10 1903, I noticed several instances of the following error: Event 455, ESENT with the following description: svchost (3124,R,98) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-18: Error -1023 (0xfffffc01) occurred while opening logfile C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\EDB.log. The solution The problem here seems to be that a couple of folders are missing int this path. To fix them, you have to: open Explorer go to: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local create ‘TileDataLayer‘ folder (if … Continue reading HOWTO fix Event 455 ESENT »

HOWTO install Windows features on-demand

Start with Windows 10 1809, I discovered that RSAT (Remote Server Adminitration Toolkit) was inserted into Windows ‘Features on Demand’ and can be only install from there. To complete to the task: open a Command Prompt with administrative access rights type the following command line to get all features available: dism /online /get-capabitities select the needed ones (the ones starting with “rsat” in your case) … Continue reading HOWTO install Windows features on-demand »

HOWTO fix events 10016 related to WSC stuff

Introduction Almost 2 years ago, I wrote a post about how to fix events 10016, but with the latest Windows 10 versions, a new case popped up. Three events 10016 continue to pop up similar to the following: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Launch permission for the COM Server application with CLSID Windows.SecurityCenter.SecurityAppBroker and APPID Unavailable to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID … Continue reading HOWTO fix events 10016 related to WSC stuff »

HOWTO completly remove preloaded apps

Introduction Several days ago I noticed that MS store app is updating a preinstalled game that I removed when I started to use my PC. After few investigations, I discovered that ‘uninstall’ an app doesn’t really remove it from your system, but it only hides that app in the current account. So I looked for a more definitive solution. I don’t want these app on … Continue reading HOWTO completly remove preloaded apps »

HOWTO Switch Core Isolation Memory Integrity

With Windows 10 1803, I decided to switch on Memory Integrity Isolation into Core Isolation options of Windows Defender Security Center. The problem is that once activated, the switch is disabled, and it is not possible to switch off. Naturally I have found, that this feature has some problems about: some of the old drivers may not work properly Virtualbox doesn’t work These forced me, … Continue reading HOWTO Switch Core Isolation Memory Integrity »

IIS is not working anymore after a system upgrade

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 »

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 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 »