Posts Tagged ‘Windows 10’

Disable Windows 10 First Sign-in Animation

Run the Local Group Policy Editor (Start > type gpedit.msc) Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System Select Logon Double-click Show first sign-in animation In the Show first sign-in animation window, select Disabled and click OK Close the Local Group Policy Editor

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Chrome on Windows 10 Creators Update Hangs

I was plagued with an annoying problem in Chrome 58, beta and Canary for the past month or two. Actually, it dates back to when I was in the Windows Insider Preview for Windows 10 and had already been testing the Windows 10 Creators update. Anyway, Chrome starting ‘hanging’ on me. Meaning, when there should…

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Windows 10 File Explorer – Working on it…

When browsing my Downloads folder, or any folder in general, on Windows 10 I have experienced the Working on it… message and it takes a few seconds to load.  This doesn’t matter if I have a lot of files/folders or just a few, it still hangs. Resolution Open Folder Options > Set Open File Explorer…

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How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

Sorry, Cortana — not everyone likes you. =) Launch the group policy editor by pressing Windows + R, typing gpedit.msc into the box, and pressing Enter. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search Locate the Allow Cortana setting in the right pane and double-click it. Choose Disable and click OK Reboot…

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How to fix Windows 10 Explorer "Working on it…" slowness

This is caused by Windows Search / Indexing that times out waiting for old or stale network resources.  To resolve this you can delete the cache files: %AppData%MicrosoftWindowsRecentAutomaticDestinations Delete all *.automaticDestinations-ms in that folder and the issue should be resolved.

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Windows 10 with Ubuntu: Bash + Conky + Firefox

Install the Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta) Set Windows 10 Developer Mode Install X Server in Windows I prefer Xming;  get it and install it from here:  http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/files/latest/download The defaults should work just fine. Install stuff in Bash Open a Bash prompt;  you can hit the Windows Key and start typing bash (without quotes).  It’ll…

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The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with.

I have been fielding a few calls very recently where a computer was upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 automatically to a user’s surprise, so they then downgraded back to Windows 7. Mostly things work after the revert to Windows 7, however I’m seeing so many issues with Task Scheduler corruption. The task image…

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System and Compressed Memory

I was looking at my system’s performance (Windows 10 Build 10565) and noticed something I hadn’t seen before “System and compressed memory” utilizing about 500MB. Looking into this further, an explanation from Microsoft is below on this new concept added in Build 10525. Memory Manager Improvements: In Windows 10, we have added a new concept…

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Microsoft Camera Codec on Windows 10

I just installed Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview and have been going through and setting up some of my software for testing.  I noticed that Windows isn’t generating previews for my Canon DSLR RAW files (.CR2).  After a quick search, Microsoft Camera Codec pack is needed to generate previews for RAW file types.  I downloaded…

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