Posted in: Windows 10

Force windows update

Windows update often places updates in a long waiting list. It can take months before all updates are installed. This is to spread out the time for updates. Microsoft’s servers can’t handle if all computers on earth should update at the same time… But if you can’t wait you can force an update:

To force a total update, use the Windows 10 Update Assistant. Download it here

Windows Update

If you don’t like to click on a direct link, here is the site for English and Swedish

Update Windows 10, English

Update Windows 10, Swedish

 

Posted in: Windows 10

Repair Windows 10 system files

If some functions in Windows are not working properly or programs stop working you might have some broken or missing system files. Normally that can be solved by doing a system file check on Windows 10.

Typical errors that can be solved:

  • Search function broken
  • Can’t search in the start menu
  • Problems with Windows update
  • Explorer/The desktop crashes
  • Other miscellaneous errors

To check the integrity of Windows system files:

  • Search/find the Command Prompt in the start menu
  • Right-click on “Command Prompt” and select Run as administrator, click Yes
  • Type the command: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth  (and press Enter)
    This can take a while, but just wait until you get a text like this: “The operation completed successfully
  • Now type the next command: sfc/scannow (and press Enter)
    This command will also take a while to run…
  • Soon you will get “Verification 100% complete”

Finish off with a full reboot of the computer.

Now everything should work again.

Posted in: Windows 10

Activate God Mode in Windows 10

If you activate God Mode in Windows 10 you will get a “folder” with all Windows 10 settings gathered together, easy to find.

This is how you activate God Mode:

  • Just create a folder on the desktop (or anywhere)
  • Name the folder: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Now you have almost all settings in one place. Fast, easy and kinda cool..

Posted in: Useful Links, Windows 10

Free Backup and Cloning Software

AOMEI Backupper is a fantastic software. It’s a Free Backup and Cloning Software.

In the free version is all functionality you need, but for about $49 (one time fee) you get encryption and a lot of other functions
You can use AOMEI to make backups or even clone hard disks. Check out JayzTwoCents video:
Cloning is not fast, but it is free, and it works all the time. At least for me and JayzTwoCents

AOMEI Backup

 

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How to get “System” back in the Control Panel

More and more functions in the old Control panel are moved to the new Settings App.
If you have installed the Windows October 2020 update you are now missing “System” in the old Control Panel. Do like this to get the “System” from the old control panel back

  • Right-click the desktop and select New > Shortcut
  • In the location field, type: explorer shell:::{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE} and then click Next
  •  Enter the name: System for the shortcut and press Enter

System Control Panel

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Fix wrong time in Windows 10

For dual boot systems with mixed Windows 10 and Linux systems the computer clock might display the wrong time.  This is a known problem. Linux systems set the motherboard clock to UTC time. Windows 10 uses local time for the clock on the motherboard. This will create big problems when you shift between systems.

Change the Windows registry to set the motherboard clock to UTC (Greenwich Mean Time). The time displayed and used in Windows will of course be correct.

  • Run: Regedit
  • Go to: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation
  • Set: RealTimeIsUniversal to 1  (REG_DWORD)

Fix wrong time in Windows 10

 

Verify the computer clock
This site will verify the computer internal clock to the atomic central clock

https://time.is/

Time.is