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: Windows 10

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