Showing posts with label Windows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows. Show all posts

Monday, August 08, 2016

Win10 Windows Update stuck at 0% downloading updates

All the hype with Windows 10 and still something as elementary as Windows Update keeps getting corrupted. Common failure appears to be it properly detecting required updates but then getting stuck at 0% when downloading them.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Silently and unattended install / upgrade Windows drivers

Upgrading Windows drivers tends to be troublesome and time consuming process. Here's little trick to make it easier.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Set folder dates to newest file inside (using PowerShell)

Someone (not me this time) screwed up and while transferring content from old server to new one ended up messing all folder timestamps. Folders now have date when copy was made instead of preserving original dates as intended.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Ericsson (Dell, Lenovo, Panasonic, Toshiba) 3G WWAN modules hanging

Ericsson has manufactured probably millions of faulty 3G WWAN modules that hang after few minutes to few hours of use. There's driver and firmware updates out that may sometimes help but usually only by extending time before hang bit longer.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

/31 aka 255.255.255.254 netmask with Windows

Windows GUI prevents you from setting this with helpful error message of "All of the bits in the host address portion of the IP address are set to 0". IP stack seems to be fine with /31 networks so just set it from CLI.

netsh interface show interface

netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" source=static addr=10.71.219.238 mask=255.255.255.254 gateway=10.71l.219.239

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Disappearing show desktop button on Windows quicklaunch

There's bug in some Microsoft hotfixes that causes show desktop button to disappear from Win XP / Win 2003 quicklaunch bar.

Run "regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32" and logoff+logon to get it back.