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Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
"Device is unreachable" Error message when trying to import media from iPhone to Windows 10 PC
October 27, 2021

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8351572
"Device is unreachable" Error message when trying to import media from iPhone to Windows 10 PC
On iPhone, goto:
Settings --> Photos
Change the setting "Transfer to Mac or PC" from Automatic to "Keep Originals". Disconnect iphone (if it was still connected) and try again.



Keywords: iPhone, iPad, Apple, Import, DCIM, Pictures, Videos


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
CPU speed is throttled to low speed on battery power
October 26, 2021

Best workaround (so far) is to:
Download ThrottleStop and uncheck "BD PROCHOT".
https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-throttlestop/

Bad workaround is to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Intelppm
Change 'Start' value to '4' from the default of '3'. This disables SpeedStep, which means the CPU runs at full speed, and will use more power.
Note that this is for Intel CPU's, an AMD CPU has a similar registry key.

I tried all the other fixes listed here and none worked.
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Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
Default printer keeps resetting after reboot
October 27, 2021

Disable "Let Windows manage your default printer" if it is enabled.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/default-printer-keeps-changing-in-windows-10/0e550c8f-e1f1-40a5-bcab-7f26f27c529d?auth=1

Workaround: You can set a batch file to run on login to change the default printer:
RUNDLL32.exe PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /y /n "HP Officejet Pro 8500"


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
Enhanced Copy and Paste
October 26, 2021

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/improved-copy-and-paste-of-urls-in-microsoft-edge-d3bd3956-603a-0033-1fbc-9588a30645b4

Copying a link from Edge will use the enhanced clipboard. To paste just the link, use CTRL-SHIFT-V.
When pasting, CTRL-V will paste using


Keywords: Chrome, Edge, Copy, Paste, Clipboard, Title, Subject, URL, Wrong


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
Find Windows 10 version from command line, or offline
October 26, 2021

Check this file, or from a command line, type:
type C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\osver.txt


Keywords: Offline Windows Version, Edition, 1903, 2004, 1809, 1803, 1709


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
Full screen window shows black bar (or glitched window) at the top of the screen
October 24, 2021

Kill dwm.exe in task manager.
https://thegeekpage.com/fix-maximized-window-blank-empty-space-on-top-of-screen-in-windows-10/



Keywords: Full Screen, Restore, Maximize, Maximized, Corrupt, Top


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
March 2021 - Printers not working properly
October 26, 2021

You may need to uninstall one or both of these:
Method 1:
Install KB5001649
https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=kb5001649

Method 2:
Check if a printer has direct printing enabled, look in the Attributes field to see if it has 'Direct':
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Xg /n "printername"
If it doesn't have it, listed, run this.
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /Xs /n "printername" attributes +direct
You MIGHT have to reboot for this to take effect.

Method 3:
wusa /uninst...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
Show Wifi Settings/Issues
October 28, 2021

Run from admin command prompt:
netsh wlan show wlanreport
After it is done, view the report: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WlanReport\wlan-report-latest.html




keywords: Wireless, wi-fi, 802.11b, profiles


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
Shows Windows Wifi Information
October 24, 2021

Run from an Admin command prompt:
netsh wlan sh net mode=bssid



Keywords: Wifi, Wireless, Windows, SSID, 802.11b


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
Windows 10 forgets passwords - October 2010
October 27, 2021

The symptoms of this are that Windows forgets and re-asks for passwords frequently. This seems to happen in multiple applications, including Outlook, Chrome, Outlook.com.

1: Start an elevated Windows PowerShell prompt.

2: Run the command:
Get-ScheduledTask | foreach { If (([xml](Export-ScheduledTask -TaskName $_.TaskName -TaskPath $_.TaskPath)).GetElementsByTagName("LogonType").'#text' -eq "S4U") { $_.TaskName } }

3: Note tasks listed by the command.

4: Open the Windows Task Scheduler.

5: L...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
Windows VPN times out saying "Connecting..."
October 23, 2021

Sometimes you can't connect to a VPN using the network icon in the Taskbar, it gets stuck while trying to connect.
The workaround is to open Settings, Network & Internet, then VPN, and connect from here.
https://blog.techinline.com/2018/06/01/vpn-stuck-on-connecting-windows-10/



keywords: VPN, PPTP, L2TP, Freeze, Stuck, Slow





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