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How to repair Windows 10 Start Menu (from Not Working or Responding)

Posted 01 February 2016 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

1. Reinstall Windows apps Launch the Task manager and open a new PowerShell window with administrative privileges, as explained above. When the Windows PowerShell window opens copy the line below and paste it into the PowerShell window by simply right-clicking at the blinking PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> prompt, or by pressing [Ctrl] + [V] on the keyboard: […]

OS X Beta Upgrade Says Redemption Code Already Used

Posted 26 July 2015 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Issue occurs when you sign up for the OS X developer program and try to install OS X developer copy of El Capitan for example on more than one Mac. If you are experiencing this error, try holding down the ALT/Option while clicking on Purchases. You should see a list of recently downloaded items (which […]

How to Convert Windows 10 Pro to Enterprise and/or Convert Windows 10 Enterprise to Professional

Posted 15 July 2015 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

To downgrade edition from Enterprise to Pro, you can trick Windows setup into thinking it is running on Pro by going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion and changing the following keys: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion] “EditionID”=”Enterprise” “ProductName”=”Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview” I believe for Pro edition this must be Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 […]

How to Create a Bootable OS X USB Key

Posted 03 June 2015 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

With OS X Mavericks and Yosemite, you can create a bootable OS X installer which can be used to install the operating system while started from removable media, such as a USB flash drive. Before you’re able to create a bootable OS X installer, you’ll need to do the following first: Download the OS X […]

Windows will not boot and bluescreens after changing BIOS mode from ATA, SATA, RAID, or “Legacy” to AHCI mode

Posted 27 April 2015 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

If you’ve installed windows on a machine and the BIOS was set to ATA, SATA, or RAID mode upon install and then switch the BIOS to AHCI mode, Windows will likely fail to boot and you will see a Bluescreen. This is because Windows 7 and other versions of Windows do not enable the AHCI […]

Windows 10 Enterprise Cannot Activate Using the Default Key

Posted 21 April 2015 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

If you receive the error message trying to activate Windows 10 after a refresh or rollback, you may have trouble using the Windows 10 Enterprise Product key, and receive the error “Windows cannot activate using the default key”. First try “slui 3” and then try slmgr from a command prompt as follows: Windows Key + […]

How to re-enable legacy Windows boot options “F8” menu, including safe-mode

Posted 15 April 2015 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Windows 10 disables the traditional Windows F8 menu which allows a variety of options upon boot. In order to re-enable the classic or “legacy” Windows boot menu options you must execute the following with Administrator Privileges: bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy or use the following if booting from a Windows 2010 ISO in recovery mode bcdedit […]

Flashing LSI RAID Controller Built-in Controller from IT to IR or vice-versa (from USB key with AVAGO/LSI HBA/Storage adapters 92xx/93xx)

Posted 14 April 2015 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

UPDATE LATE 2015: In order to flash some OEM vendors such as a LSI/Avago 2308 IR controller on a Dell T7610 you wish to flash to IT mode from it’s default IR mode, you should use the downloads from Supermircro instead of trying to get them directly from LSI/Avago; Please note, it also behooves you […]

Windows 10 Tech Preview Fails Windows Update, Hangs on Update, Etc.

Posted 03 April 2015 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

If you are currently using Windows 10 Build 9926, you may experience issues attempting to upgrade to build 10041 (10049). Some common issues experienced are as follows: Windows Update does not see any updates available, and says everything is up to date. In order to try to resolve this issue above, you should attempt the following: […]

How to Repair Windows 10 Issues (Windows Update, Component Store Corruption, etc.)

Posted 22 January 2015 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 45 Comments

Newer versions of Windows have new methods to repair Windows issues/corruption/etc. and these steps could possibly save you from a re-install. Starting in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 2012 R2 and above include the ability to scan the system for corruption via two different methods. Before running any of the below commands you must open […]