How to Create a Windows To Go Live, Bootable, USB Drive

OS: Windows 10 Hardware: “Workspace” USB Flash Drive (Rated to work with Windows to Go.) If the drive is not a “Workspace” drive you can use Rufus instead. Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education that enables the creation of a Windows To Go workspace that can be … Read moreHow to Create a Windows To Go Live, Bootable, USB Drive

Unable to upgrade Samsung Smart Switch for a Standard user account

Application: Samsung Smart Switch v4.1.16102.12 OS: Windows 10 Professional (64-bit) v1607 Issue: Installing Smart Switch under a Standard user account completes without any errors. But, when you check Information > Smart Switch Information, the version number is still the old version. During installation, UAC (User Access Control) does prompt for an Administrator password. Installing Smart … Read moreUnable to upgrade Samsung Smart Switch for a Standard user account

Determine MAC and IP Addresses of Devices on the Network

Step 1: Ping the broadcast address on your network from any Windows machine. If your subnet is 192.168.1.x with a mask of 255.255.255.0, then you would ping 192.168.1.255. Don’t be concerned about the “Request timed out” messages. C:\Users\Demo>ping 192.168.1.255 Pinging 192.168.1.255 with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. … Read moreDetermine MAC and IP Addresses of Devices on the Network

Export Device Drivers in Use by Windows

OS: Windows 8.1 Update 1 Application: PowerShell Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn614084.aspx http://woshub.com/how-to-export-drivers-using-powershell-in-windows-8-1-u1/ Windows 8.1 Update 1 includes a new Powershell cmdlet, Export-WindowsDriver, that allows one to export all the installed third-party drivers from the Driver Store. Directories for each device driver will be created in the destination directory. The directory names will be based on the name … Read moreExport Device Drivers in Use by Windows

Unable to Upgrade Samsung Kies 3 for a Standard user account

Application: Samsung Kies 3 (v3.2.15024.8) OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (64-bit) Device: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Issue : Installing Samsung Kies 3 under a Standard user account completes without any errors. But, when you check Information > Kies Information, the version number is still the old version. During installation, UAC (User Access Control) does prompt … Read moreUnable to Upgrade Samsung Kies 3 for a Standard user account

Windows 8.1 Store Broker (wshost.exe): High CPU Usage

OS: Windows 8.1 System: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Issue: “Store Broker” starts up by itself without accessing the Microsoft Store and uses 35% of the CPU. Solution Open Task Manager and end the “Store” and “Store Broker” tasks. Open File Explorer and go to the C:\Users\{User}\AppData\Local\Packages\winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState directory, where {User} is the name of the user … Read moreWindows 8.1 Store Broker (wshost.exe): High CPU Usage

Cisco VPN Client Installation Terminates With Error 28000

Program: Cisco VPN Client v5.0.07.0290 OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Computer: Lenovo X220 Tablet After upgrading from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro, the Cisco VPN NIC driver stopped working. The driver wouldn’t update via Device Manager. I uninstalled the Cisco VPN Client 5.0.07.0290 then rebooted the computer. When I tried re-installing the Cisco … Read moreCisco VPN Client Installation Terminates With Error 28000

Windows Store App: “Your PC isn’t connected to the Internet.”

OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (64-bit) System: Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet Symptom Network connectivity and Web browsing are working properly. Only the Windows Store App has a problem and displays the following message:  “Your PC isn’t connected to the Internet.” Solution Open a Command prompt Clear the Windows Store app cache by running: WSReset.exe The … Read moreWindows Store App: “Your PC isn’t connected to the Internet.”

PNG images are not displayed in Internet Explorer

Symptom In Internet Explorer, PNG images on a Web page may not display. Instead, a placeholder (red X), may appear in place of the PNG images, but all other image types are displayed. Solution If PNGs display when logged in as an Administrator, then try restoring the default security templates for the affected user: Log … Read morePNG images are not displayed in Internet Explorer

Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots

You can use the Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Snipping Tool comes with Windows Vista and Windows 7. Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button > All Programs > Accessories > Snipping Tool, or press the … Read moreUse Snipping Tool to capture screen shots