Windows 10 Knowledge Base

How to add a DNS entry manually to a Windows Computer

At times you may be required to add a manual DNS entry to your Windows PC in order to override your DNS settings Step 1 – Open Notepad as an Administrator For example in Windows 10 click on Start, Type in Notepad, Right Click and choose Run as Administrator Step 2 – Browse to and open the […]

Outlook says Need Password but the Box Disappears

Step 1 – Open the Windows Registry Editor Click on start Type in regedit Press enter or select Step 2 – Modify the Registry Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Identity Create a DWORD key named EnableADAL and set it to zero. Create another DWORD key named DisableADALatopWAMOverride and set it to 1

How to change the Lock screen timeout using Command Prompt

Here is how to change the Lock Screen Timeout on Windows 10 using the command prompt. Changing the Lock Screen Timeout when running on AC power To change the Lock screen timeout using Command Prompt, do the following: Type in to the search box Command.  Right click on command and choose to run as an Administrator. […]

How to Disable Automatic Updates Installing on Windows 10

The following instructions will change Automatic Updating on Windows 10 to Automatically Download and Notify for Install.  These instructions are applicable to Windows 10 Professional and higher, not Windows 10 Standard / Home Edition. Step 1: Open the Run Command and type in gpedit.msc – press Enter Step 2: Navigate to : Computer Configuration > […]

How to Create a Wifi Hotspot on Windows 10

To set up your Windows 10 Computer as a Wifi hotspot: Ensure your Windows 10 PC is 100% updated.  You will need to be running Version 1607 or higher.  To check the version you are on hold down Win + R , type in winver and press enter.  You will be presented with the following screen: […]

How to Flush DNS on Windows 10

There are many reasons why you may need to flush your DNS in Windows 10, the most common one being that websites aren’t resolving correctly and it may be an issue with your DNS cache holding an incorrect address.  To flush the DNS cache in Windows 10 please follow these steps: Right Click on the […]

How to Restart Windows 10 in Safe Mode Whilst Windows is Running

Quite often to diagnose problems on your computer you need to restart your computer in safe mode.  The traditional way of restarting windows in safe mode involves hitting the F8 key or similar combination as soon as you turn on your computer.  If you’re having problems getting the key combination at the right time when […]

Dropbox LAN SYNC not Working in Windows 10

Troubleshooting why LAN SYNC in Dropbox is not working usually involves two things. Make sure that LAN SYNC is enabled in the Dropbox application Make sure that no ports are being blocked by the Windows or a third party firewall. Providing you don’t have any third party software firewalls installed on the computer these are […]

Uninstall Windows Program Silently Using the Command Line (WMIC)

Here are the instructions for uninstalling a program on a windows computer that was installed using the Windows Installer. The first step is to find out the names of installed programs on the windows computer.  To do this enter the following command: wmic product get name You will then see a list of all the […]

Can’t See iPhone Hotspot from Windows – iPhone Hotspot Not Visible

You may find that you have turned on the Wifi Hotspot on your iPhone yet can’t seem to find the Hotspot when trying to connect from your windows computer.  There can be a number of issues causing this problem.  Here’s a workaround so that you can find the WiFi Hotspot straight away without waiting for […]

File explorer opens and closes immediately in windows 10 due to Quick Access

If you are having issues where File Explorer Opens and then immediately closes in Windows 10 it may be due to a problem with Quick Access. Symptoms You open file explorer from the task bar or start menu in Windows 10.  File Explorer opens and immediately closes.  Right clicking on the file explorer icon in […]

How to restart the Printer Spooler in Windows 10

Here’s how to restart the printer spooler in Windows 10 without having to restart the whole computer.  Additionally, here are the instructions for restarting the printer spooler using the command prompt. Step 1 From the Cortana Search Bar Type in Services and select the Services Desktop App Step 2 Scroll down the list of services and […]

Troubleshooting RDP Connection Issues after Port Number Change

If you have modified or added an additional RDP port for a workstation or server and are now having issues connecting via remote desktop, here are some troubleshooting steps you can take to resolve the issue. These are the Top 3 Reasons why RDP is no longer working after the port number was changed Computer […]

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