Fix for the message “Windows is still setting up the class configuration for this device”.

So, the Hyper-V Manager stopped allowing me to open the settings on any virtual machine. It would just stay on “loading…”; the cancel button worked but the properties just would not show up.

So, I uninstalled and reinstalled all Hyper-V settings under the Control Panel “Turn Windows features on or off”. No change. The Hyper-V settings still would not load.

So, I checked the device manager. There was a yellow flag alert under one of the WiFi adapters with the message, “Windows is still setting up the class configuration for this device.”.

Okay? Sounds like the network subsystem for Windows got borked. <insert high-tech-sounding cause here>

Tried a disable/enable. No change.

So, I did a network reset. “Settings”, “Networks”, “Status”, scroll down to “Network Reset”.

Rebooted. Everything in Hyper-V works now.. You’d think there would be a more robust system for a feature many people use, right?

Windows Emoji Entry not working? [Fix]

Make sure “ctfmon.exe” in the C:WindowsSystem32 folder is running.

Also, as far as I know, the Windows task “MsCtfMonitor” is responsible for making sure ctfmon is running. You can check if that task is running at startup by using the “AutoRuns” Sysinternals program from Microsoft.

Also, in case you didn’t know: Press the Windows key + dot to bring up the emoji list.

Windows 10 Gets a Cloud Reset Feature, Here’s How it Works

via Windows 10 Gets a Cloud Reset Feature, Here’s How it Works

Um.. no. That’s too much control out of the user’s hands.

“With Cloud Recovery, Microsoft wants to make the process of recovering a corrupted installation of Windows 10 much easier by downloading a fresh copy of Windows files directly from Microsoft, without the need of Windows media.”

It would be a nice OPTIONAL feature to refresh your computer via streaming download, but it should be only the system files, and no personal files.. such as the Documents folder.


Use Verbose Boot Messages to Troubleshoot Windows Startup Problems

Info gleaned from Use Verbose Boot Messages to Troubleshoot Windows Startup Problems by Lowell Heddings.


Afterwards open “notepad.exe %SystemRoot%ntbtlog.txt”.

Enable Verbose Service Startup/Shutdown Messages

  1. Open up regedit.exe
  2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem
  3. create a new 32-bit DWORD on the right-hand side named VerboseStatus, giving it a value of 1.
  4. Reboot.

Right-click to register a DLL

Here is the link to download the registry file to Register a DLL.

And here is the link to download the registry file to Unregister a DLL.

I’m sorry for using this type of Pay-Per-Download links, but I need to use it until I find a better solution.

To install: Right-click on the RegisterDll.reg and select “Merge” to add the command.

To uninstall: Right-click on the UnregisterDll.reg and select “Merge” to remove the command.

You can view the .reg files in a text editor (like NotePad++) to verify what gets added to the Windows registry.

Search Folder with Everything from VoidTools

To use the program Everything with a right-click on a folder, use this safe registry edit.

Copy and paste the code below into a “Search with Everything.reg” text file.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Search Everything...]
"Icon"="C:\\Program Files\\Everything\\Everything.exe,0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Search Everything...\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Everything\\Everything.exe\" -path \"%1\""