FIX DISM Source Files Could not be Found Windows 10 – Windows Tips

Wow, this is a really useful and detailed page on how to use DISM and SFC !

via FIX DISM Source Files Could not be Found Windows 10/8 – wintips.org – Windows Tips & How-tos

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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.

Dexter Haslem’s WiFi Tweaks

Windows 10 Wifi Tweaks

Wifi has never been great on windows 10, especially after the latest ‘fall creator update’. One of my wifi cards no longer works at all, despite working on this same exact version of windows before a clean install!

Anyway, I’ve found a few ways that seem to make the wifi slightly more consistent, so here they are.

STEP ZERO: WIFI ADAPTER NAME
We will need the short name of the wifi adapter and the easiest way is with **netsh*.

To list wlan settings run the following in a cmd or powershell (Win+X):

netsh wlan show settings

PS C:\Users\Dexter> netsh wlan show settings

Wireless LAN settings
———————
Show blocked networks in visible network list: No

Only use GP profiles on GP-configured networks: No

Hosted network mode allowed in WLAN service: Yes

Allow shared user credentials for network authentication: Yes

Block period: Not Configured.

Auto configuration logic is disabled on interface “Wi-Fi”
MAC randomization not available on interface Wi-Fi
Look for the quoted part after interface, in this case my adapter name is Wi-Fi. Alternatively, you can go to

Control Panel -> Network Connections

And that will have the same name. We’ll need it for the rest of the steps.

FIRST: WIFI AUTOCONFIG ON/OFF BATS
Save these two in batch files so you can easily run them as needed:

WIFI_AUTO_ON.bat netsh wlan set autoconfig enabled=yes interface=”Wi-Fi”

WIFI_AUTO_OFF.bat netsh wlan set autoconfig enabled=no interface=”Wi-Fi”

Replace “Wi-Fi” with the adapter name from the first step!

Now you can right click on WIFI_AUTO_OFF.BAT and run as admin before playing an online game. For me, this seems to help with the persistent, roughly 1 minute apart ping spikes.

SECOND: DISABLE TUNING HEURISTICS
This one is a bit harder to quantify but in my highly non-scientific testing, my ping appeared to be more stable overall after turning off auto tuning. Note this is machine wide and seems to be related to TCP window sizes. I’ve encounted no side effects but..

netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled
Disable dat heuristic tuning

Hopefully this helps others eek out a remotely usable wifi experience on windows.

April 12, 2018
NetBSD cross-compiling

via Dexter Haslem

The correct way to make Windows 10 boot more reliable..

Okay, you’ve bought or built yourself a nice new shiny computer system..
Now, how do you go about protecting yourself from any losing data, music, pictures, or videos?

That’s right, you make backups. Of the data. Of the family photos..
(Please make backups!)

But what do you do when your Windows 10 gets corrupted and won’t even boot?
That’s easy.. just boot into the other Windows 10 you installed on another drive!

What?

Okay, when you build (or buy) a new computer, spend a few more dollars and buy a second drive or two. A single 1 TB drive is easily less than $50 these days. However many drives you want to add into your shiny new system (and that computer is capable of connecting drives). You can even install and run Windows from a USB external drive.

And install your legit Windows 10 onto each drive. That’s right, install once per drive.

You don’t have to play games on these drives, or run any software you don’t need. You just want the basic Windows 10 Operating System. Oh, and maybe let each OS run Windows Update every few weeks. Just not all on the same day or week, lol.

What this does is adds more options to the Windows Boot Menu screen. (You can set your “real” OS to boot by default with a timer, btw.)

And what this allows you to do is still access your files, documents, or anything you have stored on each drive.

Even if the “real” OS fails out on you. Have fun with your newfound resiliency!

Windows 10 Task Manager – Disk Transfer Rate Suggestion

I use Window 10’s builtin task manger a lot. Any time I hear a drive spin up, or a file transfer slowing down, or something just doesn’t feel right with the computer.. I open up the Task Manager. Lol.. it probably runs more than most applications on my computer.

Now, while seeing the Disk Active Time can be useful for diagnosticating issues, there are times when I would like to see the Disk Transfer Rate on the little graphing windows.

Shouldn’t be too hard to add in another option, eh Microsoft? Please?

[Fix] Search Results defaults to Content View in Windows 10

Thank you so much for this fix! Windows 10 was driving me crazy with every search!

Here is the text to save as “details.reg” (or use whatever name works for you, as long as the extension is “.reg”).

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;Fixes search results defaults to Content view.
;Sets Details view as default search results view for Generic folders.

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]

;Generic Search Results
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{7fde1a1e-8b31-49a5-93b8-6be14cfa4943}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004

;Pictures Search Results
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{4dcafe13-e6a7-4c28-be02-ca8c2126280d}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004

;Music Search Results
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{71689ac1-cc88-45d0-8a22-2943c3e7dfb3}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004

;Documents Search Results
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{36011842-dccc-40fe-aa3d-6177ea401788}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004

;Videos Search Results
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{ea25fbd7-3bf7-409e-b97f-3352240903f4}]
"LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
"Mode"=dword:00000004

Really helpful, Windows 10. Really.

 

Browsing stackoverflow and other programming websites like crazy (only 60 Chrome processes running.. ) tonight with Pandora running in the background, when my sound cuts out?!
So, I check the internet connection and it’s fine..
So, I check the browser (Google’s Chrome) and it’s fine..
So, I glance over at Windows 10 spiffy new taskbar sound volume icon.. realize it’s got a tiny red x on it. (And, at 4K it’s a really tiny x!)

So I click on it. Got this helpful message box. Grr.. really?

Time to reboot, and try try again.
Probably will have to uninstall device drivers, and usb devices.. grumble grumble..

[Update: No reboot yet, but YouTube still plays video with audio!]

How to remove Amazon Drive from Windows 10 File Explorer

Do you like Amazon Drive, but don’t like the fact that it sticks its own folder at the root of your Windows file explorer?

I don’t like it, so here is a link below to a page that describes more in detail about how to remove Amazon Drive from showing in Windows 10 File Explorer.

Remove Amazon Drive from the File Explorer navigation pane » Winhelponline.com

And here is a mirror for the registry file to merge. (Click the link to download & merge)