Reclaim space from Windows 10 WinSxS folder

On my main PC my WinSxS folder increased to 28GB, to check it can be cleaned run the following from an elevated command prompt: Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore Result: Component Store (WinSxS) information: Windows Explorer Reported Size of Component Store : 9.13 GB Actual Size of Component Store : 7.97 GB Shared with Windows : … Continue reading Reclaim space from Windows 10 WinSxS folder

Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Professional without reinstallation

I purchased a cheap (£6) Windows 10 Professional key from an Amazon.co.uk marketplace seller to upgrade my Beelink AP34 from Home to Professional Edition. Windows 10 Pro Upgrade - Amazon Marketplace (THTraders) When you try to activate your new professional license, it says it activated but the version stays the same.  Some people then just … Continue reading Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Professional without reinstallation

Amazon.co.uk LOVEFiLM Closing – UK Alternative

Amazon are closing the LOVEFiLM DVD/Bluray rental service on 31 Oct 2017, Amazon's suggested replacement for this service is their own Amazon Prime Video, this is ok if you don't mind poor selection, poor picture quality, colour banding, lossy soundtracks and of course there are parts of the UK without the bandwidth to stream. In … Continue reading Amazon.co.uk LOVEFiLM Closing – UK Alternative

Beelink AP34 N3450 (Apollo Lake) – Windows 10 4GB/64GB

I did not think i would buy another Beelink/AZW product after the issues and support problems with the Z83-II, but this was a good price (£135 in a Amazon flash sale, £159 standard price), and had a familiar Apollo Lake chipset and is FANLESS.  The aluminium build quality feels premium, and now has the much … Continue reading Beelink AP34 N3450 (Apollo Lake) – Windows 10 4GB/64GB

Remove ‘Amazon Drive’ from File Explorer after uninstall on Windows 10

I uninstalled the Amazon Drive on Windows 10, it left a 'Amazon Drive' folder in the navigation of File Explorer. To remove this: Always backup the registry before editing Press Win + R, to open Run Dialog Type regedit Click View Menu and select Address Bar Paste the following into the address bar: Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9B57F475-CCB0-4C85-88A9-2AA9A6C0809A} Press … Continue reading Remove ‘Amazon Drive’ from File Explorer after uninstall on Windows 10