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

Rename ‘Network 2’ (or higher) back to ‘Network’ on Windows 10

I just changed my router and all my computers Network names incremented by one. This does not really effect the operation of Windows but I for one don't like it. The Network 2 name is actually Network[SPACE][SPACE]2. This involves changes to the registry so please back up first (Right click the Profiles Node and select Export...) … Continue reading Rename ‘Network 2’ (or higher) back to ‘Network’ on Windows 10