After one of my computers updated to 1809 (Oct 2018) the Windows 10 edition was changed from Professional to Enterprise, this left the computers license unactivated. To fix this issue click the 'Change Product Key' and paste the following Microsoft Generic/Dummy Windows 10 Professional key: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T This will switch the edition back to Professional and … Continue reading Windows 10 1809 (October 2018) Update – Switches edition from Pro to Enterprise
Here is a list of the version numbers and builds to match the Updates Names to the information in the Windows 10 System Info App. Windows 10 Initial Release (Jul 2015) OS Build: 10240 Fall Update (Nov 2015) Version: 1511 OS Build: 10586 Anniversary Update (Jun 2016) Version: 1607 OS Build: 14393 Creators Update (Mar … Continue reading Windows 10 Update Names, Versions and Builds
If you are low on space on your Windows 10 OS tablet or Mini PC, you could try compressing the OS. With an elevated command prompt, type: compact /compactos:query Depending on the compressed state you will get: "The system is in the compact state. It will remain in this state unless an administrator changes it" … Continue reading Windows 10 Tablet/Mini PC low on space?
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
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
UPDATE: On the 25th January, with no changes to my computers and phone, the syncing restarted so i don't know if Microsoft had suddenly turn something back on. At the moment my Edge favourites are not syncing due to an issue that Microsoft does not seem to acknowedge or attempt to fix. There are many … Continue reading Edge Favourites not syncing (Workaround)
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