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Preview Windows 11 23H2 (Build: 22631.3880) : show current version

Windows 11 23H2 (Build: 22631.3880) : show current version

created: 2022-11-07 from Bernhard

Build means the kernel version of Windows. How current the Windows 10 or Windows 11 installation is, can be seen by the build number used. ... continue reading

Preview Windows 11 (10) without Microsoft Account : local - Offline Profile

Windows 11 (10) without Microsoft Account : local - Offline Profile

created: 2022-05-01 from Bernhard

Not everyone wants to use a Microsoft account when using Windows. Depending on the Windows edition, an offline account can be set up more or less easily. In the new Windows Pro editions, there is the option "Offline account", in the Windows Home editions, an offline account can only be set up if there is no Internet connection. In future Windows versions, the behavior could probably change. ... continue reading

Preview The best AntiVirus? Is Windows Defender enough antivirus?

The best AntiVirus? Is Windows Defender enough antivirus?

changed: 2024-04-18 from Bernhard (Initial Release: 2022-05-12)

In times before Windows 10, the use of an own AntiVirus program was necessary to run the PC reasonably safe. Initially, Microsoft did not offer a solution here at all, later, in Windows 7, the Microsoft AV could be installed under the name Microsoft Security Essentials and since Windows 8, an anti-virus protection is integrated in Windows, the "Windows Defender". Windows Defender can be found in the settings under"Virus & threat protection". To make it appear that the firewall works in conju... ... continue reading

Preview Remote Desktop - Challenge : Change Password

Remote Desktop - Challenge : Change Password

changed: 2022-06-27 from Bernhard (Initial Release: 2022-06-15)

If you often work with Remote Desktop on a remote server, you may find that you need to change the password of the user you are using. If a different user than the one on the client is used for the remote connection, the password can possibly also be changed on the client via Ctrl+Alt+Del, provided that the user is in the same domain. If the user is in a different domain or has been created locally on the server, the password can be changed on the server. Sometimes this may cause problems, for e... ... continue reading

Preview Why? The requested operation requires elevated rights.

Why? The requested operation requires elevated rights.

created: 2022-07-12 from Bernhard

Certain actions require elevated privileges in Windows. But what are elevated rights? ... continue reading

Preview Programs Autostart - at login - Windows

Programs Autostart - at login - Windows

created: 2023-02-14 from Bernhard

There are several ways to make certain tools or programs run automatically every time you log on. For example, these can simply be moved to the Autostart folder: "Startup". ... continue reading

Preview Create BATch file - CMD, BAT commands in Windows (DOS)

Create BATch file - CMD, BAT commands in Windows (DOS)

created: 2022-11-30 from Bernhard

BATch commands date back to the DOS era and are still a useful tool for certain uses, yet Windows PowerShell is usually the better choice for administering and automating tasks today, see: Windows PowerShell. ... continue reading

Preview Windows 10 / 11 - Download Installation - DVD or USB Boot

Windows 10 / 11 - Download Installation - DVD or USB Boot

created: 2022-11-06 from Bernhard

The Windows installation medium can be downloaded directly or with the help of the MediaCreationTool officially from the Microsoft site. With the MediaCreationTool, in addition to an .iso file, a bootable USB stick can also be created. ... continue reading

install driver via command line cmd: inf

install driver via command line cmd: inf

created: 2023-02-13 from Bernhard

Windows drivers can of course also be managed via the command line. Microsoft offers two different tools for this purpose: The PnPUtil integrated in Windows and as part of the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) the command: devcon. ... continue reading

Preview Windows 10/11: automatic login | Autologon - Autologin

Windows 10/11: automatic login | Autologon - Autologin

created: 2022-11-25 from Bernhard

To ensure that a specific user is automatically logged in when the computer is started, this can be stored as follows: ... continue reading

Preview runas: Command or Program: Run as other user

runas: Command or Program: Run as other user

created: 2022-11-25 from Bernhard

RunAs allows to run certain programs or commands as another user. For example, should a computer be logged in as a normal user and should elevated privileges be required for certain actions, such as installing software, "RunAs" can be used to simply run the installation as an administrator user. ... continue reading

Preview Localsystem: use local system account - more rights

Localsystem: use local system account - more rights

created: 2022-11-25 from Bernhard

From the user's point of view, there is no reasonable reason to start something as "SYSTEM". However, if the local administrator has too few rights, "SYSTEM" can still grant access. The SYSTEM account (Local System account or local System) has unlimited rights on the computer. ... continue reading

Apply Office 365 latest updates: latest status.

Apply Office 365 latest updates: latest status.

created: 2023-02-24 from Bernhard

To enjoy new features for Office, the update channel for the Office Click2Run installation can be changed: ... continue reading

Preview Shut down Windows 10 automatically - turn off PC [Time].

Shut down Windows 10 automatically - turn off PC [Time].

created: 2022-11-15 from Bernhard

By entering the Shutdown command, the PC can be shut down after a certain time without any additional program. ... continue reading

Preview Open Windows registry offline

Open Windows registry offline

created: 2022-11-04 from Bernhard

The Windows Registry is a central database of Windows settings. The registry consists of several files (=hives). With exception to the user-specific settings the Windows Registry files are under: %Systemroot%\System32\config (thus usually under: c:\windows\system32\config). ... continue reading

Preview Data backup strategy: Windows 10/11 – NAS vs. Cloud

Data backup strategy: Windows 10/11 – NAS vs. Cloud

created: 2022-12-03 from Bernhard

Of course, the PC also works without a backup, so many people only think about it when data is lost for the first time. ... continue reading

Preview Read bios version, BIOS mode: UEFI or Legacy

Read bios version, BIOS mode: UEFI or Legacy

created: 2022-10-23 from Bernhard

The current BIOS version can be displayed in Windows via the command prompt or system information: ... continue reading

Preview Windows : create a missing recovery partition

Windows : create a missing recovery partition

changed: 2023-03-01 from Bernhard (Initial Release: 2022-05-15)

When cloning a large hard disk to a smaller one, I lost the recovery partition. So far not bad, Windows works without recovery partition, but in case of an error the partition helps to get the PC up and running again. To summarize, here's how it works with the recovery partition: As long as the partition is still there, it can be deactivated and written to a file. If the partition gets lost unexpectedly, it can be recovered from the Windows setup media. This post is also available as a video, se... ... continue reading

Preview the 4 best tools to compare two text files

the 4 best tools to compare two text files

changed: 2022-07-28 from Bernhard (Initial Release: 2022-07-26)

Anyone who frequently creates scripts or analyzes log files and handles different versions can compare them very quickly with the help of the right editor.  ... continue reading

Preview Password manager KeePass vs. LastPass vs. Bitwarden - comparison

Password manager KeePass vs. LastPass vs. Bitwarden - comparison

changed: 2022-07-28 from Bernhard (Initial Release: 2022-05-09)

Without proper tools, it is difficult to use complex and unique passwords on all websites, which lowers the security of accounts and thus one's data. The solution for those who are not into brain jogging may be a password manager. ... continue reading

Attribute Changer 11.30b - Change time and file date easily

Attribute Changer 11.30b - Change time and file date easily

created: 2022-10-02 from Bernhard

With this tool you can easily change the timestamp of files ... continue reading

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