Tag: windows

  • Why and how to disable the Windows DNS Client Service

    Why and how to disable the Windows DNS Client Service

    The Windows DNS client is poorly named. It is not a true DNS client but rather a DNS caching service. It caches records of all domain names you have visited (resolved). Overall this is a positive feature for network performance as it can greatly reduce the time it takes to begin the actual connection to […]

  • Mounting, Unmounting Drives and Network Folders on Windows Subsystem for Linux

    Here is how you mount drives in linux on windows: sudo mkdir /mnt/e (specify the drive letter you want to mount) sudo mount -t drvfs e: /mnt/e To unmount: sudo umount /mnt/e Mount a network folder: sudo mount -t drvfs ‘\\server\share’ /mnt/share (remember to sudo mkdir /mnt/share first)

  • Where is Ubuntu’s Filesystem Located on Windows Subsystem for Linux?

    You can find your filesystem here: C:\Users\USERNAME-HERE\AppData\Local\Packages\CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows_79rhkp1fndgsc\LocalState Or with this: %AppData%\Local\Packages\CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows_79rhkp1fndgsc\LocalState And yes, that seemingly random block of text is the same for everyone.

  • How to fix “Component comdlg32.ocx or one of its dependencies not correctly registered – a file is missing or invalid” on windows

    Check if you have the files already: For 64-bit check in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ For 32-bit check in C:\Windows\System32\ If you are unable to locate the files, then please download them here and place them in their respective directories Locate cmd.exe and Run it as an Administrator by right-clicking on it and selecting the option to Now […]

  • How to make a bootable windows USB easily

    Bootable media has always been finicky over the years and even with things such as UNetbootin, windows is a bit finickier and often needs some specific steps to getting it to boot correctly. Microsoft has created their own tool (Windows USB/DVD Download Tool) to set this up but I’m concerned that with their new app (Windows […]

  • How long should you wait before updating your operating system?

    You should wait until three months until after the first major update. That is my simple policy for new operating systems. Here is my detailed reasoning: HARDWARE – When a new operating system drops (macOS 10.12 Sierra, Windows 10) it will likely break support for a lot of your internal hardware as well as external […]

  • Obtaining legitimate Windows 10 ISO files

    I am annoyed when I see people turning to torrents and pirate sites as their source for a copy of Windows. I have no issue with the matter of piracy in this case but rather this is more of a security issue. Obtaining the .ISO image for your operating system from untrusted sources is a […]

  • Fixing “Select CD-ROM Boot Type” when installing 64bit Windows

    If you have to install 64bit Windows Vista, 7 or Server 2008 than you may come across an error that goes “Select CD-ROM Boot Type“. This will happen when you try to boot from the hard drive after the Windows DVD has copied over some of the files during the first phase of installation. We […]