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Either go to a working Windows 10 Machine or download files from here

Take Ownership of C:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository ( and Subfolders ) 

Then Open C:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository ( Click Continue to add security ) 

Then Open C:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\Packages ( Click Continue to add security ) 

Copy the correct ActivationStore.dat from the downloaded Zip or a working PC to the folders in here ( Make sure you copy to each folder ) 

C:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost*
C:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost*
C:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana*
C:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\Packages\Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin*

 

 

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Recently a user kept getting the above happen on Adobe Acrobat. Turns out its an incompatibility with Intel and Adobe Acrobat to do with Scaling

  1. Right Click on an empty space on your Desktop and go to Intel Graphic Settings
  2. Go to Display Settings > Advanced display settings
  3. Click on “Display adapter properties for Display #” (Choose the affected screen in case you have two monitors or do the following steps for both monitors).
  4. In the adapter properties, go to “Intel HD Graphics Control Panel” tab
  5. In the “Scaling” setting choose “Maintain Aspect Ratio”
  6. Save settings if it gives you the option or just close out.

 

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If your windows 10 machines get their updates from WSUS then you might get Error 0x800F081F while installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 10. This is probably due to Windows 10 not being able to search your Windows Updates location for the Feature.


Approve these updates

Synchronise Server and try again

 

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A user was complaining because whenever they opened Windows Explorer , the window would hang ( go faded out white! ) 

By Default Windows 10 Explorer opens to Quick Access ( You can change this to My Computer ) 

If I opened Windows Explorer to My Computer it was fine.

I removed all the Quick Access Folders and re-added them , which resolved this issue

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'---pin and unpin: taskbarpin.vbs [fullpath]------
'---Example: taskbarpin.vbs "C:\Windows\notepad.exe"
If WScript.Arguments.Count < 1 Then WScript.Quit
'----------------------------------------------------------------------
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
objFile    = WScript.Arguments.Item(0)
sKey1      = "HKCU\Software\Classes\*\shell\{:}\\"
sKey2      = Replace(sKey1, "\\", "\ExplorerCommandHandler")
'----------------------------------------------------------------------
With WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    KeyValue = .RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" & _
        "\CommandStore\shell\Windows.taskbarpin\ExplorerCommandHandler")

    .RegWrite sKey2, KeyValue, "REG_SZ"

    With WScript.CreateObject("Shell.Application")
        With .Namespace(objFSO.GetParentFolderName(objFile))
            With .ParseName(objFSO.GetFileName(objFile))
                .InvokeVerb("{:}")
            End With
        End With
    End With

    .Run("Reg.exe delete """ & Replace(sKey1, "\\", "") & """ /F"), 0, True
End With
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GPO  Set a default associations configuration file under Computer Configuration > Administrative Templayes > Windows Components > File Explorer

Save the follwing file as an XML and use this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<DefaultAssociations>
  <Association Identifier=".acrobatsecuritysettings" ProgId="AcroExch.acrobatsecuritysettings" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".fdf" ProgId="AcroExch.FDFDoc" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".oxps" ProgId="Windows.XPSReachViewer" ApplicationName="XPS Viewer" />
  <Association Identifier=".pdf" ProgId="AcroExch.Document.11" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".pdfxml" ProgId="AcroExch.pdfxml" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".pdx" ProgId="PDXFileType" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".xdp" ProgId="AcroExch.XDPDoc" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier=".xfdf" ProgId="AcroExch.XFDFDoc" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier="acrobat" ProgId="acrobat" ApplicationName="Adobe Reader" />
  <Association Identifier="http" ProgId="IE.HTTP" ApplicationName="Internet Explorer" />
  <Association Identifier="https" ProgId="IE.HTTPS" ApplicationName="Internet Explorer" />
</DefaultAssociations>
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You have to Allow App Protection for Firefox and Chrome and shutdown and reopen webroot ( Its fixed on the beta version ) 

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Procedure

UEFI requires USB media to be in FAT32 format, which has a 4GB file size limitation. The install.wim file for Server 2012R2 is about 4.5GB, so needs to be split up as follows:

 

Step 1. Split install.wim image

  • Extract ISO contents, go to the Sources folder and locate the install.wim file
  • Copy the file to a separate folder (e.g. C:\Temp)
  • Open a Powershell window with admin rights and browse to this newly created folder
  • Run the following command:

Dism /Split-Image /ImageFile:install.wim /SWMFile:install.swm /FileSize:4000

This will create two files: install.swm and install2.swm

  • Copy these two files to the Sources folder and delete the install.wim file

 

Step 2. Format USB key

  • Run cmd

> DISKPART

> LIST DISK

> SELECT DISK (pick appropriate disk)

> CLEAN

> CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

> SELECT PARTITION 1

> ACTIVE

> FORMAT FS=FAT32 QUICK

> ASSIGN

> EXIT

  • Copy all the folders from extracted ISO into the USB stick. Now you should be able to boot and install Windows from it
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