Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Win 7 related articles

How to unzip a file in PowerShell

Unzipping a file on your PowerShell command line may come in handy sometimes, even on your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 workstation. All that is required is PowerShell and the .NET 4.5 Framework.

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How to turn off the TLS default in FileZilla?

A short post for my colleagues at the customer support and anyone else wondering the same: how to turn off the FTP over TLS default in FileZilla?

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How to disable SMBv1 in Windows 10 and Windows Server

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The WannaCry/WanaCrypt0r worm exploits a vulnerability in Windows Server Message Block (SMB) version 1 (SMBv1), and it spreads like wildfire. It is urged to disable SMBv1 in your Windows variant (Windows 10, 8.1, Server 2016, 2012 R2), and here is how if you haven’t done so yet.

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Windows Update error 0xc1420127 and 0xc190010b when upgrading Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

Last weekend I had to update my girlfriends laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Some might say, an easy task. Well, it wasn’t. After downloading the Windows 10 update through Windows Update, Windows Update returned errors 0xc1420127 and 0xc190010b, even using the Windows 10 media creation tool. And as always there are many reasons for these errors. In this short post, I’ll provide some possible solutions and tips.

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Play really old games on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 with DOSBox

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DOSBox, play old games

How to play old games like The Blues Brothers

We all love old games. Here is how to play old games on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 using DOSBox. Classic games that are worth your time!

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Windows Live Mail error 0x80041161 (Fix)

After not using Windows Live Mail for quite some time, it gave me an error code 0x80041161. This Windows Live Mail error can have several different reasons, like corrupt files or services that aren’t started, not easing the task of identifying the cause. Read on to learn how to fix this Windows Live Mail error 0x80041161…

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Chocolatey: Is the Windows user ready for apt-get?

Chocolatey: easier software installation for Windows. Scott Hanselman posted an article about Chocolatey. Chocolatey is a bootstrapper that uses PowerShell scripts and the NuGet packaging format to install apps for you.

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Windows 7 performance tips (3): 100% netwerkbandbreedte (QoS-pakketplanner)

Standaard wordt 20% bandbreedte gereserveerd voor QoS-verkeer door Windows. In dit artikel laat ik je zien hoe je Windows 7 forceert om 95 tot 100 procent bandbreedte te gebruiken. Onder het mom baat het niet, dan schaadt het niet, deel 3 van onze serie Windows 7 performance tips: de snelheid van je netwerk verhogen…

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Onverwijderbare bestanden op NTFS bestandssysteem verwijderen

Soms kun je op een NTFS-bestandssysteem geen bestanden verwijderen, bijvoorbeeld als het bestand een spatie aan het begin of eind bevat, of een gereserveerde naam heeft. Het verwijderen van het bestand geeft een foutmelding: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.. Zo los je dat op…

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