Category Archives: Windows 10

Case of the Slow Downloads Folder

In Windows 10 on Surface Pro 4, performance is mostly pretty quick. But the first time opening Downloads folder after a restart it was very slow, taking 11 seconds just to display 114 files and 35 directories. To confirm issue … Continue reading

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Case of the Domain Join Failure Part III

Continuing the series on domain join failures from A Windows 10 device had been joined to domain; removed from domain. The computer account in AD had been deleted and recreated. However attempting to manually join domain failed. The most … Continue reading

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Case of the Win10 Windows Performance Recorder Trace That Wouldn’t Stop

Disk space kept rapidly disappearing on my C: drive… Using WinDirStat ( it was evident majority was taken up by 40GB+ ETL files in my TEMP folder. Running wpr –status showed no traces running Searching registry with RegScanner ( reading

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Debugging / Viewing Windows Update Log on Windows 10 Insider Builds

Having confirmed with WinDbg team currently insider builds don’t get public symbols unless it is a major release (They are looking into a solution….) How are we going to debug anything on bleeding edge systems “Fast Track Updates” in the … Continue reading

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Case of the Skype for Business 2015 “Operating System is not presently configured to run this application”

On Windows 10 build 10162 after installing Office 2016 Skype for Business started throwing the error: The operating system is not presently configured to run this application. Using Task Manager I right clicked lync.exe and created a dump file. Opening … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Build Upgrades Break VMWare Workstation Network

Every Windows 10 build upgrade breaks network access in VMWare Workstation Virtual machines. This is fixed by ensuring all VMs are suspended/shutdown then clicking Edit | Virtual Network Editor… Selecting Change Settings Then Restore Defaults   But why is it … Continue reading

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Performance Analysis Tool (PAL) PerfMon Templates Don’t Load in Win10

Using Performance Analysis Tool ( on Windows 10 build 10130 I had exported a PerfMon template for Calculated Disk IOPS:   However when attempting to import into PerfMon on Windows 10 the Next and Finish buttons are disabled.   If … Continue reading

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