Archive for the ‘General’ Category

win10 reset network adapters

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

I had a problem with my NeoRouter not able to ping the remote computers, though they did show up in the list of active computers.

Nightmare tried everything I could think of, 24 hours of struggle (on and off of course)

Then I found this

Windows key + i

select network and internet

on left click ‘status’

on right scroll down to network reset

click ‘reset now’


window pops up saying you will be logged out in 5 minutes.


log in again

WoW! ping is back for Neorouter!

Win10 user data backup

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

These settings will only backup the user data for the user active when set up.

Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\File History
Map a network drive to hold the backup, or use existing mapped drive location
Select that location
Turn on
If not working, check to be sure Indexing is turned on
Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Component Services
Search for either Indexing or Windows Search
Turn on

To change how often backed up and how long versions kept
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\File History\Advanced Settings

DOS command active wireless signal strength

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Dos command to find active wireless connection signal strength (assuming there is a wireless connection)

If going to use this in a batch file then %A becomes %%A


FOR /F "tokens=2 delims=: " %A IN ('netsh wlan show interfaces ^| FIND "Signal"') DO SET SIGNAL_STRENGTH=%A




The basic command here, to see the full netsh wlan report is

netsh wlan show interfaces

Win10 Home to original Pro

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Used an image of a Win10 Home laptop to copy programs/settings to a desktop pc.

Laptop had Home, desktop PC had license for Pro.

Needed to change desktop PC to Pro so people could Remote Desktop into it.

Variation from

Change Product Key from the System Control Panel (there’s an identical button on the Activation page in Settings).

Enter the default Windows 10 Pro product key:


That signals to Windows that we want  to upgrade from Home to Pro,

Click Start Upgrade, and after a few minutes, the system restarts. When connected to the Internet, the Windows activation process checks the hardware against Microsoft’s servers. Because this hardware was already recorded with a digital entitlement to Windows 10 Pro, it was activated immediately, without the need to enter a product key.

Guilt, shame, blame, remorse — redemption

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Guilt — a parental image expressing anger, pointing finger

Shame — fearful response to  parental figure

Blame — expressing anger toward other culpable people or circumstances

Remorse — sadly accepting responsibility, forgiving others

Redemption — recognizing everyone is fallible and accepting forgiveness