Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Currently in procrastination mode

How to create a bootable Windows 10 USB drive

1. Use the "diskpart" command to open the partitioning software.
2. Use the "list disk" command to view the list of all the storage devices attached to your device.
3. Identify the disk number of the USB drive that you are using.
To make it easy, just look at the size column to identify it by its capacity.
4. Use the "select disk X" command to select the USB drive. Replace X with the disk number you found earlier.
5. Use the "clean" command to erase the USB drive.
6. Next, use the "create partition primary" command to create a primary partition on it.
7. Use the "select partition 1" command to select it.
8. Use the "active" command to make the primary partition active.
9. Use the "format fs=fat32 quick" command to format the partition as a FAT32 drive.
10. Use the "assign" command to assign a letter to USB drive's primary partition.
11. Mount the ISO and copy all of the files straight to the USB drive.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

How to hide the useless archive folder in

A complete guide is available here. One thing they forgot to mention is the first time you start MFCMAPI.exe:
1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. Click to enable "USE MDB_ONLINE when calling OpenMsgStore".
3. Click OK.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Can't save BitLocker key to Microsoft Account in Windows 10 when encrypting an external drive

1. Save the key to a file (can throw it away later).
2. Start encrypting the drive.
3. Run a command prompt with Admin rights.
4. You need to get the volume ID by typing "mountvol".
5. Now run the "bitlockerwizardelev.exe": "%SystemRoot%\System32\BitLockerWizardElev.exe" \\?\Volume{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx}\ Y.
6. It will prompt the BitLocker GUI as Admin and save the key to your account.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

How to create a NAT switch in Windows 10 Hyper-V

To create a virtual NAT switch, open a PowerShell window with Admin rights and run the following command: New-VMSwitch -Name "NAT" -SwitchType NAT -NATSubnetAddress
Now, run the following command to create the NAT object on the host system: New-NetNat –Name NAT –InternalIPInterfaceAddressPrefix
Give your VM an IP like with netmask

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


DISKSPD is a storage load generator / performance test tool from the Windows Server and Cloud Server Infrastructure Engineering teams. You can get it at GitHub or as a binary at TechNet Gallery.