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by Xander
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Rebootexec - could it run the watermark without the parameter?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Rebootexec - could it run the watermark without the parameter?

How is it that I've tried running it a bunch of times and I've never seen that window? Tried it again on two PCs and it didn't show a window. I've run MRS and APF on different machines as portable apps, copying over no other files and they've never complained that Rebootexec was not present. Do you ...
by Xander
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Rebootexec - could it run the watermark without the parameter?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Rebootexec - could it run the watermark without the parameter?

I thought I'd use it for remote jobs - send it over for its 'at a glance' info but it seems to need to be run with a "-desktopwatermark" parameter. But it doesn't seem to do anything when called without any parameters (I'm assuming it has other functions). Could the watermark usage be its ...
by Xander
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: WAU Manager -- no notifications?
Replies: 1
Views: 90

WAU Manager -- no notifications?

The 'quietest' option is "Show Notifications Only" but how about a completely-silent option? Oh, and since MS puts out most updates on the second Tuesday of the month, could that be some kind of an option in the scheduling? I could set it for this coming Tuesday (2nd of month) but if I set...
by Xander
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Account Profile Fixer -- mostly worked...?
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Account Profile Fixer -- mostly worked...?

Laptop with a flawed hard drive which I'll replace tomorrow. While it's still booting (but sooo slow), thought I'd try to fix the software-level stuff I see so that the cloning will copy a better version of Windows. Start Menu is glitched with the "critical error - sign out and we'll fix it&quo...
by Xander
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Help and support
Topic: Un-Hide User Accounts on the Windows Login Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 2344

Re: Un-Hide User Accounts on the Windows Login Screen

This is one reason why I usually offer to set up my clients for remote support. In this instance, I'd still be able to use cmd lines in the background and use a Net User command here. I could use things like RegQuery/etc cmds as well if necessary. I'm lucky, though, that I bought into Screenconnect ...
by Xander
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: IT Stuff
Topic: KB4532693 update breaking user profile
Replies: 6
Views: 6635

Re: KB4532693 update breaking user profile

KB4537821 for Win8 has a similar effect. Thought the first was a regular glitch until I had another one a few days later.

https://borncity.com/win/2020/02/16/win ... -profiles/
by Xander
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Help and support
Topic: Minor UVKSR thing - Sticky Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 3367

Re: Minor UVKSR thing - Sticky Notes

Think I figured it out. Just swap the two commands -- run StikyNot but only if the StickyNote App is not available.
by Xander
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Help and support
Topic: Minor UVKSR thing - Sticky Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 3367

Minor UVKSR thing - Sticky Notes

I've gotten in the habit of using Sticky Notes for things that I want to remember to tell the client ("run the printer-install shortcut when you get home", HD has 5700hrs of use on it, etc.) As sort of mini-report. Since most PCs I'm seeing are Win10, I have Command 1 as explorer.exe shell...
by Xander
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Help and support
Topic: [Solved] YouTube not showing previews using Edge
Replies: 15
Views: 10355

Re: YouTube not sowing previews using Edge

If it's happening on three different computers, I'd be looking elsewhere like the router. Have you changed the DNS on it?
by Xander
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: System lockup on UVK load
Replies: 7
Views: 5751

Re: System lockup on UVK load

I'm mostly done with it but she's not picking it up until tomorrow later afternoon (EST).

Would there be any value in adding a verbose option to loadup? Say, if Ctrl was pressed, it would show more info than just "syncing the INI" to narrow down where the long delay is coming from?
by Xander
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: System lockup on UVK load
Replies: 7
Views: 5751

Re: System lockup on UVK load

Got an HP laptop on the workbench which did it (so I have time to poke at it if needed). Locked up completely in regular Windows (8.1 in this case) so forced it off and on. This was during the splash screen and before the main window loaded but did not take not of which phase it was in. Rebooted it ...
by Xander
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: MultipleRebootScheduler ... add a boot timer?
Replies: 1
Views: 4023

MultipleRebootScheduler ... add a boot timer?

Was doing a remote job yesterday for a client who said "it takes like 30 minutes to boot up" so I went looking for a boot timer. Ended up using this one at Windows Club . It did the job but, this morning, I got to thinking how it might have been nice to use a tool I already had so.... coul...
by Xander
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: System lockup on UVK load
Replies: 7
Views: 5751

System lockup on UVK load

Had this a month or two ago during a service call but wrote it off as a one-time glitch but had it this morning, again during a service call. The UVK Loading screen would come up and the arrow would circle but the system becomes otherwise completely unresponsive and the only option was to shut it of...
by Xander
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: "Sending of FTP reports was cancelled" but they go out
Replies: 1
Views: 1839

"Sending of FTP reports was cancelled" but they go out

Just so you know:

I've got "Send reports" in the Top Apps as pretty much the first thing done. When run, the event window says "...was cancelled" but then sends them out. It's been doing this for a while now but remembered to post it today.
by Xander
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Information
Topic: Net work features
Replies: 2
Views: 2757

Re: Net work features

And I was assuming it has something to do with SMB 1.0 being disabled because re-enabling it on a couple of systems seemed to do the trick. PCs weren't seeing my older NAS (running SMB1) But, rather than leaving PCs with a potentially unsafe service running, I just switched to running UVK off of a f...
by Xander
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Information
Topic: Introducing Account Profile Fixer
Replies: 57
Views: 17321

Re: Introducing Account Profile Fixer

It started acting up after the Creators Update but it might have had some pre-existing issues that the client never noticed. Right now, it's not loading the subsections of Settings so I'm going to try running it again. My own dummy profile had loaded and I'd run APF from there so now I've just resta...
by Xander
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Information
Topic: Introducing Account Profile Fixer
Replies: 57
Views: 17321

Re: Introducing Account Profile Fixer

Fred, I haven't needed to run the utility until today. Had a PC come in with black screen and cursor and creating a dummy profile logged in. Fired up APF and it wouldn't get past the welcome screens when I tried to keep the appdata info so deleted the temp profile and ran it again without the appdat...
by Xander
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Help and support
Topic: Stop Edge Browser from Restoring Tabs after a Crash
Replies: 8
Views: 2164

Re: Stop Edge Browser from Restoring Tabs after a Crash

So, I should just tell people that IE and Edge sucks and they have to change or find someone else that will help them? Absolutely, and I do. NOBODY should be running IE (with the sole exception of corporate PCs like some of the banks I service) . Our job as their techs is to make sure they are more...
by Xander
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: device manager
Replies: 5
Views: 2726

Re: device manager

So....uninstall ALL devices and force a fresh scan? What purpose would that serve? "...before any app installed" -- but very very few apps install devices. It's not like Adobe Reader cares if you have on ACPI driver installed over another. As part of my fix, I use a program called DeviceCl...