Category Archives: PC

Windows : How to remove license key and unregister

You may require sometimes to remove the license from a Windows installation, whatever this is to re-assign a license to another machine, or before publishing an appliance, etc. Follow this procedure to put back your Windows installation to the original installation state, license wise. The following commands need to be performed with the Command Prompt… Read More »

Linux : How to get hardware serial number

The easiest way to get hardware serial and related information is using “dmidecode“. The command below should give you exactly what you need :

The command above does not usually work with “clone” computers/servers. Alternatively, you may use the command below, which will output all parts serial number availables :

 

Windows : File Explorer don’t refresh

I had this strange issue on Windows 8/10 where changes such as file/folder renaming or deletion not appearing after a modification. A manual “Refresh” from the contextual menu (right click + Refresh) was required to show the last modification. It seem that some Windows core components were corrupted and needed to be repaired/restored. First of… Read More »

Windows : Recover lost session profile

Have you lost your session profile since the last time you logged in on your Windows PC (meaning login with your user account and your settings and/or files vanished)? There might be multiple causes for that, such as you logged into a temporary profile or you joined the PC to a domain. (If this happened… Read More »

Windows : How to pause Windows 10 updates download

Since Windows 10, Microsoft made it harder for users to disable automatic updates and downloads. When triggered automatically, there is no function on the user interface to stop them, unfortunately. If you are running with the default settings, you might at some point end up working on your computer and noticed that your bandwidth was… Read More »

Windows : Google Chrome freeze shortly after opening

I have encountered the following issue/symptoms with Google Chrome (version 56.0.2924.87) on Windows 10 : – Google Chrome crash shortly after opening, the application become unresponsive even while going to settings – Single tab opened with the default Google page – No 3rd party extension, only Google defaults After digging around, I found that the… Read More »

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Windows : How to disable ads in uTorrent client

uTorrent is a great BitTorrent client which have a free offer version. Like any free products, ads are involved at some point. Fortunately the developers left a function for users to turn them off. It is well hidden in the advanced features. Make sure before going forward with this procedure to not touch any other… Read More »

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