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Windows 10 fixes and help

OK, so Windows 10 is now with us and its a nightmare as usual because everyone thinks it will just work.

Please add your own comments, issues and fixes here – the good fixes will be edited in to the main document

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Let’s go:

How to bypass “This app has been blocked for your protection” error

This solution require you be logged in as an Administrator user

Once you have located the System and Security section of the Control Panel you need to click on Action Center

Once you have Action Center locate the Windows SmartScreen option and disable it. You will be given a UAC prompt which you may have to approve.

Once you have confirmed the program is able to run, and you are done with your task, enable the Windows SmartScreen feature again.

A common issue I see with Windows 10 is people on eBay selling FAKE licences (COA’s)
If you are in any doubt you can  follow this very simple step to ensure your Windows is LEGAL:
Open command prompt as an administrator (search “cmd” without quotes in start menu then right click run as administrator. Type slmgr /dli into it and then hit enter.
A little pop up window will then tell you the type of licence.
If it says VOLUME_MAK then it is not a legitimate licence (It could stop working at any time).
If it says Retail or OEM then you are legal and good to go.

How to remove apps that don’t have the UNINSTALL option :
UPDATE – You can now use CCLEANER and REVO UNINSTALLER to remove unwanted apps safely 🙂

Copy and paste one or more of the following commands into the PowerShell prompt, pressing Enter after each one to remove the apps you don’t want on your Windows 10 system:

Run Powershell as ADMIN then copy and paste one or more of the following commands into the PowerShell prompt, pressing Enter after each one to remove the apps you don’t want on your Windows 10 system:

The Commands

Uninstall 3D Builder:

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Alarms and Clock:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calculator:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calendar and Mail:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Camera:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Contact Support:

This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Cortana:

This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Get Office:

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Skype:

Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Started:

Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Groove Music:

Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Maps:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft Edge:

This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Money:

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Movies & TV:

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall News:

Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall OneNote:

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall People:

Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Phone Companion:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Photos:

Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Store:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Sports:

Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Voice Recorder:

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Weather:

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Feedback:

This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Xbox:

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

How to Reinstall All Built-in Apps

If you decide you want the pre-installed apps back, you can get them back with a single line of PowerShell code. Again, open a PowerShell window as Administrator. Copy and paste the following line into the PowerShell window and press Enter:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Update: Onedrive can now be uninstalled in APPS

How to add startup apps for the current user

Startup items for the current user are stored usually at two locations: the Registry and the special “Startup” folder. The Startup folder is an easier way to manage apps. To add or remove an app from the Startup folder, you need to do the following:

  1. Press Win + R shortcut keys together and type the following into the Run box:
  2. Now drag the icons you want into the window – MAKE SHORTCUTS, do not drag the actual Program file.

Windows 10 Start-up Sounds – turn them ON:

One of the annoying things M$ have done in Windows 10 is hide the logon/logoff sounds – all you can do now is turn the initial startup sound ON or OFF, not much good for power users.

I have made a small .reg file that turns them back on in Control Panel.

DOWNLOAD HERE Right (Mouse Click and select “Save Link As” save it to the desktop so it’s easy to find, double click it select YES at the prompt),  you will now see that they now appear back where they should be 🙂 No reboot required.

Phantom Driver Letters In Win 10:

Phantom Drive Letters (Seem to be a big issue in Windows 10 1803)
Open command prompt as administrator and type these commands:

list volume (here is now seen which volume has letters assigned)
select volume x (x is a volume number when you want remove)
remove letter=x (x is a selected volume letters)

How to Re-Activate Windows 10 using SHELL

Click on the Start Button and type: CMD (into the ‘Search programs and files’ field in the Start Menu)
The Start Menu will show ‘CMD.exe’, Right-click the CMD.exe file and select Run As Administrator.
In the CMD window, type: slmgr.vbs -ipk
To activate windows after changing the key, type: slmgr.vbs -ato


Originally Posted here:

How to make Windows 7 & 10 Automatically log in after a reboot:

1. Open the Run command box (Start > All apps > Windows System > Run or press Windows key + R). In the text box, type netplwiz and press Enter

2. A User Accounts window will open. Under Users for this computer: select your username and then uncheck the box next to Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. Click Apply.

3. A new window labelled Automatically sign in will pop up. Type your password twice and then click OK.

Your PC will now bypass the log-in page when you turn it on, but it will not bypass the login page when you unlock your PC. You can also change your sign-in options so that Windows will not ask you to sign in after your PC wakes from sleep by going to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.


  1. So today, I was working on a website and Outlook crashed – had to hit the Power button as everything froze – Now I have no LAN working – It says there is no cable plugged in but there is – rolled system back still the same, removed all drivers and re-installed them, still the same :/
    Tried cable from PC next to it, exact same problem but both cables work on other PC – new drivers installed, still the same issue – never had anything like this before :/
    Switched off for the night now!

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