Category: Windows

A round up of useful guides, tutorials and other resources to help you get started with Microsoft Windows.

Adobe Shockwave to be discontinued for Windows

  If you grew up with the Internet, I am sure you know about Adobe Shockwave. A plugin which we all had installed at some point to play multimedia applications and video games. Released by Macromedia in 1995, later acquired by Adobe in 2005, the platform …

How to troubleshoot Office Activation problems

  All paid products from Microsoft go through the Activation process. While most of the time it works, sometimes there is a problem. In this guide, we are looking at some common solutions to troubleshoot Office activation. It covers Office 365, Office 2019 and Office 2016 …

How to troubleshoot problems during Office installation

  Microsoft Office installations are usually straight forward, but then it’s a software. In this guide we are looking at some common problems, and how to troubleshoot during Office installation. We are taking a look at issues around Office 2013, Office 2016, Office 2019 and Office …

What Are Windows 10 Local Experience Packs?

Microsoft is slowly reducing reliance on legacy components in Windows 10. That is evident in work done on moving Control Panel settings to the new Settings app. It’s a work in progress but with every release of Windows 10, more features can be configured in the …

How to Back Up and Restore Wireless Network Profiles

Except for wireless profiles that are automatically configured by an organization, it can be useful to back up profiles so that they can be restored, along with passwords, if users switch to a different device. Today I’ll show you how to use the netsh command-line tool …

Patch Tuesday – March 2019

This month sees Microsoft patch two zero-days in Windows 7 and critical bugs in Windows Deployment Services and DHCP. Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019 Patch Tuesday sees Microsoft plug 6 critical flaws in Windows 10 and Server 2016. CVE-2019-0603 is a Remote …

How to Quickly Create Active Directory Users in Bulk

Recently I revisited deploying Windows Server Active Directory in Azure, a subject that I’d covered a few times here on Petri. Today I want to look again at deploying Active Directory (AD) users in bulk. Specifically using standard usernames. By that I mean rather than creating …