Use this trick to get the serial number of your hard drive in Windows 10 + 8 & 7 without physically taking it out and looking at the sticker!
It’s really simple and only takes a second if you follow these instructions!
After upgrading to Windows 10, I have had some issues with a couple of RDP connections that wouldn’t store the username and password (credentials). Despite ticking the box to save the credentials, it would always prompt me to enter the password.
Here’s how to fix the issue with RDP not saving the login information, which should work not just on Windows 10, but also other versions of Windows if you have the same problem
If the Alt Gr key stops working, close Remote Desktop Connection if it is open. Try it out now!
There’s an old bug that causes the Alt-Gr button on your keyboard to mysteriously malfunction.
This is an old problem which still persists on Windows 10.
This bug has been plaguing me and others for many, many years. Since we use the AltGr key to produce the @ (at) sign here in Norway,
Even in 2019, I still get this problem all the time.
I just wanted to share the solution in case anyone else has the same issue, so hopefully it helped you out if you’re reading this, if not, please leave a comment!
PS! You can still try to help by voting for this Alt Gr bug to get fixed.
Either search for “Feedback Hub” on Windows 10 and log in if it asks you to.
Then click here.
Or, alternatively, open Edge in Windows 10, and paste this into the URL (address) bar:
Thanks to Slingshot in the comments for this initiative!
I got a bit annoyed today.
The reason being how Windows 10 automatically found out that a new device driver was available for my Nvidia graphics card, through Windows Update.
Then Windows simply went ahead and installed it for me while I was away from the screen for a couple of hours. In previous Windows versions (Windows 7/XP), you had the option to disable “optional updates” as you pleased.
This is no longer the case in Windows 10 (and 8.1).
Currently I am using Remote Desktop on Windows 10 to connect to a Windows 7 computer regularly. This has worked flawlessly for months.
Suddenly I started to experience that Remote Desktop would crash whenever I clicked on a folder in Windows Explorer on the remote computer.
The issue with shutting down or rebooting a PC or server via Remote Desktop on Windows 8 (and 8.1) applies to Windows 10 as well.
Why Microsoft has chosen to make it so difficult is hard for me to understand, but perhaps their own engineers have sausage fingers and keep switching off instead of logging off their servers remotely? Or could it possibly be related to the HP engineer that accidentally formatted all the servers of Australian bank client CommBank? Probably the former, but the CommBank incident is an interesting read for any System Center admins 🙂
So, on to the issue at hand: maybe this looks familiar to you? I am referring to the shutdown icon menu only showing “Disconnect” as an option, so please ignore all the tiles.