Upgrade to Windows 10 Professional installs Enterprise

  1. Open the Settings app and click Update & Security.
  2. Open Activation and click Change product key.
  3. Enter your Windows 10 Professional product key and click Next.
  4. Restart the computer after the new product key is activated.

You can force a downgrade with the default product key (VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T) of Windows 10 Professional.

Windows 10 hangs on Black Screen when logging in

Problem

 Windows 10 hangs on Black Screen when logging in. This normally happends on a normal domain account (but can be any account).

Cause

 Windows 10 Bug

Solution

If on Black screen, press CTRL + ALT + DEL and log out

Sign in with a local admin account

Run Services.msc

Right click App Rediness > Properties

Set startup type to disabled.

Reboot machine and log into effected user.

Once logged in Install all windows updates as this issue was resolved in an anniversary updatre.

Reference, Links and Images

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/SOLVED-For-everyone-who-is-having-black-screen-after-login/m-p/6319827#M45440 

 

Finally, a Windows 10 VPN solution that doesn't make you want to blow your brains out!

As a system administrator, I use many VPN connections throughout the day. Windows 10 is great, but whoever was in change of the VPN client in windows 10 at Microsoft did not deserve his/her bonus for this edition of windows!! It's slow, buggy, gives you no decent error. Fortunately, Mr gates left the good old rasphone intact so we can use this. 

The problem is, its still clunky loading in Windows 10. It can take 3-10 seconds to load the Rasphone each time you open it.

I've written a PowerShell script to make a tidy folder of useable shortcuts that you can add the to tool bar. Here's how it works.

1. Create a folder called "VPNs" in c:\

2. Right click the task bar > Toolbars > New Toolbar

3. Navigate to the VPNs folder and select it and click 'Select Folder'.

4. Paste this PS Script to s txt file. Save it as a .ps1 file.

Remove-Item -Path C:\VPNs\* -Recurse -Force
$vpnlist = Get-VpnConnection | Select Name -Skip 1
ForEach ($vpnname in $vpnlist.Name ){
$Shell = New-Object -ComObject ("WScript.Shell")
$ShortCut = $Shell.CreateShortcut("C:\VPNs\$vpnname.lnk")
$ShortCut.TargetPath="rasphone.exe"
$ShortCut.Arguments="-d `"$vpnname`""
$ShortCut.WorkingDirectory = "c:\windows\system32\";
$ShortCut.WindowStyle = 1;
$ShortCut.Description = "$vpnname";
$ShortCut.Save()}

5.You can check the status (See what VPNs are connected) with this script.

Get-VpnConnection | Where-Object {$_.ConnectionStatus -eq "Connected" } | Select Name,ConnectionStatus,TunnelType,ServerAddress,SplitTunneling | Format-Table
Pause
Exit

6. You can disconnect all VPNs at the same time with this script.

$vpnlist = Get-VpnConnection | Where-Object {$_.ConnectionStatus -eq "Connected" }
ForEach ($vpnname in $vpnlist.Name ){

  rasdial $vpnname /DISCONNECT;

}

Windows Store is missing in Windows 10

Problem

Windows store is not accessible from the start menu and any where. This may occur randomly or after a profile rebuild.

Solution

Re-Registed all the apps by running this powershell command in an elevated PowerShell console.

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml"}
 

Windows Store is missing in Windows 10

Problem

Windows store is not accessible from the start menu and any where. This may occur randomly or after a profile rebuild.

Solution

Re-Registed all the apps by running this powershell command in an elevated PowerShell console.

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml"}