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Windows 10 virtual desktops

It was something new to me when I realized that windows 10 has virtual desktops. Here are some shortcuts to enable and use them:

Windows key + CTRL + D Add a virtual desktop
Windows key + CTRL + Arrow right Switch to the virtual desktop on the right
Windows key + CTRL + Arrow left Switch to the virtual desktop on the left
Windows key + CTRL + F4 Close the current virtual desktop

Hidden administrative shares

Believe me or not, but in Windows there is a hidden administrative shares that you can see when you enter in the cmd terminal command:

net share

Most important share is c$.

Lets say you have to connect remote computer and upload some files, you have an administrator right, you know destination IP address, but you don’t know how to do it. So you go to PC and must locally use pendrive or email, or other remote share. And then I come all in white and say: backslash backslash one hundred ninety-two dot one hundred sixty-eight dot oł dot one hundred and one backslash c dollar

\\192.168.0.101\c$

Autostart clean up

Video about finding hidden startup programs and deleting unnecessary ones.

WireGuard – best VPN ever

As in the title. I’m not even going to elaborate on the superiority of WireGuard over other VPNs like OpenVPN. You have to accept this fact and get along with it. However, sometimes there is a problem with the WireGueard client on Windows 10, because due to restrictions on non-admin user profiles, the GUI will not display. I have not been able to fix this, but I have found a solution which is TunSafe.

The only problem with TunSafe is that it requires you to log on to an administrator account while starting, but Windows security issues are a topic for a separate article.

Edit. An all-in-one WireGuard VPN solution with a web ui for connecting devices.

0x0000011b printer error

If you are having problem in windows 10 to connect remote printer and error number 0x0000011b appears then to fix it you need to uninstall latest system update KB5005565.

Change drive to ssd

What is the easiest and fastest way to speed up your computer? Yes, changing the drive from hdd to ssd. This can be done in 3 tasks:

  1. buy a drive
  2. copy the data
  3. replace the drive
  1. Buy a drive
    Based on those smarter than me ie https://polecanelaptopy.blogspot.com/ I personally currently advise the Crucial MX500. You can buy a drive bay right away, so you can connect the drive for cloning and then you can use the old drive as a kind of flash drive.
  2. Copy the data
    Connect the drive in the pocket to the computer, start the system and the program ReflectDLHF. It’s free for non-commercial use and you can clone entire partitions from a large capacity to a smaller one.
  3. Replace the drive
    There is nothing to explane here. Search in google how to open your laptop – “replace drive in xxx” and follow the instructions.

If something goes wrong, then most likely the boot sector of the partition on the disk was already screwed up. You can play around with command line recovery some example links:

https://www.partitionwizard.com/clone-disk/bootrec-fixboot-access-is-denied.html

https://www.diskpart.com/windows-10/fixboot-access-denied-windows-10.html

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/topic/use-bootrec-exe-in-the-windows-re-to-troubleshoot-startup-issues-902ebb04-daa3-4f90-579f-0fbf51f7dd5d

If that doesn’t help then I recommend a clean install, just remember that the new disks must be in GPT (GUID Partition Table) and not MBR (Master Boot Record). That is, if Windows 10 isntalation crashes at the disk selection stage and underneath you see the message “Windows can’t be installed on drive 0 partition 2. (Show details)” “Windows cannot be installed on this disk, The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks.” you need to do this:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/change-an-mbr-disk-into-a-gpt-disk

The system doesn’t recognise the monitor

If you have problem wiIf you have a problem with your monitor, one day everything looks normal, the next day the screen resolution is 800×600 and the device manager defines your monitor as a “Standard PnP monitor”, this means you probably have a problem with the cable connecting the GPU to the monitor.