Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October 2018 Windows Update - BSOD "WDF_VIOLATION" Resolution

Boot into Recovery mode and then choose Command Prompt. Type the below commands
CD Windows\System32\Drivers
Rename hpqkbfiltr.sys hpqkbfiltr.old

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Fixing The Bitlocker Recovery Key Required Every Time

Login to Windows as an administrator
Suspend BitLocker using the following cmdlet:

Suspend-bitlocker -MountPoint “C:” -RebootCount 0

Launch, tpm.msc and Clear the TPM Chip.

Restart the computer as instructed
Approve the TPM reset action – the notification is provided by the BIOS:

 Login to Windows as an administrator, and the following prompt will appear informing you of the TPM reset:

Re-enable BitLocker protection using the following cmdlet:

Resume-BitLocker -MountPoint “C:” -Confirm

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Powershell - Get All Members of an AD Group

To get all users in an AD Group, open powershell and run the following lines:

Import-Module ActiveDirectory
Get-ADGroupMember -Identity "TestGroup" | Export-CSV TestGroupMembers.csv

Replace TestGroup with the name of the AD Group you wish to get the members of.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Powershell: Renaming Characters In A FileName

Open Powershell
Navigate To Folder
Type the Following:
Get-ChildItem -recurse -name | ForEach-Object { Move-Item $_ $_.replace(" mkv", ".mkv") }

Where " mkv" is is the current characters
Where ".mkv" is is the new characters.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How To Convert A WIM To ISO

  1. Download the Windows Automated Installation kit from While the file downloads, ensure that the WIM file from which you wish to make an ISO is located in the root c:/ directory. (Name it discovery.wim for ease of use.) When the Windows Automated Installation has downloaded, follow the prompts to install the software.
  2. Open the Deployment Tools Command Prompt Open the Start Menu in Microsoft Windows and click "All Programs" then "Microsoft Windows AIK". The Command Prompt is in this folder.
  3. Open a Windows Preinstallation Environment and copy the WIM file into it; do so by typing "CopyPE C:\Winpe" to create the environment, then "Copy /y c:\discover.wim c:\Winpe\ISO\Sources" to copy the file into the environment.
  4. Navigate back into the PETools folder by typing "Cd C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools".
  5. Type "Oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe\ISO\boot\ c:\winpe\ISO c:\.iso" to create an ISO image from the contents of the Preinstallation Environment (your WIM file).

  6. * Alternatively, if the WIM image to be converted to ISO is larger than a standard CD (700 MB), type "Oscdimg -m -bc:\winpe\ISO\boot\ c:\winpe\ISO c:\winpe.iso" at Step 4.
  7. Make a disc from your ISO image using a utility that can burn CD or DVD media.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Disable YouTube's New Autoplay

YouTube had brought in a new Autoplay option that plays the next video on the list on the right hand side.

To disable this, at the top of the relevant videos list, a switch with a white tick on blue background should be displayed. Click this to turn Autoplay off.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Changing Windows RDP Port

To change the port that Remote Desktop listens on, follow these steps.

  • Start Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp
  • Double click on PortNumber

  • Click Decimal
  • Type the new port number (40000), and then click OK.
  • Quit Registry Editor.
  • Restart the computer.
  • Note: When you try to connect to this computer by using the Remote Desktop connection, you must type the new port. 
    Example chmmr.*.*:40000.