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Upgraded an elderly Advent Laptop with a Conexant Smartaudio HD sound chip to Windows 10. It all went generally smooth and giving it some RAM (2GB) the Laptop runs well enough with Windows 10. However something weird was going on with the sound. Even though the driver is installed and seems to work there is no sound at all coming out. This was already happening with the TP Versions but also persists on the Final Release. Here is how I make it squawking. 1. Check we’re on the same page with our issues. If you have a marked driver as failed then you surely have some other issue. Right-click the Start button and go to device manager and you see in the device as running and all seems fine. In the taskbar click the speaker icon and check that you have the volume set up.    Here we go. Right-Click on […]

Got this when trying to connect to a Windows 10 Technical Preview using Remmina after a Windows upgrade. Somewhere, somehow the key must have changed. I fixed that by deleting the freerdp known_hosts entry. vi ~/.freerdp/known_hosts Remove the host entry for the particular server. When trying to reconnect it will ask you to re-authorize the host. Done. No related posts.

Possibly not the most secure solution but in my case I got a VM and want to autologin to a user on bootup of the Windows 10 TP (Technical Preview). Here is how to do that. 1) Click on “Start” and in the search box type in “netplwiz“ should appear, which you click. 2) In the User Accounts Dialog Box untick “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer. On clicking OK you will be asked to provide the username and password for the account to be auto logged in on reboot. Related posts: Windows 10 TP (Technical Preview) – Teamviewer black or flickering screen

After one of the recent Windows 10 TP (Technical Preview) updates (I have now build 9879), Teamviewer remote connection stopped working and is either showing only a black screen or giving an error: “The screen cannot be captured at the moment. This is probably due to fast user switching or a disconnected/minimized Remote Desktop session.” This seems to be due to a temporary issue between Windows 10 and Teamviewer service. As a workaround do the following: 1) Open the “Start button” and use the search function to search for regedit and start it. When asked if you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer, click “YES” 2) In Regedit go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> WOW6432NODE -> TEAMVIEWER Right click and create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value Replace “New Value #1” with “DisableDuplicationAPI”   (both without the ” Double Quotes” ) 3) Double click the new […]

Just looked into an issue that my laptop battery seems to not charge enough properly or at all. A first check for the battery health could be delivered by a native windows 7 / windows 8 tool. 1)      Plug in the power supply to the laptop to charge it to full. 2)      The open the command prompt as administrator. To do so click on “Start” or the “Start menu button” In the search box type “cmd” and right click the “cmd result” and “Run as Administrator” 3)      In the command box, type: “powercfg –energy –output c:\energy-report.html This will take now a while it investigates and write the html report on your c;\ harddrive. 4)      Use explorer and double-click the energy-report.html to open it in a browser. 5)      Scroll down to a section called “Battery:Battery Information” There you will find: Battery ID Manufacturer Serial Number Chemistry Long Term Design Capacity                52304 […]

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