Win 10 Upgrading: Collection of problems and fixes

  1. Posts : 38
    Windows 10

    Win 10 Upgrading: Collection of problems and fixes

    Hello everyone,
    I was happily running my win 8.1 and... i was so curious to try win10, waited september and there started my odissey...
    I wanted to share with you a lot of problems i had with upgrading from 8.1 to win10 with solutions i found on the internet and by myself.
    I felt the new OS so slow and buggy, so now i decided to give it a last try with a clean install; i still have problems but i will ask for solutions in other threads.

    Now here we go with the fixes collection:

    1. Num Lock ON at logon screen:
    i like it to be ON so the registry key to change it is:
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard (set it to: 2147483650)

    2. Airplane Mode OSD not showing:
    seems a bug, you just have to set volume up or down, the airplane OSD will work (everytime you restart)

    3. Suspend Mode stopped:
    Tweaking and updating drivers, boot etc suddenly the suspend mode stopped working; when i suspend the PC it actully stops.
    This is a peculiar fix for Asus users maybe, i tried to update the BIOS but it was already updated to last FW (conatcted Asus support, i was waiting for them to get my laptop for assistence...) then i tried to FORCE update the BIOS FW, running the winflash utility from a command prompt with /nodate parameter, it refreshed the BIOS and it worked fine.

    4. Search results not showing *.exe files:
    pushing the start button and using the new cortana search doesn't give good results searching for *.exe; the best solution by now is to use the old "search everywhere" function.
    To do this we have to create a new shortcut:
    %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe -sta {C90FB8CA-3295-4462-A721-2935E83694BA}
    change the icon if you like and put it on the taskbar, i also added a keyboard shortcut

    5. Fast access (stucked folder, doesn't reset, etc...):
    check this by BRINK:
    Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items - Windows 7 Help Forums

    6. Double Explorer Windows:
    when i open an explorer window from task manager (open file location), the windows that opens, reopens automatically when closed.
    Solved deselecting "Run folder window in a separate process" in Folder Options

    7. Cortana Settings and Search error:
    "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action."
    This was driving me crazy, tried everything, the solutions was simplier than i thought.
    I use Wise registry cleaner, it deleted a file association that is not possible to recreate.
    I saved a *.reg file that will restore that file association:

    8. Personalize Themes (mouse, icons, sounds), error rundll32.exe...
    Trying to customize them i get that error, solution:
    Open gpedit.msc (Group Policy Editor)
    Browse to Computer Configuration-Windows Settings-Security Settings -Local Policies-Security Options
    Enable “User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account”, (*disabled)
    Restart workstation
    Solution Through registry:
    Open regedit
    EnableLUA is set to1
    Restart workstation
    That should solve otherwise tweak also these entries:
    GPEdit.msc > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options >
    1. User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode = Elevate without prompting (*richiedi con file binari)
    2. User Account Control: Run All Administrators in Admin Approval Mode = ENABLED*
    3. User Account Control: Allow UIAccess applications to prompt for elevation without using the secure desktop = ENABLED (*disabled)
    *=default value

    Fighting with those bugs i also found these commands that you have to run from cmd, they didn't helped me with my problems; I write them down for reference:
    Command 1: dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    Command 2: dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    Command 3: sfc /scannow

    Hope that Microsoft will enjoy this debugging work from us...
    If you have any questions or suggestion or something to add or correct, please tell me.

    I will ask the help of the forum for other problems I'm encountering now even with a clean installation, but i'm seriously thinking of restoring my win8.1 image

    I run a different Language of windows, so i excuse myself if you have difficulties finding the right commands
    Last edited by PowerDrome; 10 Oct 2015 at 05:40.
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  2. Posts : 38
    Windows 10
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    Anybody found the same problems?
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