Category: Windows 10

Resetting Windows 10 to factory reset.

Resetting Windows 10 to factory reset.

So, my Dad got a second hand laptop, it was Windows 10 one. It was an Acer one.

The previous owner hadn’t reset the machine, so I was given the job of sorting it out for him.

So the first thing I needed to do was to get into the restore screen, when booting up on the Acer screen I pressed Alt and F10. This sent me to the restore.

I was given the option of doing a complete restore or a restore, but keeping the files and software. I opted for a complete restore. This took a few hours so I left it overnight.

Finally I was able to install Windows 10 as if it was a brand new computer. My final task is more cosmetic, but the machine is filthy, so will give it a good physical clean.

SharePoint Calendar does not show when in a page as a webpart

SharePoint Calendar does not show when in a page as a webpart

So I was asked to add an events calendar to a SharePoint site that is being used as a portal. This would display the calendar as a WebPart on a SharePoint Wiki page.

But, obviously, as with anything SharePointy, this wasn’t as straight forward as just sticking the WebPart in. The issue I encountered was the events were not showing when it was inserted as a WebPart.

After much use of Google and asking specialists in SharePoint I was coming up blank. I did find that it was due to a JavaScript issue. To fix the issue, I had to open the page which the calendar was displayed on in SharePoint designer and add the following code:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
SP.SOD.executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(function () {
SP.UI.ApplicationPages.ElementUtility.$3f = function ($p0) {
return ($p0.substring(0, 3).toUpperCase() == “WPQ”)
? $get(‘WebPart’ + $p0)
: $get($p0);
}
}, “SP.UI.ApplicationPages.Calendar.js”);
</script>

This over-rides the default JavaScript in the Wiki page, job done.

Removing search-startpage.com

Removing search-startpage.com

I have had several computers come to me where when I have opened a browser it defaults to search-startpage.com. This is a nasty piece of adware and should be removed as soon as it is detected. This can be used to remove any adware that you may have got, just replace search-startpage.com with the adware in question such as conduit.

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When things go wrong with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

When things go wrong with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

In previous versions of Windows it was fairly straightforward to get into diagnostic mode with F8, but Microsoft have decided to change this.

You can’t get into Safe Mode as you used to be able to, but you can still get into an area where you can re-install Windows or perform diagnostic checks.

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Issues when updating Windows

Issues when updating Windows

So, I had a problem come to me with a Windows 7 and Windows 10 machine that was always updating all the time, sometimes taking hours at a time without allowing the users any time any notice that the computer was about to shut down.

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To solve this I had to reset the Windows Update components.

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