Category: Windows 7

Windows 7-10 and Server 2008-2016: Forgot Windows password

Martin 13/12/2017

If you should forget your local administrator password for your workstation or server, then this little life hack, can assist your further journey 🙂 Insert the installation DVD/ISO to your subjective OS, in this example, Windows Server 2016 The first screen you get is:   Choose your language and press Next:   On this screen press “Shift-F10” and you get a command prompt: Find the drive where the Windows folder resides, it’s not drive C… Windows 7-10 and Server 2008-2016: Forgot Windows password

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Windows update stuck at getting updates…

Martin 16/11/2015

Sometimes Windows Update just get’s stuck, without any particular reason. A possible solution, could be this, if not, continue reading 🙂 : https://martinsblog.dk/windows-7-stuck-forever-with-searching-for-updates/ One way to reset the WUASERV components of Windows is to copy and paste the following into a .bat file and run it as administrator:

  One of my own personal experiences, is to do a sysprep, but this is not a preferred method, as the machince will be “reset”, which means… Windows update stuck at getting updates…

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 – stuck forever with “Searching for updates”

Martin 13/11/2015

On a completely newly installed Windows 7 VM (Also Windows Server 2008 R2), Windows Update says “Searching for updates” forever, and SVCHOST is using from 50%-100% CPU, this is fixed in an update, but the machine cannot fetch it, because Windows Update is broken out of the box 🙁 Luckily Microsoft has made and KB article for this (KB3102810), where you can install it manually, and get things updated automatically again 😉 Installing and searching for… Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 – stuck forever with “Searching for updates”

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