Category: Windows 7

Update to enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 as a default secure protocols in WinHTTP in Windows

Martin 09/03/2018

With PCI compliance scans, one are often told to move TLS version to 1.2, but many clients cannot connect through a proxy to ex. Exchange. Let’s say Windows 7 with Outlook 2010. What you get when you enforce TLS 1.2, is that Outlook can no longer connect (Outlook Anywhere), it because the OS does not support higher that TLS 1.0 by default. One of the errors could be: You can fix this, by installing KB3140245… Update to enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 as a default secure protocols in WinHTTP in Windows

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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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