Deploy excel macros to all xls files on startup
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

To deploy excel macros on every excel file you open, you will need to create a personal file in your XLStart folder.

Remove or Hide System Reserved Partition
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Does your system reserve partition have a drive letter? With these steps, you will Hide System Reserved Partition and no longer see it when browsing your computer.

Take ownership of an entire drive in Windows
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

The commands below will show you how to take ownership of an entire drive. Here is a simple script to accomplish just that.

Cannot Rename Folders on mapped drive
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus
This error message is displayed and I cannot rename folders on the mapped drive. By making a group policy change I was able to make this error go away. The drive that this file or folder is stored on does not allow long file names, or names containing blanks or any of the following characters: / : , ; * ? < > | Solution: Create a GPO to fix To resolve this problem, turn off Fast Logon Optimization.

Windows Store not loading (On Domain)
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

After joining my computer to the domain windows store would not load. I first had to re-enable UAC because of a GPO and that fixed launching the metro apps. I was still having the issue with Windows Store not loading and this fixed it.

Windows Refresh PC Setting
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Using Windows Refresh PC now solves the common problem, that PCs get infected with viruses and require you to either reload it from the disc or recovery partition. Sometimes people lost the disc, re-partitioned their drives, or simply had their hard drive fail. This leads to installing windows from scratch and hunting down all your drivers.

Keep Windows 7 from installing device drivers from Windows Update
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

I find a very annoying feature of Windows 7 is every device you install by default searches windows update. This makes installing devices a lot longer than it needs to be. Follow these steps to make windows search your computer first and then Windows Update if needed.