Automatic SFC Corruption repair (SFCFix.exe)

If you have ran SFC /SCANNOW and had reports of corrupt files but didn’t know how to repair them, look no further. There has been a tool created called SFCFix.exe by a friend of mine who goes by the name […]

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Windows 8 update (KB3022345) causing corrupt files

If you are running Windows 7 please see: http://thetechcookbook.com/windows-7-update-kb3022345-causing-corrupt-files/ Windows update KB3022345 has been causing some corrupt payload files. If you have not ran SFC /SCANNOW yet please run this before continuing: SFC /SCANNOW Right click on the Start button […]

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Fixing Windows Update Agent issues (version 320 and 256)

If you are receiving corrupt Windows Update Agent (WUA) files after running The System Update readiness Tool , this guide will help you fix them up. Instructions on how to run SURT can be found Here  Below is an example […]

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Windows Updates via Update Catalog

Downloading Windows update manually can be a bit of a task. Microsoft have a download portal called Windows Update Catalog that you can find most updates available to download. This is very handy when you have to do a bulk download […]

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System Update Readiness Tool (SURT)

The System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) is a tool developed by Microsoft that is used to repair a computers Windows Update issues. Part of the repair stage is for SURTto locate and repair corrupt/missing update files, Windows Update registry keys and […]

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Windows 7 update (KB3022345) causing corrupt files

If you have a windows 8 machine please see: http://thetechcookbook.com/windows-8-update-kb3022345-causing-corrupt-files/ Windows update KB3022345 has been causing some corrupt payload files. If you have not ran SFC /SCANNOW yet please run this before continuing: SFC /SCANNOW Click on the button. Inside […]

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MSDTC.log corruption (Error 800700A1 when installing KB3000850)

There have seen countless issues with file MSDTC.log being corrupt on Windows 8 machines. When this file is corrupt it will stop the installation of KB3000850 with a common error of 0x800700a1. Looking inside the CBS log (for advanced users) […]

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Workaround Windows path restrictions

Windows actually has a maximum path size of 260 characters, this is determined by a windows API function MAX_PATH. Of the 260 characters this also includes the [Drive Letter][Colon][Backslash]insert rest of path here[backslash] for example everything in bold comes out […]

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How to view Check Disk (CHKDSK) results — Windows 10.

How to view Check Disk (CHKDSK) results. There are three main ways of viewing the results of your CHKDSK scan. Below are the three options EventViewer PowerShell ListChkdskResult EventViewer Right click on the button -> Click on Event Viewer. Inside […]

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0x800B0100 — TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE

The above error message is almost always an indication that there is a corrupt WU file (.cat/.mum/.manifest or Payload system file) on your system. Check for corrupt files using SURT. If there is a corrupt WU file on your machine […]

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How to find your Windows 8/8.1 OEM product key.

How to find your Windows 8/8.1 OEM product key. This tutorial will explain how to find the Windows 8/8.1 product (license) key that is embedded in the BIOS, this is for machines that came pre-installed with Windows 8/8.1. The following […]

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Windows Update Agent Files (256)

The below files are all part of Windows Update Agent (WUA) version 256. The install for the update can be found, these files are crucial to make Windows Update work correctly. Download:: Fixing these corrupt files:: Please refer the guide: […]

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