You’ll need administrator privileges to use these command. You can also run them from a command prompt in recovery
Turn off Encryption
manage-bde -off C:
Change C: to the drive that has BitLocker on it. Check with the status command. May not be C if your in recovery. Also note that after the encryption is turned off it takes awhile to decrypt. Check with status command
It looks like the Windows Defender Real-time protection can cause issues when trying to copy files on a local drive even if the drive is an SSD. Typically a copy seems to start out great, but then slows down to a crawl less then 1MB/s copy rate. Probably has to do with Defender having to scan every file as it is copied.
To fix/increase the copy speeds you can turn off Real-time protection.
To turn off Windows Defender Real-time protection, open up Settings > Update and Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection “That should open up the Windows Defender Security Center” > Virus & threat protection settings
Windows has a similar file like the Linux /etc/hosts file. It is located in
You’ll need to have administrator privileges to modify the file. So you can launch notepad as Administrator then open the file. If you don’t see the file make sure the drop down across from “File name:” is set to “All Files”.
Error : Windows could no prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of the installation Notes : This happens right after you finish partitioning and installation never gets past 0%
Fix : Disconnect all drives except the drive you want to install Windows 10. This includes laptops.
Issue : Can’t reach login screen Notes : Can happen after an update, auto repair should fix it
Fix : Start up the computer normal and when it starts to load windows force shutdown the computer. Repeat the process 2 times, on the third start up it will Automatically try to fix the issue.
Windows 10 seems to be a little weird when you have two installs on two different drives and your trying to repair one. I have had issues when trying to repair one, or boot into safe mode. Removing all other other drives seems to resolve most of the issues.
Issues with multiple drives with an install of Windows 10