Alienware has a unmarked shortcut for enabling and disabling the Windows Key.
If you hit it you should get a pop up that says
“System has disabled the Windows key.”
Guess it is supposed to keep you from accidentally hitting the Windows key while gaming.
Open up a Command Prompt to run the following commands.
List all the saved Wireless Network
netsh wlan show profiles
List info on specific network, change SSID to the wireless network name. key=clear lets you see the actual passkey.
netsh wlan show profiles name="SSID" key=clear
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
Now Turn Real-time protection off.
There are a few different ways to view the system uptime. either the Task Manager or the Command Prompt.
Launch the Task manager by using the Ctrl+Shift+ESC Shortcut keys, Right clicking on the Task Bar, or by searching and launching from the start menu.
Go to the Performance tab, view Up time at the bottom (On Windows 10 you may need to hit More “details first”
Launch the Command Prompt. Can do this by clicking start and searching for cmd.
systeminfo | find "System Boot Time"
It’ll show you when the system last started up.
C:\Users\Owner>systeminfo | find "System Boot Time"
System Boot Time: 6/21/2018, 3:45:12 AM
Note that running this procedure could render any Linux partitions inaccessible.
Boot up into recovery, launch the Command Prompt and run the following command
The command should remove Grub and replace it with the Windows bootloader, so when you reboot it should go straight to Windows.
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
- Reset Drive resets the wrong drive
- Boot into safemode doesn’t work