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
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
To increase a Windows VM disk size you’ll first need to shut down the VM and then increase the disk size from XenCenter. When you boot back up into the VM, the extra space shows up as unallocated. All that needs to be done is the main partition needs to be extended.
Open up the Windows Disk Management Utility. You can do this by clicking on the start button, typing in disk management and hit enter. This will bring up the Disk Management program.
In disk manager, you should see the Unallocated space at the end of Disk 0, i.e. your main drive. Right click on your main partition (C:) and click Extend Volume. You will be presented with a wizard that will walk you through extending your disk.
Before increasing the VM’s disk size.
The unallocated space is the extra space that we added via XenCenter. Right click on the middle partition (C:), and click extend.
After were are finished extending the partition, we see that our main partition is about 8GB larger.