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How to increase number of pinned Remote Desktop items on the task bar on Windows 10?

This is a simple registry edit, 

Method 1: 

  • Open Registry Editor using the search tool on your task bar.
  • Navigate to
  • Edit or create the DWORD "JumpListItems_Maximum" and give it a Decimal value of what ever you want the new max jumplist to be, for example "20". 
  • Now close regedit and restart explorer to enable the change. You can  restart explorer by opening task manager and right clicking on it then click restart.

That's it, your done!

 

How to run restore Microsoft Edge Classic and/or run Edge Chromium at the same time.

If you're a designer/developer and used the Edge F12 developer tools the new Edge Chromium was a major downgrade in this regard. So you may want to reinstall Edge just for this purpose.

If you have already installed Edge Chromium or it was installed in a recent update you can follow these steps to bring back the classic Edge and/or run both browsers at the same time.

 

First, download the Edge Chromium installer and Policy Files from here: 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

Now extract the Policy files any copy msedge.admx and msedgeupdate.admx from the extracted folder.

copy these to the C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions folder on your computer.

Once you have done that then open group policy editor, 

once open, under Computer Configuration go to Administrative Templates, Microsoft Edge Update, Applications then open "Allow Microsoft Edge Side by Side browser experience" and set to enabled.

now uninstall Edge Chromium.

Once its uninstalled open search and type "Edge" and the old edge icon should show up, pin this to your task bar because you will not be able to after Chromium is reinstalled. 

Now if you want Chromium installed as well, install the .msi package from the step above that you downloaded from Microsoft downloads.

Now you should be able to run both browsers together.

 

Unable to access UNC server address from remote location | Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

This can be one of the most frustrating errors because your UNC path may work from some computers but not others. If you are receiving this error the following steps should solve the issue.

Go to Control Panel

  • change the view by to small icons
  • select "User Accounts"
  • select "Manage your credentials"
  • select "Windows Credentials"
  • then "Add a Windows Credential"

 

Now enter your UNC server and share path for example: \\UNCServer\SharedFolder 

Username and password, then click OK.

Now you should be able to access your UNC share from the windows explorer shell.

Windows 10 Professional mouse stutter/lag Fix

One of the most annoying things about Windows 10 is random mouse lag/stutter. To clarify if you move your mouse in a constant circle and it pauses every few seconds this is the fix.

Disable Cortana!

Cortana is constantly recording and sending data to Microsoft, which causes system performance issues. This is most apparent on slower internet connections but can also be seen on all systems based on how much data Cortana is collecting and sending back to Microsoft.

Warning! Incorrectly editing your system registry can cause your system to stop functioning. Follow instructions accurately.

To disabled Cortana do the following:

  • "Windows" Key + "R" Key to open the run command
  • type in "regedit"
  • Navigate to "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows"
  • Right click the "Windows" key folder and choose New > Key
  • Name this new key "Windows Search"
  • Now Right click the "Windows Search" key folder and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value
  • Name this "AllowCortana"
  • Close the registry editor and restart your computer.

That's it, your done. Mouse lag/stuttering should be fixed.

How to install Linux Integration Services 4.2.5 for Linux VM on Microsoft HyperV

After you install your Linux OS from the Microsoft HyperV terminal access do the following:

  • Click "Media", "DVD Drive" > "Insert Disk..."
  • Choose LinuxIC-4.2.5.iso
  • Login to the server and do the following:
#mount /dev/cdrom /media
mount: /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only

#cd /media
#./install.sh
#reboot

After doing this you will be able to setup networking and use kvm via HyperV on linux.