Tag Archives: Windows 10

How to fix “Your Active Directory Domain Services schema isn’t configured to run BitLocker Drive Encryption.”

Windows 10

BitLocker Drive Encryption is the technology in Windows 10 which can encrypt your hard disk drive and keep your data safe. It will usually require you to enter a pin/usb key/certificate to allow access to the encrypted hard disk drive.

Your Windows administrators are able to manage many of the settings in Active Directory, which helps in getting consistent settings across all end user computers.  If you try and turn on BitLocker and you get the following error read on how to fix it.

“Your Active Directory Domain Services schema isn’t configured to run BitLocker Drive Encryption. Contact your system administrator.”Your Active Directory Domain Services schema isn't configured to run bitlocker drive encryption contact your system administrator Continue reading

How to check BitLocker Drive Encryption status in Windows 10

Windows 10

BitLocker Drive Encryption is the technology in Windows 10 which can encrypt your hard disk drive and keep your data safe. It will usually require you to enter a pin/usb key/certificate to allow access to the encrypted hard disk drive.

But how do you check the status of BitLocker on your computer?

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How to delete hiberfil.sys in Windows 10

Windows Hibernate

In this post I’ll look at how to delete the Hiberfil.sys file from your computer.

If you are reading this then you are probably trying to free up some diskspace on C:\ and have noticed you have a large file called Hiberfil.sys.

The Hiberfil.sys file is a file that Windows uses to write the contents of memory to when you ask your computer to Hibernate. The more memory you have in your computer the larger the Hiberfil.sys file is likely to be. Continue reading

Windows 10: How to stop drivers installing from Windows Update

Windows 10

I’ve recently upgraded my home lab from running Windows 8.1 to running Windows 10. It wasn’t an inplace upgrade, as I replaced the OS drive so it was a fresh install onto an SSD, all was going swimmingly until i hit an issue with Windows Update replacing some of my drivers.

While the initial installation went ok, Windows Update ran and patched without a hitch. I then spent some time putting on the latest vendor drivers from Asus for the motherboard and AMD for the graphics card. The system ran perfectly for a couple of days until the next round of Windows Updates. After that Internet connectivity was intermittent, pings were dropping left, right and center making remote access impossible. On further investigation the network card driver had reverted from my Intel 82579LM to a Microsoft driver!

Well after unisnstalling the Microsoft driver, a scan for hardware changes and reinstalling the network card driver, the system was working well again, but I wanted to stop Windows Update from installing drivers for me in future.

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How to fix Adobe Lightroom can’t start because MSVCR110.dll is missing error after Windows 10 Upgrade

Adobe Lightroom

After recently upgrading my laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 everything appeared to be in working order until I tried to start Adobe Lightroom.

I received the error message: “The program can’t start because MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem.”

lightroom system error-The program cant start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

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