How to Create Windows 10 USB media

  • USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space or more
  • Windows PC with Internet access (you could download just ISO and burn it on USB)
  • You will need Windows Key unless your computer has it built in, most new computers do or have a sticker on the bottom of the computer.
You can download it from Microsoft: It will put the temporary download by default to C drive, so make sure you have some free space
Once you have downloaded the Tool, then double click it to run it Read the License terms and click Accept
Select the Create installation media, Then Click Next
Select Create installation media
Choose your Language, Architecture type: 64-bit, 32-bit or both and Edition
Then you will be given the option to choose media type: Select USB flash drive and click next
If you already have the USB plugged in, it will display make sure it’s the correct one then click Next Please make sure to your USB drive is blank and correct one, it will wipe out anything you have on that USB drive
Then it will start downloading the Windows 10, depending on your internet speed this may take a few minutes to hours. Once finish the download, you may need to click Next or it will just go to the next step automatically
You will see Creating Windows 10 media once finished downloading
If everything went well you should see Your USB flash drive is Ready
That’s it

How to change Clock style on Samsung S8

Here is how to change the way it displays Clock on the Lock screen of your Samsung S8 phone, it may apply other Samsung model phone too. Go to Settings>Lock Screen and Security Then Select: Clock and FaceWidgets
Select: Clock Style
Then select your Styles then click done
That’s it

How to restore Remote Server Administration Tools on Windows 10

When you get the Microsoft windows to update your Remote Server Administrations Tools (RSAT) gets removed, this happened to me 3 times already after windows 10 updates.  Many system admins use this to manage their server, so they don’t have to RDP to each server, even though now many tasks can be done via Powershell commands.  Some of the GUI is not available for server, you need to know Powershell to manage, add or remove features or services.  It does not happen for smaller updates, only major updates.  Also, you may see other settings get reset like Suggested notification, default app, printer and you may want to double check your settings to make sure it’s not reset.

I had server admin tools and after the windows 10 updates, it got removed, as you can see in this screenshot:

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10

You can download it from Microsoft:

Then just run the installer wizard

If everything went well you should see whatever you had pinned to your start menu shows up

I notice when I had Windows updates for 1709 and 1803 updates, hope this helps someone out there.  Learning Powershell command is a way to go for doing server manage for many repetitive tasks.  Knowing Powershell commands also helps for user device troubleshooting too.

How to Upgrade Win 2012 core to Win 2016 core

How to upgrade your Windows 2012 Hyper-V core to Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.  Make sure you have a good backup and if you have any running VM’s it must be turned off to void any issues with the upgrade process.  Download the ISO from the Microsoft website, you will need an account to download the ISO Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.  Login to your current Windows 2012 core server and create a Directory in C drive called ISO and navigate to it.  Attach as ISO you just downloaded or copy the extracted the ISO content drive.

Creating ISO directory:
C:\>mkdir ISO

Navigating to ISO directory:
C:\>cd ISO

Running the command to start the installation of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016

C:\ISO>setup.exe /auto upgrade /compact ignorewarning

You should see the checking updates, Installing Windows Server 2016 screen

Before upgrade:

Powershell get-wmiobject win32_operatingsystem

After upgrade:

Powershell get-wmiobject win32_operatingsystem

Then check the windows updates, that’s it

How to change Windows 10 update settings

Windows 10 updates have been great to help protect end user data from common security risks.  There are many changes happens when your computer gets updated, I have been looking around since Windows 10 was launched, it has come a long way.  Microsoft has been changing categories around and also sometimes it resetting user custom settings.  You do have some control over how often you want to get updates and when you want to get it.  If your computer is part of a network, you can even send and receive updates within your network instead of downloading directly from Microsoft to save Internet bandwidth.  Here are some settings you can change around to fit your needs

When you click on the Settings, this is how it looks like on Windows 10 version 1709

Windows updates had two options in 1607 It used to be called:
Current Branch
Current Branch in Business

Now in 1703 and 1709, it’s called:
Semi-Annual  (Targeted)
Semi-Annual Channel

On version 1709
Settings>Updates and Security

When you click on the Advanced options, you get the options to pause updates or choose when you want to get updates, also if you want to get other Microsoft products updates.

When you click on the Delivery Optimization, you get more options on how you want to get the updates, from the local network or directly from Microsoft, if you have any computer within your local network, it’s best to turn on the Allow downloads from other PCs, and make sure to select the “PCs on my local network” to save the Internet bandwidth.

When you click Advanced options, you get even more control over how much of your local downloading/uploading within your network you want to do.  If you have slower PC you can turn off or have it do very little, and if you have faster PC’s (these day most newer PC’s are almost like a server), you can set higher.

If you are still running Windows 10 1607 version, I would recommend that you do the updates, to keep your computer safe.  Here are a couple of screenshots of 1607 version, it looks little different, had little less control.

Settings>Windows Updates>Advanced options

Hope this helps some people out there, who are looking to make changes to Windows 10 updates settings.  I am sure in future updates Microsoft will do more changes to make Windows 10 more secure, and also to note, some of the GUI (Graphical User Interfaces) are getting limited, if you know the commands or PowerShell you can still get access to it.