Category Archives: Windows

Using diskpart on Windows to partition a USB stick

Open an elevated command prompt. Run diskpart <C:> diskpart DISKPART> list disk Note the disk number that corresponds to your USB drive, it should be obvious going by size. select disk X where X is the number from above select disk X list partition select partition 0 delete partition select partition 1 delete partition create… Read More »

Windows update will not download updates

Windows update will not download updates – stuck at 0% downloading 1) Stop the Windows Update service. You might have to disable the service then restart your computer to be able to get it to stop. You might also have to stop the Application Experience service. 2) After that, delete everything within the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder,… Read More »

Installing windows features using a WIM file

Installing windows features using a WIM file. 1) use DISM to check which image in the file to use. DISM /get-wiminfo /wimfile:D:\sources\install.wim 2) start powershell powershell 3) Install feature install-windowsfeature xps-viewer -source wim:D:\sources\install.wim:2 (assuming image 2, which is server standard with GUI) Thanks, Malcolm