Wednesday, March 15, 2017

How to reset the numbering of screenshots in Win-10

In Windows 10...( a short tutorial)
If your Screenshots folder gets full of stuff you don't want, and you've dumped it, but you'd like to reset the counter for their numbers, here's how....
Let's begin by making a shortcut to the Registry Editor like this:-
right-click an empty spot on your desktop, and in the little menu, choose "New" and then choose "shortcut". When the new window for this opens, in that blank line type in %windir%\system32\regedt32.exe and then down below, click on Next. Erase whatever is in that name line, and call it Registry Edit. Click Finish, you're done. If you like, (and I did this) right-click your new shortcut, and then choose Pin to Taskbar. Now, we're ready to get into Registry. And be careful here, because boo-boos can mean disaster.

Use you new shortcut to open the Registry Editor. Now in the left-hand pane, navigate to ->
HKey Current User>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Current Version>Explorer. Click that word Explorer to show you the list in the right-hand (actions) pane, and look for the Dword named ScreenshotIndex. Right-click that, and from the menu, choose the top item, Modify. When you click that, you get another little window which will show you a Value, usually highlighted in blue. Erase that value already there, and replace it with 01 to start the counting all over again from one. Click OK, and you're done. You can close Registry Editor. Here's a couple of screenshots to help you....

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Busy lately with computer, and setting up Linux Mint 18.1

I was trying to install Linux Mint on the optical drive, and having trouble, until learning that there are settings that have to be changed in the Bios/UEFI to get it all happening. You need the settings changed to turn off Secure Boot, and set things for Legacy so that Linux can get access to it all. And when you're done, it looks something like this.....

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Windows Update in Build 15031 Insider Preview....

Attention, fellow Windows Insiders!
If you're finding that Build 15031 seems to be hung with its Windows Update stuck on "initializing updates" forever, here's the cure:-
Go into Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Services. Scroll down to Windows Update. Right-click that line, and choose Properties from the little menu. Look to make sure that it is set to Automatic. Mine wasn't. It was set on Manual, but it should be in Automatic. Stop the service, change it into Automatic, and then restart the service. Click Apply and then OK, and you're done. Your new Build 15046 should download OK. Mine did. I'm using it here.