To login automatically in windows 10

I had some computers that need to automatically login. Most are because they’re doing something. Running security systems, or virtual machines that really don’t need to be logged out.

So here’s all you need to do to make windows 10 log into a user automatically.

First hit the windows key and then type

netplwiz

and click that program.

It will come to a window that looks like this.

You want to uncheck the box that I circled above on the user you want to login.

Then it will take you to a page where you enter your password.

And that’s it.

Debloating Windows 10 the easy way

I found this website on GitHub. Windows10Debloater

I particular there’s one script in particular on the main page.

At the time of this posting it is called Windows10Debloater.ps1

Used it on some of my machines. While it wasn’t able to remove everything I will say 90% of the bloat is removed and you just have to uninstall a couple other apps.

I do suggest checking the page out before running the code as I have noticed things change and as of this writing this script was updated 9 days before.

Clear dropbox cache

So with work we tend to use dropbox for some rather large files. And on most of my computers I don’t have an issue with how dropbox functions. However I occasionally have issues where these large files remain on the system in a hidden file, and I will have to go in and clean out these old files.

Like today I had to go and remove about 200 gigs of old files. Now from what I’ve read dropbox is supposed to take care of this itself, but clearly it doesn’t happen all the time.

So here’s how you clean this out.

Hit the start button and type:

%HOMEPATH%\Dropbox\.dropbox.cache

This will bring you to the dropbox cache where you can delete files that you have deleted from dropbox, but still remain on your system.

Windows Command Line Repair commands

Lately I find that doing some repair commands at the command prompt in windows seems to fix just about any of the “something isn’t working right” problems, but I know they’re not hardware related.

Anyway from an elevated command prompt these are the commands

1.

sfc /scannow

That fixes most of the issues.

2.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth && DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Now there’s two parts to the script. There’s the scan health part and the restore health part. You can run the first one by just running everything before the && but I typically run just both at the same time.

Now not that I’ve ever ran into it honestly but if it says something about “cannot find source files”

You need to get an iso of the exact same system  Then run this.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:\Sources\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess

Where the X is you need to change to the location of the drive where the iso is.

I’ll be honest I’d say 80% of the time the SFC command works if it’s just something that seems corrupt. The DISM I can’t say I’ve had a computer get fixed by that one, but I always run it to make certain things are working fine.

They’re fairly simple things you can do and it doesn’t hurt to try.