Category Archives: Microsoft Windows

Sandboxie SBIE2205 “Service not Available: CreateDesktop” Firefox

If you updated Firefox to version 60+ and you got this Sandboxie error: SBIE2205 "Service not Available: CreateDesktop"SBIE2205 "Service not Available: CreateDesktop" Then follow these steps to fix it: 1) Open Firefox outside Sandboxie 2) Type about:config in the URL and accept the risk 3) Search sandbox 4) Change security.sandbox.content.level to 2 5) Close Firefox […]

Fortnite TCP/UDP Ports to Open on Router or Firewall

If you want to play Fortnite and you’re behind a router or firewall you need to open specific TCP and UDP ports to make sure Fortnite works fine and to avoid network connection problems. To play Fortnite online you need to open port 80, 443 and 5222. You need to open those ports in your […]

View All Available Code Sign Certificates on USB Token

Use signtool.exe to get the list of all available code sign certificates present in a USB token (e.g. SageNet). First insert (plug-in) the USB token and then open cmd.exe and type: signtool sign debugsigntool sign debug It will print all code sign certificates along with their thumbprint SHA1 hash. Then you can use the cert […]

Close program with ESC key in Delphi

You can allow the user to quit your application using the ESC key in your Delphi application. To do so, first you need to set KeyPreview to true eighter in the Object Inspector or by adding the following code in the OnCreate event of the form: procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject); begin KeyPreview := true; end;procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: […]

Set BitLocker to use Alpanumeric and Symbols on PIN

How to set BitLocker to use alpanumeric and symbols on PIN? 1) Modify BitLocker policy via GPEdit Open gpedit.msc and browse to: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Bitlocker Drive Encryption > Operating System Drives > BitLocker Drive Encryption > Operating System Drives On the right-panel, double-click on […]

Enable BitLocker to Prompt for Password (not PIN) on Startup

How to enable BitLocker to ask for a password when the PC is booted/startup? 1) Open cmd.exe as Administrator 2) Remove TPM-only protector manage-bde.exe -protectors -delete c: -type TPMmanage-bde.exe -protectors -delete c: -type TPM 3) Add Password protector: manage-bde.exe -protectors -add c: -Passwordmanage-bde.exe -protectors -add c: -Password * You will be asked to enter the […]

Enable BitLocker to Prompt for PIN on Startup (TPMAndPIN)

How to enable BitLocker to ask for a PIN when the PC is booted/startup? 1) Modify BitLocker policy via GPEdit Open gpedit.msc and browse to: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Bitlocker Drive Encryption > Operating System Drives > BitLocker Drive Encryption > Operating System Drives On the […]

Programmatically Lookup File Hash on VirusTotal

This is the correct link to lookup a file hash (any) on VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/search/?query=FILEHASHhttps://www.virustotal.com/search/?query=FILEHASH Example here: https://www.virustotal.com/search/?query=984B31D5A86D7B47350074BC565B35BC05DB291Bhttps://www.virustotal.com/search/?query=984B31D5A86D7B47350074BC565B35BC05DB291B

Windows 10 Edition Upgrade Via ChangePk.exe and DISM

Open Command Prompt (cmd.exe) as Administrator. Get current Windows version via DISM Dism /Online /Get-CurrentEditionDism /Online /Get-CurrentEdition List Windows editions you can upgrade to DISM /online /Get-TargetEditionsDISM /online /Get-TargetEditions Upgrade to a specific Windows edition via DISM DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEulaDISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEula * Change ServerStandard and xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx accordingly Then reboot the […]

Open Windows Explorer with a specific file selected

Run Windows Explorer via cmd.exe with a specific file selected: explorer.exe /select,"C:\WINDOWS\regedit.exe"explorer.exe /select,"C:\WINDOWS\regedit.exe" Useful to programmatically select a file via Windows Explorer.