windows 8.1

Windows 10 - Cannot Create or Join Homegroup

After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 I stumbled upon an issue which prevented creating or joining a homegroup.

The culprit

As it turns out – after a few days of digging into the matter – being unable to join or create a homegroup was due to an non-working 'Peer Networking Grouping Service'.

More specifically this service wasn't started so I tried starting it manually, but all there was was an error message: 'WIndows could not start the Peer Networking Grouping Service on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.' [node:read-more:link]

Windows 8/8.1 - free disk space on drive/partition slowly disappearing without any new files copied or software installed

Recently I noticed that one of my partitions started losing space and there were no new programes installed or files copied to it.

How come? What is going on?

After a lot of digging into the matter -- and occupied space still growing -- I discovered the culprit was the System Information Folder, where Windows stores all sorts of data, such as restore images etc.

And then I started googling for solutions.

What next?

The System Information Folder is hidden, so, to see it, you must have the Hidden protected operating system files shown. [node:read-more:link]

Filezilla 3.10.3 - slow upload/download on Windows 8.1

Filezilla Since the last update (to Filezilla 3.10.3) on Windows 8.1, the upload and download speeds were significantly lower and so therefore it was time to investigate why it took ages to transfer a few megabytes of files.

Why does it happen?

Because the new default for encryption in Filezilla is set to 'Use explicit FTP over TLS if available'. [node:read-more:link]

Fix the MBR (Master Boot Record)

Is your computer showing a 'no system disc' error and 'press any key to continue'?

Had to boot from an USB drive, to run memtest, a memory diagnostic software, and it somehow overwrote the MBR (Master Boot Record). So every time I had to 'press a key' to make the computer boot normally.

How I solved this issue?

The solution is quite simple. [node:read-more:link]

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