Saturday, August 08, 2015

The panel encountered a problem while loading "TrashAppletFactory::TrashApplet"

Installed Ubuntu 15.04 CLI (network install), then installed Ubuntu MATE minimal installation. The issue is that every time I login I run into an application crashing.

The panel encountered a problem while loading "TrashAppletFactory::TrashApplet"

 I am guessing that this is for the Trash Can on the desktop, clicking on Delete will prevent this error message from showing up again next time. Of course you will not have the Trash on the desktop.


Monday, August 03, 2015

Windows 10 goes blank screen on VirtualBox after several minutes of inactivity

Might be related to Power Options. Running some experiments now.

Experiment #1:
Power Options | Hard disk | Turn off hard disk after | Plugged in = Never

Windows 10 E LTSB does not have Microsoft Edge

Yes, Windows 10 Enterprise Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) does not have Microsoft Edge. :(.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Windows 10 OneNote Sorry something went wrong

Created Windows 10 Enterprise VM using a local account then associated with Live ID/Microsoft Account, then dis-associated again as I was using the wrong ID. Re-associated with another account, it seems to work but OneNote is having problem. Error shows like:

Sorry, something went wrong.
We are unable to sign you in. Please try again later.

Re-tried and re-tried nothing works. The workaround is to uninstall and then reinstall OneNote. Unfortunately, OneNote is one of the built in applications and cannot be removed using Apps & Features in SYSTEM settings. To uninstall, drop to PowerShell with elevated/administrative privileges and run the following:

PS C:\> Get-AppxPackage ** | Remove-AppxPackage

Once removed, open Store (Windows Store application) then install OneNote. Launching OneNote should now ask for new credentials. Have fun!


Saturday, August 01, 2015

PowerShell Quick Tips: Rename a computer

Rename local computer to W8M1 and restart
PS D:\> Rename-Computer -NewName W8M1 -Restart
The above command works with Powershell 3.0. For Powershell 2.0, below can be used on an elevated privileges.
PS D:\> $computer = Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem -ComputerName <old_name>
PS D:\> $computer.Rename("<new_name>")
PS D:\> $os = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem
PS D:\> $os.psbase.Scope.Options.EnablePrivileges = $true
PS D:\> $os.Reboot()

Using WMIC to rename a computer
D:\> WMIC ComputerSystem where Name="%computername%" call Rename Name=NewName