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windows 10 insider version 1803 build 17127 now available

windows 10 insider version 1803 build 17127 ISO download now available

windows 10 insider version 1803info


#windows10 #blackscreen desktops a fun new idea from @microsoft_uk

Heres a fun new idea from @microsoft_uk if your windows 10 hasnt been activated correctly “you’ll receive periodic reminders that Windows is not genuine. In addition, to more clearly display these messages, your desktop might turn black. You can reset it, but every 60 minutes, it will return to black until the issue is resolved.”

Regardless of genuine status, Windows will still be able to get critical security updates. 



ninite software bundler and installer

do you keep reinstalling a bundle of apps on a windows pc ie firefox, libreoffice, windirstat etc ?

if so ninite can help you by bundling all the installers into a single download and install for you !

and ninite pro can also patch and secure the installs too !


windows 10 windows store app uninstall

windows 10 windows store app uninstall

When you uninstall a Windows Store App using the usual options, the app is removed temporarily and goes to a staged condition discussed later in this article. Thus, when you create a new user account on Windows 8/10, it will again have all the pre-installed apps, since the default Windows Store Apps are not removed completely from the system.

To completely remove and erase all default pre-installed apps, you must be signed in as Administrator of you Windows Account – and you need to remove it in two places:

  • Remove the provisioned package
  • Remove the “installed” package from the administrator account.


PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-AppxPackage *zune* | Remove-AppxPackage

windows 10 python 3 install without errors

i am afraid the standard windows 10 python 3 install leads to dozens of errors such as

    running install_lib
    creating c:\program files\python36\Lib\site-packages\robot
    error: could not create 'c:\program files\python36\Lib\site-packages\robot': Access is denied

one answer is to perform a MANUAL install as ADMINISTRATOR and install it for ALL USERS

  • download python
  • run as admin
  • click install for all users
  • choose manual install
  • check install path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Python36-32

then check your installation by running

control panel ¦ sys and security ¦ system ¦ advanced system settings ¦ sys props ¦ advanced ¦ env vars ¦ PATH

and check your system path looks like

  • %SystemRoot%
  • %SystemRoot%\system32
  • %SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem
  • %SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath
  • %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Python\Python36-32\
  • %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Python\Python36-32\Scripts\

if not change it so it does and run a command prompt to verify

C:\Program Files (x86)\Python36-32\;
C:\Program Files (x86)\Python36-32\Scripts\;

NOW you can use pip (aka pip3 on other os) to install python modules for all users by clicking command prompt and right click RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR

C:>\pip install robotframework

and you should find python modules get installed into globally available

C:\Program Files (x86)\Python\Python36-32\Lib\site-packages

however you will STILL get errors if you try to run the module normally

C:\Users\\MYUSERNAME>robot --version
c:\program files (x86)\python36-32\lib\runpy.py:125: 
RuntimeWarning: 'robot.run' found in sys.modules 
after import of package 'robot', 
but prior to execution of 'robot.run'; 
this may result in unpredictable behaviour
Robot Framework 3.0.2 (Python 3.6.4 on win32)


but you can use the python run long syntax to fix this

C:\Users\MYUSERNAME>python -m robot --version
Robot Framework 3.0.2 (Python 3.6.4 on win32)



have you updated your windows 10 version 1607 to windows 10 creators edition yet ?

have you updated windows 10 to windows 10 creators edition yet ? or are you still running windows 10 version 1607 (release 14393) ?

if you want to try and get windows 10 version 1703 (release 15063) early then you can click here


to speed up the process