How to update the Microsoft Miracast display adapter firmware and reset connections.
How to disable the Windows program error popup that stops tasks from continuing or restarting.
How to view connected USB devices as tree on Windows to see if devices are connected to proper ports (USB 3 vs. 2) remotely. Works for Windows & Linux.
Avoid corruption-don’t edit WSL files from Windows. Instead edit files in the Windows file system.
View only WSL files from Windows, DO NOT edit them. Here’s their location.
How to fix for missing msstdfmt.dll error
Try keeping WiFi on during sleep if losing Wifi connectivity on Windows 10 resume.
How to use USB-serial adapters in WSL for Windows Build ≥ 16176.
Xming provides X11 apps an easy way to run. Here’s how to set it up.
How to install Windows 10 Ubuntu app. Linux on Windows with full and sometimes faster performance than Windows itself.
It’s often convenient to use the same username for Windows and WSL when using Cygwin. Here’s how to switch WSL username.
Windows 10 on Fast Ring sometimes endlessly loops updates. After going through days of this I set my PC to Slow Ring, which did update on the first try.
Workaround for Windows Builds 16193-16215 bug where Windows %PATH% is stuck into Bash $PATH and your ~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_aliases are ignored.
Softlinks (symlinks or symbolic links) in Windows are just as useful as Linux, to avoid long pathnames. Here’s how to make symlinks in Windows.
Easy install FFmpeg for processing/converting audio on Windows.
How to reset lost Windows password. Use Ubuntu chntpw via live USB booted on the Windows PC.
Summary of public changes to Windows Subsystem for Linux for latest Windows 10 build, with list of previous WSL changes vs. build number.
You can use WSL for TeXstudio or install TeXstudio natively on Windows for a great LaTeX editor.
Sometimes you don’t want to cross-compile for Windows from Linux, but want the convenience of GNU toolset directly on Windows–here’s how to install it.
How to fix Windows 10 Insider Preview winload.efi error. This can happen if PC hasn’t been turned on for months.
USB drives, CD drives, network drives and UNC paths are mountable in Windows are accessible in Windows Subsystem for Linux–it’s simple, here’s how.
How to format ExFAT drive from Windows. ExFAT is a fast cross-platform format for large hard drives.
Without any extra software, get Windows last boot time from single Command Prompt command wmic os get lastbootuptime
access Windows partition from Linux by disabling Fast Boot–assuming BitLocker is not used.
A certificate expiring March 1, 2017 requires all DraftSight users on Windows to upgrade.
Network-connected scanners and printers with Linux drivers tend to work fine from WSL. USB is not currently supported in WSL for any non-trivial device.
Several builds of Windows 10 have stuck at 87% before rebooting. Hard-resetting network connection by unplugging/plugging in the network seems to fix.
timer_create is fixed in Windows Build 14986, but here’s a workaround for posterity.
Help your battery and possibly increase security by disabling Windows 10 connecting to the internet while your PC is in standby.
It’s trivially easy to install Anaconda Python in Windows Subsystem for Linux, here’s how.
Create Python Matplotlib figures without having an actual X11 server. Or setup an X11 server in Windows Subsystem for Linux.
How to setup Matplotlib in Windows Subsystem for Linux.
old WSL builds would loop endlessly on softlinks–update your Windows Build to fix.
There are two way to report WSL bugs–Feedback Hub and Github.
upgrade dual-boot laptop to Windows 10, or just plain Windows 10 upgrade.
Quick fix for no charge due to Windows Airplane Mode.
Here’s how to install Andor sCMOS Neo or Zyla in Windows.
Install Intel TBB on Windows to avoid error when compiling Matlab Compiler code.
Checklist for remote PC operations.
Files can be lost if you don’t safely eject thumb drives before removing.
If ImageJ won’t start on Windows, try the one-time command ImageJ-Win64 –cp jars/javac.jar and thereafter the ImageJ icon should work normally.