Remote Powershell

Both Systems
Enable-PSRemoting -Force

Local system to Remote System
Replace "COMPUTER" with computer name and "COMMAND" with command (cmd commands work too) and "USERNAME" with remote username.
Invoke-Command -ComputerName COMPUTER -ScriptBlock { COMMAND } -credential USERNAME

Remove pending changes on un bootable OS using DISM

use recovery or another machine and do the following cmomand

dism.exe /image:F: /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

Replace F: with the drive letter for the broken windows install

Using Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Fake on Windows 8/8.1/10

Just a quick tip on getting the "fake/clone" china version of the 360 wireless receiver.

1. Download the official drivers from microsoft (
2. Press "Win + R" then type "devmgmt.msc".
3. Then right click the "Unknown Device" and press "Update driver software".
4. Click "Browse my computer for driver software".
5. Click "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer".
6. Uncheck the "Show compatible hardware" checkbox.
7. Select "Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: 2.1.0.XXXX" ( for me)
8. Click Next and then click "Yes" on the Update Driver Warning message box.
9. Now your new "fake/clone" version of the 360 wireless receiver should be working fine.

Visual Studio extracts but doesn't start installer

After a hour or so trying to figure out why this didn't work, i ended up checking event viewer and finding

Faulting application name: vs_setup_bootstrapper.exe, version: 1.11.2322.44648, time stamp: 0x59691eb7
Faulting module name: d3d9.dll, version: 10.0.15063.0, time stamp: 0x631de416
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000000fd0c
Faulting process ID: 0x37ec
Faulting application start time: 0x01d304c3e14e0cd6
Faulting application path: C:Usersfma96AppDataLocalTemp84de7502f28f9a6092d21b7bf4vs_bootstrapper_d15vs_setup_bootstrapper.exe
Faulting module path: C:WindowsSYSTEM32d3d9.dll
Report ID: 81a8578b-11e2-429a-abc7-34a82bbb0e82
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

I realised this was related to d3d9 (direct x 9) so i immediately stopped rivatuner/msi afterburner and restarted the setup. everything worked fine.

TL;DR: Close any DX overlays, fraps, rivatuner etc and reload the setup.

You can't access this shared folder because your organization's security policies block unauthenticated guest access.

Windows + R


New DWORD (32 Bit)

Name = AllowInsecureGuestAuth

Value = 1