How to Install CAB and MSU Updates from Windows Update Catalog?

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Installing updates via Windows Update can be problematic sometimes. Downloads may stall at a specific stage either due to problems with the Windows Update server or the Content Delivery Network (CDN) that hosts the update in your region. It could also be possible that the Windows Update or BITS Services configuration on the local computer … Read more

How to Automatically Elevate a Batch file to Run it as Administrator?

To elevate batch files manually, you would right-click on it and choose Run as Administrator. Here is a way to automatically elevate a batch file that requires elevated privileges to run correctly. This is equivalent to choosing “Run as Administrator” by right-clicking a batch file. In either case, the UAC prompt would still show up.

How to Run Programs as TrustedInstaller to Write to Certain Registry Keys or Files?

Even when running programs elevated (Administrator), certain registry keys and files are not writable. This may be because the files are owned by TrustedInstaller, and no write access granted for Administrators. In that case, running the program as TrustedInstaller can help fix a locked registry key or clear a file that can’t be accessed anyway.

How to Create System Restore Points using Script or Command-Line?

You can create System Restore Points in a single-click by scripting it using WMI or using PowerShell. Here are some methods to quickly create a System Restore point in a single click in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and in Windows XP. For quick restore point creation, there are three methods discussed: One using the … Read more