Desktop Background Option is greyed out in Personalize Settings

desktop background grayed out due to registry based policies

When you attempt to change my desktop wallpaper, the “Background” dropdown option may be greyed out in Settings → Personalize. The “choose your background color” option may also be grayed out. Also, on the top, it says the following: Some of these settings are hidden or managed by your organization. This happens even if your … Read more

KB5034441 Update error 0x80070643

KB5034441 error

On many Windows 10 systems, the update KB5034441 (Windows Recovery Environment update for Windows 10 21H2 and 22H2) failed with the error code 0x80070643. 0x80070643 (“ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE”) is a generic error code which means “Fatal error during installation.” The DISM log may show the following entries: [16088] ImageUnmarshallHandle: Reconstituting wim at C:\$WinREAgent\Scratch\update.wim. [15624] Received unmount request … Read more

Powercfg: The hiberfile type does not support hibernation

power options - hibernate missing - dropdown

When you open the Power and sleep buttons and lid settings in Power Options, the Hibernate option may be missing from the dropdown. However, the “Fast Startup” option may be available. When you run Powercfg /AVAILABLESLEEPSTATES or Powercfg /A to report the sleep states available on the system, the output may contain the following line: … Read more

Store Error 0x00000005: Unknown layout specified in manifest

store unknown layout in manifest

After doing a clean installation of Windows 10/11, the following error may occur when opening the Store app. Something bad happened Unknown layout specified in manifest. When you open the Store app’s home page, the page may be blank, and the following error may appear: The thing you’re looking for isn’t here. We probably don’t … Read more