How to Install a Store App package for all users

When you install a Store app package by double-clicking on the package or by running the Add-AppxPackage cmdlet in PowerShell, the package is installed for the current user only.

This article tells you how to install or provision a Store app package for all user accounts that exist on the computer and for future user accounts.Read more

How to Move EFI System Partition to Another Drive in Windows 10 or 11

EFI boot partition on another disk

The EFI partition is created automatically when you install Windows. However, after adding a second HDD/SSD and installing Windows on that disk, you may realize that the EFI system partition remains on the old hard disk. You wonder how to move the EFI partition from the old hard drive to the new one.Read more

How to Fix the EFI Boot Partition’s ID Using DiskPart

fix EFI partition id using diskpart's set id command.

Each partition type is strictly identified by a GUID number. For example, the data partitions (“Basic data partition”) are identified by the GUID ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7. The EFI partition has the GUID c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b.

However, on some systems, the EFI partition may have an incorrect ID assigned for unknown reasons. As a result, the EFI partition may appear as a “basic data partition” when you open Disk Management.Read more

Get-AppxPackage: The database disk image is malformed

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You may be unable to install or update Store apps. Also, when you run the Get-AppxPackage command, the following error may appear:

Get-AppxPackage : The database disk image is malformed
The database disk image is malformed
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-AppxPackage
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], Exception
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Exception,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetAppxPackageCommand

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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

[Fix] F8 Legacy Boot does not work

f8 legacy boot menu

The “bootmenupolicy” setting in the Boot Configuration Database (BCD) defines the type of boot menu (Standard vs. Legacy) the system will use. For Windows 11, 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows RT, the default is Standard. For Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, the default is Legacy. When Legacy is selected, the Advanced options menu (F8) is available.Read more

[SFC] You must be an administrator running a console session

task manager -run command prompt elevated - create new task

When you try to run Sfc.exe /scannow on Command Prompt to repair the system files, the following error message may appear:

You must be an administrator running a console session in order to
use the sfc utility.

This may happen even though you right-click Command Prompt from the Start menu search results, and click Run as administrator.Read more