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Display Known Wireless Network Passphrases

by on Apr.03, 2019, under Windows 10, Windows 7, Wireless Networking - 802.11 WiFi

Display known Wireless network passphrases in Windows 7, 8, and 10 by:


Enter the command:

netsh wlan show profiles

Then determine the PROFILE name and type:

netsh wlan show profile name=profilename key=clear

Where PROFILENAME matches what you determined earlier

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Windows 7 SP1 Not Updating – Fixed

by on Feb.03, 2017, under Windows 7, Windows Update

Due to changes to the Microsoft Windows Update infrastructure, Windows 7 SP1 systems currently shipping will not update. The Windows Update client appears to run forever. To correct the issue, you need to install the following updates (below are the links for the x64 bit version of Windows 7 only). Prior to running *each* update, run the following command from an elevated command prompt to stop the Windows Update Service: net stop wuauserv. Reboot when prompted after running an update and repeat stopping the Windows Update Service before installing the next update:

After installing those updates, install the latest “roll-up” update and then try running the Windows Update client again.

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Internet Explorer Prints Blank Pages

by on Nov.08, 2010, under Internet Explorer, Windows 7, Windows Vista

Some users may experience issues while trying to print web pages using Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Rather than producing the web pages content in the print out, all that shows is the path to the temporary Internet file containing the content to be printed:


This appears to be a complication with Internet Explorer’s Protected Mode (see Even though the user has full permissions to modify the files and folders in the Temp directory, the Protected Mode prevents the “Low” directory from being created. You can fix the problem by running the following commands at the command prompt (cmd.exe):

  • mkdir %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low
  • icacls %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low /setintegritylevel low

Restart Internet Explorer and you should now be able to print successfully.

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