Outlook: Mail stuck after editing in Outbox

Do you have a situation where you can’t send e-mail after editing a “waiting to be sent” e-mail in your outbox? I helped someone with the same situation, read how I troubleshooted and found the solution.   The scenario This problem occurred in Outlook 2013 but could very well happen in earlier versions. This user…

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Upgrading Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012 – via RDP

In order to save some fuel/time/energy I’m upgrading one or our test servers from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 via RDP. Not recommended or supported in any scenario <insert disclaimer here>. Before you start, make sure all Virtual Machines are in a OFF state, setup wont be possible if they are set…

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Error: "We cant connect to xbox service right now”

Are you gettings this error, maybe together with a 0xc1010190 or 0xc00d1198? I didn’t spend much time troubleshooting but this is what fixed it for me: 1. Uninstall the Modern App by right clicking the tile   2. Reboot the PC 3. Re-install the application from the store. Without the reboot in between I couldn’t…

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Windows 8 – Nothing happens when you initiate a shutdown or hangs at the “shutting down” donut.

On my corporate machine I had the issue where Windows would either: Endlessly show the “Shutting Down” screen. OR    When initiating a shutdown, nothing would happen except that Winlogon.exe would take a 100% CPU utilization on a single core. I realized that when I didn’t use a hibernate file (powercfg /h off) scenario 2 would…

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