MS FAQ Windows 10

Questions and answers about Microsoft 10


Internet not connected

Windows claims the Internet is not connected, although some applications can access the Internet, but not all.

Sometimes Windows claims that there is no Internet connection, even though Firefox, for example, can access Internet pages without any problems. However, some Microsoft applications cannot start (e.g. Office activation, Microsoft Teams, etc.) because they think there is no internet connection.

Solution: Start Regedit and change the variable: EnableActiveProbing from 0 to 1 under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ services \ NlaSvc \ Parameters \ Internet. Then restart the computer.


Turn of Lock Screen

QUESTION on Windows 10: How can I turn off that I always have to log in with a password to disable the screensaver (means: turn off lock screen).

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  1. Simultaneously press the key combination [Windows] and [R] so that the window "Run" opens.
  2. Enter the command "gpedit.msc" here and confirm with "OK". Then the Group Policy Editor starts.
  3. Then navigate to the "Administrative Templates" and "Control Panel" and "Personalization" categories under the "Computer Configuration".
  4. If you double-click with the mouse on the option "Do not display the lock screen", another window opens.
  5. At the top left you select the option "Enabled" and save the change with the button "OK".
  6. If you restart your computer, the startup screen will disappear.



No Internet Connection

Question: On Windows 10, I suddenly can not go to any Internet sites, even though Windows says I'm connected to the Internet. The IP configuration seems to be o.k.

Antwort: Try reinitialising the network states. Run the following commands in an elevated cmd shell:

  1. Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog
  2. Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults: netsh int ip reset reset.log
  3. Reset Firewall to installation defaults: netsh advfirewall reset
  4. Flush DNS resolver cache: ipconfig /flushdns
  5. Renew DNS client registration and refresh DHCP leases: ipconfig /registerdns
  6. Flush routing table (reboot required): route /f