The recent Windows Update KB5022913 broke Explorer Patcher.

– flickering Desktop after login
– no response on Windows-Key
– no Desktop Symbols clickable

– CTRL+ALT+DEL to get to the Task Manager
– Run new Task
– Browse for your Explorer Patcher installation directory and chose the .exe
– now carefully add /uninstall at the end of the command. Wait for the right moment and spam the right arrow to get to the end of the line and hit one letter after another


We couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure you're connected to the Internet.

or in German:

Wir konnten keine Verbindung mit dem Updatedienst herstellen. Wir versuchen es später erneut. Alternativ können Sie es jetzt versuchen. Überprüfen Sie Ihre Internetverbindung, falls es immer noch nicht funktioniert.



Delete/Lösche: WindowsUpdate key, restart „Windows Update Service“

If you encounter the following error:

"This application requires a Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0. The registry refers to a nonexistent Java Runtime Environment installation or the runtime is corrupted."

and you’ve „installed“ the registry keys feature during installation like this:

you might want to check this registry path:


add a key called „JavaHome“ if there is none with the path to your AdoptOpenJdK installation (i.e.: C:\Program Files\AdoptOpenJDK\jdk-\)

Take these steps if you need Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe After Effects installed in english while your operating system runs a different language:

Adobe After Effects:
In your Documents folder create an empty document called: ae_force_english.txt

Adobe Premiere Pro:
* Create a new project (or open one)
* Hit CTRL+F12
* In this window click the 3-minus-menu thingy and select „Debug Database View“
* Look for „ApplicationLanguage“ and change it to „en_EN

Adobe Photoshop:
Go to the directory the program has been installed to (e.g. Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020)
and there to the \Locales\de_DE\Support Files folder.
Find the language file, e.g. tw10428_Photoshop_de_DE.dat and rename the file extansion to something different e.g. tw10428_Photoshop_de_DE.bak.

Yeah…it’s sooo easy.

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1. Get into Safe Mode. If access through installation medium is not possible, shutdown during boot for 3 times. Go in troubleshoot/advanced/start up something

2. Win+R „regedit“ and go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\ProfileList

3. Expand ProfileList and chose the profile with ProfileImagePath = […]systemprofile

4. Set RefCount from 1 to 0

5. Reboot.


Stuck with undeletable Thumbs.db files in your NAS?

1st: Turn off Thumbnail creation within your Windows Explorer:

  • Win 7: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
  • Win 8:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\

Set or create and set the DWORD „DisableThumbsDBOnNetworkFolders“ to „1“

2nd: Delete all Thumbs.db from your NAS:

  1. SSH into your NAS
  2. navigate into folder you want to delete (i.e. /volume1)
  3. run the following command which will delete all Thumbs.db without further questions: find . -name „Thumbs.db“ -print |while read FILENAME; do rm „${FILENAME}“; done
  4. (Optional) When you’re on it, consider doing the same with Desktop.ini


You probably can’t access the NTFS partition since Windows 10 has this great hibernation feature and it’s turned on…

Turning hibernation off from active Windows:

In cmd run: powercfg -h off

Turning hobernation off from dead Windows:

Get win10 recovery CD/USB, start cmd, navigate to your drive (probably E:), and run:

E:\> dir /A:H


E:\> del /AS hiberfil.sys

Drive should be accessible from Linux now.

(remove_hiberfile did not work before)