Restore classic Right-Click menu in Windows 11

Windows 11 introduced a simplified right-click context menu.

Windows 11 context menu

You can still get to the old fashioned classic content menu by clicking on "show more options", but who got time for an extra click!

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Hikvision CCTV Live Stream fails (Sophos bug)

Issue

Hikvision DS-7604NI-E1 DVR live stram fails with error:

Note: Live view failed

Note: Live view failed.

The issue only affects the live view. Recorded videos and other web interface components are working fine.

Hikvision DS-7604NI-E1 is one of those older CCTV DVRs that only work in Internet Explorer as it requires an Active-X type plugin (WebVideoActiveX Control installed via WebComponents.exe)
WebVideoActiveX Control

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bootrec /FixBoot - Element Not Found

Issue

A PC with two hard drives no longer boots. A secondary (data only) hard drive failed, but it seems that the drive contained the Windows boot record. Booted from Windows 10 installation media and tried to fix the boot records via command prompt:

  • bootrec.exe /fixmbr
  • bootrec.exe /fixboot
  • bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

The first command succeeded, but the other two failed with error: Element Not Found

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