It was that time of the year again, another new version for Windows 10. Since the last update that gave me a lot of problems, I took the approach to wait a couple of weeks after it was out to see if any major problems emerged. As I’m a developer and I use both machines to developer software, I don’t like running into unexpected issues. I listen to Paul Thurrott a lot, he usually reports any widespread issues.
Nothing emerged after a couple of weeks, so I upgraded both machines to the Creators Update using the Update Tool. After using it for a while, I only came across 2 minor issues that have a workaround.
Issue 1: Both start options are reported as Windows 10
I use the Hanselman trick to switch between Windows 10 with Hyper-V enabled, and Windows 10 without Hyper-V. Hyper-V has to be disabled to run the Google Android Emulators. As I currently do a lot of Xamarin development, I need this a lot.
Luckily this is easily fixed again, thanks to a blog post by LocalJoost:
Issue 2: Right-Click ‘Run As Admin’ is broken
I wanted to fix Issue 1, opened up a Command Prompt by right-clicking and selecting Run As Admin, and… nothing happened. After googling a bit I came across another user having the same problem.
I was able to work around this problem in the following way:
- Pin the cmd to the taskbar
- Right-click on it while holding shift (so you get all the options), and select Properties
- Click on Advanced, and then check ‘Run as Administrator’. Click OK
- If you now use this shortcut, it will correctly ask you for admin privileges and start
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