Archive for the ‘Quickie’ Category

Quickie: Reliability Monitor

August 8th, 2012 No comments

Sometimes you need to have a overview what happened on OS couple days/weeks/monts ago. Before I knew there is some utility I would look into events and look for some problem ones.

Now I know there is a utility in Windows Vista and higher which is called Reliability Monitor which records all major changes/errors on OS. You can run it from Start Menu typying “Reliabi..” and you will find:


Reliability Monitor

Reliability Monitor


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Quickie: List encrypted files

August 7th, 2012 No comments

If you want to list all encrypted files by EFS you can use command:

cipher [PATH]

This command will list all files in PATH. Encrypted files will have “E” character in front of it:


List encrypted files

List encrypted files


This command is great to handle encrypted files. Look at cipher /? command output.


Quickie: Display detailed activation and license status

August 6th, 2012 No comments

Sometimes you need to find out if your windows is activated and quickes way to do so is to run command:

slmgr /dli

This command can also do

  • /ipk <Product Key> – Install product key (replaces existing one)
  • /ato [Activation ID] – Activate Windows
  • /dli – Display license information
  • /dlv – Display detailed license information
  • /xpr – Expiration date for current license state

For full help use slmgr /?.