Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Unable to update Windows 10 fix

If you face this issue, running troubleshooter can most probably resolve it but since you have reached this page, you most probably have done that already.

So what you can do now is to go to Services app and turn off 

  • Background Intelligent Transfer Services
  • Cryptography Services
  • Windows Update.

Next, run the troubleshooter again and this time, SKIP fixing 'pending updates' and just fix the database corruption. 

Once you see that the database if fixed, you can proceed to update using Windows ISO which you can download from here instead of using Windows Update app.

If you face the following issue during the update then you need to download Windows 10 1909 which you can do that by using Rufus. 

Once you have updated to 1909 successfully, then you can continue to use Windows Update app to update your Windows.

I will add the graphics when I have the time.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Teams meeting button missing in Outlook

If you are not able to find the Teams meeting button in your Outlook desktop app, then it most likely mean the Add-ins are not registered. You can check under Outlook Options 

If it is missing, then try to add it in manually by using the COM Add-ins option at the bottom.  

The location of the DLL are in the following folders, each for x64 and x86. Version number may be different depending on the version of Teams app you have installed.



If you tried adding them without success (which means it does not appear in the list), it means it is a permission issue. Copy the following and save it as .bat file and run it. If you get Access Denied error, then, you need to run it as as admin

@echo off

%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe /n /i:user %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\TeamsMeetingAddin\1.0.20244.4\x64\Microsoft.Teams.AddinLoader.dll