Fixes for Windows

Fixes for Windows

When I say Windows, I really mean anything done my Microsoft. If you’re deploying/using a product made my Microsoft and the magical migration doesn’t go as planned. Even purchasing is a nightmare and they sell you direct. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Microsoft’s products never work as advertised, they’re sort of geniuses at that actually–if only they’d applied their smart at doing something half-assedlessly. You probably wouldn’t be here, I guess.

A recurring thought of mine for years has been Microsoft never disappoints disappointing.

Fix Macs’ scrolling in Windows

Useful for those times you wipe macOS on a whim and remember about the Boot Camp drivers too late when you tried to scroll down Windows’ EULA and it went the other way.

Open an Administrative PowerShell and run:

Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID\*\*\Device` Parameters FlipFlopWheel -EA 0 | ForEach-Object { Set-ItemProperty $_.PSPath FlipFlopWheel 1 }

Here I have witnessed some weird behavior if you don’t restart the system immediately. Either do what you need to do and then execute the command or do the command, restart and continue doing what you were after the restart. From PowerShell you can execute Restart-Computer -Force to more or less guarantee the system won’t hiccup restarting. Though this is Windows: no guarantees. Restart-Computer does a normal restart.

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