A new Surface laptop came with the bitlocker is not activated, but the hard drive was yet encrypted. The owner asked to turn off the encryption completely.
The UI of Windows 10 does not provide such an ability, but that could be achieved using the command line utility:
Was unable to connect a neighbor's Nook Color as a mass storage drive to a windows computer. Turned out the ClockworkMod universal ADB drivers installed earlier have a priority and won't let the usbstor.sys (the mass storage) to be selected a the primary device driver. Uninstalling the driver for the device in the Device Manager did not help, it appeared again after the device was unpluged and then plugged again.
Knowing the vendor and product IDs (for the Nook Color they are VID_2080&PID_0002), I found the ClockWork's oem##.inf file in the %SystemRoot%\inf folder.
Where ## is a number of the .inf file where the device VID and PID were mentioned.
Tried to delete that oem##.inf and then reboot the PC, did not help.
But what did help, is Window's pnputil utility.
Execute the following command as administrator and then even no need to reboot: pnputil -d oem##.inf
Also, there is an useful utility to maintain the currently and previously connected USB devices.
Get the description of the wbAdmin command options by typing:
wbAdmin Start Backup /?
To restore the backup, first boot to the recovery partition. To do so on a healthy system (if the system is corrupted it should boot the recovery automatically) hold the Shift key when you click the "Reboot" button.
After the update KB3025390 was installed for IE11, it's stopped to allow access to its internal objects from outside. As it was described in this article, this behaviour could be cured by the following registry changes: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet