Python Requests SSLCertVerificationError Solution for Windows

I initially installed my Python version from the Windows Store and it worked fine for almost a year on my Windows 10 computer. Then I started getting this error message when trying to use the requests library on all HTTP requests: requests.exceptions.SSLError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host=’api.example.com’, port=443): Max retries exceeded with url: /oauth/token?grant_type=client_credentials (Caused by SSLError(SSLCertVerificationError(1, ‘[SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] […]

Script Windows Like A Pro: Command Line, Batch Files, Remote Desktop Connection and pywin32

Here are a few useful corners of the vast array of Windows scripting tools. Helpful Windows Command Line Documentation Windows command line Documentation Syntax Command-line reference A-Z Command shell overview Using command redirection operators About Windows Remote Management A Few General Windows Commands Use find to look in a text file to count the lines […]

Easy Tune-ups For Your Windows Computer

This post covers 6 handy Windows tools: Windows Experience Index Disk Cleanup Windows Update Troubleshooter Windows Update Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant Disk Defragmenter First, get your baseline Windows Experience Index score. These metrics are a way to monitor your system’s performance over time. Go to “Control Panel\System and Security\System” Select “Your Windows Experience Index […]

Automated Python With Windows Task Scheduler

So you want to run your Python scripts automatically, but how? I had heard of several popular scheduling libraries in Python like celery, Invoke, and schedule. One of my requirements is to run the python file “in the background”, not in command prompt or an open window. Enter Windows Task Scheduler, the de facto scheduler on […]

Findstr, RegEx File Searches for Windows

Findstr is the Windows alternative to GREP, which runs on the Unix operating system. Findstr searches files with regular expressions and seems useful for string matching within files and directories.  It is one of over 280 command prompt commands. Here’s the official Windows Documentation and some Linux vs. Windows Examples. Update: Windows announced that Grep and several other […]