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Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2837655) RT – Error 0x80240017

Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2837655) RT – Error 0x80240017 Experiencing this error during a Microsoft Windows 10 Update?  Download the update manually from here and the error should go away. Didn’t work? Open a command prompt as an administrator … Continue reading

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 feature designed to stymie advanced hack attacks-PCWorld

Microsoft wants to help protect companies from hack attacks, and it’s introducing a new Windows 10 feature soon to improve the operating system’s security capabilities. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is aimed at helping businesses deal with serious threats by using … Continue reading

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Reset and Fix Windows Updates

The following commands help to reset Windows Update History along with resetting and re-registering components.  Open an elevated command prompt and type (or copy and paste) the following (in italics)- (References below –  double check before running) net stop bits … Continue reading

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Drivers and Firmware for the Microsoft Surface

Need to get the latest firmware and drivers for the Microsoft Surface series?  Here’s the link on where to get the drivers and firmware and how to install them through PowerShell. While the Surface will get its drivers and firmware … Continue reading

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Slow SQL Connection or Network in Windows 10 – Update

Finally found a small problem with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.  After upgrading, we have discovered that Windows  was responding slow to our SQL Server 2008.  What we discovered is below. Slow response times in Windows to a SQL … Continue reading

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Microsoft Virtual Academy – Windows 10 for IT Professionals

Are you an IT Professional?  Want to know more about Windows 10? Walk through what’s new in Windows 10 deployment and management, with a team of experts.  Microsoft Virtual Academy has several hundred courses on Windows, Azure, SQL, Server and … Continue reading

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Microsoft Research TCP Analyzer – Check Out Your Network

Microsoft Research TCP Analyzer (Link) is a network analyzer that allows you to analyze network traces of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections. Given a Microsoft Network Monitor trace, the analyzer provides various performance statistics and visualizations for the captured TCP … Continue reading

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Lost – Windows 7 DVD? Download the ISO from Microsoft with your key.

Have your key but not your DVD?   Download it from Microsoft Software Recovery. Create a Windows 7 DVD for installation on a new hard drive Create a backup Windows 7 DVD Create a bootable USB drive with a copy … Continue reading

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Microsoft SQL slow after updates

While disabling LLMNR can speed up your SQL connection sometimes, ironically you may be slowed down by MS14-066 (KB2992611). See this article – “Microsoft does it again, botches KB 2992611 SChannel patch” – Infoworld What do you do?  The article above … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to run cleanup on Windows 10 Technical Preview once you upgrade

Make sure that if you download the latest Technical Preview update on the first Windows 10 Technical Preview, run cleanup to get rid of the older installation.

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Second Release of Windows 10 Technical Preview Available

The second Windows 10 Technical Preview is available…open the Charms bar by hitting Windows + C on your current preview build . Click on Settings , Change PC Settings, Update and Recovery, Preview Builds and Download Now   Do NOT … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Tech Preview

I’ve been working on computers for a long long time.  It does seem that Microsoft gets it right, wrong and then right when they release operating systems. When Windows 8 came out, we did find it was a good operating system … Continue reading

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Windows 9 to join Linux in Multiple Virtual Desktops?

Moving metro inside of the desktop, getting rid of the Charms Bar and multiple virtual desktops…Will Windows 9 be the OS of choice just like Windows 7 after Vista? More – http://www.extremetech.com/tag/windows-9 http://gizmodo.com/this-could-be-a-first-glimpse-of-windows-9-1633405933 http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/windows-9-release-date-beta-preview-start-menu-screenshots

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Wi-fi takes a long time to find network after computer sleeps

After your computer goes to sleep, do you notice it takes a long time to connect to your wireless router? There can be several reasons for this. Here are some tips~ Power management on the adapter is enabled Disable in … Continue reading

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Updates and HotFixes you may miss in Windows

Microsoft Windows has a great update feature built in.  You may not know it but Microsoft also releases HotFixes and other items that are needed for security, networking, features and other functionality. How do you find Hotfixes and other items … Continue reading

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Learn SQL with these Online Emulators

SQLCourse has been around for sometime.   With Microsoft’s DreamSpark, students can download SQL Server to build databases and to learn how to retrieve data by performing queries  (basically asking the database for specific data).   SQLCourse gives you step by step … Continue reading

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Network Access Protection

Windows 2008 Server has Network Access Protection which is also known as NAP or NPS. This tool serves an administrative purpose to help organizations compare the security level in a computer on the network to the Server 2008’s policies. This … Continue reading

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Why the Value of Certifications Can Drop

In a technology driven world, IT Professionals are defined by certifications, skill and worker ethics.  Certifications are designed to give ranking to IT Professionals.  With a collection of simulated exams that are too close to the real exam, the real … Continue reading

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Windows 7 VPN Setup

A Virtual Private Network is used to encrypt data from one computer to another.  If you need to setup a VPN in Microsoft Windows 7, create a user and shared folder on the host computer.  Once this is done, follow … Continue reading

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