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Prevent Windows 8 from Auto-Restarting on Update

Here is a quick fix to prevent Windows 8 from not restarting your computer automatically when it updates, download and run the following registry file:Download and run meContents of the registry file:"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001Once you have successfully installed this file into your registry, reboot your computer and you should be free from rogue rebooting.As usual, a warning that changing your registry can have adverse affects; we are not responsible for anything that Read More

Home Sharing Broken in iTunes 10.5.3 (fixed)

After I updated to iTunes 10.5.3, I noticed that home sharing did not work at all. I took all of the steps at Apple's support article (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2972) to no avail. Ultimately, I figured out that the problem is with 10.5.3 itself. Here is how to get Home Sharing working again: //Download iTunes 10.5.2 here: 32 bit: http://www.filehippo.com/download_itunes_32/11232/ 64 bit: http://www.filehippo.com/download_itunes_64/11233/Click on "Start" or the Windows Orb (depending on which version of Read More

Fixed: Windows 7 Explorer.exe Server Execution Failed

Fixed: Windows 7 Explorer.exe Server Execution Failed

This error message can occur for the following reasons:Your Documents Library is pointed to an external drive which is disconnected The registry entries dictating where your Shell and User Shell folders has been changedIf your libraries are pointed to an external drive, plug it in or turn it on to resolve the issue. Otherwise... The easy way: Click on Libraries Right-click on Documents and select "Properties" from the menu Click on the Restore Defaults button Read More

XAMPP ulimit error on Mac OSX

XAMPP ulimit error on Mac OSX

If you are running XAMPP on Mac and can't start apache, you are likely getting an unhelpful error message. If the message is blank, it could be because one of your local websites doesn't have a logs folder; it could also be a hostname issue. If you are getting an error regarding ulimit and have tried the other fix on the web (commenting out the three lines related to ulimit Read More

Deleted File Recovery

Deleted File Recovery

Browsing the interwebs this morning, I came across a great program that is made by the fine folks who made CCleaner (my favorite disk cleanup program). The program is called Recuva, and though it's title is a bit uninspiring it has proven to be fairly awesome at file recovery. I put a couple of junk files in my recycle bin and emptied it than waited an hour or two while Read More

Free Cloud Storage/Backup

Utilizing Gladinet and Windows Live SkyDrive, you can have 25 GB free cloud-based storage to backup to (you may even get a sneak preview of the yet to be released Office 2010 web applications), for FREE!Here's what you do:Go to http:// skydrive .live.com and either sign-in or sign-up Upload a Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2007 document. Select the file you uploaded, click on "Edit" (at the time of this writing, Word was not available) Download Gladinet from Read More

Fix Windows 7 Flash Crashing, Remote Desktop Issue

Fix Windows 7 Flash Crashing, Remote Desktop Issue

//If you have upgraded to the 32 or 64 bit versions of Windows 7, you may have noticed the following symptoms:Flash crashes all browsers except 32 bit Internet Explorer Remote Desktop stuck on "Configuring Remote Session" Games requiring sound crash Sound mixer hangs when you click on the volume controlThis is caused by an unpublished incompatibility between Windows 7 and the IDT Sound driver utility. This can be removed by going to Read More

Explorer: Executable files won’t launch

Explorer: Executable files won’t launch

Recently, I have dealt with a few computers where malware had wrecked Windows Explorer's handling of executable files. Whenever you attempt to launch an executable file, you are told Windows doesn't know what to do with the file, sometimes being prompted to download the file you were trying to launch. Right-click the file linked here and save it to your desktop. Once it's downloaded, right-click it and select Install. This Read More

Family Safe Internet in 7 Minutes

Family Safe Internet in 7 Minutes

It is surprisingly simple to setup Internet filtering on your home network, if you know where to look and what to do. Filtering allows you to say what can and can't be viewed on your Internet connection. We are going to focus on using OpenDNS to make your network more family-friendly. 1. Signup for OpenDNS It is free and safe, and you can signup here: https://store.opendns.com/get/basic. If you are unsure about the Read More

Word 2007 – wwlib.dll crash

A recent security patch to Microsoft Office (explained here <http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23380/discuss>) has caused some fairly severe problems with Word 2007. The most notable behavior is loss of ability to right-click, paste, and crash on exit. Examining the Event log will point to wwlib.dll, a file that was the focus of the update. If someone needs to use a file immediately, they can do the following:* Navigate Read More