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Resolving an irritating Remote Desktop connection that stops your saved credentials from being used.
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I am glad you figured it out. I was going to say that the behavior is by design. In fact, I have that setting specifically enabled... :-)
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Speed up a Slow Computer
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it yourself" tips instead.
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by:Arkel Thompson
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Thank you very much, Andrew Leniart for that very informative and thorough article. Keep up the good work.
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You're very welcome Arkel and thank you for the compliment, I appreciate it.
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GetTickCount64
The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve that problem by using the GetTickCount64 function.
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When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third party tools
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While working, an annoying popup showing below will come and we cannot cancel or close it form the screen. The error message will come again and again.
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Thanks its worked for me. lot of thanks..
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When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages.

Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer:

Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006D9)
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by:John Chuma
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stop the print spooler, wait 5 seconds, and start the print spooler.

let me know if that works.
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For my case stopping and starting printer spooler service not helped. The above article solution worked for me. Thanks.
Have you noticed the same issue in windows 8 and windows 10 machines?
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By default the complete memory dump option is disabled in windows . If we want to enable the complete memory dump for a diagnostic purpose, we have a solution for it. here we are using the registry method to enable this.
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On some Windows 7 (SP1) computers, Windows Update becomes super slow even the computer is reasonably fast.  There's one solution that seemed to have worked well for me (after trying a few other suggested solutions).
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Power Options - New - Power Scheme
A quick guide on how to use Group Policy to create a custom power plan and set it active on Windows 7.
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You may have a outside contractor who comes in once a week or seasonal to do some work in your office but you only want to give him access to the programs and files he needs and keep privet all other documents and programs, can you do this on a local computer or only in a server environment?
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Yes I went
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Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft.
If someone has other solutions commend down below.
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I have a procedure that I documented for my junior techs that follows close to the same sequence as yours.
We use it not only when Win7 updates are not working, but also during Win7 reinstalls.  Gets us past having to download and install quite so many updates, right out of the box.

Prerequisites
A) You must have SP1 installed before installing these updates.
B) Ensure that your system time has the proper timezone and that the time is correct.

1) Change Windows Update settings to 'Never check for updates'
2) Reboot your PC
3) Install KB3020369 - April 2015 Servicing stack update ( https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369 )
4) Reboot your PC
5) Install KB3125574 - April 2016 Convenience rollup update ( https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3125574 )
6) Reboot your PC
***NOTE: If Internet Explorer 11 is already installed, skip to Step 9.
7) Install IE11 - Internet Explorer 11 Offline Installer
 ( 32-bit = http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/2/F/92FC119C-3BCD-476C-B425-038A39625558/IE11-Windows6.1-x86-en-us.exe )
 ( 64-bit = http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/1/7/7179A150-F2D2-4502-9D70-4B59EA148EAA/IE11-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe )
8) Reboot your PC
9) Install KB3172605 - July 2016 update rollup ( https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605 )
10) Reboot your PC
11) Change Windows Update settings to whichever setting you prefer
12) Check for new updates.

At this point, the update process should be working properly.
Well, as properly as Windows Update ever has... *grin*

Additional notes:
It is not *strictly* required to reboot after each change, but if you want to be certain that you only have to go through this process once,
it is safest to just reboot when indicated.  Changing the Windows Update settings to 'Never check' as the first step will alleviate a lot of the headache that an out-of-control update service can cause, and will let you install the updates without having to stop the service each time.


I welcome any comments or constructive criticisms.
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Windows 10
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing. You will be panic as there are no backup of your document. How can you fix the problem?
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In addition, the first thing that you should do is chkdsk c: /r
and let that scan. Usually the damage is from windows shutting down incorrectly and corrupting the hard drive or files on the drive. The rest if that may not be necessary. If that fails, then proceed to the mbr repair.
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@Littleman

Your suggestion is good.

Thanks!
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OfficeMate Freezing Error
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
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The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
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Windows Credential Manager
If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
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New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately.

This Article and the Links apply to Windows 2008 R2 server too.
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On a sheer hunch (and desperation) I selected Show Important Updates.  I unchecked all of them... scrolled down to the bottom of the list (where the earliest updates where.  I clicked the last three which included:

Definition update for Windows Defender KB915597
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 KB 890830
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64 based systems KB 976932

They installed cleanly.  I then selected the next 10, and they installed cleanly. Then clicked the balance, and they also installed cleanly.

I know... I earlier said the disk I used was a Windows 7 Pro SP 1 disk.  Double checking now, that is what it reads.
I also know that I checked Computer | Properties and it showed Windows 7 SP 1, as that was a requirement for one of the KB's you suggested.

So when is SP 1 not SP 1? I don't know, but that, or one of the other three listed above was the problem blocking the downloads.

Rindi, thank you very much for sticking with this thread. I hope the notes I added here will help others.
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by:Ryan Gerecke
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I use WSUS offline (wsusoffline.net).  After installing the update to Windows Update that you linked first, this will download all updates and install them in a cmd window.  Working at a school, I cannot have a computer take all day just to install updates.  This has cut the time down significantly, and I can make one offline install package to deploy across many computers.
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Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you should read this article.
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If you use NetMotion Mobility on your PC and plan to upgrade to Windows 10, it may not work unless you take these steps.
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by:William Fulks
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Thanks! My first attempt was using Windows Update. I should make a quick edit to specify that. I went through all the usual measures and they all failed until I removed NetMotion. I wasted a whole afternoon on that machine!
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What to do when Windows Update is not working correctly? What tools can I use to detect the cause of the malfunction problem? What does this numeric error code mean? These and other questions that you have been asking in the past are answered here (or at least you will know what to do next).
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by:Hector2016
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Please, dont. I had corrected it manually.
Let it just as is.
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This is an article about Leadership and accepting and adapting to new challenges. It focuses mostly on upgrading to Windows 10.
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John - Catchy title, but with EE moving away from using Tags/Keywords for SEO I believe they're using the title, so this article would show up on Google search results for 'Leaders and Followers', as opposed to the technical subject matter.
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I'm a big fan of Windows' offline folder caching and have used it on my laptops for over a decade.  One thing I don't like about it, however, is how difficult Microsoft has made it for the cache to be moved out of the Windows folder.  Here's how to do it.
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Very well written, for the complexity of the subject matter it was pretty easy to follow along.  Voting Yes.
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#Citrix #Internet Explorer #Enterprise Mode #IE 11 #IE 8
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by:Brian Murphy
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Awesome.  I'm making some progress it seems.
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The article will show you how you can maintain a simple logfile of all Startup and Shutdown events on Windows servers and desktops with PowerShell. The script can be easily adapted into doing more like gracefully silencing/updating your monitoring system upon planned maintenance reboots etc.
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by:Steve Lingis
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Scripts work fine, and are very useful.   Thanks.  But I am not following how either script queries the correct event-id(s).   Thanks Again!
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by:Raj-GT
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Hi Steve,

Thank you for the comment. I am using the InstanceIDs that correspond to the EventIDs I mentioned in the article as it is somewhat faster to execute.
Get-EventLog -LogName System -Source User32 -Newest 10 | ? { $_.EventID -eq "1074"}
Get-EventLog -LogName System -Source User32 -Newest 10 -InstanceId 2147484722
Both commands above will produce the same result.

Thanks,
Raj-GT
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Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
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Custom 404 Error Message
When it comes to showing a 404 error page to your visitors, you do not want that generic page to show, and you especially do not want your hosting provider’s ad error page to show either.
In this article, I will show you how to enable the custom 404 error page, for your site.
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Windows 7

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Windows 7 is an operating system from Microsoft. Features include multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar, referred to as the Superbar, a home networking system called HomeGroup, and performance improvements.