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ArticlesVideosEE: Download statistics on Experts Exchange Articles and Videos - Demo of Enhancements
My 100th publication here at Experts Exchange is an article that presents a program called ArticlesVideosEE, which is able to download the Title, number of Views, number of Endorsements, number of Points, number of Comments, and Date Published for each article and video whose link is in a list. You may read the article here:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos

I also published a five-minute EE video Micro Tutorial with a demonstration of the program:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos--Demo

As you can see from the Title of the article and video, I enhanced the program after publishing the initial version to include columns for the number of Comments and the Date Published. There have also been three other enhancements:

• Ability to specify all the run-time parameters in a configuration file (config.ini) so that (i) the source code does not have to be modified to specify new options/settings and (ii) the Browse dialogs shown in the first video may be avoided.

• Support for a Command Line Interface (CLI) such that a different configuration file (not just config.ini) may be specified on the command line, thereby allowing great flexibility to run ArticlesVideosEE in a command/DOS prompt, a batch file (.bat), the Task Scheduler, programs/scripts, etc. — anywhere that a command line call can be made.

• Addition of a debugging parameter (
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Excellent video Joe and thank you or incorporating the enhancements I asked for in your program!

Endorsed!

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You're welcome, Andrew, and thanks back at you for your enhancement suggestions...definitely made the program better! Thanks, too, for the Endorsement and Approved accolade...both very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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Bootstrap 4: Exploring New Features
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Learn how to use and navigate the new features included in Bootstrap 4, the most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile-first websites.

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos--Demo
My 100th publication here at Experts Exchange is an article that presents a program called ArticlesVideosEE, which is able to download the Title, Views, Endorsements, and Points for each article and video whose link is in a list. You may read the article here:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos

This video Micro Tutorial is a supplement to that article, providing a demonstration of the program.

1. Download and install AutoHotkey


If you do not already have AutoHotkey installed, read this EE article:

AutoHotkey - Getting Started

Follow the instructions in that article to download and install AutoHotkey.

2. Download the ArticlesVideosEE program


If you have not yet downloaded the ArticlesVideosEE program, read my EE article:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos

Download the ArticlesVideosEE program attached at the bottom of that article.

3. Create a plain text file with the URLs of your EE articles and videos


Following the instructions in my article, use Notepad (or whatever text editor you prefer) to create a file with the URL list (each article/video URL on a separate line).

4. Run the ArticlesVideosEE program


In Windows/File Explorer (or whatever file manager you use), double-click the ArticlesVideosEE.ahk file to run it.

The above works because a standard installation of AutoHotkey (done in Step #1) associates the .AHK file extension with the AutoHotkey program.

Respond to the Browse For Folder prompt to navigate to the folder where you want the Results file stored.

Respond to the Browse For File
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I find this so useful to EE members that I've decided this is worthy of an Approved accolade Joe.

Congratulations and keep up the great work.

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Hi Andrew,
Thanks for the kind words, Endorsement, and Approved accolade...all very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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How to add a color bar across the top of every page in a PDF
In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member asked if it is possible to add a color bar/line across the top of every page of a PDF document. I provided two solutions in comments at that thread — one using an imaging program to create the color bar and Adobe Acrobat to put it on every page; another solution using Acrobat to do both. This video Micro Tutorial shows the latter method.

1. Create a PDF with a blank page


Run Adobe Acrobat.

Click Tools menu.

Click Create PDF icon.

Click Blank Page.

Click Create button.

2. Create the color bar/line


Click Tools menu.

Click Comment icon.

Click Draw rectangle tool on Comment toolbar.

Click Change color tool on Comment toolbar (opens color dialog).

Select Fills (click color).

Select Borders (click color).

Select Opacity level (move slider).

Click Change color tool on Comment toolbar (closes color dialog).

Position mouse at upper left starting point.

Drag mouse to lower right until you have the bar size that you want.

Click File>Save to save the color bar in a PDF file.

3. Apply color bar to every page of the target PDF


Open the target PDF in Acrobat.

Click Tools menu.

Click Edit PDF icon.

Click Watermark drop-down.

Click Add... menu item.

Step3 - Add Watermark dialog
Tick File radio button.

Click Browse button and navigate to the color bar file created in Steps 1 and 2.

Un-tick the Scale relative to target page (not needed since you made the bar the size that you want).

Click OK button.

4. Save file with color bar added


Do a File>Save or Save As
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Check for and download updated file - Example - FileZilla
In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member posted this requirement:
Script to Download a File Daily if file changes or updates.
Through an exchange of posts, we clarified the requirements and decided to use the latest version of the popular FileZilla product as the test case. The solution that I present in this video Micro Tutorial is specific to FileZilla, but with minor tweaking, the method will work for other products at other sites.

I wrote the script in the AutoHotkey scripting language. If you are not familiar with it, this Experts Exchange article will get you going on it:

AutoHotkey - Getting Started

The video and the script do not address the issue of daily checking. This is easily achieved by running the script as a task in the Windows Task Scheduler, with a Trigger set for every day (or whatever frequency you want). If you are not familiar with the Task Scheduler, this EE article will get you started on it:

How to use the Windows Task Scheduler - An Introduction

1. Download and install AutoHotkey


Read this Experts Exchange article:
AutoHotkey - Getting Started

2. Download the DownloadLatestFileZilla script


Download the plain text DownloadLatestFileZilla.ahk file attached to this Step.

Use a text editor to change the DownloadFolder:="X:\FileZilla\" assignment statement to have the location that you want.

DownloadLatestFileZilla.ahk

3. Run the DownloadLatestFileZilla script


In Windows/File Explorer (or whatever file manager you use), double-click the DownloadLatestFileZilla.ahk
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On-Screen Display for CapsLock State (On or Off) - Enhanced
In a previous video Micro Tutorial here at Experts Exchange, I presented my CapsLockOSD program, which is a utility that constantly shows the state of the CapsLock key (ON or OFF) in the system tray. This video Micro Tutorial presents a modified version of CapsLockOSD with two enhancements: (1) the ability to create a stand-alone executable (an EXE file) that can run on a system without AutoHotkey installed and (2) an option to run automatically whenever Windows starts. If you do not require either of these new features, you may stick with the previous version of the program.

Note: The video does not demonstrate how to compile the AHK source code into an EXE file, so I've included Steps 5 and 6 below to explain that.

1. View previous EE video Micro Tutorial


This video assumes knowledge of the previous video. Please view it here:
On-Screen Display for CapsLock State (On or Off)

2. Download the enhanced CapsLockOSD program and the icon files


Download the plain text CapsLockOSD.ahk file attached to this Step.

Download the CapsLockOSD.ico, CapsLockOFF.ico, and CapsLockON.ico icon files attached to this Step.

Put all four files in the same folder.

CapsLockOSD.ahk
CapsLockOSD.ico
CapsLockOFF.ico
CapsLockON.ico

3. Test the previous features


Test all the features of CapsLockOSD as shown in my previous video to confirm that they all work correctly in this enhanced version.

4. Test the new feature that starts CapsLockOSD with Windows


Right-click the CapsLockOSD icon, then left-click Start with Windows.

Right-click the CapsLockOSD icon again and confirm that the Start with Windows menu item is checked.

Restart Windows and confirm that CapsLockOSD is running.

5. Compile the CapsLockOSD program

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On-Screen Display for CapsLock State (On or Off)
In a thread here at Experts Exchange, a member posted this question:
I use a wireless keyboard. I need a utility that will constantly display the state of the caps lock key on my monitor. ... Can anyone recommend a program that will accomplish this for me?
The AutoHotkey program that I present in this video (called CapsLockOSD) accomplishes the task.

Update on 19-May-2019: I enhanced CapsLockOSD with two features: (1) the ability to create a stand-alone executable (an EXE file) that can run on a system without AutoHotkey installed and (2) an option to run automatically whenever Windows starts. If you require either of these new features, please visit my new video Micro Tutorial:

On-Screen Display for CapsLock State (On or Off) - Enhanced

However, please view this video first, as it lays the groundwork for the new video. Of course, if you do not require either of the new features, you may stick with the version presented in this video.

1. Download and install AutoHotkey


If you do not already have AutoHotkey installed, read this Experts Exchange article:
AutoHotkey - Getting Started

2. Download the CapsLockOSD program and the icon files


Download the plain text CapsLockOSD.ahk file attached to this Step.

Download the CapsLockOFF.ico and CapsLockON.ico icon files attached to this Step.

Put all three files in the same folder.

CapsLockOSD.ahk
CapsLockOFF.ico
CapsLockON.ico

3. Run the CapsLockOSD program


In Windows/File Explorer (or whatever file manager you use), double-click the CapsLockOSD.ahk file to run it.

The above works because a standard installation of AutoHotkey (done in Step 1) associates the AHK
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How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse
How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse
While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation.
This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse.

How to solve incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse.
Error - Version 1.7 is not compatible with this product. Version 1.8 or higher required.
Solution- lets follow the steps to solve it.
- Go to google.com search for JAVA SE 8 and download
- As shown in the video select the 64 bit JDK and download
- Follow the steps to Install the JDK as shown in Video.
- Once installed JDK successfully
- Then download 64bit Eclipse and install it.
- Now you have successfully installed JDK and Eclipse
- Eclipse should open now without any issue.
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What is WMI and how it can be used to get hardware and software information from remote computers?
Pawel from AdRem Software explains what is WMI and how you can pull very detailed hardware and software information from remote Windows computers without installing any software on them. Key concepts explained: WMI, remote information access, agent-less network monitoring. WMI-enabled software examples include free WMI Tools and NetCrunch network monitor.
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How to Identify Fonts on a website and download them.
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you!

In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn you how to quickly and easily identify fonts that are used on any web page you visit, as well as how to download those fonts from Google’s fonts collection site with a couple of mouse clicks, so long as Google has them available.

The video also covers how to install downloaded fonts into Windows so that they can be used in any text editing software you have that allows you to select different fonts.

I plan to also write an illustrated article tutorial on this topic, so if you prefer reading and viewing screen shots as opposed to video learning, then head over to my article How to Identify Fonts on a website and download them.

Please enjoy the video..

1. (00:33) Install the Fount Java Script button into your browser

Browse over to FOUNT in your browser and follow the instructions on the page to install the the free "fount" button.

2. (01:03) Identify the Font you're interested in

On any web page containing the font you're interested in, click your newly installed fount button and then click on the font text you want to identify

3. (01:40) Click the Google Fonts link if available

If the View fonts on Google Fonts link becomes available to you, then Google has a copy of the font available for download. Click the link to be taken to the font download area. If the link is not there, then you will need to do a manual search to find out where you can obtain the font elsewhere.

4. (01:50) Download the Font from Google Fonts

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by:Basem Khawaja
Very smart expert.
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Thanks Basem, I'm glad you found it useful and thank you for endorsing the video! Much appreciated. :)

Regards, Andrew
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Introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar.

1. Introducing and finding the Windows 10 Snipping Tool

Instruction on how to find and use the built in Windows Snipping Tool.

2. Example capture process

A step by step example of a typical Snipping Tool capture process and when it might be useful.

3. Make the Snipping Tool readily available

How to make the Snipping Tool readily available by pinning it to the Windows Task Bar.
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Great article. Keep up the good work Andrew.
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Introduction to Web Design
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Develop a strong foundation and understanding of web design by learning HTML, CSS, and additional tools to help you develop your own website.

Learn how to improve Mouse, Pointer and Cursor visibility in Windows 10
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface.

1. Change Cursor Thickness

Step by step instructions on improving Cursor visibility.

2. Change Mouse Pointer settings with Ease of Access Centre

Step by step instructions on changing Mouse Pointer settings using the Ease of Access Centre tool.

3. Change remaining Mouse settings

Adjusting the remaining mouse options using the Settings tool in Control Panel in Windows 10 not covered by the first two steps.
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How to find and eliminate duplicate files on your Windows systems.
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade or two, we've accumulated and shared many 10s of thousands of pictures. And in an effort to begin managing them, it seemed that finding and deleting duplicates was a pretty good start. Easier said than done.

About 8 or 9 years ago, I wrote a program that enumerated all files of a type (extension) in any drive (or folder). Once all the file names are "listed", I added a section to then get an MD5 hash of each file. As each file is hashed, it writes 4 pieces of data to a tab (or comma) delimited text file:
32h byte hash,  file size,  file name,  full file name.

1. Select Drive

When you run DupeFF.exe, all available drive letters will be listed down the left side - choose one.

2. Select a Folder

You can search entire drives, or select a specific folder. Whatever you select will be searched entirely including all sub-folders.

3. Select a File Type

You can search for any file type. If you want to select ALL files (all types),
click the last type "*" listed. Or select any other type by entering the extension where the "*" is. To select any excel spreadsheet type, enter "xl*" (it will find xls, xlsm, xlsb, etc.)

4. Click the #4 Enumerate File List button

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How to add custom Run command to Notepad++ for AutoHotkey and other programming/scripting languages
In a recent question here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video Micro Tutorial shows how to do it by adding a custom Run command to NPP. The method may easily be extended to any programming/scripting language that is callable via the command line with a parameter for the source code file name. A second example of this technique is included in the video for running a batch file (.BAT) in NPP.

1. Click the Run menu, then click the first item — Run...


After running NPP and performing the actions above, you will have this dialog:

Step1

2. Browse to the AutoHotkey executable


Click the ... button and navigate to AutoHotkey.exe, which is in C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\ in a standard installation (but may, of course, be in a different folder on your system).

Step2

3. Add a parameter for the full path of the file in the current tab


You will now have this dialog box:

Step3a
Go to the end of the AutoHotkey.exe file name in the box and add this (including the quote marks):

"$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)"

Be sure to make it all upper case.

Step3b

4. Save the new Run command


Click the Save... button, which gives you this dialog:

Step4
Give the new, custom Run command a name (I chose AHK in the video) and assign it to a hotkey (if you wish) by ticking CTRL and/or ALT and/or SHIFT, then one of the keys in the drop-down. When you have an OK button that is not grayed out, click it, then click Cancel to close the dialog.

5. Repeat Steps 1-4 for other programming/scripting languages


The video shows how to do it for batch (BAT) files, namely:

cmd /c "$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)"

You may, of course, do it for other programming/scripting languages.

Step5
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by:Kyle Santos
Nice.  I use AutoHotKeys and NotePad++ and they're great programs for what I do at my job.  Good video, Joe!
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Hi Kyle,
Thanks for the compliment and the endorsement — both very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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How to dial VPNs quickly in Windows 10
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then finaly if you have loads of VPNs like I do, you have to scroll through them all, click it AGAIN, and then finally click connect. That's 6 clicks! If i deal with 30 customers a day, that 180 clicks!
Create a folder somewhere tidy then create a batch file for each connection as follows:

@echo off
rasdial "My VPN connection name here"

Give it a nice Icon, and then once you have compiled all of the VPN connections add the folder to your task bar for a nice pop up list of all your VPNs!

http://www.techshizz.com
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How to turn on large system cache
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the registry settings. You have been warned.
This is a step by step of how to turn on large system cache

1. Backup Registry.

 Go into Regedit and click File and export and choose a place on your computer to save it.

2. Making Registry Change.

Go to HKEY_Local_Machine > System > CurrentControlSet > Control > Session Manager > Memory Management. look into the right panel and locate "Large System Cache" double click it and set the value to a 1. Close out of the registry editor and restart your computer and you are done
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PRTG Quick Overview (07:27)
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
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Great video submission, Kimberley!  Congratulations.  Your video has been Approved and is now published on Experts Exchange.  Feel free to share this video by selecting the social sharing icons.
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How to create custom scanning profiles in PaperPort - Part 2
This video Micro Tutorial is the second in a two-part series that shows how to create and use custom scanning profiles in Nuance's PaperPort 14.5. But the ability to create custom scanning profiles also exists in PaperPort going back many years, so if you have an older version, such as PaperPort 11 or PaperPort 12, these videos will still be applicable for you. The first video tutorial shows how to create custom scanning profiles and reviews all the Scanner Enhancement Technology (SET) features, such as auto-straighten, delete blank pages, remove punch holes, etc. It also discusses scanning options, including Mode (B&W, Grayscale, Color), Resolution (100 DPI, 200 DPI, 300 DPI, etc.), and Size (Letter, Legal, A4, etc.). This second tutorial shows how to set the output file type for your scans, such as scanning directly to a PDF Searchable Image file, an Excel spreadsheet, or a Word document — all with text created by an automatic OCR process.

1. Run PaperPort and open the 'Output' tab of the scanning profile created in Part 1


Run PaperPort.

Click the Scan Settings button on the ribbon.

This will bring up the Scan or Get Photo pane.

Select the custom scanning profile that you created during Part 1 of this video tutorial series.

Click the Settings button.

Click the Output tab.

Step1

2. Test scanning to a PDF Image file


Click the drop-down arrow on the File type field.

Select PDF Image and click OK.

Put a document in your scanner and click the Scan button. You will now have a PDF Image
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How to create custom scanning profiles in PaperPort - Part 1
This video Micro Tutorial is the first in a two-part series that shows how to create and use custom scanning profiles in Nuance's PaperPort 14.5. But the ability to create custom scanning profiles also exists in PaperPort going back many years, so if you have an older version, such as PaperPort 11 or PaperPort 12, these videos will still be applicable for you. This first video tutorial shows how to create (and name) custom scanning profiles (or edit existing ones) and reviews all of the Scanner Enhancement Technology (SET) features, such as auto-straighten, delete blank pages, remove punch holes, etc. It also discusses scanning options, including Mode (B&W, Grayscale, Color), Resolution (100 DPI, 200 DPI, 300 DPI, etc.), and Size (Letter, Legal, A4, etc.). The video takes a quick look at the output file type options, but that is discussed fully in Part 2 of the series.

1. Run PaperPort and bring up the 'Scan or Get Photo' pane


Run PaperPort.

Click the Scan Settings button on the ribbon.

This will bring up the Scan or Get Photo pane.

Step1

2. Create a new scanning profile or edit an existing one


To create a new scanning profile, click the New button.

To edit an existing scanning profile, click the profile you want to edit, then click the Settings button.

Step2

3. Name the new profile


Enter a name for the new profile.

If you want to copy settings from an existing profile, click the drop-down and select it.

Click the Continue button.

Step3

4. Select the Scanner Enhancement Technology (SET) features


Click the SET
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How to remove "Get Windows 10" icon from the notification area (system tray) - Part 2
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial series explains several techniques for doing that. In the previous Part 1, we discussed three techniques. Each of them works to remove the icon when initially performed, but some users report that the icon returns. In this Part 2, we discuss a fourth technique, which involves changing the registry. It has received no reports yet of the icon returning. We also provide a pre-built .REG file (attached in the steps below) that will easily and safely remove the Get Windows 10 icon from the notification area. Likewise, we attached another pre-built .REG file that will easily and safely restore the Get Windows 10 icon to the notification area, in the event that you want to utilize it at some point in the future.

1. Run the Registry Editor


If you prefer a safe, tested, simple, double-click method, skip to Step 6. If you prefer to modify the registry manually, follow Steps 1-5, beginning with this:

Start button
Run
regedit

Step1

2. Find the path to add a new GWX key


Expand the Registry Editor keys as follows:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Policies
Microsoft
Windows

Step2

3. Add a key called GWX


Click the key that you just navigated to, that is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

With that key selected/highlighted, click the Edit menu, then New>Key. Create a new key called GWX.

step3.jpg

4. Add a DWORD called DisableGWX

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Thanks for sharing this with us, this fixed the issue in seeing this annoying message not only on my personal laptop but in our company desktop and laptops as well.

Thanks once again.

Best Regards,
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You're welcome. And thanks to you for letting me know that it worked for you — I really appreciate hearing that! Regards, Joe
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Are you thinking about creating an Amazon Web Services account for your business? Not sure where to start? In this course you’ll get an overview of the history of AWS and take a tour of their user interface.

How to remove "Get Windows 10" icon from the notification area (system tray) - Part 1
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial series explains several techniques for doing that. In this Part 1, we discuss three techniques: (i) hiding the icon, (ii) uninstalling the relevant Windows update, and (iii) disabling tasks in the Task Scheduler. They all work to remove the icon when initially performed, but some users report that the icon returns. The fourth technique, which is explained in Part 2 of the series, involves changing the registry and has received no reports yet of the icon returning.

1. Technique 1 - Hide icon


Right-click on an empty spot on the taskbar and then click Properties (or open Control Panel and run the Taskbar and Start Menu applet)

The Taskbar tab should already be selected, but if not, click it.

Step1

2. Change icon behavior from Show to Hide


Click the Customize... button.

Find the GWX entry in the list.

Click the drop-down arrow and change the behavior from Show icon and notifications to Hide icon and notifications.

Click OK.

Note: This approach works only if the check-box "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar" is un-ticked.

Step2

3. Technique 2 - Uninstall Windows update KB3035583


KB3035583 is the update that installs the Get Windows 10
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How to use the Windows Task Scheduler - An Introduction
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief introduction to the Task Scheduler. It was inspired by a recent question here at Experts Exchange from a member who wants to play a different song at four different times during the day (every day). The video uses that as the example, but the intention of the video is to explain the general creation of periodic tasks that can cover a broad range of user requirements. The video was produced in Windows 10, but the Task Scheduler user interface is nearly the same in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 (the Task Scheduler exists in Windows XP with similar functionality, but the user interface is different).

1. Run the Task Scheduler


In Windows 10, click the Start button and start typing task scheduler. By the time you get to the letter "k", you should see the Task Scheduler choice — click it.

There are different ways to run the Task Scheduler. For example, in Windows 7:
Start
All Programs
Accessories
System Tools
Task Scheduler


Step1

2. Create a new folder for your own tasks


Make sure Task Scheduler Library is selected/highlighted in the left pane (it should already be).

Click New Folder... in the Actions pane on the right, then give the new folder a name.

Step2

3. Create a new task in your new folder


Expand the Task Scheduler Library and select/highlight your new folder.

Click Create Task... in the Actions
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by:Michael Okopedeghe
Thanks very Helpful and easy to follow.
Mike
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You're welcome, Mike. And thanks to you for joining EE today, watching my video, and endorsing it — much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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Make Windows 10 Look Like Earlier Versions of Windows with Classic Shell
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button and Start Menu in Windows 10. However, even though there are widespread reports that users like the Windows 10 interface better than the Windows 8 one, many users still prefer the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows XP, and even (my personal favorite) Windows 2000. This video Micro Tutorial explains how to achieve the W7, XP, or 2K interface on your Windows 10 computer with an excellent, free product called Classic Shell.
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button and Start Menu in Windows 10. However, even though there are widespread reports that users like the Windows 10 interface better than the Windows 8 one, many users still prefer the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows XP, and even (my personal favorite) Windows 2000. This video Micro Tutorial explains how to achieve the Windows 7 or Windows XP or Windows 2000 interface on your Windows 10 computer with an excellent, free product called Classic Shell.

1. Download the installer for the software


Visit the Classic Shell website at:
http://www.classicshell.net/

Click the Download Now
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by:Ramin
Very Good Tutorial.
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Ramin,
Thank you for the compliment — I really appreciate it! Regards, Joe
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Joining OS X Mavericks
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease.

The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain.
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Using SARDU on Windows 7
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7.

1. Start the SARDU utility

2. Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO with differing names

3. You can download many of the ISOs simply by clicking on the name, this will put it as an entry in the downloader queue

4. Some of the ISOs, such as the windows installers, will need licenses, if you wish to include them

5. Some of the links are no longer free, but free versions are mostly still available

6. Once you have selected all the items you wish to include, you can either create an ISO, or a bootable USB

7. Note that if you find you do not have enough space on your destination device, the largest files are the Windows installer ISOs

8. You will only need to interact with the software at the beginning of the creation process. SARDU will ask if you want to update the Windows Defender Offline images (32 and 64 bit) if they have been selected. I see no reason not to update them.

9. Successfully completed items are denoted in green, items not selected in Grey and the whitish items have not yet been parsed by the program

10. Here is an example of a boot ISO I created

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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
Glad I could be of some help.  It sounds like you are a SARDU power user already.  I have been unable to discover how to add extra tabs into the SARDU GUI.  I believe it is a software limitation, but am not sure.  I have been trying to add an installs tab, I would even be willing to put it in place of the Linux, or Windows tabs (I use both, but if I could figure this out I would try to move the necessary items to other tabs).  If you figure any of that out, I would appreciate it if you could either post back here or message me.
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by:Michael Machie
I will def share info when I figure it out. I had some luck this past weekend with adding extra ISOs but the button edits I made did not show properly. I'll figure it out eventually.
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Windows DVD Burner Overview
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface.

This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
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