Monthly Archives: May 2016

Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana

Here are some things you can try if you’re having problems opening the Start menu or Cortana. Source: Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana – Windows Help

FCC, FTC Investigate Mobile Security Update Practices

Under the context of Stagefright exposing up to 1 billion devices to attack, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission yesterday said they are collaborating on an investigation into the security update practices of the leading carriers. Source: FCC, FTC Investigate Mobile Security Update Practices | Threatpost | The first stop for security […]

“Access is denied” when you attempt to start the Base Filtering Engine service

Here’s an issue that appears deceptively simple. After upgrading a Windows Server 2003 based system to Windows Server 2008 R2, ping and RDP are not working. On checking, the Windows Firewall service hasn’t been started because the service on which it is dependent, the Base Filtering Engine service, has not started. The Base Filtering Engine service fails to […]

Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

We’re happy to announce today that we’re making available a new convenience rollup for Windows 7 SP1 that will help.  This convenience rollup package, available to download from http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=3125574, contains all the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 SP1 that are suitable for general distribution, up through April 2016.  Install […]

How to fix offline problem of 8500

thank you very much – i had tried the scan facility earlier – but that didnt help.   what did work – was to remove the printer – add it back – and there are two choices – one with just the printer IP address – and the other with a host name as well..  i […]

How To Install Ubuntu Linux Alongside Windows 10 (UEFI)

Windows 10 has been out for a while now and as I have a track record for writing dual boot guides I thought it was about time I created a Windows 10 and Ubuntu dual boot guide. This guide focuses on computers with a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) over a standard Basic Input Output System […]

IrfanView – one of the most popular viewers worldwide

IrfanView … one of the most popular viewers worldwide. Source: IrfanView – Official Homepage – one of the most popular viewers worldwide

Tiny Hardware Firewall VPN Client

The Internet is an increasingly hostile environment.  You are increasingly mobile.  Now, if you leave home with just your phone and tablet you can enjoy the same anonymity, security and privacy you have with your laptop and our standard Tiny Hardware Firewalls. Source: Tiny Hardware Firewall VPN Client

Five portable antivirus and antimalware tools to carry with you at all times

Let’s face it: One of the primary Windows admin tasks is keeping machines free of infection. It’s inevitable. End users will open files, install cutesy apps, and go to sites they shouldn’t go to. When they do these things, their machines get infected. When their machines get infected, you could wind up fighting a losing […]

Ninite – Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once

Install and Update All Your Programs at Once No toolbars. No clicking next. Just pick your apps and go. Source: Ninite – Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once

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