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Cool Tools For Techs – Updated

Cool Tools For Techs – Updated

Cool tools for you techies Make a universal installer CD for any 32 bit disk or a 64 bit disk Just run this: http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/ and then burn the ISO to a disk… OR Combine the 32 and 64 bit disks into one combo universal installer: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/85813-windows-7-universal-installation-disc-create.html and burn the ISO to a Disk! Or put it on a thumbdrive with this: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2432-usb-windows-7-installation-key-drive-create.html But alas my favorite source for Windows7 images is gone. http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/14-windows-7-direct-download-links This had direct links to the digitalriver repository…

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DDoS Attack Takes Down Big Internet Sites

DDoS Attack Takes Down Big Internet Sites

DNS provider Dyn.com is currently under heavy DDoS attack which has affected many well known brands across the Internet including Amazon, Netflix, Reddit, Twitter, NetFlix, CABizHost, Paypal and many others. This may affect your site if you use them for DNS or if you use any service, like Paypal, that uses DynDNS. The larger providers seem to have worked quite quickly to mitigate this attack, but it is ongoing so it’s important that you’re aware of it and carefully monitor…

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Windows 7 Installation Problems on the Skylake Platform Part 1

Windows 7 Installation Problems on the Skylake Platform Part 1

I was totally unaware of this issue until I had a customer talking about this issue today, so I then went to the ASUS website and checked the ASUS motherboard B150M-A a popular model. It had listed Windows 7 as a supported O/S and also had this note: “Please refer to ASUS website and download “Windows® 7 installation guide” and “ASUS EZ installer” to install Windows® 7”. I found this information on their FAQ page: “Based on the chipset specification,…

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Random Windows 10 thoughts

Random Windows 10 thoughts

Orderly Deployment of Windows 10 As much as I would prefer an orderly deployment of Windows10 I am coming across clients more frequently that got updated and didn’t even know it.  It usually goes like this, I get a call that some feature program or piece of hardware isn’t working correctly. When I get there, I find out Windows10 is now on the system and the utilities they were using were removed in the processes of the upgrade(Start8, Classic shell),…

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WordPress Attack Platform Discovered

WordPress Attack Platform Discovered

An Attack Platform Infecting WordPress Sites This entry was originally posted Wordfence.com  on February 2, 2016 by mark At Wordfence we frequently investigate hacked customer websites as part of an ongoing R&D effort to improve our core scanning engine. Examining hacked sites gives us data on how the attackers gained entry and provides us with visibility on the latest attack tools. It also provides us with signatures we can add to our core scanning engine that improves our ability to detect a hack. During…

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Outlook running in safe mode?

Outlook running in safe mode?

Problem: Outlook will only open in safe mode. If your problem began on December 8 or 9 2015 and affects Outlook 2010:   I have been battling this one since the updates happened last week. It WAS the result of an update. The easiest fix is you’ll need to uninstall that update This is caused by installing KB3114409 – it causes Outlook to run in Safe mode, which uses the default settings. Your customizations aren’t lost, they just aren’t being…

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Windows 10 Upgrade Process – Q&A

Windows 10 Upgrade Process – Q&A

Windows 10 FAQ Here is a Q/A from a MS MVP on the Windows 10 upgrade process. Some relevant information from this article.. my biggest question was when/if/how computers joined to a domain would get the upgrade:  Here’s the main article.. worth a read: https://redmondmag.com/articles/2015/06/03/windows-10-upgrade-possibilities.aspx   and the poop according to Microsoft: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/frequently-asked-questions-windows-10/5c0b9368-a9e8-4238-b1e4-45f4b7ed2fb9   Excerpts: Will the free Windows 10 upgrade notice be sent to my organization’s end users? Da Costa commented that “domain joined computers should not be receiving the…

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Remote Utilities Research

Remote Utilities Research

Remote Utilities So I’ve been screwing around with various remote access utilities lately.. they all have one feature or another that makes them useful, but there is one I keep coming back to. There seems to be a ton of them now that LogmeIn is not in the landscape any longer.  The feature of logging in through a browser interface seems to be available to only a few utilities, Probably because the performance sucked. Here are some the ones with…

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Windows 10?

Windows 10?

My Questionable Windows 10 Research I found this fairly comprehensive article on Windows 10… share and enjoy. http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/windows-10-release-date-price-news-and-features-1029245 My second biggest question answered. If you take advantage of the “free” upgrade to Win 10 from Windows 7 or 8.x , it’s free for a year, then it’s not free anymore… doesn’t sound “free” to me if there are strings attached. My biggest question is buried in the deep dark recesses of the Microsoft marketing department. Technically speaking this version of…

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Say Nola to Hola – Incognito Browsing

Say Nola to Hola – Incognito Browsing

Oh jeez, I used the wrong subject. This is the cute one I had in mind… So try this. Start Chrome in incognito mode. That way when you close the chrome session no session information is saved, or so it’s supposed to go. It also seems to apply to anything a website tries to install into the browser since it’s all supposed to be sandboxed. Go to this site and pick a game: http://www.strikeout.co/ Don’t let it load anything on…

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