Download Windows 10 ISO

Download Windows 10 ISO

Interesting article on how to trick the Microsoft Website into thinking you are not on Windows so that you can download an ISO without the Media Creation Tool. Although the Media Creation Tool is helpful for most users it is a wonder that Microsoft does not allow a...

Antivirus software is annoying malware

Antivirus software is annoying malware

Yes, antivirus software is malware. Think about what some of the biggest companies in the protection software industry are doing to get your business. Pay other companies to install some free program Use a free program to send ominous messages to the user warning of...

Microsoft Office Installation Error

Microsoft Office 2016 installation frequently ends with an error that reads something like this: 1: 1935 2: SOME RANDOM STRING 3: 0x80131049 4: IAssemblyCacheltem 5: Commit 6: Policy.12.0.Microsoft.Vbe.lnterop,fileVersion...

Windows 7 End Of Support

Windows 7 End Of Support

Oh, the hysteria!I don't want to go as far as to say that Windows 7 is perfectly safe to use, and as a rule, people really should use computers, operating systems and software that are as up to date as possible, but the hysteria that Microsoft has been able to...

Auto open website on Raspberry Pi startup

Auto open website on Raspberry Pi startup

There are a number of resources on the Web for this, but most are outdated or take the process further than I wanted. To be clear, I don't want to disable the Pi's desktop or block the user from using Chrome. I just want the Pi to default to opening Chrome, full...

Windows 7 Updates Searching For Updates Forever

Windows 7 Updates Searching For Updates Forever

It seems that all fresh installs of Microsoft Windows 7 fail to successfully update using the built-in Windows Update. Some manual intervention is needed. The issues are not always the same and this fix won't work for all such issues, but I have had success with this...

Avoid Socially Engineered Infections

Avoid Socially Engineered Infections

These days computer users have to think suspiciously to avoid infecting their computers. Especially if you use Social Media sites like Facebook. Even if you take precautions on Facebook by only "Friending" people you know personally anyone of your friends can make an...

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