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Solved: “WiFi” doesn’t have a valid IP configuration

You can run into issues of your Windows 10 not getting an IP address and giving you an error of “WiFi” doesn’t have a valid IP configuration   The most probable reason for your computers IP settings to be out of the ordinary is that your computer is not getting an IP address from the […]

Solved: Hacking attempt! in browser, no website load

A client had an interesting issue with their web browser. More precisely, they were using Mozilla Firefox. When trying to open a certain website, the website displayed a simple text: Hacking attempt! And nothing more. The website would not load, not open nothing. Weirdly enough, the website had no html, the text was just plain […]

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Tip: Make a Screenshot of UAC dialog

How to make a screenshot of UAC dialogs that remove all functionality from Windows (trying to protect you) so that even the Print Screen button doesn’t work, not to mention the Snipping Tool?   Here’s how to enable making screenshots of the UAC dialog 1. Type gpedit.msc in your search box and run it (to […]

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Solved: Outlook 2013 immediately closes after Windows 10 upgrade

So ran into this problem that after upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Outlook 2013 wouldn’t start anymore.  Weirdly sadly. When starting Outlook – it starts, but after 2 seconds immediately disappears right when it should start syncing folders. No error message, no nothing.  How do I investigate? Of course dig into the event […]

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Solved: Windows 7 Activation Not Working

When having an issue with Windows activation see, if the following solution will help you. Going through the normal Windows activation cycle in Windows 7 (System -> Activate Windows) may not work, as it did for me and when trying to install Windows 10 there was no option because it said Windows had not been […]

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Tip: Add New User without Live ID on Windows 10

Microsoft has been getting pretty funny trying to get everyone in the cloud. I personally prefer to stay local, this includes my user accounts. I can connect to all the clouds I want later, but I’d keep my user account locally to have at least some sort of privacy remained.  In Windows 10 creating a […]

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Solved: Disable Adobe Reader Sidebar (Tools pane)

Annoying sidebar (tools pane as Adobe names it) has been around for a while now. Let’s put an end to it. It’s slow, makes opening documents sluggish and really really really just is a distraction when working with PDF files. I never used any of the features on the tools pane and once I tried, […]