Drag and Drop Message to Create New Appointment

This article is more of a stub. Please don’t judge me. In the olden days (back before Office 365) I used to drag my emails to the To-Do Bar calendar to create quick meetings or appointments. Dropping the dragged email on a date popped open a new meeting with the subject and body pre-filled. I […]

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Windows 7 Stuck “Checking for Updates”

Have you tried patching a fresh install of Windows 7 lately? If you’re reading this then you’re probably stuck checking for updates right now. I’ve seen a lot of articles explaining tons of ways to fix the perpetually checking issue. Not only are the articles usually difficult to follow, but none of them worked for […]

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“Windows could not complete the installation” Error – HOME Edition

This article is specifically aimed at users of Windows Home Edition. This is intended to help you fix the error that reads, “Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation.” At the error message, do the following: Press SHIFT+F10 to open the command prompt Type net user administrator <password> […]

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Clean Install of Windows 10

You can perform a “clean” install of Windows 10. Eventually. The basic steps are these: Upgrade your previous Windows install to Windows 10 When the upgrade is complete, run a tool such as ProduKey to find your new Windows 10 key Run the Windows 10 install from media (DVD or USB) When prompted, enter the Windows […]

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Disable Web Search in Windows 10

Do you wish Windows 10 would just let you search your stuff without giving you a bunch of useless web results from Bing? Bing? It’s a simple matter to disable web results when you’re searching in Windows 10. Just make the following change: Click the search box or button (pictured below) Click the Settings button […]

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Remove OneDrive from Windows 10

This will remove OneDrive, but not uninstall it. For all intents and purposes I think this is a very effective solution. Remove OneDrive via Group Policy I’ve seen a lot of creative solutions for removing OneDrive but I think my way is better. You’ll need to be an administrator to do this. You’ll also need the Pro, […]

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Remotely Modifying the Registry Using Regedit

This is one of my favorite tricks. I use this trick when someone’s Adobe suddenly decides to update so aggressively that the computer slows to a crawl. Or when Java keeps prompting to update even though auto updates are disabled. You can easily connect to the machine, make the change and the user never needs […]

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Enable Remote Registry Access

By default, Windows does not allow remote access to the registry. To access the registry remotely you’ll first need start the Remote Registry service. There are multiple ways to achieve this; we’ll cover three ways here: Manually start the service (good option when building an image, not so good if the device is already remote) […]

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List Templates Option Missing in SharePoint 2010

When moving a list from one SharePoint site to another, the “List Templates” gallery might be missing from Site Settings. This seems to be because the gallery is only available under the parent site. Once the template is uploaded to the parent site, it will be available under the sub sites, as well. I bolded […]

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