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Error 0x8007005 Access Is Denied

May 2, 2012

I had a problem today when I was trying to schedule a Windows Backup on Windows XP. The user had no password, so when I entered the credentials to run the scheduled task under, I got a 0x8007005 Access Is Denied error. After some searching I found the solution at Open regedit (click start, run, type […]

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No DVD Drive Listed in Windows 8

March 12, 2012

I’ve been installing and playing with Windows 8 lately, including setting it up to be my main daily use computer. Everything has gone fairly smooth except for my DVD drives. The drives did not show up after a clean install; they weren’t in Windows Explorer, they weren’t in Disk Management, they weren’t in Device Manager. […]

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Boot From VHD: Change the target VHD

August 20, 2011

There is a whole tutorial that could be written about booting from a VHD in Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. This is not that tutorial, and I am probably not the one to write it. But I did want to make a note of this because I know that I’ll forget it the next […]

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Group Policy Preferences

August 13, 2011

Group Policy preferences is something new in Windows Server 2008. It used to be that adding group policies for things like mapped drives, printers, and Control Panel settings was a pain, and you had to drill down several nested layers all over the place to change anything. But with Group Policy preferences, all these common […]

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Event ID 27

June 1, 2011

I was getting Event ID 27 on a server. The error read: Time Provider NtpClient: The response received from domain controller <host dns name> is missing the signature. The response may have been tampered with and will be ignored. This sounds likes a scary message, with warnings that the response has been tampered with, but […]

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Security Center Could Not Change Your Automatic Updates Settings

May 10, 2011

After removing a virus from a Windows XP computer, I got this message when I tried to turn on Automatic Updates: “Security Center could not change your Automatic Updates settings.” Viruses usually leave their little hooks behind after you uninstall them, disabling the tools that you need to fight them. So thanks to this page […]

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AVG Install/Uninstall Error

April 10, 2011

Over the past year I’ve been uninstalling AVG and replacing it with Microsoft Security Essentials. Free antivirus is always a shifting topic; it seems like they all stop the same viruses, and they all let the same ones get through (hello, FakeAntivirus scam program, is there anyone who can stop you from installing)? But I’ve […]

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Fatal Error C0000034 in Windows 7

March 10, 2011

This week Windows 7 Service Park 1 started being pushed out on Automatic Updates. On one hand, I think this is a good thing, because it forces people to update who otherwise never might. On the other hand, I’ve been getting a lot of call from folks this week who are inconvenienced by the update, […]

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