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Windows XP ‚ÄúYou may be a victim of software counterfeiting‚ÄĚ

After installing your genuine copy of Microsoft Windows XP you are prompted with a ‚ÄúYour software is counterfeit‚ÄĚ error message at startup. Even after visiting the¬†www.microsoft.com/genuine/¬†site and validating, you still get the above message popping up after 2 or 3 boots. There is an easy solution to this and I would like you to follow the steps below to fix the issue. 1.¬†C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Fil ...

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How to restore “Show Desktop” icon

Here is a useful tip on how to restore the Show Desktop icon from the taskbar incase you deleted it accidently. 1. Click Start , click Run, type notepad, and then click OK. 2. In Notepad, type the following text on individual lines: [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=explorer.exe,3 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop  3. Click File, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as Show Desktop.scf. Note: Notepa ...

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Windows Vista File System – NTFS ONLY!

After going through a fellow bloggers article regarding the differences between FAT32 and NTFS (Which was something new I learn't today) I decided to warn any users who were about to upgrade to Windows Vista of a compulsary decision you need to make. First, I would like you to read over what crystalattice has blogged about in his article about ...

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Windows Update and Secure Website Issues

I have rencently been getting quite a few issues regarding Windows Updates failing to install or download with error numbers such as 0x8007041D, 0x80040111, 0x80070020 and many more. It also fixes issues where you are unable to install more than 30 updates, unable to access secure websites and Windows Genuine Advantage issues. To make my life and everyone elses easier, I have created a batch file compiled w ...

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FIX: Microsoft Office – End User License Agreement Constant Prompt

Ever get the problem where whenever you start up ANY Microsoft Office application (Mostly in Microsoft Office 2003) Where you are being prompted to Agree with the End User License Agreement everytime you start up the application. Even after you have agreed to it? Well if you are facing this issue, please try the following steps... I've also included illustrations :) ...

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Microsoft Windows Vista – Hardware Compatibility List

Just a lil tip for all you Windows XP users who want to make that move to Windows Vista - Especially those home / custom made computers with different hardware on your computers or users who wants to use Windows Vista x64 As I said in one of my previous blogs, make sure your computer is computers hardware is Vista compatible before you even think of buying the Operating System. So here's a little tip on wha ...

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Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista – Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

"Help I can't browse the internet, I keep getting the error 'Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage' everytime I try to go online" So you were using your computer one day and out of no where you are unable to access the internet. You then try to trace your steps back to what you did last and came up with the conclusion that it was a windows update that caused the problem right? You might be right, but ...

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Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista – Internet Explorer Cannot Display the Webpage

So you were using your computer one day and out of no where you are unable to access the internet. You then try to trace your steps back to what you did last and came up with the conclusion that it was a windows update that caused the problem right? You might be right, but then again you might be wrong. I have come across quite a few people who have brough their computer to me blaming Microsoft for everythi ...

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Activating Windows XP

Well lately I have been getting quite a few customers asking me why they can't activate their Microsoft Windows XP?! Questions like: "I've gone past my 30 days and now I can't logon to Windows XP because it keeps asking me to activate" "I've tried to activate Windows XP over the internet and it keeps failing." Okay so let me make this simple for you all. Basically for you to be able to activate over the int ...

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