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Lumia640_UsefulAgain
Sep
10
2018

Increase Windows Phone 10 Swap File Size on Lumia 640

For the past few months my Lumia 640 (running WP10) has had a bunch of issues that made it tough to use as my daily driver. Increasing available swap file size to 768mb has fixed the worst of these issues. Issues Fixed General share screen failures (attaching photos to MMS was my big one, sharing […]

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May
03
2018

Quickbooks 2014 and Windows 10

Not sure when it started (some Windows update after 1709?), but Windows 10 broke this old version of Quickbooks. I started getting the following error when launching QB: “You do not have sufficient permissions to delete files in the specified Folder. To use QuickBooks in multi-user environment, you must have read/write access and create/delete rights […]

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Netgear Web Managed Smart Switch Configuration
Jan
29
2017

Accessing Netgear Web Managed Smart Switch Configuration

This post explains how to configure the line of Netgear Web Managed Smart Switches WITHOUT installing their configuration utility (using only your web browser). Not sure why Netgear pushes users towards installing their configuration utility in order to perform simple setup tasks, but it is not necessary (and, IMO a complete waste). By default, the […]

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Aug
15
2016

Windows 10 Import Pictures Zero New Pictures Found

This message appears when you attempt to re-import pictures from a device that you’ve already imported them from (but maybe you didn’t delete them the first time?).  The reason is that Windows 10 keeps a record of all the images you’ve imported from your devices using the Photo Import Wizard/tool, presumeably to prevent you from importing a bunch […]

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Jul
05
2015

Clean installing Windows 10

This post will provide instructions for performing a clean install of the Windows 10 operating system using a valid Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 license (or OEM License).  Hopefully Microsoft will provide Windows 10 as an ISO download, similar to the way Windows 8 was released, and these instructions will be similar to clean installing […]

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Mar
12
2015

Enter a SIM Unlock Code on a Nokia Lumia 635 with Windows Phone 8.1

You will need to get a device unlock code from a mobile provider before using this guide.  They are pretty cheap on the web, and free from AT&T at https://www.att.com/deviceunlock.  If you purchased a GoPhone, and currently have an AT&T post-paid account, you need to use the “Non-AT&T Mobility Customer” option. It was very difficult to find […]

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Feb
26
2015

Windows 8 File History – Change Computer Name

I will show you how to change the “Computer Name” portion of your Windows 8 File History backups. This method applies to the following scenarios: You replaced your old computer, but would like to continue using the same File History Backup You changed your Computer Name AFTER initially setting up File History Navigate to C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory […]

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Jan
12
2015

Subaru WRX Service Specifications

The following information applies to the 2011 Subaru WRX and STi, and comes from the Subaru Factory Service Manual.  16- and 15-inch type refers to the floating pad configuration on the WRX (even though it likely came with 17-inch wheels). Front Brakes Front Brake Pad Service Limits Front Brake Pad Thickness Specification Wear Limit 16-inch […]

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Dec
22
2014

Saving offline copies of your WebOS apps (IPKs) before HP App Catalog Shutdown

**** UPDATE 6/27/2015: As of the App Catalog Shutdown, this method will no longer work!! **** With the HP App Catalog shutting down soon, now is the time to grab offline copies of any of the apps you’ve installed or purchased. This method will use your devices’ existing credentials to grab a list of all […]

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Jan
23
2014

[FIXED] iOS7 Connect to iTunes to use Push Notifications

After finally updating my iPhone 4 to IOS7 (7.0.4), I noticed I began to get an error message when opening certain apps: Connect to iTunes to use Push Notifications.  “App Name” notifications may include alerts, sounds and icon badges. I tried a bunch of things to fix it: Connecting to iTunes (duh) and syncing Logging […]

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