One of my computers has just installed the latest “Windows Feature Update version 1083”. Upon reboot, every time I tried to use one of the Office 365 applications, the activation wizard popped up – why I don’t know. Clicking on next bought up an error – “We couldn’t contact the server. Please try again in […]
Recently, my Lenovo laptop (running Windows 10) has started failing to shut down properly. When I click on “Power/Shut down” the laptop shuts down and then reboots back to the login screen. I tried shutting it down just using the power button, but exactly the same happened.
I’ve recently allowed 2 of my Windows 7 computers to upgrade to Windows 10 After a few days, I realised that files I was creating and modifying in my OneDrive folder were not synchronising with any of my other Windows computers (a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1) After hunting around the ‘net for […]
Here’s a great gotcha! I’ve just upgraded my Windows test server to run MySQL Community edition 5.6.25 I have a script which runs daily to dump some of the database files from test website. The command used is MySQLDump and each dump is performed using a line of script something like this mysqldump -u username […]
I’ve recently had to install Windows 7 Enterprise on a laptop. I started by wiping the previous version of Windows using Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) (paranoia – you never know what might work it’s way through from the last install!) During the install a strange thing happened – I wasn’t asked for a product […]
This morning I spoke at a 4networking meeting in Leicester about securing data on your PC. This post expands on that a bit and includes links to relevant websites to flesh it out a bit. Over recent years we’ve heard of people (mostly government!) leaving laptops on trains, in taxis or in pubs. Laptops with […]
In early December last year, I was contacted by one of my clients. I’ll call him Bob, to protect the innocent. Bob’s anti-virus software was reporting that he had a Trojan on his computer. Sensibly, he had run a full scan of his system, but no viruses or Trojans had shown up, which, naturally left […]