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Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 Update Error 0xC1900101-0x40017 Solved

I've had some difficulties when it comes to upgrading my Samsung Windows Tablet. Last year when Windows 8.1 Preview was released, I kept running into 0xC1900101 errors and this post walks through those fixes. Now with Windows 10 Technical Preview, I was able to upgrade from 8.1 to the first release of Windows 10, but [...]

Tech Tip: Google Talk Desktop App In Windows 8.1

If you've been using the Windows 8.1 Preview and are a Google Talk user, you might have realized that the Google Talk desktop app doesn't connect with Windows 8.1 Preview. It'll constantly try to reconnect, then you'll get a message "Connection to the Google Talk service was blocked". While there are other ways you can [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:56:48+00:00 July 22nd, 2013|Categories: Apps, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Tech Tip: Windows 8.1 0xC1900101 Errors

Windows 8.1 Preview has been available for almost a month now. You can upgrade by downloading an update from Microsoft's website, then going through the Windows Store, or you can download an ISO file, burn it to a disc and install the old-fashioned way. I've successfully upgraded a tablet and an ultrabook, but I recently [...]

Microsoft Patch Tuesday July 2013

It is that time of the month again, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday, where they release a group of security patches and bugfixes through Windows Update. Make sure you have your updates set to automatic, or be sure to manually check for them after these roll out. For the IT admin, its that time of month to [...]

Microsoft Pushes Out First Updates For Windows 8.1 Preview

If you're already running the Windows 8.1 Preview or Windows RT 8.1 Preview, then be sure to check for updates under the Updates & Recovery section of the PC Settings. If you have Automatic Updates turned on, then these updates will install themselves, and probably prompt you to reboot. These updates include a number of [...]

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Preview @ BUILD 2013 Conference – Download Now

If you've been waiting for Windows 8.1 Preview, now is your chance to grab it! It'll be available to all users through the Microsoft Store later today, but you can download the DVD ISO images now. Keep in mind, if you install this preview version, you'll be forced to reinstall the final version of Windows [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:57:09+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Categories: OS|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Windows 8.1 Preview To RTM Will Require Reinstallation Of All Apps

If you've been keeping up with our Windows 8.1 news, you'll know that Microsoft is planning on releasing a consumer preview version on June 26th, in timing with their BUILD conference. The official retail version will be released later this year. ZDNet is reporting that all Windows 8 users will get a notification about the [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:57:43+00:00 June 5th, 2013|Categories: OS|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment