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Simplifying Windows Updates For Patch Tuesday In October 2016

Last month Microsoft posted a Technet article announcing some changes coming to the way they service (push Windows Update) to Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. In the past, Patch Tuesday would include a number of individual patches that were released [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|System Administration, Windows|

Windows 8.1 Coming October 18th

Today, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 8.1, which will come as a free upgrade on October 18th via the Windows Store and retail outlets. If you plan on downloading the update via the Windows Store, you can grab the update on the 17th (at 4AM, PDT) as that time aligns to 12:00 AM in [...]

By | August 14th, 2013|OS|

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 | July 22nd, 2013|Apps, Tech Tips|

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 [...]

By | July 22nd, 2013|OS, Tech Tips|

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 [...]

By | July 9th, 2013|OS, Security|
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