Category Archive: Windows

Feb 17

Resolve: Error 0x800B0100 when you try to install Windows Updates or Microsoft Updates

Resolve: Error 0x800B0100 when you try to install Windows Updates or Microsoft Updates I recently had to re-install a MultiPoint server and with over 80 updates I guess I should not be surprised something went wrong. I ended up trying to install one update at a time and I was successful in getting about half …

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Dec 06

How to: Change what ‘Country’ the Windows Store in Windows 8 displays

How to: Change what ‘Country’ the Windows Store in Windows 8 displays To my surprise all applications in the “Store” that comes with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 does not show all applications created. There are different flavors of the Store depending on which country you are. Developers can therefore target their applications and restrict …

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Oct 26

How to: Disable Windows Startup Programs

How to: Disable Windows Startup Programs I generally don´t have to disable any startup programs as I consider I only install applications from renowned providers like Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and the likes. However there is always that pesky application that comes preloaded and crashes on a new OS or a user who installs everything offered …

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Mar 16

How to: Resolve Windows error 0x8004FE33 indicating client activation failure

How to: Resolve Windows error 0x8004FE33 indicating client activation failure I’ve been having a few issues with my SharePoint 2013 installation which has forced me to dive into the event log to see what possible errors might be occurring. One of those was error 0x8004FE33. It turns out this had nothing to do with my problems, it was …

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Mar 15

What is: urs.microsoft.com

What is: urs.microsoft.com The URL http://urs.microsoft.com might appear on your firewall or similar network monitoring/protection device quite often as it is the URL used by the Microsoft SmartScreen Filter Services. Generally when you see a Microsoft URL you know some part of the Windows system is trying to communicate with some sort of Microsoft web service, but …

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Mar 15

What is: sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com?

What is: sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com? As of late I have been paying closer attention to my firewall logs in an effort to increase security but most importantly reduce the lag time we sometimes face when accessing the Internet. Having efficient rules allow for traffic to move more quickly through the firewall and in this case, examining denied connections reveal …

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Dec 26

How to redirect online domain/corporate traffic on a Windows 8 VPN connection

How to redirect online domain/corporate traffic on a Windows 8 VPN connection If you work with a Windows 8 machine and you need to do work on your corporate VPN you probably have ran into the issue that all your traffic is routed to the VPN by default. This is generally not an issue, but …

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Jul 27

What is Store.exe? Why does it use almost all my memory?

Exchange 2010 store.exe service   Store.exe is a service that is part of Microsoft Exchange server 2010 and is found on your mailbox server. Many people come across this process as it is known to use a lot of memory from the host machine. If you are running an Exchange server on your machine you …

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Jul 02

What is csrss.exe? (Client/Server Runtime Subsystem)

What is csrss.exe? Many people while running through the Task Manager come across csrss.exe. With the amount of spyware, trojans and other malicious code running around the Internet it is always good to do a check every now and then that your computer is okay. Csrss.exe actually stands for Client/Server Runtime Subsystem and it is …

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Feb 11

How to: Install software when it always displays there are pending actions from a previous install

How to proceed with an installation when the error message: “A Restart from a Previous Installation is Pending” or “There are pending actions from a previous install” or “Setup cannot continue because a restart from a previous installation or update is pending” keeps showing up. In occasions you’ll find yourself unable to install software receiving an …

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