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Windows 7 to 10 or Windows 10 Feature Upgrade – error 0xC1900202 / 0x00000000

Finally worked out what the issue with upgrading out machines to Windows 10 from Windows 7 was – if you get a 0xC1900202 error this is “0x80240020 WU_E_NO_INTERACTIVE_USER Operation did not complete because there is no logged-on interactive user.” This points to this Microsoft Article which explains the issue can be resolved by a registry…
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11th May 2018 0

Dell XPS 13 9370 Mini Review

In work we buy Dell XPS 13 units for those that staff that use a laptop. Previous models have been in the 9350/9360 line, however, we’ve recently recieved two new 9370 units with 8th Gen Intel, so I thought I’d post a few comments and pictures on them, compared to previous models. The main difference…
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6th April 2018 0

Dell XPS 13 asking for Bitlocker key every startup

I’ve recently been encrypting our fleet of Dell XPS 13 laptops ready for GDPR compliance come May 2018. I have had some issues with the machine asking for the bitlocker recovery key on each startup and from what I can tell this involves a TPM level 2.0 being used when Secure boot mode is off…
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12th March 2018 0

Windows 7 USB Drivers for a Razer Phone

[To finish] Razer Phone (USB Hardware ID: USB\VID_1532&PID_9052&REV_0404 and USB\VID_1532&PID_9052) says driver software cannot be installed when using Media Transfer Mode. Transfer Photos in PTP mode works fine however. Using a USB3 or USB2 port doesn’t seem to make a difference, and using an Anker USB3 to USBC also does not work. Plugging into my…
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25th February 2018 0

Editing a Windows 7/Windows 10 Hosts File

The Hosts file is a file within Windows which can be used to map IP addresses to hostnames, and can also be used to override settings from DNS servers. The file can be found at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc however you will need to run NotePad (or Notepad++) as administrator, as it is a protected system file. Search…
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1st February 2018 0

WSUS stuck on “Downloading Updates 0%” for Windows 10 1503, 1511, 1607, 1703 upgrades and 7/8 to 10 upgrade.

Wow, that’s some title gore. In my work I have taken ownership of our WSUS Server. All updates have been approved/declined fine and are deploying and installing correctly, with the exception of the Windows 10 Feature Updates. These are the major updates to Windows 10, versions 1511, 1607 and 1703,  more commonly know as the…
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23rd June 2017 0

“Catastrophic Failure” on deleting a BackupExec Backup to Disk Volume

Recently ran into an issue which required me to remove and re-add the Backup to Disk location within Backup Exec. However when I tried to remove the location Backup Exec popped up with “catastrophic error”. Download and install the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management tools (found here). Go to Backup Exec – Configuration and Settings…
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8th June 2017 0

Writing last logged on user to a machine’s description field in AD (with serial and model of machine)

Originally from https://4sysops.com/archives/automatically-fill-the-computer-description-field-in-active-directory/. Open Active Directors Users and Computers MMC Right click on your domain, and select ‘properties’ from the context menu On the ‘security’ tab, click the ‘advanced’ button Click the ‘add’ button, type ‘Authenticated Users’. Then click OK. In the permission > properties >  dialogue, set the ‘apply to’ pull-down menu to ‘Descendant…
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9th May 2017 0

Upgrade your HP printer firmware with this one weird trick! (technicians hate him)

Sorry for clickbait title. Anyhow, if you have HP Printers and need to upgrade the firmware, you can actually download the firmware and then submit it to the printer via the “print job” form in the printer web interface to upload and update the firmware. This is easier than trying to use the “firmware sender”…
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6th February 2017 0