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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

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

Samsung PM951 SSD Driver for XPS 13 models

The Samsung NVMe Driver for Dell XPS 13 Models can be found at this link. File name is sp71553.exe. A mirror of the file can be found at here as a zip file.


7th December 2016 0

My recent desktop PC re-build was featured on PCPartPicker!

Full write-up of the build soon!


23rd August 2016 0