Windows could not search for new updates error: Server 2008 R2

Problem:  When trying to run Microsoft Windows updates on my Windows Server 2008 machine, I would get the following error:  “ Windows could not search for new updates”  No matter what I tried, it would not connect to Windows update….  I was able to update in the past but it all of a sudden started […]
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Online PDF to word converter and it’s free!

Problem:  I constantly get requests from customers to convert PDFs to word format.  There are many programs out there but they are either terrible with the conversion or expensive… Solution:  Found a website, pdftoword.com and it has an online app that will convert your PDF to a .DOC or .RTF file.  It’s as simple as […]
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Delete Files With The MacBookPro and Vista

Problem:  Recently got a MacBookPro and installed Vista on it using BootCamp.  Works great but the delete key on the MacBook acts as a backspace key.  So how do I get it to work as a delete key for files and within documents. Solution:  The key sequence is fn – delete and it worked perfectly […]
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TapDefense Challenge Tips and Strategies

New version of TapDefense is now available!  Now we have challenges: “This is Sparta,”  “Sudden Death,” “Ten Towers,” “Silver Spoon” and “Credit Crisis.”  I am working on getting tips for you guys and will post my solutions as I progress.  Please leave any tips you have in the comments. This is Sparta: 12.30.08 – Easy: […]
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Free Workstation Imaging/Cloning Software

Problem:  Need to setup multiple workstations that are all configured the same but can’t afford the per machine license costs of software like Ghost or Acronis. Solution:  Clonezilla, an open source solution that met my imaging needs: Clone an entire XP setup and save it to the network (haven’t tried vista) Image the same or like […]
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