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Browsing Posts published in August, 2016   Regev – You can reset the time remaining calculations on your Paperwhite as follows: 1) Open up any book 2) Search for ;ReadingTimeReset – include the leading semicolon, and note that it is case sensitive and there are no spaces 3) You will get 0 search results 4) Hit the back button/icon. Your […]


Used it once to fix an app that didn’t like UAC because it had been coded for XP.  


How to disable Group By in Windows 7 To turn off Group By completely: Open any directory in Windows Explorer. Right-click and choose Group by > (None) Press the Alt key, so that the Explorer menu bar appears and chooseTools → Folder Options. Go to the View tab and click Apply to Folders. This will apply […]


Network icon not appearing in taskbar but shows as working in Network Connections. Just doesn’t appear to be getting an IP. This worked   go to start ,search and type:- cmd, right click on returned cmd.exe and select “run as administrator” at the prompt type:- net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice press enter then type: […]


Kept getting MTP USB Device failed. Works fine on my other Windows 7 machines. Oddly, this worked (you have to run CMD as admin): net localgroup Administrators local service /add   I had the same issue and found this fix on a blog: I came across the following error message when activating Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM en-gb, downloaded from MSDN: “Error 0x8007007B  The File name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.” The Solution Using the key provided to you (MSDN etc.) […]


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