Unable to upgrade Samsung Smart Switch for a Standard user account

Application: Samsung Smart Switch v4.1.16102.12 OS: Windows 10 Professional (64-bit) v1607 Issue: Installing Smart Switch under a Standard user account completes without any errors. But, when you check Information > Smart Switch Information, the version number is still the old version. During installation, UAC (User Access Control) does prompt for an Administrator password. Installing Smart…

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Optical Media for Long Term Archives

Regular writable optical media, CDs & DVDs, etc., are not reliable for long term storage. The die used with optical media degrade with exposure to light, temperature extremes, etc. Because of this, the data on the media will start to degrade within 1 to 5 years. M-DISC (Millennial Disc) is a write once optical disc…

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ASP.NET MVC Ajax PartialView Displays a New Page

ASP.NET MVC PartialView displays a new page instead of replacing the <div> on the current page for the @Ajax.ActionLink’s InsertionMode = InsertionMode.Replace parameter. Language/Environment: C# ASP.NET MVC 5 IDE: Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Community To resolve this issue, do the following: Install: Microsoft.jQuery.Unobtrusive.Ajax Install Microsoft.jQuery.Unobtrusive.Ajax via the NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio Modify: App_Start…

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Determine MAC and IP Addresses of Devices on the Network

Step 1: Ping the broadcast address on your network from any Windows machine. If your subnet is 192.168.1.x with a mask of 255.255.255.0, then you would ping 192.168.1.255. Don’t be concerned about the “Request timed out” messages. C:\Users\Demo>ping 192.168.1.255 Pinging 192.168.1.255 with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out….

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iTunes Configuration

Application iTunes v12.1.2.27 Use the following recommendations before adding any content to iTunes or synching any devices with iTunes. Edit Menu > Preferences > General tab When you insert a CD: Ask to Import CD Import Settings Import Using: MP3 Encoder Settings: Custom… > MP3 Encoder Stereo Bit Rate: 320 kbps Enable: Use Variable Bit…

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Export Device Drivers in Use by Windows

OS: Windows 8.1 Update 1 Application: PowerShell Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn614084.aspx http://woshub.com/how-to-export-drivers-using-powershell-in-windows-8-1-u1/ Windows 8.1 Update 1 includes a new Powershell cmdlet, Export-WindowsDriver, that allows one to export all the installed third-party drivers from the Driver Store. Directories for each device driver will be created in the destination directory. The directory names will be based on the name…

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Unable to Upgrade Samsung Kies 3 for a Standard user account

Application: Samsung Kies 3 (v3.2.15024.8) OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (64-bit) Device: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Issue : Installing Samsung Kies 3 under a Standard user account completes without any errors. But, when you check Information > Kies Information, the version number is still the old version. During installation, UAC (User Access Control) does prompt…

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Moving a OneNote Notebook to a Different Folder/Directory

These are the steps to move Microsoft OneNote notebooks to a directory/folder other than Documents on OneDrive (formally SkyDrive). In OneNote: Close the notebook you want to move. Right click on the notebooks name in the Notebooks panel, on the left side of the screen. On OneDrive website: Go to your Documents folder and create…

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