Unable to upgrade Samsung Smart Switch for a Standard User Account

Samsung Smart Switch is software used to transfer contacts, etc. to a new Samsung phone, synchronize Contacts with Microsoft Outlook, and/or backup the phone. This is a typical issue where the software was developed without testing as a Standard User as the primary account. Environment Application: Samsung Smart Switch v4.1.16102.12, v4.2.20061.8, v4.2.20113.5 OS: Windows 10 …

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How to enable AHCI in Windows 7 after installation as ATA

OS Windows 7 To enable AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) after Windows 7 is installed with ATA mode, do the following: Start Windows 7 Run Registry Editor Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci Change the “Start” value from 3 to 0 Reboot and go to the BIOS immediately Set BIOS to AHCI The next time Windows 7 loads, …

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Gadgets Not Loading or Missing from The Desktop

If Windows Gadgets are not loading or are missing from the Desktop, try the following: Use Task Manager to end the sidebar.exe process Right-click on the Desktop and select Gadgets from the Context Menu to restart sidebar.exe Microsoft recommends disabling the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets because of security concerns. Microsoft Security Advisory (2719662): Vulnerabilities in …

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Windows 8.1 Store Broker (wshost.exe): High CPU Usage

OS: Windows 8.1 System: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Issue: “Store Broker” starts up by itself without accessing the Microsoft Store and uses 35% of the CPU. Solution Open Task Manager and end the “Store” and “Store Broker” tasks. Open File Explorer and go to the C:\Users\{User}\AppData\Local\Packages\winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState directory, where {User} is the name of the user …

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Cisco VPN Client Installation Terminates With Error 28000

Program: Cisco VPN Client v5.0.07.0290 OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Computer: Lenovo X220 Tablet After upgrading from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro, the Cisco VPN NIC driver stopped working. The driver wouldn’t update via Device Manager. I uninstalled the Cisco VPN Client 5.0.07.0290 then rebooted the computer. When I tried re-installing the Cisco …

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