GNU GRUB Menu: Change the Default Boot OS

Application GNU GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader ) OS Lubuntu v18.10 (64-bit) (Linux) System Gateway NV78 After installing Lubuntu on a system where Windows 10 was already installed, the GNU Grub menu will be displayed when the system boots. Ubuntu/Lubuntu will be the default OS that will start automatically. If you prefer to automatically boot into …

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Fix MME Device Internal Error (Adobe Audition CC & Premiere Pro CC)

OS Windows 10 Professional v1809 build 17763.195 (64-bit) Application Adobe Audition CC 2019 Build 12.0.1.34Adobe Premiere Pro CC Issue When starting Adobe Audition, or Premiere Pro, the following error is displayed: Fix Exit from Adobe Audition and/or Adobe Premiere Open Windows Settings and select: Privacy Under “App permissions,” in the left column, select Microphone Turn …

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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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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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Microsoft Surface Pro 2: “No Battery Detected” Error

If your Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is displaying a “No Battery Detected” error, try the following: Turn off the Surface Pro 2 Hold the Volume Up and the Power buttons for 15 seconds. The Surface logo may flash, but continue to hold both buttons for 15 seconds. Release both buttons. Wait for 10 seconds. Turn …

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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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Windows Store App: “Your PC isn’t connected to the Internet.”

OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (64-bit) System: Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet Symptom Network connectivity and Web browsing are working properly. Only the Windows Store App has a problem and displays the following message:  “Your PC isn’t connected to the Internet.” Solution Open a Command prompt Clear the Windows Store app cache by running: WSReset.exe The …

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PNG images are not displayed in Internet Explorer

Symptom In Internet Explorer, PNG images on a Web page may not display. Instead, a placeholder (red X), may appear in place of the PNG images, but all other image types are displayed. Solution If PNGs display when logged in as an Administrator, then try restoring the default security templates for the affected user: Log …

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Offline (The disk is offline because it has a signature collision with another disk that is online)

System Dell OptiPlex 760 Desktop OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Issue I replaced a drive that had Windows Vista Business 32-bit so that I could do a clean install of Windows 7 and still keep Vista just in case. After Windows 7 was fully installed, I hooked up the original hard drive using an Apricorn …

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