Protecting Your Accounts and Identity from Theft

Why Should I Care? Recovering access to your compromised accounts, or handling the fallout from identity theft, and the wasted time in doing so is stressful. Continue reading to learn how much you’re at risk, and what you can do to protect your accounts from getting compromised or identity theft. Stolen Credentials Stolen credentials are …

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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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Backup the Current Directory With Date/Time Stamp

Outline Create a variable with the current date and time Create a variable with the name of the current directory Combine the Current Directory name with the date/time stamp to use as the destination directory name. Copy all files and sub-directories from the current directory to the “date/time stamped” destination directory. TL;DR Download: BackupCurrentDirectory.zip. Unzip …

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How to Create a Windows To Go Live, Bootable, USB Drive

OS Windows 10 Hardware “Workspace” USB Flash Drive (Rated to work with Windows to Go.) If the drive is not a “Workspace” drive you can use Rufus instead. Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education that enables the creation of a Windows To Go workspace that can be …

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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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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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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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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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