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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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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