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August, 2012  // Posts published in August, 2012

SOLVED: Windows Can’t Be Activated Right Now 0x8007232b – Windows 8

The solution is to: click START (gets you to the tiles) type RUN type slui 3 and press ENTER yes, SLUI: which stands for SOFTWARE LICENSING USER INTERFACE SLUI 1 brings up the activation status window SLUI 2 brings up the activation window SLUI 3 brings up the CHANGE PRODUCT KEY window SLUI 4 brings up the CALL […]


SOLVED: How to Shutdown or Restart a Windows 8 PC from a Remote Desktop (RDP) Session

In Windows 7 and Vista you could do this by clicking START, WINDOWS SECURITY and then RESTART.  Apparently WINDOWS SECURITY link has been removed from Win8 sooo I can think of just two ways to easily reboot a Win8 machine from an RDP session: on the tile page type RUN (select APPS on the top right) […]


SOLVED: What is the MASTER RESET or MASTER CLEAR code for a Motorola Razr v3c

The code is the same for both MASTER RESET and MASTER CLEAR and it is: 183729 Share This With Your Friends Now:


Layoffs at Apple Stores

Count the blue shirts in this photo, then count the number of customers and you can see why layoffs are in order:      …Rumored layoffs, hours cutbacks and hiring freezes led to an immediate response from Apple, that seemingly puts new retail chief John Browett in a tight spot… …The ratio of employees to […]


SOLVED: Where can I Download the Samsung Galaxy S3 Manuals?

There are at least two different english manuals for the Samsung Galaxy S3 World Model with 4 CPU Cores:   North American (Canada & US) Model with 2 CPU Cores Share This With Your Friends Now:


SOLVED: Samsung Galaxy S3: Driving Mode, Google Maps, Notification Volumes

Below are three brief videos I recorded explaining how to use the your S3: UPDATE: DEC 5, 2012 – Under Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, DRIVING MODE has been relegated to SETTINGS > LANGUAGE AND INPUT > TEXT TO SPEECH OUTPUT > DRIVING MODE .  The button on the notification screen has been replaced with and […]


SOLVED: What is the N (with waves) at the Top of My Samsung Galaxy S3

I have been looking at this “N” (see right) for weeks and have not figured out what it is doing.  I have turned off WiFi so it should not find an 802.11 N networks.  This was making me nuts. It turns out that “N” relates to NEAR FEILD COMMUNICATION.  If you don’t know what that […]


SOLVED: Windows Performance Tweaking Myths, AND How To Actually Make Your Windows PC Run Faster

I was going to write an article on all the crazy Windows performance improvement myths and then I found a great article which I have taken snippets from below (and provide a link to the full article below).  The bottom line is this, Microsoft has a lot of massively intelligent people working in the Windows […]


16 Aug Posted by in Windows Server | Comments

SOLVED: How to Move Group Policy Objects (GPOs) Between Domains

It turns out that Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) has a dandy EXPORT, IMPORT feature.  The only thing that isn’t particularly obvious is that you have to EXPORT (and IMPORT) in the GROUP POLICY OBJECTS folder, and not on any of the OU’s.  On the old/source domain, start GPMC Expand your GROUP POLICY OBJECTS folder Right […]


SOLVED: How To Remove A Saved Password In Windows

Have you ever saved (cached) a password in your browser or in some other Windows application and then had the password change but not know how to edit your saved version?  Well, if so, this will help. Windows stores passwords in the CREDENTIALS MANAGER which you can get to via the CONTROL PANEL.  If you […]


14 Aug Posted by in Jokes | Comments

JOKE: Newfie Directions

An American tourist in a small village he was visiting in Newfoundland, approached a local person and asked, “What’s the quickest way to Marystown?” Jarge, the local, scratched his head, “Are ya walkin ER drivin?” he asked the stranger. “I’m driving,” said the stranger. Jarge replied, “That’s the quickest way.” Share This With Your Friends […]


SOLVED: Can Businesses Apply For the Windows 8 Upgrade?

No.  The $15 upgrade offer is available only for individuals.   Share This With Your Friends Now: