SOLVED: GPO To Block Store On Windows 10 Pro

As you likely already know, because you have found this page, the GPO to disable the MICROSOFT STORE app was set to be ineffective on Windows 10 Pro after build 1511.  This annoying change meant that you could only block the store using a GPO if you were running Windows 10 ENTERPRISE or EDUCATION and that made admins cranky.  The solution was to block the store app through a SOFTWARE RESTRICTION GPO as we explained…

Dell Latitude 5490 Benchmark Comparison With M.2 PCIe Drives, Spinning Disk & SATA SSD

The video and table below clearly demonstrate that PCIe NVMe connected SSD’s run much faster than do conventional SATA connected SSDs or SATA spinning disks. This benchmarking was completed using a Dell Latitude 5490 laptop with Novabench free benchmarking tool.  For comparison, we also included some benchmarks we completed last year on a nicely configured Dell Optiplex 5050 and a Dell Latitude 5480 (the 5490’s predecessor). We explain that although the 5490 has a 2242…

VIDEO: Dell Latitude 5490 Unboxing, Review & Basic Disassembly

A few weeks ago we posted a video of the Dell Latitude 5490 Unboxing, Review & Basic Disassembly but we have learned a few things since then so we decided to update, enhance and re-record it.  Everything in the original 5490 video is correct, but this one is much more thorough.  It includes things like part numbers for the M.2 2280 SSD clip also provided in the picture gallery below this video which many people will…

SOLVED: Complete Guide To Cell Phone Acronyms

Below is a list of the common cell phone acronyms, their meaning and a brief description in plain english.  Note that each line is hyperlinked to a webpage to provide more detail, if you want it 🙂 CODE MEANING SIMPLE DESCRIPTION 1G First Generation cellular network analog on FM band just for phone calls 2G Second Generation cellular network some digital transmission with basic data using CDMA or GSM 3G Third Generation cellular network data…

SOLVED: What is an IMEI Code & Where Can I Find It?

IMEI is short for “International Mobile Equipment Identity” and is effectively the GLOBAL serial number of the cell phone / tablet / laptop.  We say ‘global’ because a serial number is specific to the manufacturer but the IMEI is a number that is guaranteed to be unique across all manufacturers.  This why your cell phone has both a Serial Number and an IMEI. To be more exact, there is one IMEI for every SIM the cell…

SOLVED: WSUSPool in IIS Stops Repeatedly

If you track the problem down to an IIS issue in which the WSUSPOOL keep stopping, you likely need to expand the memory limitation and the recycle time: Launch IIS Click on APPLICATION POOLS Click on WSUSPOOL Click ADVANCED SETTINGS (action pane on right side) Scroll down and increase the PRIVATE MEMORY LIMIT and decrease the REGULAR TIME INTERVAL. The screen shot below shows the setting we are using at one of our clients:  …

SOLVED: WSUS Reset Server Node

If you repeatedly see RESET SERVER NODE in your Windows Server Update Servers (WSUS) console we have found three things that resolve it: Reduce The Number Of Approved Updates This should not be a problem, but I have seen it be a problem repeatedly.  You should reduce the number of updates by DECLINING large numbers of updates, for instance: If you have no ARM CPU based products, search for ARM then select all of the…

SOLVED: Remove PEOPLE Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar GPO, Registry Entry & Manual

If you want to remove the PEOPLE icon from Windows 10 Taskbar there are three easy ways: MANUALLY REMOVE PEOPLE ICON FROM TASKBAR: Right click on any blank space in the Taskbar Uncheck SHOW PEOPLE IN THE TASKBAR   GPO TO REMOVE PEOPLE ICON FROM TASKBAR: In GPEDIT expand User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar Double click REMOVE THE PEOPLE BAR FROM THE TASKBAR Set it to ENABLED   REGISTRY…

SOLVED: What Are The Differences Between The Garmin Drive GPS Products?

We have been looking at car GPS systems for some time and for a variety of reasons have settled on Garmin products.  However, Garmin has a lot of product and they do a very poor job of explaining the differences between them.  So we spent 2 hours grinding through Garmin.com and other sites trying to create a list of the meaningful differences between the current generation “Garmin Drive” products.  Below is the product Garmin GPS…

SOLVED: The Ultimate Guide To Fixing Internet Explorer On Windows 10

If you have problems with Internet Explorer like: IE will not launch IE crashes frequently IE will not refresh IE will not connect IE will only run when using RIGHT CLICK, RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR … We will go through the fixes from easiest and fastest to more technical solutions: Clear Temp Files: CONTROL PANEL > INTERNET OPTIONS > BROWSING HISTORY button > check all of the options that you would like, but ensure you have…

SOLVED: Windows Update Stuck at 0% Downloading When Using WSUS

If you have a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server and you find some of the PC’s on your network are showing updates stuck at 0% Downloading, the problem may be with the WSUS server. After performing all the usual fixes for WSUS (restarting WSUS and BITS services, reboot, SERVER CLEANUP WIZARD, scripts to fix WSUS SQL…), I called Microsoft Tech Support and worked with “Neha B.”.  We found that the WSUS server had a…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Replace Drum, Toners & Waste Toner Bottle on Samsung c460 360 3300 363 364 365 & more

This video shows you how to remove and replace the drum (Samsung CLT-R406), toners & waste toner bottle on Samsung c460 which is the same as all the products listed at the end of this article: From several websites, it appears that this part and this video will be relevant for the following Samsung printer models: Samsung Xpress: C460FW C460W Samsung SL: SL-C460FW SL-C460W C410W Samsung: CLP-360 CLP-362 CLP-363 CLP-364 CLP-365 CLP-365W CLP-365EXP CLP-367W CLP-368…

SOLVED: What Does Error 0x80244022 Mean in Windows Update

When you see error 0x80244022 in Windows update or in the Windows Update log, it relates to a networking error. If you are using WSUS, it could be an indication that the IIS AppPool running your WSUS has stopped and needs to be started: Start IIS Manager Expand APPLICATION POOLS If WSUSPOOL is stopped, right click on it and select START   Share This With Your Friends Now:

SOLVED: Everything You Need To Know About the Windows Internal Database (WID)

What Is the Windows Internal Database: Microsoft introduced the Windows Internal Database (WID) with Server 2008 and it has been included with every version of Windows Server since.   It is designed to be used exclusively for use by Microsoft products and can not be purchased or downloaded separately. During its development it was codenamed “Yukon” (which was SQL 2005) and the discussed publicly as “SQL Server Embedded Edition”.   The Windows Internal Database (WID) actually supports more than…

SOLVED: Windows 10 DEVICE SECURITY: MEMORY INTEGRITY Shows THIS SETTING IS MANAGED BY YOUR ADMINISTRATOR

If you have enabled MEMORY INTEGRITY in Windows 10 you will likely see that the ON/OFF slider is grayed out there will be red text stating THIS SETTING IS MANAGED BY YOUR ADMINISTRATOR.  This can be frustrating as you can not easily turn if off.  Fortunately, you can simply disable MEMORY INTEGRITY via the registry: Click START and type REGEDT.EXE then press ENTER Expand HKLM > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > DeviceGuard > Scenarios >…