SOLVED: Fast Fix Stuck Update – Searching For Updates On This Computer

Normally when you have a problem with Windows Update there are two processes you should go through: Download and install the Update manually (rather than relying on the Windows Update GUI) Reset your Windows Update: Launch SERVICES.MSC, and STOP both “WINDOWS UPDATE” and “BACKGROUND INTELLIGENT TRANSFER SERVICE” then set them to DISABLED Delete all files and folders in C:\windows\softwaredistribution Launch SERVICES.MSC, and set the following to AUTOMATIC startup “WINDOWS UPDATE” and “BACKGROUND INTELLIGENT TRANSFER SERVICE”…

SOLVED: What is NIC Teaming Doing & Does Link Aggregation Really Improve Performance?

When I started working NIC Teaming I thought that “link aggregating” two NIC’s would double my throughput and while that is possible, it is not likely and here is why. When you link aggregate or Team Network cards using the common standards of the last decade, each NIC will still only connect to one system at its maximum speed (often 1GB).  Teaming / Link Aggregation lets that same server connect to a second system (say…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Broadcom NIC Teaming & Troubleshooting

Creating a network adapter team is generally an easy way to double triple or quadruple your throughput but there are a number of annoying roadblocks to get around with Broadcom NIC’s Broadcom NIC Teaming Gotchas: Install the latest Broadcom firmware and drivers Unplug your network cables while creating the team Make sure you created the same NIC link aggregation (aka. Team) on your switch BEFORE you create it on on your servers NIC’s Download and…

SOLVED: VIDEO: 10 Things You Need To Know About the Samsung DeX Pad

These are the top 10 things you need to know about the Samsung DeX Pad Samsung DeX Pad is NOT the Samsung DeX Station Microsoft Office works quite well on the DeX Pad Take your cover / case off before attaching The DeX Pad has HDMI and NOT DisplayPort Clear ALL items in the middle of the screen after you connect or nothing will work The DeX Pad is a Fast Charger The DeX Pad…

Solved: Complete List of Supported Guest Windows VM’s On Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012 and 2008 R2

Yes, you can run Server 2016 VM’s on Server 2012 R2 Host.  In general Mircrosoft supports the release immediately after the host operating system (i.e. 2012 on 2008 R2, 2012 R2 on 2012 R1,…) Server 2016 Supported Guest Operating Systems: Windows Server 2016 is expected to be able to host Windows Server 2019 VM’s but as of today’s date the official line up for Server 2016 hosting VM’s is: Guest Operating System Maximum Virtual Cores…

SOLVED: Samsung S9 – What’s New For People Upgrading From Older Android Cells?

We have produced four videos exploring the changes the Samsung S9 brings to people that are upgrading from older Android cell’s, like the Galaxy S7, LG G5, Sony Expedia,…  The idea is that we are not covering every microscopic detail of the device just because it was changed from the S8; we are explaining and demonstrating the features that most people will or should care about that already have some understanding of Android. In my…

SOLVED: Samsung S9 Hardware Layout Including Buttons, Camera, Headphone Jack, Heart Sensor and More

This short video explains every button, pin hole, camera, jack, sensor and antenna on the Samsung Galaxy S9. It also explains that the Samsung S9 uses Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front AND back which means if you want to change the battery or any other part inside, you had better know how to use a heat gun. Check out this S9 scratch and bend test to see how amazing Gorilla Glass 5 really is: Share…

SOLVED: How To Remote Control Your Android Cell From Your Desktop PC For Free

Most remote control discussions talk about configuring your Android cell or tablet to remote control your desktop PC, but I needed the other way around. How To Remote Control Your Android Cell From Your Desktop PC at no cost. The basic idea is to use TeamViewer Free Edition on your PC and TeamViewer QuickSupport on your Android cell or tablet: Share This With Your Friends Now:

VIDEO: Ryobi RY40180 40V Electric Lawn Mower Unboxing, Setup & Real Life Usage Review

The Ryobi RY40180 40V Electric Lawn Mower is much much better than when I: Expected – from experience with older battery lawn mowers: Old Lead Acid batteries don’t last very long, Old electric mowers are too narrow at 16 or 18″ Old electric mowers are heavy Reviewed – I watched and read a number of good reviews about the Ryobi Electric Lawn Mower before purchasing but they all pointed to limitations, my experience did not find…

SOLVED: Does the Samsung DeX Pad Really Turn Your Cell into Desktop PC That Can Use Word Excel PowerPoint & Outlook?

This video demonstrates the Samsung DeX Pad with a Samsung S9 running Office 365 Mobile Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook as if it were a full ChromeBook.  If you want to work from your cell phone all the time, it is now an option.  When you are in office or at home, you can plug your Samsung S8 or S9 into the Samsung DeX Pad and edit your documents on a large screen with a full…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Use Full Screen Remote Desktop With A Samsung Dex Pad

This video shows that using RD DESKTOP by default will not resize to full screen when connected to a Samsung Dex Pad. This is quite annoying. The easy solution is to use DEX MAX to build a modified RD DESKTOP that does use all of the screen size that you have. This video is part of a series we have including: VIDEO: Does the Samsung DeX Pad Really Turn Your Cell into Desktop PC That…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Unboxing, Setup and Troubleshooting Samsung Dex Pad Dock

The video below shows the Samsung Dex Pad (part EE-M5100) unboxing setup and troubleshooting.  The Samsung Dex Pad is a dock for a Samsung S8 or S9 that effectively turns the cell phone into a full Chromebook by adding a monitor keyboard and mouse. There are four issues to be aware of: The Dex Station is the older (and less capable) dock built for the S8.  It is NOT the same as the Dex Pad.…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Samsung S9 Convertible Folding Wireless Fast Charge Charger Unboxing & Setup

This video unboxes the Samsung Wireless Fast Charger (part number EP-PG950) that was originally built for the S8.  We think the S8 wireless fast charger is better than the new S9 wireless fast charger because it folds up and down and the new S9 unit does not.  Apparently inside the old S8 wireless fast charger has 3 rings and the new S9 wireless fast charger has two but they are both “QI” fast chargers. In…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Samsung S9 Unboxing, Initial Configuration and Data Migration From Old Phone

Below is a short video unboxing a brand new Samsung Gallaxy S9, then running through the initial configuration and then migrating data from an older Samsung S6 (but the instructions will be roughly the same for LG’s, iPhones and other cells). This video is part of a series we have including: VIDEO: Does the Samsung DeX Pad Really Turn Your Cell into Desktop PC That Can Use Word Excel PowerPoint & Outlook? VIDEO: How To…