SOLVED: Windows 10 Hard Drive Partitions Explained In Simple Terms

A disk “partition” is just a logical slice of a hard drive.  Logical means that you still only have a single drive but it is virtually cut into pieces so that if one partition has a problem, the whole disk will not fail. Let’s look at each of the different partitions you are likely to see on a hard drive running Windows 10 or Windows Server: 1- What is the RECOVERY Partition? The Recovery Partition…

VIDEO: SOLVED: How to Sell Photo Online Through Shutterstock

There are many companies online that will sell your images but none of them them quiet as large and easy to work with as Shutterstock. With Shutterstock you retain ownership of your photos and can sell them directly on your own website or you can list them with a different service (as long as that service does not require exclusivity). In this video we demonstrate how to create a Shutterstock account, upload pictures (and videos!),…

VIDEO: SOLVED: Easy Fix For Jetpack Errors In WordPress Like “failed to open stream” & “No such file”

After a WordPress upgrade you may find errors relating to Jetpack. The typical solution is to use an FTP program like FileZilla and rename the Jetpack folder. However, you may then be unable to log into the wp-admin page. You might see errors like: Warning: fopen(/home/content/22/7568022/html/YOUR SITE/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/jetpack.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/22/7568022/html/YOUR SITE/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5974 The solution is to: Use an FTP program like FileZilla to rename any…

SOLVED: How To Properly Shut Down a Web Site So You Don’t Loose All Your Visitors

There are several easy steps to properly shut down a WordPress site: 1 – Migrate Your Posts and Pages to a New Site You worked hard on those old posts and it would be a waste to loose them all.  Without loosing your content migrate the posts and pages using the built in WordPress import/export tool: 2 – Set All of The Old Pages To Draft On the old WordPress sit: click POSTS > ALL…

SOLVED: How To Redirect a Web Page After A Time Period

We had a WordPress site we were shutting down (www.ElectricCadi.com) and needed to redirect visitors to the new site (www.PartisanIssues.com).  However, we did not want to just bump people to the new site.  We wanted visitors to the old site to see an alert page telling them what we were doing before we performed the redirection. To make this happen we used the following script: <script> //redirect to www.PartisanIssuses.com new site after 6 second delay…

SOLVED: 4 Easy Commands To Query Information From Remote Computers

If you are a system administrator or even a desktop support person, finding out information on a remote users computer is something you need to know how to do.  Fortunately, Microsoft has made quite a number of commands easy to use. Here are some of the remote commands we use frequently.  Just right click on the START button and select POWERSHELL as an Administrator that has permission to the remote computer and try these short…

SOLVED: What is an Active Directory Kerberos Golden Ticket & How Can It Be Easily Reset

WHAT IS KERBEROS AUTHENTICATION IN WINDOWS? Microsoft Windows Active Directory has a few fundamental core components that everything else is built upon.  One of those is the main Kerberos key.  The KRBTGT (Kerberos Ticket Generating Ticket Account) user account (take a look in ADUC > USERS… it is there), is used to encrypt and digitally sign all Kerberos tickets… which is ALL of the users and ALL of the devices. “…Kerberos is an authentication protocol…

How to Download a YouTube Video Online?

The world, as we know it has been changing at such a fast rate that it has become almost impossible to keep track of everything that is happening. With the advent of the internet and its swift availability in all parts of the world, nearly everyone in the world has access to it nowadays. It doesn’t matter what you want to look for; you will find its answer on the internet. The internet gave way…

SOLVED: The Complete Guide to Installing & Using Defender Application Guard with Chromium Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox Browsers

WHAT IS DEFENDER APPLICATION GUARD: Application Guard is a fantastic option to run programs in a very secure space that is separated from the host operating system, thereby eliminating many potential hacks.  For instance if you ran the WannaCry cryptolocker program from a website running with Application Guard, it would fail to encrypt your hard drive. HISTORY: Microsoft introduced Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) in September 2016 and renamed it Microsoft Defender Application Guard (MDAG)…

SOLVED: How Does Microsoft Windows Defender Application Guard Work?

Microsoft Windows Defender Application Guard was developed because so many tools were “sandboxing” that hackers were spending more and more time going under the security by attacking the operating system Kernel. Application Guard operates as JUST less than a full virtual machine in something called a HyperV Container.  These containers do NOT require Hyper-V to be installed but do require virtualization to be enabled in your computers BIOS. The slides below explain much of the…

SOLVED: 6 Ways Type a \ Backslash on a British PC with a US Keyboard

If you are connecting to a computer to a PC configured with the language set to ENGLISH (UNITED KINGDOM), but you have ENGLISH (UNITED STATES) keyboard you will have some problems typing typical admin commands incluing the backslash. Fortunately there are four easy ways to generate a \ with a US keyboard on a UK language PC: Hold down the ALT key to the RIGHT of the spacebar and press the backslash key (i.e right…

SOLVED: MySQL Error: Operation failed with exitcode 2

If you are using MySQL Workbench 8.x to export from earlier versions of MySQL databases (like 5.x) it will likely error out with Operation failed with exitcode 2 This is a known problem with older versions of MySQL Workbench and the solution is to upgrade to MySQL Workbench 8.2: Install the prerequisite Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019 direct from Microsoft HERE. Download MySQL Workbench 8.2 (or newer) directly from Oracle…

SOLVED: Limited Touch Support OR Touching One Screen Moves Pointer On Second Touch Screen

A few years ago we wrote The Ultimate Guide To Fix Touch Screen Problems in Windows 10 after struggling to fix several touch screen problems.  Today we are going to dive into two of the details a bit more. We see a Dell Inspiron 5477 All In One with touch screen: showing LIMITED TOUCH SUPPORT and we have an Acer T231H touch screen connected a that Dell but touches on it actually take place on…