SOLVED: How to CALL Microsoft on the PHONE to Activate your Windows or Office Product

Below is the help file from a Windows Activation screen.  It contains all of the phone numbers Microsoft has worldwide for its activation centers: To activate your product over the telephone, use one of the following numbers: Windows activation: (888) 571-2048 Microsoft Office activation (United States only): (888) 652-2342 TTY number: (800) 718-1599 If you are an international customer, find the telephone number from the following list:   Country/region Volume License Keys only toll call…

VIDEO: Social Media Is Killing Us

These videos, in reverse order, are my favourites at explaining why Social Media is killing us.  Two of them have one notable awards. “We are sacrificing CONVERSATION for CONNECTION…” to people we don’t really know or care about. Watch these and the get up and GO DO SOMETHING INTERESTING BUT DON’T POST IT ON FACEBOOK!!!

SOLVED: How To Enable The POWER BUTTON in Windows 8.1 Update 1

This has taken me about a day to figure out!  I have a new Surface 3 that I have wiped out and imaged with a Win8.1 ISO sourced from the Volume License Service Center (with a release date of 4/13/2014, which I thought included Update 1).   After adding in updates KB2959977 and KB29330418 as per UPDATE 1 instructions which and rebooting I found that I most of the UPDATE 1 improvements (like a context menu when right…

SOLVED: Windows 8.1 Laptop Powering Off During Startup

I have an old LG R500 laptop running Wind0ws 8.1 Update 1 and it recently started powering off during boot up… very bad.  The machine would boot in SAFE MODE and SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING but not to the full operating system.  At least this told me that the core hardware (like the harddrive) was functional. For some reason Microsoft has apparently removed LAST KNOWN GOOD as a boot option and that I dearly miss.…