SOLVED: How to Fix WordPress Site Redirected You Too Many Times

If you are working on a WordPress site and see a redirect error like: CHROME: This Page Isn’t Working Right Now www.<YourDomain>.com redirected you too many times. ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS FIREFOX: The page isn’t redirecting properly. Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete. SAFARI: This webpage has a redirect loop The webpage at https://www.<YourDomain>.com has resulted in too many redirects.  Clearing your cookies for…

SOVLED: How to Legally Install Windows 10 Using Windows 7 Product Key

As most companies are aware, Windows 7 drops dead on January 14th 2020 however, many ordinary users seem to be unaware of this fact.  As Windows 7 draws to a close, the question is what can Win7 users do to get to Windows 10? From Summer 2015 to July 2016, Microsoft made Windows 10 available for FREE to anyone with a Windows 7 or 8 PC and while most people took advantage of the offer, many…

SOLVED: How to Stop a CLEAN ALL Command in DiskPart

Diskpart is Microsoft’s disk partitioning command line tool and while it works well, it does not provide some protections from self inflicted wounds.  One common DISKPART command to wipe a disk is CLEAN. CLEAN removes the volumes and partitions along with changing the first letter of every file to a ‘?’.  Files that start with a ‘?’ are not shown in NTFS (i.e. dir command or in Windows Explorer) and the file system knows the…

SOLVED: Easy Command Line to Wipe and Reformat a Disk

In 2017 we recorded a video on how to remove partitions through command line. This is especially useful when they are stuck or refuse to be deleted through the DISK MANAGER console because they are protected system partitions. Today we explain how to remove partitions, including protected partitions, and reformat a previously used disk. The following commands work in old school CMD, newer school PowerShell or even the tomorrows school Windows Terminal: Open a command…

SOLVED: Control What Programs Are Starting Up Automatically Using New Free Program From Microsoft

Over time you will have a bunch of garbage apps automatically starting up.  Things like Adobe Acrobat icons in your system tray, Google updates, printer software for a printer you don’t own anymore and more can really slow down your PC and make things a visual mess.  There used to be two easy ways to manage these programs: Use TASK MANAGER > STARTUP press CNTL+ALT+DEL and select TASK MANAGER click the STARTUP tab right click…

SOLVED: How To Control What is Starting Up Automatically In Windows

There are four places that programs startup automatically from: 1: STARTUP FOLDERS AUTOMATIC STARTUP Both of these are in hidden folders so you need to change your view to show Hidden Folders as shown in the screen shot to the right Per User Startup Folder: C:\Users\<USER NAME>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup Startup Folder for All Users C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp 2: REGISTRY RUN & RUNONCE KEYS HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN and RUNONCE HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN and RUNONCE HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN and RUNONCE Typically we see very little…

SOLVED: How To Stop Skype From Starting Up Automatically

You may have noticed that Skype starts automatically and runs the icon runs in your system tray/notification area.  This is just annoying advertising if you are not using it. As you can see in the screen shot, Microsoft’s official instructions on how to disable Skype are outdated as the AUTOMATICALLY START SKYPE WHEN YOU SIGN IN option is not an option if you have not already logged into Skype. Most consumers would try to disable…

SOLVED: Command Line To Uninstall Software EXE’s or .MSI’s

There are five ready ways to uninstall software: Using the GUI – Right click on the START BUTTON > APPS AND FEATURES > click the app in question > UNINSTALL Using a build in uninstaller – Go to the folder where the product is installed, look for something like UNINSTALL.EXE then create a shortcut to it, edit the shortcut and add /? to the end.  Double click the shortcut to see the uninstallation switches WMIC…

SOLVED: iPersistfile Save Failed Code 0x8007002 the system cannot find the file specified

Microsoft has stopped development on File History and Windows Backup.  Awesome services in Windows 7, like Shadow Copy which made “Previous Versions” of files available have been fully deprecated.  These services have been replaced with OneDrive functions.  OneDrive provides point in time file restores and backup of most files on the Desktop, Documents and Photo’s folder.  However there are two problems that result from this situation: Not everyone has or uses OneDrive (we do and…

SOLVED: Everything You Need To Know About the New Windows Subsystem For Linux Version 2

If you are new to Linux or you are serious Linux power user, the new Windows Subsystem For Linux v2 (WSL2) is for you. WSL1 vs WSL2 The original Windows Subsystem For Linux (version 1) was effectively an emulator.  When you made a command in Linux, it was translated in Windows, executed and then the results were translated back into Linux.  While this worked, it was relatively slow and caused some compatibility issues. WSL2 was…

SOLVED: BIOS Does Not See M.2 SSD

If you install an M.2 drive into a PC there is a good chance that Windows and the BIOS will not see that disk. Most BIOS’ are configured for RAID even if there is only one disk.  Because M.2 disks are not SATA it would be logical to set SATA to disabled in the BIOS, however if you do that on most Dell’s and HP’s the BIOS and therefore Windows will not see the drives.…

SOLVED: Everything You Need To Know about Windows Defender Tamper Protection

TAMPER PROTECTION BACKGROUND: The first thing most malware tries to do is disable your antivirus, so Microsoft has introduced a new feature called TAMPER PROTECTION that blocks all methods of disabling Windows Defender Antivirus except through the Windows Security Console GUI or Microsoft’s InTune cloud service. Specifically, if Tamper Protection is enabled it can not be disabled via: command line script PowerShell Group Policy – this may change in the future System Center Endpoint Protection…

SOLVED: How To Block Outlook From Using Cached Mode on Boardroom PC’s

Most users, especially those will laptops, will want Outlook to operate in Cached mode but you likely don’t want Outlook caching on boardroom / focus room / huddle room / client room computers.  Cache mode copies a large amount of data from the Exchange server to an .OST file on local PC and in a boardroom that: takes a few minutes users seldom have in a meeting opens a security hole by putting potentially sensitive…