SOLVED: How to Import a Vehicle From The US to Canada In 4 Steps

If you want to import a car or truck from the United States to Canada prepare yourself for lots of paperwork.  It is not a difficult process but it does have a large number of steps that need to be completed in order.   We try to make it as easy as A B C D: A – PREWORK: 1 – Check Admissibility Before you do anything, you need to go through THIS list from Transport…

SOLVED: 5G vs 4G Simplified

On our sister site PartisanIssues.com we recently wrote The Rational Case Against Huawei .  We provided a simplified explanation of the different generations of networks: While 5G (meaning 5th Generation) is technically nothing more than the next iteration on 4G (4th Generation) cellular networks, it is in fact quite transformative.  As you can see in the chart to the right: 1G is basic cellular connectivity for voice calls 2G added texting 3G added basic internet data 4G…

SOLVED: Flickering, Overly Bright or Swirling Colors on Monitor of All-In-One Dell Inspiron 5477 or Optiplex 7460

If you have a Dell Optiplex 7460 or its retail brother, the Dell Inspiron 5477 and the screen: flickers is far too bright is blurry has a dark edge around the outside edge swirling colors unable to wake the system up from display off mode using touch there is a fix for this known problem(s). Before you run through this process, however, you should power down the unit and unplug it for one minute to…

SOLVED: How To Delete EXTRA REGISTRY SETTINGS From a GPO

From time to time Microsoft changes their ADMX templates and that may mean a setting you have configured becomes orphaned. Because you can not see the entry when you are EDITING the GPO you can’t delete it; you can only see it in the GPMC SETTINGS tab.  So the question then becomes how to delete the rogue GPO setting? Clone the GPO you are working on so if you screw it up you still have…

SOLVED: How To Clone a GPO Using the Group Policy Management Console

I have been told by more than one Microsoft tech that there is no way to clone a Group Policy Object.  That is wrong; there is an EASY way to clone GPO’s. Launch Group Policy Management Console Expand GROUP POLICY OBJECTS (NOT the GPO’s attached to you OU’s but the actual GROUP POLICY OBJECTS folder) Right click on the GPO want to clone and select BACKUP then complete the wizard Right click on GROUP POLICY…

SOLVED: Three Ways To Set Default Start Menu Tiles In Windows 10

There are 3 ways to configure the START MENU tiles and left RAIL (the thin menu on the far left that defaults with power, settings, documents) in Windows 10 with default applications: A – GPO Using a Windows 10 PC add the tiles and rail configuration you would like. Open a PowerShell (Admin) prompt Enter Export-StartLayout -Path “C:\Temp\MyStartMenu.xml” Copy that MyStartMenu.xml file to a location on your network that all PC’s get read from Create…

SOLVED: How To Customize The Default User In Windows 10 Without Using COPYUSER Switch with SYSPREP

In the Windows 7 days, you used to setup a user and then copy that users profile over top of the default  C:\USERS\DEFAULT\… so that things like the START MENU and WALLPAPER would be setup for new users.  Then under Windows 8 and 10 that became very buggy and Microsoft said to setup a user they way you want and instruct SYSPREP to use an XML file that tells Sysprep to copy this current user…

SOLVED: Cannot Install 32 Bit Windows 10 on Hyper V

If you try to install 32 bit Windows on a Hyper V server you may find that it just will not see the installation files.  I tried from: Windows 10 32Bit Enterprise ISO downloaded from Microsoft VLSC Windows 10 32Bit Pro ISO downloaded using the current Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Windows 10 32Bit from a Windows Deployment Server WDS but had no detectable error messages… it just would not load.  I spent about 40…

SOVLED: Next Generation AntiVirus – Signatureless Endpoint Protection Product Evaluation

We are constantly telling our customers that traditional anti-virus programs that rely mostly on ‘signatures’ from previous attacks will no longer keep a company safe.  Attackers are now sophisticated, well funded and often government controlled.  This means they rely less on exploiting known security holes and more on developing those holes. A ‘zero day’ exploit is something that has been developed to take advantage of a security hole but has not been applied to other…

SOLVED: Windows Deployment Services WDS hangs on “Windows is loading files” Status 0xc00000001 “Required Device Isn’t Connected”

If you are seeing your Windows Deployment Services WDS operating system installs stall on the WINDOWS IS LOADING FILES screen and then errors out with: Windows Failed To Start … Status 0xc0000001 Required Device Isn’t Connected or Can’t Be Accessed then have we got a fix for you! To get to the point, it appears that in March 2019 Windows Update Patch KB4489882 and/or KB4489881 tighted up security on the TFTP (Trivial FTP) that WDS…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Everything You Need To Know About Inexpensive 3D Printing

If you are interested in 3D printing you likely looked into it a few years ago and decided that it was both too expensive and too difficult.  Back then you needed to understand Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printers cost thousands of dollars.  This has changed. We just purchased a ‘da Vinci Mini’ 3D printer though Amazon for just CDN $260.  Note that we paid full price and were not paid a commission or…

Proxy Versus VPN – What’s the Difference?

There are a lot of wonderful, entertaining things to do online. You can shop, learn, watch movies, listen to music, read the news, skim comic books – the options are nearly limitless. Anyone who has been enjoying the internet for a while has probably encountered a reason to want to increase their safety or anonymity online. There are a few ways to increase your digital security, but two of the ways you often hear about…

Can We Trust Our Secrets to VPN Networks?

The primary thing that comes to mind when mentioning a VPN is the security and anonymity of the private data. Is it really so? You can read about VPN services for Canada and find out the answer. Anyway, keep reading the article and become more aware of what can help you be protected online. When you need to get access to the corporate network, to transfer important data via open communication channels, hide personal traffic…

SOLVED: 6 Easy Ways To Uninstall Software Using Command Line

If you have software you need to uninstall via a script there are six easy ways to go about it: 1 – Uninstall Using The Software’s Own Tool Many pieces of software come with their own custom uninstaller.  For instance if you want uninstall Dell SupportAssist, the command is: C:\Program Files\Dell\SupportAssist\uninstaller.exe /arp If you want to uninstall Office365 Pro Plus you could create an uninstall .XML using the Office Deployment Toolkit and then run: \\<SERVER>\Office365ProPlus\setup.exe…