Want all the Windows Update Security Updates in an easy to use, downloadable ISO?

A customer recently complained to me “I wish I could get all the Security Updates on DVD instead of thru the WSUS catalog or Windows Update!” I like requests like that one, because I get to have an easy answer, that immediately fills the customers request\need. You can get all the Monthly Security Update Releases…

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Help! My Live Tiles aren’t Working!

“Hey!” the e-mail began. “My Live Tiles aren’t Working!  They are stuck!  Help!” ‘Hey!’ I thought.  ‘I know how to fix that!’ One of the coolest features of Windows 8.1 is Live Tiles.  Live Tiles update frequently with the information you care most about, whether it is Weather, News, Sports, Technology, or just your friends…

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Windows 8.1 and the Nuclear Option Update#3

In a previous blog post, I reviewed an issue some users were having launching the Windows 8.1 App Store. You can find that article here – Windows App Store doesn't load after 8.1 Upgrade  You can also find an article I wrote about how to remove 3rd party Apps from Windows 8/8.1 using PowerShell here…

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How to Remove Windows 8.1 Store Apps with PowerShell (when they won’t go quietly).

Here’s an issue that I’ve only experienced once myself, but that anecdotal evidence says may not be a completely uncommon occurrence for some users. You install an app from the Windows Store that either doesn’t install correctly (most likely due to an issue from the developer) or you decide that isn’t really your cup of…

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Windows 8.1 upgrade reboots to black screen of 'nothingness'.

If you’ve just upgraded your Windows 8 (non RT) device to Windows 8.1 and suddenly upon reboot you’re facing a quietly humming computer with a black screen of nothingness….don’t panic.  You’ve probably just got Master Boot Record issues.  This can be a fairly easy fix, particularly if you’ve already created a Windows 8.1 Recovery disk. …

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Windows App Store doesn't load after 8.1 Upgrade v. 2 (Also Works for Windows 10!)

If you're currently experiencing abandonment issues from the Windows Store after upgrading to Windows 8.1, don't panic there is hope. You may see the Windows Store loading screen stuck in perpetual loop without end.   There is a relatively quick and painless fix. You may have seen other sites recommend running the WSreset.exe tool, or…

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Windows 8.1 Store seems confused about online status after upgrade.

After upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on one of my laptops, I noticed that even though I was connected to the internet (via hotel wireless), the Windows Store didn’t seem to think I had any internet connection at all. Opening the Windows Store would result in this page. No proxy information was necessary for…

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