Introduction I updated the Windows 10 Service Configurations to include Surface 3 and Surface 3 Pro as well as added another recommendation column named “Tweaked”. Here is some helpful information to get you started: The columns can be sorted and individually hidden. Select the column header to sort by that field and/or use the column hiding GUI directly above the table search box. I highly recommend using the column hiding feature to reduce confusion associated with “too much information”. Notes for Surface 3 and Surface 3 Pro users: The Safe and Tweaked configurations assume a [Continue Reading]
Since Windows 10 has arrived, I thought I would share my findings to date. The Windows 10 Services Configurations have been updated to include Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro as well as Windows 10 Education and Enterprise with Default and Safe configurations online. Windows 10 Technical Preview has been replaced with this update. All Windows 10 Services Pages will be updated to include the latest information in due time (and a lot of it). Enjoy!
I have updated my Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Service Configurations to include "optional" services installed with Add/Remove Windows Components as well as Windows Live Essentials.
The Server Service issue is still causing quite a stir on the internet. Ensure that you have fully updated your system as to not be infected by "Conficker" or its several variants. CA: F-Secure: http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/worm_w32_downadup_al.shtml Symantec: http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2008-112203-2408-99&tabid=1 Sophos: http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/viruses-and-spyware/w32conficka.html In order to fix this issue, you need to patch your system using the latest update fix version: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-067.mspx In order to remove the problem, you can use Microsoft’s own removal tool or anything else offered from the company links above: http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx Regardless of what you do or how you choose [Continue Reading]
A vulnerability in the Server Service has been discovered for Windows 2000 -> Windows 7 (basically, all versions in the last 9 years). Please see this security bulletin and update your PC accordingly: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-067.mspx
The last thing that I wanted to do was toot a Microsoft horn, but I wanted to test out Windows Media Center with an Extender (XBOX 360) and stream TV. This test really is only for me to determine the minimum amount of service that need to be enabled/automatic for this function to work. This sounds like an easy task, but it took me several hours to finish it. (and several more months previously to jump into the task). First off, my Xbox 360 does not have a wireless card [Continue Reading]
I am working on a way to determine what services are required to ensure that all updates from Microsoft Automatic Update are being applied properly. Currently, some updates will fail if a particular service is not set to its default value or disabled. At this time, it is best for you to ensure that all services are set to the default values before updating your system. More then likely, I will make registry patches for the default settings of Vista to easily perform this task.
What is the number 1 question in my inbox lately? "What do you do about Spyware?" Answer: Nothing. I use Firefox. Some people have been reporting issues while using the Firefox browser and flaming me for "coding in only Internet Explorer." I have used Firefox since v 0.1 (yes, a couple of years) and actually code for Firefox and adjust it to work in IE. My web site (at this second) is valid CSS and valid XHTML Strict. Validate Page’s XHTML ~ Validate Web Site CSS. Other people have noticed [Continue Reading]
I have placed the Search page back online and the index of 421 searchable pages on the domain is current. It also is formatted with the new domain look recently placed online. I appreciate your patience while I worked the issue. On a totally unrelated matter: If you are still using Internet Explorer of any version, I highly recommend that you download, install and give FireFox a try. I have been using this browser for well over a year with no problems. Spyware? Adware? Pop-Ups? Changing of your home page? [Continue Reading]
I have caught up on my E-Mails. My response rate was about 50%. Mainly due to the overwhelming amount of “technical support questions” that I received. Due to the great demand for such services, I cannot answer your personal technical support questions: READ WHY. My E-Mail address is again posted on my Contact BV page. A few answers to common questions: Will you be posting information about Windows XP Service Pack 2? Yes When will that be? When it is done. Hopefully, soon. How do you get rid of/avoid spyware? [Continue Reading]