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I run a consultation company called EZPC Limited and have just gone full time as IT Administrator at Hyperoptic.

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May
26
comment Is there a way to install IE 11 on Windows 8?
This doesn't make any sense to me - Either you have retail copies and can upgrade to 8.1, or you have a volume licenses edition and should be able to acquire 8.1 keys from the volume license centre.... If your admin doesn't want you to upgrade, then I can understand that. However, if you are allowed to install IE 11/the point of this question, I guess you are allowed to do stuff on your local computer, so, take a look at this blog post I wrote: blog.williamhilsum.com/2014/03/…
Apr
12
comment Will more than 8 GB of RAM work on ASUS P5E3 Premium?
This is the chipset vendor, not the motherboard manufacturer stating this. I have personally done this before, but, there can be stability problems and it just isn't worth in the long run going outside of the supported maximums.
Mar
30
comment How to reset audio on Windows?
@Bob - I disagree and think it is the perfect answer to this question! If this was a "how to diagnose BSOD from audioxxx.sys", or my sound stops every 30 seconds, then I understand your concern... but, the question was purely "how to restart the audio stack" which my answer addresses. I sort of agree with you, but, I do virtualising - sometimes I use too much memory and my graphics flash and the OS acts weird for a few seconds - then, the audio sometimes stops and I perform this... there isn't always related audio issues - sometimes giving the stack a "kick" is just the best cause of action.
Mar
10
comment One excessive icon (Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media ) after changing the BIOS to AHCI
No, infact I would say it is bad to have on internal ports.... Internal ports are used for internal drives, which need permanent power and it is a bad idea to add/remove power to a machine whilst it is on as you risk burning out the PSU. You only want to enable this option for built in ESATA ports, or if you are using a port to an ESATA backplate such as shop.bt.com/images/product/uni2/5c/5ccl_xlarge.jpg where you would use external power.
Mar
10
comment How to stop IIS from listening port 80 on specific IP?
What version of IIS do you have? And, can you right click on the columns, or see a customise option in any toolbar to add the column?
Jan
25
comment Router Config IP Rejected
I am guessing after changing the router's IP, you didn't change the ip on your computers... Make sure they have a new DHCP lease with the gateway of 192.168.2.1 and an ip of 192.168.2.x - if you were able to get on at all, I guess you do have that... As for loosing control over the router, I think you need a new one - it just sounds bad/bugged now...
Jan
22
comment Why doesn't it matter which ports I use on a switch?
Very few do... and, it would say so on the box/marketing.
Jan
22
comment How does Windows 7 restore take up disk space?
@DavidMoore No predicting Windows recently it seems! But this does seem weird... any junction folders or similar that may have some sort of recursion back to the inetpub folder? You have me curious now!
Jan
15
comment Seeing other users' folders on Windows 7
If you are not using 7 Pro, enterprise or ultimate, you may not have the security tab as an option. You will need to go to the command prompt and use the takeown command instead.
Jan
14
comment Wifi router blocks wireless peers from connecting each other
@Ron - you would be surprised... different routers call it different things, I have seen wireless isolation on some routers meaning that it isolates wireless stations from each other.
Jan
9
comment Why my WinXP is showing 1,99 GB ram
Is your machine plugged in whilst looking? It may be automatically underclocking itself to save power.
Sep
15
comment Alternative to DVD Player on Mac OS X
@Thruston - iso/video download or genuine blu-ray/dvd?
Sep
4
comment Can't choose which HDD to boot
I would pull out the other hard drive, install windows on the SSD and then make sure it all works before putting the regular drive back in... After you have done that, if it boots to 7, go to the BIOS/EFI and see if you can change the hard drive boot order. If you can't, swap the location of SSD for the HDD (if you no longer need to boot in to windows).
Sep
3
comment NTPD: drifts away from system clock
Are you doing any sort of virtualisation?
Jul
28
comment Registry Cleaner, useful or not
@Volomike - I am not convinced... I looked for regclean.exe from Microsoft and the first article I found was on Technet ( technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727154.aspx ) which states this: "However, Regclean works only with the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT subtree, which is almost never the source of major registry problems, and the program has been known to cause as many problems as it fixes." -
May
13
comment Legal issues abou reinstalling notebook software
@Richard - because in most countries, warranty on the sales of goods is written in law - unless they can show that you did something to make the situation worse/did something bad on purpose, simply changing the OS or even installing a part will not void any warranty. If they did say so, then you come to a guy like me who will write a technical report and you would be able to take legal action against the company who says otherwise.
May
10
comment Legal issues abou reinstalling notebook software
@Richard - how do I know about what?
Mar
31
comment Switches, VLANs and Networks
I won't lie though, I was skim reading, this looks very complex - you may want to edit your original question and hopefully more people will be able to answer and help you.
Mar
31
comment Switches, VLANs and Networks
Bloody hell, I should get a CCIE for answering this question :/ From the original question, it seems like this is much much more advanced/complicated... However, I have set up similar scenarios... I can't easily answer as it is a really advanced topic and I can't take it all in on a Sunday afternoon!, I would say personally (and hopefully I haven't mis-read), I would put a edge firewall at each location and utilise site to site IPSEC VPN, then using the firewalls, you can block services however you want... each location can be locked in/out of resources by group...
Mar
31
comment Switches, VLANs and Networks
If you don't need them to have access to anything else / no gateways involved, why not just disable the network card all together! Can't get more secure than not connected!... But, again, I really need to know more about what you are trying to achieve