Category Archive: Software

September 3, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , , , ,

Error Code 1681 and 1602 with installing Citrix Receiver

Error Code 1681 and 1602 with installing Citrix Receiver

Yesterday I tried installing the Citrix Receiver on a Windows 10 PC and it just wouldn’t install. Initially I thought I had a corrupted install file but that wasn’t the problem. After a number of attempts I managed to install it and decided to document it in case it happens again. This was the error […]

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June 23, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , ,

Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Review

Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Review

I’ve just installed the Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (Evaluation Copy – build 10130) and noticed a big improvement from Windows 8.1 Firstly, there is the Start Icon!!!! OMG!   For those of you who have used Windows 8.1 know how frustrating it was without the Start button. I even recommended to install a software […]

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May 22, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , ,

Issue with TightVNC Web Viewer and Chrome  v43

Issue with TightVNC Web Viewer and Chrome v43

In a previous post, I wrote an article on how to get TightVNC Viewer Working in Java. The instructions worked well but just recently I tried using the same instructions on another computer and realised that running the TightVNC Web viewer using Chrome didn’t work. I spent hours trying to work out what the problem could […]

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February 7, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , , , ,

Ask where to save each file before downloading

Ask where to save each file before downloading

By default, when you click on a file to download it will save it in the download folder e.g c:\users\[account name]\Downloads If you want to be a bit more organised like me, I save files in a specific location. That way I don’t have to move the files at a later stage. Each browser has […]

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June 3, 2014   /   by Marco   /   , ,

LinkedIn Issue not displaying description and image from WordPress

LinkedIn Issue not displaying description and image from WordPress

So I tried sharing a WordPress blog post on LinkedIn and discovered that LinkedIn wasn’t displaying the description and thumbnail image from the Open Graph meta tags. I thought it could have been the actual post, so I tried different posts and received the same results. WAS THE ISSUE WITH LINKEDIN? No, but firstly let […]

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May 28, 2014   /   by Marco   /   , , ,

How to extract vdmk files from Veeam backups

How to extract vdmk files from Veeam backups

Veeam is a great Windows tool to create and restore VM (Virtual Machine) backups. The file extension for Veeam backups is vbk and inside this file are the VM ware files such as vdmk, vmfx, and nvram. In order to extract the vmdk file you  need to use a tool called “Extract” which can be […]

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May 27, 2014   /   by Marco   /   , ,

Launcher Dock – Automatically Start and Dock your programs

Launcher Dock – Automatically Start and Dock your programs

If you’re looking for a Windows based program to automatically start and dock your programs then have a look at Launcher Dock. WHAT IS LAUNCHER DOCK? It’s a free Windows tool that allows you to automatically start a given program. All you need to do is to run the program you want and then select […]

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February 6, 2014   /   by Marco   /   , , , , ,

Clonezilla not detecting my folders

Clonezilla not detecting my folders

I’m a big fan of open source tool and have used a disk imaging tool called Clonezilla for many years. This tool does the same job as TrueImage and Ghost but it’s free. It doesn’t have a GUI but it does have a wizard which is quite easy to follow. Today, I discovered something unusual. […]

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September 3, 2013   /   by Marco   /   , , ,

Tool to quickly switch between multiple host files

Tool to quickly switch between multiple host files

Here’s a great tool for web developers who needs to quickly and easily switch hosting names from a test server to a production server. This can be done by changing entries in the hosts file in Windows. The basic purpose of the host file is to associate the host name (e.g www.businesslegions.com) to the IP […]

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July 18, 2013   /   by Marco   /   , , ,

Touchfreeze – disable the touchpad while typing

Touchfreeze – disable the touchpad while typing

Here’s a little great utility for Windows to disable the touchpad automatically while you are typing text. Why you may ask? Because sometimes, we may accidentally touch the touchpad with the palm of our hands which causes the mouse to move around the screen. So if you get annoyed when you are typing a document […]

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April 28, 2013   /   by Marco   /   , , , ,

Why can’t I press the same key twice on my keyboard

Why can’t I press the same key twice on my keyboard

Ever encountered this problem on a Windows OS: you type the word letter but it ends up being leter. Or you type the word sorry and sory comes out. Basically, any double letters you type consecutively only comes out once. If you are having this issue then you may have the Filter Keys setting enabled. What […]

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April 26, 2013   /   by Marco   /   , , , ,

It’s time to clean up your computer with CCleaner

It’s time to clean up your computer with CCleaner

I came across a great tool called CCleaner to optimise and clean up my computer. I ended up recovering about 11GB of space on my hard disk. According to the website “CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy […]

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