For some unknown reason, KB4474419 and KB4489878 failed to install automatically on Windows 7 SP1 x64 and Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, respectively. One client was unable to install KB4474419 and two servers had issues with KB4489878. After struggling for a while, I opted to download the updates and installing them manually. Go to https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/ […]

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Today I got error 1603 while installing Autodesk Revit 2019 on a student’s laptop. The best solution is to uninstall all Microsoft Visual C++ runtimes, reboot the computer, and let the Revit installer get its way installing the supplied versions.

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Sometimes security is on the border of being ridiculous. Modern Windows 10 is very anxious when connecting to guest-access allowed, readonly Samba shares, Here’s how to allow “insecure” guest logons for stand-alone computers. The same is true when configuring a GPO. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4046019/guest-access-smb2-disabled-by-default-in-windows-10-server-2016.

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While trying to log in on our Novell servers using Client for OES 2 SP4 IR7a on Windows 10 1709, I was greeted with: A required network service has not started. Please check your error log for details. The third reply of this post gave me a clue, simply run setup.exe one more time and […]

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Error 0x800F081F while installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 10 might be due to corporate WSUS servers not allowing such updates. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU in the Windows registry and set UseWUServer to 0 (zero). Restart the Windows Update service (net stop wuauserv & net start wuauserv) and retry installing .NET Framework 3.5. Set UseWUServer back […]

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If you can’t edit formulas with MathType and you receive a cryptic error message: Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges In Norwegian this becomes: Word kan ikke åpne dokumentet. Brukeren har ikke tilgangsrettigheter. Check to see if any McAfee products are installed. Remove them, reboot the computer, and see if […]

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One or more of the recent updates for Windows 10 rendered my laptop incapable of communicating with the outside world. The Windows Firewall failed to run due to Base Filtering Engine not being able to run either. It’s the dreaded “Error 5: Access denied” error message all over again. Windows 10 also thought it was […]

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The Office 365 instance installed on a student’s laptop showed signs of not being activated and in need of an update. Clicking on any of the small buttons below the ribbon made no difference. Running Office updates manually from “File → Account → Update” gave us an error message: 30125-28 (404). Running sfc /scannow with […]

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