Windows 10 Update

So I’ve upgraded a couple of machines to Win10, the hard part was being allowed to update.

First off you need to remove Cisco VPN clients of any and all forms !
Your computer will come up completely without network if you fail to do that, some have been able to remove the DNI_DNE filter using the following fix. Not everybody has been that lucky.

To be safe remove all VPN clients as well as TUN and TAP devices.

Before running the proposed fix, please run the following from an admin command prompt:

netcfg -s n

From the output, check for DNI_DNE. If present, continue with the following fix from an admin command prompt:

reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f

netcfg -v -u dni_dne
Sources:
I had to manually remove the key with regedit, but other than that it seemed to work.
On another machine I had to fight a lot to get the machine updated and be allowed to install. Ended up using the following and the Media Creation Utility.
Locate the registry key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]

It should exist, but if not, create it.

Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value with Name = "AllowOSUpgrade” (without the quotes), and set the Value = 0x00000001.

Adding Cloud storage thingies to Microsoft Office

So what if I want to share a document with someone via DropBox …

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/dropbox-google-drive-to-office-2013/

 

So I’m on a Windows 8.1 and had to chance the scripts a little version 6.2 -> 6.3

Changed:

ver | findstr /i "6\.2\." > nul
IF %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 goto ver_Win8
goto warn_and_exit

To:

ver | findstr /i "6\.2\." > nul
IF %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 goto ver_Win8
ver | findstr /i "6\.3\." > nul
IF %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 goto ver_Win8
goto warn_and_exit

 

Also it refers to local disk and not the actual cloud storage, so you need to have a
sync service installed for it to work …

News from Microsoft

 

Microsoft is updating their Privacy policy

Privacy
As part of our ongoing commitment to respecting your privacy, we won’t use your documents, photos or other personal files or what you say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail to target advertising to you.

 

Fine, I like that. But what are you then using it for ?

When you then read what the policy actually reads:

We may disclose information and content to Microsoft affiliates and vendors;”

 

“There is no free lunch!”

 

PS: Anyone else thinks this smells like a “we’re not like Google” update ?
PPS: There is also some parental stuff which is nice …

Got my Logitech Rechargable Trackpad (for mac) today

And I must say that so far it is better than I expected 😉

I came without power on the battery, but there is enough power in the G11 extra ports to charge it while using it.

Connected right away. There’s a download shortcut on the sticker that tells you how to power on and connect on the bottom of the device and (after a reboot) I could enable all the gestures. But the defaults where fine. (Oh, and it works without the software as well for default settings).

The USB charging cable-manager clips are cool, might have to use that on something else 😛

 

Oh and for those of you that know me – yes I’m venturing into new territory these days and learning OS X.
Figured it wa about time 😀

To all of those already married to Google

This little thing lets you mount your Google Drive on your computer

https://github.com/astrada/google-drive-ocamlfuse

More installation confusion here: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/09/mount-google-drive-in-linux-with-google.html

There are also headless options, including a label function. Which allows one computer to have multiple accounts drive mounted.

Handy Spreadsheet function

Google spreadsheets have a function called NETWORKDAYS(start_date, end_date,[holidays])

So you basically make a row/column with dates. I did  a full year with Jan 1st … Dec 1st and then

=NETWORKDAYS(<month cell>,EOMONTH(<month cell>,0))

Doesn’t take everything into account, but for simple stuff it works.

So I calculated my pay – and now I’m just sad …

 

Have a nice weekend.