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Fix Windows 10 deactivated itself after Update

Fix Windows 10 deactivated itself after Update

I turned on my PC the other day, only to find that my License was no longer active, and there was that message in the bottom right-hand corner telling me to activate Windows. I tried to activate Windows, but it failed, telling me "We can't activate Windows on this device because you don't have a valid digital license or product key". It was also reporting Windows 10 home as the only valid digital license. Both statements were wrong as have Windows Pro and a valid license key, which it wouldn't...

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OneDrive protects you from Ransomware

OneDrive protects you from Ransomware

I just discovered that Microsoft introduced a new OneDrive feature a few months ago that will make it easier to recover from ransomware attacks. Files Restore which was previously a OneDrive business feature has made its way over from OneDrive for Business to personal OneDrive accounts. The catch is you’ll need an Office 365 subscription to get access to the new Files Restore feature. OneDrive users can now use it to simply restore files from any point in time within the last 30 days. If you...

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Parents Beware: Playstation4 is not suitable for kids

Parents Beware: Playstation4 is not suitable for kids

A couple of years ago my son Bret was begging for a PS4, based on the premise that most of his friends had or were getting a PS4, so he would be able to play online with them, so I bought him one for Christmas, and it has caused nothing but problems due to the ridiculous dictatorship that Sony imposes and the terrible attitude of Playstation support towards its users. Now don't get me wrong, I am not particularly a Microsoft or an XBOX fanboy either, I could complain all day long about...

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Why is all my text suddenly aligned right?

Why is all my text suddenly aligned right?

So I had this problem occur for the first time recently, I was trying to fill in a form on a web page and all the text was suddenly aligned right inside the form fields, and I was like WFT?  how did that happen? I went searching through my browser settings looking for some option which would cause this but found nothing, this really had me stumped for a while, I even googled it, and found loads of other confused people with the same issue, but no solution. And then I found the cause quite by...

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Microsoft Answer Desk, run by trained circus monkey’s

Microsoft Answer Desk, run by trained circus monkey’s

Since Windows 10 there is a new option available in your start menu if you search for "get help", this will connect you to the Microsoft Answer Desk team for live support, which is also accessible via their website. This seemed like a great feature initially, to have free support on tap, especially for non-technical people, but I am saddened (although not surprised)  to report, after testing it out several times, that Microsoft answer desk, for the most part, is bloody awful for anything...

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How to create a privacy policy for your website

How to create a privacy policy for your website

Privacy policies are one of the most overlooked aspects of most websites. If you stop to look around most of the popular sites you visit, you’ll find they all have unique privacy policies (though the specific page’s traffic is usually low). Even so, these documents are important if you want your website to comply with local and international regulations. More importantly, you don’t need to be a lawyer to add a thorough privacy policy to your website. In this article, we’ll talk more about why...

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SOLVED: “You don’t have permission to save in this location”

SOLVED: “You don’t have permission to save in this location”

So I have been getting this annoying "You don't have permission to save in this location" error crop up randomly in Google Chrome when I try to download files. When this happens the only location it would allow me to download to was the "downloads" folder. The issue would often go away after a reboot, but then it would come back again, it seemed very random and I was scratching my head for weeks over it. Usually, I have been busy when I happened and did not have time to stop what I was doing...

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Constantly losing Internet connection over WIFI

Constantly losing Internet connection over WIFI

This issue has plagued us for a few weeks now with our WiFi connection apparently dropping. The WiFi icon in the system tray would show no problems, strong signal, no errors, yet for some inexplicable reason we would keep losing Internet access and web pages would not load. This would last anywhere from a  few seconds to a few minutes, with Google chrome giving errors like:- "err_name_not_resolved" or "dns_probe_finished_nxdomain" This issue was not limited to just 1 PC either, it was...

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Are you GDPR compliant?

Are you GDPR compliant?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25th May 2018, so there is not much time left to take the appropriate steps to achieve GDPR compliance and review what you still need to do. Does the GDPR apply to me? The Regulation is huge in scope, unifying data protection laws across the EU. Its scale has led to many companies presuming that it only applies to companies that process large volumes of personal data. However, depending on a handful of factors, no matter what...

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0x80300025 We couldn’t install Windows in the location you chose

0x80300025 We couldn’t install Windows in the location you chose

This was a very random and strange occurrence, suddenly my wife's PC would no longer boot from the SSD drive, instead, it kept trying to boot from the secondary disk. Even when I accessed the boot menu in bios and told it to boot from this disk, it still refused. So I booted from my Windows 10 USB stick and used command line tools. When I used diskpart, it was also reporting that the disk was empty and unformatted as well. I went through the usual repair procedures, but could not detect the...

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