Category Archives: Computers

Remove the Tab to Open Microsoft Edge in Internet Explorer of Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 15002, a new tab called “Open Microsoft Edge” has been added to the tab bar of Internet Explorer.  This Edge Tab is situated next to the New Tab button on the Tab Bar.

This article will show you how to remove this Open Microsoft Edge Tab.

1. Click/tap on the Tools (Alt+X) button in Internet Explorer, and click/tap on Internet Options. (see screenshot below)

 

2. Click/tap on the Advanced tab in Internet Options, check (remove) or uncheck (default add) the Hide the button (next to the New Tab button) that open Microsoft Edge option under the Browsing section for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below).  Click Apply button, Click OK.

3. Close and reopen Internet Explorer to see that the change has been applied and that the unwanted Tab is gone.

Bye the way, Microsoft wants you to use the Edge browser because all of your searches and your browsing habits are stored to the BING CLOUD.  Microsoft can use your browsing habits to serve you targeted ads in Microsoft Edge.  So far, Microsoft has not chosen to do this when you use Internet Explorer.  I recommend disabling Edge to the maximum extent possible.  Don’t use the Windows 10 apps for “Contacts” or “Mail” or Calendar.  All the content of these Windows 10 Apps is sifted by Microsoft and the content is stored in the Bing Cloud.  Don’t use Cortana.  Same reasoning.  Disable it until it only serves as a file search box.  Finally, go into “Start,” “Settings,” and “Privacy,” and turn OFF as much information leaking functionality as possible, which would otherwise allow apps and Microsoft Windows 10 to store and use your personal information, and the personal information of your contacts, business associates, clients, etc.  Never Log into Windows 10 with your Windows Account ID.  Never authorize the use of your Windows Account ID as the default configuration.  As soon as you enable an APP from the Windows App store, you will be asked to make that default authorization.  You might skip right past it.  That is their intent. 

Installing 8GB of DDR2 RAM in Dell PowerEdge SC440

See this Article from an SC440 owner in Japan:

http://usy.jp/pc/poweredge_sc440_8gb/

Use page translate.

He was using PC2-5300 ECC Unbuffered RAM.  I will try PC2-6400 ECC Unbuffered 800Mhz RAM. Hopefully, it is backwards compatible to 667Mhz and 533Mhz.

I already installed 8GB PC2-5300 ECC unbuffered RAM and it works just fine in the Dell PowerEdge SC440.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:IJMyPClKJe0J:en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/956/t/18946794+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

DAA Opt-Out of Targeted Advertising Interest-based Advertising

Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice Page

Go here using the particular browser that you wish to set your opt-out cookies:

http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

Microsoft Opt-Out regarding browser and apps:

http://choice.microsoft.com/en-us/opt-out

 

Toggle Preferences on/off for Microsoft and Internet Explorer:

  • Personalized ads in this browser.
  • Personalized ads when you use your Microsoft Account.

 

ZoomIt Screen Zoom and Annotation Tool

Windows Sysinternals

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Windows Sysinternals, it is highly recommended that you visit the website at http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals before using any of the Sysinternal tools.

Shared from Microsoft Technet — original Publication is by Mark Russinovich, as follows:

ZoomIt v4.5

By Mark Russinovich
Published: June 20, 2013

Download ZoomIt v4.5 now from Microsoft’s Technet (296 KB)

Download ZoomIt now from Live.Sysinternals.com (296 KB)

Introduction

ZoomIt is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations.

ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs.

Using ZoomIt

The first time you run ZoomIt it presents a configuration dialog that describes ZoomIt’s behavior, let’s you specify alternate hotkeys for zooming and for entering drawing mode without zooming, and customize the drawing pen color and size. I use the draw-without-zoom option to annotate the screen at its native resolution, for example. ZoomIt also includes a break timer feature that remains active even when you tab away from the timer window and allows you to return to the timer window by clicking on the ZoomIt tray icon.

ZoomIt-Options

 

Show All System Tray Icons In Windows 10

In Windows 10, someone decided to change the name of the System Tray.  It is now called the Notification Area.

Here is how to show all Icons in the Windows Notification Area. (Well, it’s one way to get there.)

  1. Right-click a free spot on the Taskbar and left-click select Properties.  The Taskbar and Start Menu Properties will appear.Capture01
  2. Next to the words “Notification Area:” Click the Customize Button. Edge will open and the left menu will automatically highlight Notifications and Actions. Capture03
  3. Select the Link on the right that says “Select which icons appear on the taskbar.”  Why they call it the Taskbar at this point is a misnomer, or rather misleading. But this will take you to the appropriate “Settings” screen for Taskbar / or  / Notification Area Icons.Capture02
  4. Select or Turn “ON” or “OFF” beneath the phrase “Always show all icons in the Notification Area.”
  5. X-out of Edge.

Upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional

If you performed a clean install of the 64-bit version of Windows 10  using the DVD that burned from the downloaded ISO resulting from using the Microsoft Media Creation Tool, it is possible that you were not given the option to install Windows 10 Professional, but instead, by default, Windows 10 Home version was installed.  You can force an upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, then activate it if you have a valid product key for the following operating systems.

Make sure that you have a valid product key for Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro Pack, or Windows 8.1 Pro Pack.  These keys will activate installations of Windows 10 Professional.

If you created a Windows 10 Installation DVD by using the Microsoft Windows Media Creation Tool (by Creating an ISO image that you burned to DVD), then it is possibly that when you try to install the 64 bit version of Windows 10 as a clean install (not as an upgrade to an activated system), the installation DVD may not offer you the option to install Windows 10 Professional.  Instead, Windows 10 Home is installed by default.  In order to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, you must first remove the product KEY that was automatically installed from the DVD install.

Open an elevated “administrative” command prompt and Change the current directory as follows:

cd\windows\system32

Run the following command from the prompt in order to uninstall the product key, thus removing the default Windows 10 Home installation product key:

slmgr.vbs /upk

Now to upgrade the fresh OS Installation from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro:

  • Select Windows 10 Home Start Button, then select Settings > Update & Security > Activation.
  • Select Change Product Key, and then enter this 25-character default product key:
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
  • This product key will upgrade your devide to Windows 10 Pro, but it won’t activate it.
  • Select Next to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
  • After your device is upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, you will need to activate Windows.  Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & Security > Activation.
  • Select Change Product Key, and then enter your 25-character Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro Pack, or Windows 8.1 Pro Pack product key.
  • Select Next to activate Windows 10 Pro.

Enable Aero Desktop on Windows 7

If you have a version of Windows other than Windows 7 Basic, and your screen changed from Aero transparent desktop to Basic setting, then you might want to return to the Aero transparent look.

Click the Start button and type “aero” in the search box.  Click on the search result that says “Enable or disable transparent glass on windows.”  Run the troubleshooter which will ordinarily fix the problem and advise you that “Windows desktop manager is disabled” or that “Windows desktop manager is not enabled.”  Desktop manager must be enabled in order to enable transparency.  You will notice whether the task bar is somewhat transparent (aero effect) rather than solid (basic).

Install KODI Media Center in Linux Ubuntu and Mint

Open a Terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install xbmc

exit

Originally Published on YouTube on Sep 23, 2014

See how To Install the Kodi Media Center (XBMC), In Ubuntu and Linux Mint from the nightly builds. Kodi is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS and Android.