Windows 10 install stuck at Checking for updates

Found on http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_install/window-10-install-stuck-on-checking-for-updates/e294932f-149e-412b-b996-6f1253973399?auth=1 I was updating one of the PCs when I ran into this problem , windows install stayed 20 minutes at checking for updates so I knew something was not going well. After a brief search I found a working solution at the link mentioned, still it needed some tweaking so I decided to post it here. So if your …

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Switch audio output from speakers to usb headset in one click.

I had this problem with windows , to switch the audio output you had to go to playback devices and select the one you want . This can be annoying and I was looking for a way to do this in one click .  I tried to do it myself with autoIT but  wasn’t happy with the result, while my app …

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Install miniDLNA server on your Zyxel server.

miniDLNA has some advantages over the default media server Twonky. Most important you will be able to see movies with subtitles .This will still depend on your TV capability to display them but with twonky  the subtitles didn’t work for me and with miniDLNA are displayed just fine. Also miniDLNA is less resource hungry and wont keep your cpu at 100%, …

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How to install Transmission on your Zyxel NSA server.

Zyxel already has transmission available on the default packages, unfortunately is an outdated version without so many options. To install an up to date version you need to have ffp installed and to connect to your server via ssh. Here are the steps : I will assume you have FFP installed, if not please see my previous post. ssh to your …

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Install ffp on your Zyxel NSA server – get ssh access.

Easy way to install the ffp plugin suite on your Zyxel NSA server. FFP will give ssh access , you can use it to install many useful packages. More about ffp you can find here: http://zyxel.nas-central.org/wiki/FFP-stick#FFP 1. Download ffp_0.7_arm_004.zpkg and ZYPKGS on your PC . 2. Disconnect the internet connection on your router  but leave the lan working. 3. Copy both files on your …

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Disable login screen in Windows 8.1 and boot to desktop.

If you are using your notebook in public places and you leave it unattended is a good idea that you have a login screen requesting password to access the pc. At home on your desktop or on that laptop only you are using is nice to be able to push the power button go get your coffee and come back at …

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“Introduction to Linux” online course previously priced at 2400 USD will be free later this year.

The Linux Foundation announced it will provide the Introduction to Linux course at no cost on edX website. As edX website says: “Prerequisites: None. However, the course does assume familiarity with computers and common software, such as would be had from daily computer use.” There are no requirements to take this online class and you can register right away on edX …

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Run Commands in Windows (tested in Windows 8 and 8.1)

Nice to have list for accessing fast the features you need. Run commands: compmgmt.msc – Computer management devmgmt.msc – Device manager diskmgmt.msc – Disk management eventvwr.msc – Event viewer fsmgmt.msc – Shared folders gpedit.msc – Group policies lusrmgr.msc – Local users and groups perfmon.msc – Performance monitor rsop.msc – Resultant set of policies secpol.msc – Local security settings services.msc – …

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How to Disable Amazon Ads in Ubuntu

Copy code. Open a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T). Paste code, press enter. Type password. Enjoy your privacy. gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses remote-content-search none; if [ "`/usr/bin/lsb_release -rs`" \< '13.10' ]; then sudo apt-get remove -y unity-lens-shopping; else gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses disabled-scopes "['more_suggestions-amazon.scope', 'more_suggestions-u1ms.scope', 'more_suggestions-populartracks.scope', 'music-musicstore.scope', 'more_suggestions-ebay.scope', 'more_suggestions-ubuntushop.scope', 'more_suggestions-skimlinks.scope']"; fi; echo | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts; echo 127.0.0.1 productsearch.ubuntu.com | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts; …

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How to find out which Linux version is installed

To find information such as the Distribution Name, Distribution Release Version, Release Notes, Distribution Codename and Distribution Description etc Open a terminal and type: cat /etc/*-release Other commands : cat /etc/issue and/or cat /proc/version and/or lsb_release -a To find out information about the kernel you are using – Open a terminal and enter: uname -a  returns all information or uname -r …

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Windows 8.1 computer wakes up from sleep. How to stop it.

What to check to prevent your computer from waking itself up from sleep . Stop  Network Card from waking your Windows 8.1 PC up from its sleep Check your network card properties through the device manager and disable the “Allow this device to wake the computer” feature. Control Panel – Network and sharing center – Change adapter settings Right click on …

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CRONTAB Basics

A crontab file has six fields:        Minute 0-59        Hour 0-23        Day of month 1-31        Month 1 – 12        Day of Week 0 – 6, with 0 = Sunday        Unix Command or Shell Scripts To edit a crontab file, type: Crontab -e   To view a crontab file, type: Crontab -l 0  4 * * …

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Script to check tablespace usage.

This script checks for tablespace usage. If tablespace is 10 percent free,  it will send an alert e-mail. ##################################################################### ## ck_tbsp.sh ## ##################################################################### #!/bin/ksh sqlplus -s <<! oracle/$1@$2 set feed off set linesize 100 set pagesize 200 spool tablespace.alert SELECT F.TABLESPACE_NAME, TO_CHAR ((T.TOTAL_SPACE – F.FREE_SPACE),’999,999′) “USED (MB)”, TO_CHAR (F.FREE_SPACE, ‘999,999’) “FREE (MB)”, TO_CHAR (T.TOTAL_SPACE, ‘999,999’) “TOTAL (MB)”, TO_CHAR ((ROUND ((F.FREE_SPACE/T.TOTAL_SPACE)*100)),’999′)||’ …

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