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Finding “Prevent Performance of First Run Wizard” in Windows 8.1 Group Policy

I’ve seen a number of people struggle to find the group policy to disable Internet Explorer’s first run Wizard in Windows 8.1. Many people across the internets have suggested to set the policy registry key via Group Policy preferences. With … Continue reading

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Case of the Unknown Error App Crash – Debugging & Patching Someone Else’s .NET Race Condition

We were testing an application Supply Chain Guru purchased by a customer, however on launch it we would see a splash screen for a second, then fail with dialog message box: Clicking OK on the message box would quit the … Continue reading

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SCCM 2012 SP1 – Launch Mode Not Defined – Binary Patching Example

In SCCM 2007 & 2012 if you created an offline task sequence, you could export the contents to a HDD and run locally. When you did this you would get message: Setting Launch Mode To: CD However from SCCM 2012 … Continue reading

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Debugging Word Formatting – Unexpected Table Indents

Following on from Case of the Corrupted Word Formatting Here So I had this table in Word 2013 like so: However while editing something not obviously related in the document indents appeared: I could “delete” the indent with a … Continue reading

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SharpDevelop RT Edition (beta) – Code Windows Forms Directly On Windows RT

Playing with my Microsoft Surface RT I was itching to do some coding on it. So I have started porting SharpDevelop so that it will run on Windows RT. A few notes: This is unsupported by Microsoft method, your … Continue reading

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Case of the Continually Failing GarageBand Software Update (MacOS)

For a change from the usual Windows stuff here, I bring a MacOS diagnostics article. In this case a brand new shiny MacBook Air Laptop straight out of the box was unable to install the additional sound library via Apple … Continue reading

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