Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Windows Update Fails to install.....

HTG has an excellent tip for a stuck Windows Update.....HERE

Monday, March 14, 2016

Safe Mode-How to get there in Windows 10

If you have a failed driver or update and Windows 10 will not start the recovery option will pull up eventually....

In the Troubleshoot menu, click Advanced options. The Advanced options menu will give you several options: System Restore, System Image Recovery, Startup Repair, Command Prompt, Startup Settings, and Go back to the previous build. Click Startup Settings to change Windows' startup behavior.

In the Startup Settings menu, click the Restart button to restart your PC. Your PC will now restart.

When your PC starts up, you'll see a light blue screen with the Startup Settings menu. You can now choose an option using your keyboard (number keys or function keys). To start up in Safe Mode, press 4 or F4. To start up in Safe Mode with networking, press 5 or F5. To start up in Safe Mode with the Command Prompt, press 6 or F6. If you change your mind and decide you don't want to boot into Safe Mode after all, hit Enter to boot normally.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Windows 10 stuck on "checking for updates?"......

you need to stop and restart the  windows update service....

open CMD

type " net stop wuauserv " (without quotes)

wait a couple of minutes

type " net start wuauserv " (without quotes)

If it does not work the 1st time just repeat it 2-3 times

that should give it the boink it needs to get going and do it

be sure to shut off your antivirus just in case it is hindering the process also....

Install Kodi on Linux Mint to

Open the Terminal:
Make these entries one by one"

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Netflix on Linux to

Installing Netflix Desktop

Not only have the developers done the work of tweaking all this software and putting it into an easy-to-use package, they’ve also provided a PPA that allows you to easily install the Netflix Desktop package on Mint.
To install it, open a Terminal window (search for Terminal in the dash and press Enter) and run the following commands:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
After it’s installed, you’ll find the Netflix Desktop package in your dash. Search for Netflix to find the app.

If you get the MS fonts are not installed error on startup of the Netflix Desktop do this:

Open a terminal and run this command:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Don't leave the terminal unattended while this operation proceeds. After a few minutes you will be presented with the Microsoft EULA which you must agree to otherwise the installation fails. Press the TAB key to highlight OK, and then press ENTER. Once the installation has finished, check Netflix again.