DOS – Batch – Error – “was unexpected at this time”

Background Let us pull in real quick and talk about a DOS ditch that is easy to get ensnared in.   DOS-Batch Original Code Output Output - Image Output - Text Revision Outline The error is due to the presence of the ? in the rem statement We have to escape the question ( ? … Continue reading DOS – Batch – Error – “was unexpected at this time”

Windows Powershell ISE:- File Encoding

Background Last week I was trying to get a Powershell code to work. As we have different "environments" this particular script needs to work on at least one machine in each distinct environment.   Command File The script creates extracts each time it runs. I really did not want those extracts to be saved all … Continue reading Windows Powershell ISE:- File Encoding

Windows – Sleep Mode Missing – Workaround

Background On one of my machines, I noticed that the menu option to access the sleep mode is missing.   Proof Image   Workaround Outline powrprof.dll powrprof.dll Outline Access the powrprof.dll Using rundll32, load powrprof.dll Pass along the payload "SetSuspendState Sleep" Syntax Sample Credit Crediting h2Media ( How2Shout ). How to Sleep Windows 10 PC … Continue reading Windows – Sleep Mode Missing – Workaround

Microsoft:- Office 365 – Version

Background Those who are charged with purchasing Microsoft products are noticing that Microsoft is running full steam ahead with its transition from selling products to selling services. In days gone by customers spaced along a few years, customers will buy Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 2017, etc. More recently it is Office 365. Question Earlier … Continue reading Microsoft:- Office 365 – Version

WhyNotWin11

Background Microsoft Windows 11 has been out for a couple of weeks. You may want to determine if your computer can run the new OS. WhyNotWin11 WhyNotWin11 is an application that does a pretty job at looking at your computer's hardware and identifying where it lags in being able to install Microsoft Windows 11.   … Continue reading WhyNotWin11

Dell – Inspiron 3520 – Service Tag – 9QX8CV1 – Network Drivers

Background Delivered some catered foods to family members post-thanksgiving dinner. Rewarded with the good I tried to do, with preparing a dated laptop for donation. Installation Going to MS Windows. MS Windows - 10 Tried MS Windows 10, but it crashed a couple of times upon a normal reboot in the middle of the installation. … Continue reading Dell – Inspiron 3520 – Service Tag – 9QX8CV1 – Network Drivers

Networking – Tools – Bind/Dig – Client Installation – Issues

Background In an earlier post documented a workaround for availing BIND's Dig Tool. In this post will cover our stumbling blocks when actually using the installer. Lineage Networking - Tools - Bind/Dig - Client Installation - Extract Only Link Bind/Dig Artifacts On MS Windows, please go to https://www.isc.org/download/ ( Link ). Here are the artifacts … Continue reading Networking – Tools – Bind/Dig – Client Installation – Issues

Networking – Tools – Bind/Dig – Client Installation – Extract Only

Background Needing to troubleshoot a DNS Issue, I tried a few things. One of my last resorts is Bind's Dig client tool. Bind Dig Artifacts On MS Windows, please go to https://www.isc.org/download/ ( Link ). Here are the artifacts available:- MS Windows Bitness:- 64-bit Linux Installer ( Compressed ) Linux Packages CentOS Ubuntu Fedora Download … Continue reading Networking – Tools – Bind/Dig – Client Installation – Extract Only

Microsoft Teams:- Performance – “Run on Start Up”

Background I was using a family member's computer and I noticed, as always, it was very lethargic. TroubleShooting Task Manager I launched Microsoft's Task Manager and immediately noticed Microsoft's Team is the biggest member occupier. I know the family member is not using Teams at that immediate time. I remember that he only installed Microsoft's … Continue reading Microsoft Teams:- Performance – “Run on Start Up”

Win OS – Desktop – Toolbars – News and Interests

Background Microsoft continues down the path of partaking in the media business. In this post particular post, specific Microsoft as a "News Aggregator". WinOS Desktop News and Interests In Window 10, a "News and Interests" channel is offered. Is it enabled? If the "News and Interests" channel is enabled, you will likely see a temperature … Continue reading Win OS – Desktop – Toolbars – News and Interests