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VMWare Workstation Shared Folders between Windows and Ubuntu (debian) "Error Mounting"

While attempting to setup a shared folder through VMware Workstation 9.0.2 running on Windows 8 host, with a Linux Mint (Ubuntu/Debian) guest, and kept running into one problem after another.  I spent probably an hour or more just trying to figure out the problem and get it to work correctly, and finally was able to get something to work, here’s how…


Manage and Update Windows apps just like a Mac with Allmyapps! Apple iTunes style app store for Windows!

As you can probably tell from this blog i’m definitely in love with Linux, but unfortunately that doesn’t mean I can use it exclusively.  On one of my laptops I run Windows 8 as a daily driver, and don’t have too many complaints (like Vista buaha what a joke), but just the other day I found Allmyapps and it has made my Windows experience just a little bit better.  The gripe I always had with Windows was there wasn’t any real repositories, or “app stores” to manage your apps … it was up to the application to tell you when an update was available, but if you didn’t run that app, chances are you would know how outdated it really is.  Well thanks to Allmyapps that is a thing of the past…and this review is definitely not a sales pitch I can promise you that. (more…)

Windows 8 Updates Failed (Error WindowsUpdate_800B0100) “Managed by your System Administrator”

Recently when working on setting up a laptop for a couple technicians I kept running into this error with Windows Updates. Tried running the troubleshooter, even checked disk for errors but couldn’t come up with a solution.  Turns out it’s actually a lot easier to fix than I thought.  I was getting this error because when the Windows 8 OEM Dell laptop was joined to the domain, it automatically setup the WSUS (Windows Update Services) to an internal Windows Update server. The laptop specifically told me that my Windows Update were “Managed by your System Administrator”.  In my case this server was a test server, which was no longer online.  I wanted to revert back to the Microsoft Update servers, and here’s how to do it. (more…)

Tutorial How to build the Ultimate Bootable Custom USB Flash Drive with Multiple ISOs for Windows, Linux, Etc, and PortableApps for Windows Desktop.

If you’re like me at all you probably have more flash drives than you want to carry around, especially when they could all probably fit on one.  After my old 64GB flash drive took a dump I decided to purchase a new 64GB flash drive with USB 3.0 and compatibility for USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.  When I got the new flash drive I was determined to figure out a way to get rid of my bulky CD case and just carry this one drive around with me.  That means getting rid of all my Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13…I think you get the point.  The problem is there’s no real easy way to create a flash drive that can store all of these, and boot into any of your choosing, and still be functional under Windows when using it for troubleshooting or repairing workstations…until now. (more…)