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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application to tell you when an update was available, but if you didn’t run that app, chances are you would know how outdated it really is.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…)

Google’s Transparency, Maps Style Inside Street View of Data Center, and a free Windows 7 Google Data Centers Theme

As we all know Google is just simply amazing. By far the leader in innovation and creation and plays a part in almost everybody’s daily life. I am as excited about Google as I am about Open Source code, and there isn’t any other company in the world that makes me tingle inside with happiness like Google does. Anyways, within the past month or so Google has started to release pictures and give a real insight on their data centers and just transparency in general (which I think EVERY company should take a good hard look at) and that inspired me to create a quick and easy Windows 7 theme with all the Data Center pictures. (more…)

Windows Updates fail on Windows XP SP2 (Error Code 0x8024400A)

So just recently I was working remotely on some client’s workstations and had a bunch of problems with Windows XP updates. Turns out Microsoft made it where Windows XP SP2 is no longer compatible with Windows Update! (more…)