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Windows 10 Upgrade error unable to install on partition

EDIT: I read somewhere that it needs 50MB of free space on the partition. Maybe you can first assign a drive letter using disk management and see if you can free up some space. I had this “Something went wrong” …

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Windows 10 upgrade reservation notification icon not showing

Can’t See the Windows 10 Upgrade Notification? How to display the Windows 10 upgrade icon if it is not visible: I have seen the windows 10 upgrade notification appear on Windows 7 SP1 & 8.1 computer just fine. Let me …

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printer driver installation error 0x00000057

note: This is a technical article meant for system administrators or advanced users. Make backups of files or registry keys that you manipulate. Use caution and proceed at your own responsibility. I ran into this problem after cleaning up printer …

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How to delete LinkedIn saved e-mail contacts

After receiving one to many e-mails from LinkedIn with the message that e-mail contact x had joined LinkedIn, I started looking for a way to delete these contacts or address book and stop receiving these mails. It turns out this is not as easy as you think.

SOLUTION: I then finally found the answer by accident after I was changing my profile information. When you get to this page: https://www.linkedin.com/fetch/importAndInviteEntry it show at the top Manage imported contacts. And that brings you to this page: https://www.linkedin.com/people/contacts where you will see all your imported contacts and you can delete them all. Finally, no thanks to LinkedIn support.

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Virtual Private Server on SSD storage

Recently I read about the virtual private servers you can create on www.DigitalOcean.com. They call them Droplets, and they get created in less then a minute if you don’t enable back-ups, or just a couple of minutes with back-up service enabled. You can choose between different geographically located datacenters. You can choose between New York, San Francisco, London, Amsterdam and Singapore. You get one public ip address (or ipv6 if you prefer, but who does anyway).

You can choose out of some preselected minimal OS installations such as Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora and CoreOS. Or you could even deploy your VPS complete with a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) or even with wordpress of Drupal setup. If I looked at the price (10$/month or 12$ with back-up) for a VPS, with 1CPU, 1GB RAM, 30GB DISK and 2TB data transfer, and compared that to what I was currently paying for 2 shared hosting plans, the math was clear.

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HP VAAI plugin missing from Vmware ESXi 5.1 U1 HP Customized edition sep 2013

HP has left out the VAAI plugin in the September 2013 ISO’s for ESXi 5.1 and 5.5. People adding a hosts to a SAN (like a P2000G3) will have troubles without this plugin.
New VMFS-5 Datastores that are created on a host that has the VAAI plugin will use ATS-Only locking mechanism for the datastore. Adding another host without this VAAI plugin will keep that host for correctly seeing the datastores.

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MONITOR PANIC: Unable to decompress PPN from swap slot for VM

VMWARE ESXi 5.1U1 My VM would power off without apparent reason. Looking in to the logs this error appears. MONITOR PANIC: Unable to decompress PPN from swap slot for VM I believe the underlying storage (a single SATA disk in …

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VMware image customization in progress

Recently I came across an issue with a virtual machine that was deployed from a template. After the newly created virtual machine was booted up it seemed that the generalization did not fully complete. The password was not changed and …

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Excel has problems with space as thousand seperator

Change the system settings to use a . instead (configuration panel, region and local settings, more settings, number). For existing files, use search and replace to delete spaces. If still left justified multiply all with the number 1 using paste …

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