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Windows Backup failing not enough disk space – error code 2155348249

While this solution isn’t 100% depending on the cause, it’s the likely solution.


In Windows 2008+, you will notice that the Windows installation creates a 100MB partition (the System Reserved Partition [SRP]) that is not assigned a drive letter but is mounted to \\?\Volume{d7872b19-76ae-11e3-8a27-806e6f6e6963}\:System Reserved. Here’s the problem, when you are doing a full bare metal recovery backup, which includes the system state, just the system state, or trying to back up everything, WSB will use VSS to backup the partitions, including SRP. But 100 MB is too small to allow for this! Not a very smart design choice. You can confirm that this is the problem by removing the bare metal and system state backup options, and only backing up your C:. That will work. But add system state, and it fails.


The solution is to have VSS use the C: or another drive when creating the snapshot of the SRP. This way the limited 100 MB is no longer an issue.


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Images Do not print in Word!

When Rick draws a flow chart and adds a text box, it appears fine on his screen, but when he tries to print it, it’s totally blank. Also, when Rick receives a Word document with an image inserted, it doesn’t show or print either. He wonders why he can’t get the images to print.


Word allows you to control what does or doesn’t print with your document—at least for some elements, such as graphics. Here’s how you can make sure that Word will send those images to the printer as you expect”


This is a good step by step article for setting up your Word Application to display images for printing.


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DirectX 12 and Windows 10

Windows 95 didn’t have a direct line of communication to video hardware – until Microsoft developed its DirectX suite of APIs.


At first, DirectX didn’t take off, as developers mostly relied on OpenGL at the time and programmed efficiently in the DOS environment. Microsoft’s graphics API suite gained momentum over time once developers figured out it wouldn’t ever go away.


DirectX seemingly pushed OpenGL out of the way by the time DirectX 9 hit the PC gaming scene in 2002. Windows XP likely accelerated DirectX’s growth, as that particular platform was highly stable and is still in use across the globe. Windows 10 is very popular, and with the latest in the DirectX series, DirectX 12.




With DirectX 12, games will likely see better performance since the load is shared between the multiple cores simultaneously instead of dumping loads onto one core at a time.


This is a big deal, as DirectX 11 doesn’t take advantage of multiple cores in this fashion, thus a single core is doing all the work while the others remain idle.


Look at it this way: computers have moved from a single-lane to an eight-lane superhighway, allowing the CPU to throw rendering and compute commands to the GPU faster than ever before. For the gamer, that means better frame rates and a better image quality.


DirectX 12: Things You NEED TO KNOW

Microsoft® DirectX® 12: Ushering in the New Era of PC Gaming

Nvidia: Stop being a DICK

DirectX 12 Analysis & Benchmarks: AMD Knocks Nvidia Out In The First Round


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Control Panel is Just a Right-Click Away in Windows 10

Microsoft has done a refresh on the UI in Windows 10 by offering a compromise between Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to give users a “familiar” experience with a modern flair. In most cases, the old way of handling customization and system-level changes have changed with the new interface. But, don’t be surprised when an old dialog box pops up here or there. Windows 10 is not completely finished after all.


If you want to find some of the older-styled mechanisms, look no further than the new Windows 10 Start button. Simply right-click on the Start button and you’re reintroduced to some old friends. Things like Control Panel, Command Prompt, Disk Management and Run can be found there.



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Reclaiming disk space from “system volume information”



Windows saves information related to system restore inside “system volume information” and it is used when you actually perform a restoration (which is indeed a great facility). But when struggling for more disk space, I am sure you wouldn’t mind doing a trade off between what portion of your disk you want to give away for that purpose and what portion you want to keep for yourself.


Now here are some commands that you could use in the Command Prompt console in administrator mode in order to view and resize the space allocated for SVI:



1. To see the space allocated and used for “system volume information”:

– Open Command Prompt with “Run as Administrator” option

– Type in: vssadmin list shadowstorage

– You will see Used Space, Allocated Space and Maximum Space for “system volume information”

2. To see the restore information stored therein:

– Use in the same console command: vssadmin list shadows

3. To resize the maximum allocated space:

– Type in command: vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=[here add the drive letter]: /For=[here add the drive letter]: /Maxsize=[here add the maximum size]

– E.g., vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=C: /For=C: /Maxsize=4GB

– You will see a prompt confirming resize done

– You can check the status again using the command discussed in point 1 above

4. Just to get rid of the space already consumed, but sticking to the same size of max-size as before:


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Private Registration FAQ

What is the difference between public and private domain name registration?

Per our registrar agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact and registrant information listed for your domain name must be made public. Using false information is a violation and can lead to the termination of your domain name registration.


We understand most people do not want their personal contact information (name, address, email address, and phone number) made public in the Whois database. That’s why we have offered Private Registration services since 2002.


When you purchase Private Registration services, the Whois database lists a generic name, mailing address, and phone number instead of your personal contact information. we also create a private unique email address for your domain name — you decide to have any arriving email forwarded, filtered for spam, or not forwarded at all.
Although the listed registrant of your domain name is generic on the Whois database, you retain FULL CONTROL over your domain name.


You can:
• Cancel, sell, or renew your domain name
• Control the content for your website
• Set the nameservers for your domain name
• Update your underlying domain name contact information
• Resolve any and all disputes involving your domain name


Private Registration provides a variety of benefits! It helps you:
• Protect your identity
• Stop domain name-related spam
• Thwart harassers and stalkers
• End data mining
• Maintain personal and family privacy
• Prevent your domain from being hijacked
• Shield legitimate entrepreneurial business endeavors
• Voice political and other First Amendment speech


We do not allow you to use our private domain name services for spamming, violating the law, or engaging in morally objectionable activities. Violating these policies will result in service cancellation.


Can I request a Premium Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate for a private domain?


Yes, you can request an Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate for a privately-registered domain name. We need to verify that you control the domain you intend to secure, and EV certificates have strict verification guidelines.


To verify that you control the domain, you must respond to emails sent to the Registrant or Administrative contacts listed in a Whois search for the domain name. Because private registration services block personal email addresses from displaying, many registrars let users forward email received by the proxy address. After you set up email forwarding, contact us to resend the email.


If you have private registration, see Set Email Forwarding for Domains with Privacy to set up email forwarding in your account.


See more details about this document at Go Daddy!



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Win 10 VPN Setup

Connecting to our VPN Server from windows 10.


Go >  settings> Click Network & Internet > VPN


VPN Type:  Point to Point





Connect using setup above.



To disconnect after you are finished




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WordPress 4.3 Update

While the version 4.2 brought us a lot of revolutionary improvements like browsing and switching themes in the Customizer, Emoji support and an improved Press This button, version 4.3 will totally change the way you use WordPress on small-screen and touch-enabled devices.


WordPress 4.3 focuses on improving both Admin UI and the Editor on touch-enabled and small screen devices. The editor will be loaded with outstanding features like saving/updating content without refreshing the page and working of Cmd/Control+S in the text view, on the other side, the Admin UI will retire media-new.php and have better responsive list tables. Additionally, several guest contributors will also be reimagining and improving the Network Admin UI for mobile.


Security has always been a crucial concern in WordPress and once again, WordPress team is focusing a lot on making websites more secure than ever. As WordPress’ biggest chink in armor is passwords, version 4.3 is getting a major overhaul in terms of how passwords are chosen. Below are four main points that Mark Jaquith, who is leading the team working on passwords, has included in his plan for passwords:



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AQTRONIX WebKnight is an application firewall for IIS and other web servers and is released under the GNU General Public License.


More particularly it is an ISAPI filter that secures your web server by blocking certain requests.


If an alert is triggered WebKnight will take over and protect the web server.
It does this by scanning all requests and processing them based on filter rules, set by the administrator.


These rules are not based on a database of attack signatures that require regular updates.
Instead WebKnight uses security filters as buffer overflow, SQL injection, directory traversal, character encoding and other attacks.


This way WebKnight can protect your server against all known and unknown attacks.
Because WebKnight is an ISAPI filter it has the advantage of working closely with the web server, this way it can do more than other firewalls and intrusion detection systems, like scanning encrypted traffic.


More Details:AQTRONIX WebKnight


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FQDN to folder in aliased FQDN using htaccess

Simple method of displaying aliased FQDN to a folder in the primary web site. You have two domain names but you do not want the second name just pointing to the primary name as a domain alias! You would rather have it pointing to a folder instead.


Sample.net is an alias of sample.com


RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^sample\.net [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://sample.com/services/tech-services-solutions/$1 [R=301,L]


# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress



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