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Internet not working (invalid IP address windows 10)

Can't connect or stay connected to WiFi or Ethernet connection with Windows 10

How resolve "Invalid IP Address" and "No Internet Access"

Internet Access Fix For Windows 10 Update:
Windows 10 Fix

If you’ve recently updated Windows 10 and you’re seeing an error after running the troubleshooter stating “Windows has an invalid IP Address scheme”, your computer may be effected by a recent update for Windows. You can try the following steps to fix the issue.

Step One

Open a ‘Command Prompt’ by right clicking on your ‘Start Button’ and selecting ‘Command Prompt (Admin) and typing the commands that follow exactly as written.


Press enter after each entry:

netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable
netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled

Step Two

Close any open programs and save any work, then restart your PC (this must be done to complete the fix) then check your internet connection.

How do I reinstall Windows 8 on a Dell Inspiron 20

How do I reinstall Windows 8 on a Dell Inspiron 20, and other Windows 8 computers, without disc's?

Windows, from most major manufactured computers, can be reset "Refreshed, Reinstalled, Reimaged, set back to factory default, or a OEM clean install" by restarting the computer in recovery mode.
You would do this if the computer can't boot to the Login Screen, or the computer is running slow.

1. Turn off the computer.
2. Hold down Shift and Turn on the computer and press and release F8 at a fast pace until the Windows "recovery mode" screen shows up, then stop pressing F8 and shift. (If Windows wants to login, turn off the computer and repeat the process.) Also if this does not work go into the BIOS and turn off fast boot.
3. Make sure all external devices are not connected Printers, Scanners, Media Card Readers, Small Media cradles (iPod, PDA, MP3 player, etc.), Digital Cameras and Video Recorders, USB storage devices, CDs or DVDs from all optical drives.
4. Click Troubleshoot.
5. Click Reset.
7. Click Reset, this will take hour's even over night. the computer may reboot many times while the system is reinstall
8. When you see the screen asking for "language and region" the reinstall is complete.

Preventing Electrical Fires

Preventing Electrical Fires in Duluth
Electrical fires are one of the leading types of home fires, especially in manufactured homes.

The Problem
During a typical year, home electrical problems account for 67,800 fires, 485 deaths, and $868 million in property losses. Home electrical wiring causes twice as many fires as electrical appliances.

The Facts
December is the most dangerous month for electrical fires. Fire deaths are highest in winter months which call for more indoor activities and increase in lighting, heating, and appliance use. Most electrical wiring fires start in the bedroom.

The Cause

- Electrical Wiring

* Most electrical fires result from problems with "fixed wiring" such as faulty electrical outlets and old wiring. Problems with cords and plugs, such as extension and appliance cords, also cause many home electrical fires.
* In urban areas, faulty wiring accounts for 33% of residential electrical fires.
* Many avoidable electrical fires can be traced to misuse of electric cords, such as overloading circuits, poor maintenance and running the cords under rugs or in high traffic areas.

- Home Appliances

* The home appliances most often involved in electrical fires are electric stoves and ovens, dryers, central heating units, televisions, radios and record players.

Prevent Electrical Problems
Studies of electrical fires in homes show that many problems are associated with improper installation of electrical devices by do-it-yourselfers. Common errors that can lead to fires include the use of improperly rated devices such as switches or receptacles and loose connections at these devices. Both can lead to overheating and arcing that can start fires. Fires are still caused by people using the wrong size fuse or even putting a penny behind a fuse when they don't have a spare. These practices are very dangerous. The fuse is a safety device designed to limit the electricity carried by the circuit to a safe level. Electricity and water are a bad combination. All electrical devices installed outdoors should be specially designed for outdoor use. Outdoor receptacles as well as those in kitchens, bathrooms, and anywhere else near water should be the ground fault circuit interrupting type (GFCI).

Use Electrical Devices Safely
Light bulbs, especially the newer halogen types, get very hot and can ignite combustible materials that get too close. Clothing or towels should never be placed atop a lampshade and table lamps should not be used without a shade where they might fall over onto a bed or sofa. Most light fixtures are labeled to show the brightest bulb that can be safely used in that fixture; too high a wattage bulb can cause the fixture to overheat and start a fire. Extension cords are a common cause of electrical fires. You must be careful to use only extension cords that are rated for the power used by the device they are powering. Extension cords should never be used as a long term solution to the need for another receptacle. Extension cords must never be run inside walls or under rugs or furniture. Extension cords can get warm in use and must be able to dissipate this heat or they can start a fire.

Maintain Electrical Safely
The insulation on electrical cords can become damaged by wear, flexing, or age. Do not use any cord that is stiff or cracked. Some clues that you may have an electrical problem are:

* Flickering lights. If the lights dim every time you turn on an appliance that circuit is overloaded or has a loose connection.
* Sparks. If sparks appear when you insert or remove a plug, they could be a sign of loose connections.
* Warm electrical cord. If an electrical cord is warm to the touch, the cord is underrated or defective.
* Frequent blown fuses or broken circuits. A fuse or circuit breaker that keeps tripping is an important warning sign of problems.
* Frequent bulb burnout. A light bulb that burns out frequently is a sign that the bulb is too high a wattage for the fixture.

Safety Precautions

* Routinely check your electrical appliances and wiring.
* Frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately.
* Use electrical extension cords wisely and don't overload them.
* Keep electrical appliances away from wet floors and counters; pay special care to electrical appliances in the bathroom and kitchen.
* When buying electrical appliances look for products which meet the Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) standard for safety.
* Don't allow children to play with or around electrical appliances like space heaters, irons and hair dryers.
* Keep clothes, curtains and other potentially combustible items at least three feet from all heaters.
* If an appliance has a three-prong plug, use it only in a three-slot outlet. Never force it to fit into a two-slot outlet or extension cord.
* Never overload extension cords or wall sockets. Immediately shut off, then professionally replace, light switches that are hot to the touch and lights that flicker. Use safety closures to "child-proof" electrical outlets.
* Check your electrical tools regularly for signs of wear. If the cords are frayed or cracked, replace them. Replace any tool if it causes even small electrical shocks, overheats, shorts out or gives off smoke or sparks.

How to create a OpenSSL CSR Creation for Apache SSL

1. Log into the terminal of your Linux or Unix server.
2. Type the following command at the command line.
openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout ~\server.key -out ~\server.csr
You also can use a tool to create your cert. Such as the one on digicert website.
3. This will ask you questions such as Common name "YOUR WEBSITE URL", your organization, your City, your State, and Country.
4. This will also create 2 files in your home folder called server.key (Private Key) and server.csr (certificate signing request)
5. Edit the server.csr file and copy and paste the file into your company you are getting your SSL cert from.
6. After they give back you a .crt file place that into your config file of your server.

How to Mount a Filesystem via sshfs

How to connect to a server using ssh and mount the ssh's file system on your mac.
Also how to install Homebrew package manager in OS X


Here is how
First install homebrew.
Homebrew is a package manager for OSX and makes it easer to install software from the command line.

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Then we will the sshfs program
Install SSHFS

Command to install sshfs:
brew install sshfs

Mounting a Remote System

Make a folder somewhere in your home folder so you have write access to it.

mkdir -pv ~/Desktop/

Assuming you have your ssh keys set up already it will be a simple matter of running:

sshfs ~/Desktop/

Of course replacing with, your remote system.

This will mount your server right on your desktop

Unrecoverable Error 13691 59297, 13739 97471, or 13713 76500 in Quickbooks

Quickbooks always quits when I try to view previous reconciliation reports in Quickbooks.

Quickbooks calls Adobe Acrobat reader when trying to create this report. Acrobat by default tries to open the report in a web browser, but Acrobat can not open such report in the browser. The fix is to not allow PDF's to open in a web browser.

Here is how.
Go to Start > All Programs > Adobe Reader 9.
Go to Edit > Preferences and select Internet.
Deselect Display PDF in browser and click OK.

My computer keeps disconnecting mapped network drives

My computer keeps disconnecting mapped network drives.

This behavior is by designed.

This behavior occurs because Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows Server 2003 can drop idle connections after a specified time-out period (by default, 15 minutes) to prevent wasting server resources on unused sessions. The connection can be re-established very quickly, if required.

To resolve this issue, you can run the following command on your computer:

net config server /autodisconnect:-1

This command will turn off the autodisconnect feature.

For more information, please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

Mapped Drive Connection to Network Share May Be Lost;en-us;Q297684

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How to create a Remote Desktop Connection on Windows XP

How do I connect to a Windows XP Pro, 7 Pro, 8 Pro, Server 2003, Server 2008 computer from my Windows XP Pro or Home computer.


  1. Make sure that you are connected to the Internet or to the LAN. If you require a dial-up connection to a virtual private network (VPN) or Remote Access server, connect to it.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
  3. Click Options.
  4. In the Computer field list, type the host name or the IP address of the computer to which you want to connect.
  5. Type the user name, password, and domain (if applicable) of an account to which you have allowed remote access into the corresponding boxes, and then click Connect.
  6. To save the connection to your desktop. Click save as, Click Desktop on the left side, then type in the name of the computer

What to do after the connection has been established.

  1. At this time you should see a Windows Log On dialog box or it shows a Windows XP login screen, It depends on what computer your connecting to.
  2. In the Log On to Windows dialog box that appears, type the password of the account with remote access privileges into the Password box. (If you have little boxes, this only happens in Windows 7, 8, or Server 2008 products, click on Other users then type in your username and Password. If your company uses a domain remember to put the name of the domain before the username then use a \ then the username ex. EE\justin)
  3. Then click switch User (Windows 7, 8, or Server 2008 products) or click ok (Windows XP, or Server 2003 products)

What happens on the other end?
Once you connect it will disable any input or any screen information on the other side. Just remember that if your connecting to another computer that other people use.

NOTE: If the remote session is displayed in full-screen mode, you may be unable to see the Close button. In this case, restore the window from the remote session banner that is displayed at the top of the session window (click the Restore button).

More info can be found at:

How to Set Up A VPN Connection in Windows 7

How do I setup a VPN Connection in Windows 7 Home, Pro, or Ultimate?


  1. Open up network and sharing center from Control Panel, and choose Set up a new connection or network.
  2. There are two options in the Connect to a Workplace window. Click use my Internet connection.
  3. Type in the address in either domain name or IP address, and name the connection in the destination name box. And click Next.
  4. Don't enter any usernames or passwords yet (For Security) and click "Don't connect now, just set it up so I can connect later."
  5. click Create.

To Connect

  1. Click the small network icon on the system tray at the bottom right corner, and pick the connection we just created from the popup list, and connect.
  2. Here you will be asked for a username, password, and domain. then click connect.

Your connection should be connected after about 15-30 seconds.


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