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Internet not working (invalid IP address windows 10)

Issue:
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.

open-command-prompt-admin

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.

My computer keeps disconnecting mapped network drives

Question
My computer keeps disconnecting mapped network drives.

Answer
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
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q297684

How to Set Up A VPN Connection in Windows 7

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

Answer

  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.

How To Set up VPN Connections in Windows XP

Question:
How do I setup a VPN connection in Windows XP Pro or Home.

Step By Step How-to:

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Open the Network Connections item in Control Panel. A list of existing dial-up and LAN connections will appear.
  3. Choose the 'Create a new connection' item from the left-hand side of the window. The Windows XP New Connection Wizard will appear on the screen.
  4. First click Next to begin the wizard, then choose the 'Connect to the network at my workplace' item from the list and click Next.
  5. On the Network Connection page of the wizard, choose the 'Virtual Private Network connection' option and click Next.
  6. Enter a name for the new VPN connection in the 'Company Name' field and click Next. The name chosen need not match the name of an actual business.
  7. Choose an option on the 'Public Network' screen and click Next. The default option, 'Automatically dial this initial connection' can be used if the VPN connection will always be initiated when the computer is not already connected to the Internet. Otherwise, choose the 'Do not dial the initial connection' option. This option requires that the public Internet connection be established first, before this new VPN connection will be initiated.
  8. Enter the name or IP address of the VPN remote access server to connect to, and click Next. Company network administrators will provide this information.
  9. Choose an option on the "Connection Availability" screen and click Next. The default option, 'My Use Only,' ensures that Windows will make this new connection available only to the currently logged on user. Otherwise, choose the 'Anyone's use' option.
  10. Click Finish to complete the wizard. The new VPN connection information has been saved.


Connecting to your VPN connection

  1. Place a shortcut of the connection on your desktop by right clicking, on the connection you have made, and clinking on create shortcut. A window will ask you "Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?" Click Yes
  2. Double click on your the new icon on your desktop.
  3. The connection will ask you for a user name and password that has been created for you from your network administrator.
  4. It is highly recommend that you do not click "Save this user name and password for the following users" for security responses.
  5. Click Connect


Disconnecting to your VPN connection.

After you're done working with the VPN connection, you will want to disconnect the VPN connection because the network you're connecting to may filter sites or other security restrictions. Also disconnecting prevents others from accessing network resources from your computer.

  1. Right click on the VPN connection on your desktop and click on disconnect.

Error Code 0x80073712 occurs in Windows Update or Microsoft Update

Issue:
Trying to install Windows updates and update does not install.
Gives error code: 0x80073712

Fix:
1.
Run System Update Readiness tool.
checksur.exe
Download here
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-the-System-Update-Re...

2.
Install Service pack 3 if not installed.

3.
Run System File Checker tool.
sfc /scannow

4.
If that does not fix the issue, it is recommended that you re-install Windows (meaning that Windows has a lot more issues than just the 0x80073712 error).

Read more at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957310

Google Chrome Profile Could Not Be Opened Correctly Error.

Symptoms:
When you open Google Chrome, you receive a pop-up error message that says “Your profile could not be opened correctly. Some features may be unavailable. Please check that the profile exists and you have permission to read and write its contents.

Solutions:
Mac OSX
Quit Google Chrome.
Open Terminal.
Change directory (cd) to /Users/{user}/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default
Delete Web Data and History files: rm -rf History*; rm -rf Web\ Data;
Start Google Chrome and the error should be gone.

Windows 7
Quit Google Chrome.
Open Computer.
Navigate to C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\
Delete the file named “Web Data”
Start Google Chrome and the error should be gone.

Windows XP
Quit Google Chrome.
Open Computer.
Turn on Show Hidden Files and Foldesr in Folder Options in Windows Explorer.
Navigate to: C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\
Delete the file named “Web Data”
Start Google Chrome and the error should be gone.

Linux
Quit Google Chrome.
Open a shell.
Change directory (cd) to ~/.config/google-chrome/Default
Delete the file named “Web Data”: rm -rf Web\ Data;
Start Google Chrome and the error should be gone.
NOTE: If the problem repeats itself after every reboot, then there is most likely corruption is your user profile, so you will have to delete the profile and start a new one. In order to do that, follow the above steps, and replace step 5 and 6 with the following. Make sure that you backup your bookmarks before doing this, as they are a part of your profile and will disappear after doing this:

Locate the folder called "Default" in the directory window that opens and rename it as "Backup default."

Try opening Google Chrome again. A new "Default" folder is automatically created as you start using the browser.

More info can be found at.
http://www.fourleaftechnology.com/index.php/General/google-chrome-profil...

Automatic update service is missing in Windows XP service manager list. Further Windows Update will not run.

Cause of the Problem:
The file wuaueng.dll is not registered in the system, this could be due to a damaged update or a virus having disabled it in the system. Some registry cleaning utilities might remove the necessary information by mistake as well.

wuaueng.dll provide the windows automatic update service in Windows XP, not having it registered in the system will cause the service to not start-up, and not show up in the services list.

Resolution/Fix:

  1. Click on the start menu and select the run option. In the run dialog box type in the following:
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
  2. Then press enter or the run button, afterwards you should get a dialog box notifying you that it successfully registered the dll file.

No start button Windows 8

So you got your new computer and your turn it on and it kinda looks the same, but no start menu.

No start menu

So what do you do now. How do you use your Windows based computer with out a start menu. Well Microsoft thinks that the start menu is not something that is need and has removed it and replaced it with the "New look".

So back to the issue at hand "HOW DO I GET MY DAMN START MENU BACK!" is the question I get every day now.
Well after looking a bit I have found a new tool that can get back a start menu.
Out of many programs I have found a program called Classic Shell. Go take a look and tell me how you like it.

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