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So every once and a adobe flash player will run into issues and tell you to install the latest. Then you go ahead and try to install the latest greatest and adobe flash installer says it already has the latest.

What to do?

Fortunately Adobe has a tool just for that.

Download it here

Run this and uninstall your adobe flash player.

Once it is uninstalled. reboot and go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

install and flash should be good to go.

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Its harder than you would think. This is true for both PC and APPLE (because they are the same).

Humorous Song about cleaning your laptop fan.

Over the past few years having supported and installed and troubleshooting Windows Vista as well as Windows 7 I have found my share of corrupt Hibernation settings.

The file that is created for hibernation to exist is “Hiberfil.sys” This file can be corrupted so easily by many different viruses as well as rootkits. I disable it by default. Besides Hiberfil.sys is typically 4+ gigs of data storage that can be reclaimed.

How to disable Hibernation:

To do this you will need administrator permission to change the setting.

I recommend an easy way is to create a new shortcut on your desktop.

1. Right click on Desktop

2. Choose New –> shortcut

3. In the text box type “CMD” click next through the wizard

4.Now you have a shortcut. Right click on the new cmd shortcut and scroll to run as administrator

5.Now you have a Administrator Command prompt

6. Type: “powercfg /h off” (without quotes of course)

7. if it works you will get a new line waiting your response.

Now you have turned off Hibernation in Windows. Now go enjoy some sleep…. (sleep mode still works)

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A large issue with all versions of Windows is by default the Operating system is installed to not show your file extension. FolderOptions

So why is this a problem? Well since Virus developers and Script kiddies learned of this they would mask the virus file as a jpeg. So please what ever version of windows you are using please uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.

If you notice in the diagram on the left I would and do the following on every install of any Windows version I install.

-Uncheck Automatically search for network folders and printers

-Check: Do not cache thumbnails

-Bullet: Show hidden files and folders

Click apply and then Apply to all folders. Windows will prompt you to make sure. Click ok.

Now when you download a file or someone sends you a file you know what the true extension of the file.





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