Archive for the Announcement Category

YouTube Channel – 100 subscribers!!

Posted in Announcement, YouTube with tags , , , on October 28, 2017 by Sirusdark

Hello fellow power users!

Although currently outside the country (Canada – what other country?) and not having posted any new tutorials (Yet! Stay tuned!), people… well YOU! continue to subscribe, comment and to send questions!

Thank you very much! I hope to post more content, more tutorials and answer more questions for many years to come! :D

Thank you everyone for your contribution!

Let’s keep growing and learning together!

Enjoy!
Sirus

YouTube channel that answers YOUR questions:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Sirusdark

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Sirusdark YouTube Channel now has over 50 subscribers!!

Posted in Announcement, YouTube on May 20, 2017 by Sirusdark

 

Hi!

Today is a special day as my YouTube channel now passed the 50 subscribers threshold!!!

Thank you everyone for your support, your challenging questions, comments, e-mails and simply just for watching! I’m working hard on creating more useful content, more value and you are all invited to join me in this never ending journey of learning and mutual aid!

Thank you!

Sirus

Links
-https://www.youtube.com/user/Sirusdark

Congratulation USA for your new president!

Posted in Announcement, World with tags , , , on November 9, 2016 by Sirusdark

He110 W0r1d!

I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate my southern neighbours on their newly elected president of the United States of America.
I truly hope that under this new administration your country prospers, grows and stays unified as a nation.

Congratulations, stay strong, and subscribe! :D

Ciao!

Sirus

Comodo Firewall now compatible with Windows 10!

Posted in Announcement, Free, Security, Software on October 19, 2016 by Sirusdark

comodo_logo

Good news everyone!

Comodo Firewall is now, again, fully compatible with Windows 10! It used to be impossible to install it properly on a fresh install of Windows 10, but now everything got fixed!

Reclaim your privacy and secure your OS today! Make sure you customize the installation (to opt-out of the promo junk) and you’ll lend-up with a free high-end firewall! As usual, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

Enjoy!

Sirus

Reference
-https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/firewall.php
-https://forums.comodo.com/install-setup-configuration-help-cis/windows-10-aniversary-build-doesnt-allow-comodo-drivers-to-be-installedsolved-t116322.0.html
-Hidden quote from Futurama… :D

Fix – Windows 10 update KB3189866 stuck at 45%

Posted in Announcement, Bug, Windows with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2016 by Sirusdark

Hello!

If you’re running Windows 10, it’s yet another sad week. Microsoft messed up again and their latest 400Mb+ update (KB3189866) doesn’t even download properly. Most people (including myself) are stuck with an update progress stuck at 45%…

Fear not! Stop waiting and simply install the update manually in just a few clicks. Here are the direct links to download it (select the appropriate system architecture):

32 bit:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x86-based Systems (KB3189866)
windows10.0-kb3189866-x86_48cc54806747877357a732fee03118eb38e92947.msu

64 bit:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3189866)
windows10.0-kb3189866-x64_2c3e91a8162269579c8bf26a502c620d41efef0d.msu

Run the installer and after a few restarts, you’ll be good to go again.

For some reason, this identical update when downloaded via the Windows Update Catalog web downloader, uses another filename (adds the prefix: “AMD64-all-“)… It’s strange as the files are IDENTICAL! I double checked for you and and these Checksums proves it:

kb3189866_checksums

Fun fact! The update’s filename contains its own SHA-1 checksum hash! (2c3e91a8162269579c8bf26a502c620d41efef0d)

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-http://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/14/kb3189866-stuck-at-45-or-95-install-it-manually-instead/
-http://code.kliu.org/hashcheck/
-http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB3189866
-http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/ScopedViewRedirect.aspx?updateid=0405fe13-e4d5-4aff-8cf1-0500f5f673f7

My new beast of a PC in stop motion!

Posted in Announcement, Computer with tags , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2016 by Sirusdark

Hey’all!

Finally repaired my dead PC and got help from an unexpected visitor!

Check out the video!

Enjoy!

Sirus

Next post: How to easily create a VLAN in a smart network switch!

Windows 10 Update KB 3176938 – It’s da bomb!!

Posted in Announcement, Computer, Windows with tags , , on September 1, 2016 by Sirusdark

winver_1607-14393.105_by_sirusdark

Hello!

Last night I let my laptop’s Windows 10 do its updates and went to bed as it looked like a long one. When I woke up, all I had on screen was a No hard drive found/no boot device black screen error… Typical.

After a hard shutdown (holding power button for 10 seconds), I rebooted, then Windows finished doing its stuff and I shut it down normally. Then, I turned it back on. Oh boy…

Windows 10 now opens and shuts down at least twice as fast!

Unfortunately, Microsoft made it a bit complicated to find this update’s details: you need to go to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update History page (link is on the KB’s page) and click  the “August 31, 2016 — KB3176938 (OS Build 14393.105)” description link.

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update.

I highly recommend you update to the latest version as this one is pure steroid for Windows! :D

Enjoy!

Sirus

Reference
-https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/kb/3176938
-https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/12387/windows-10-update-history