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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

Firefox issues (v.42+ ) – How to access JavaScript Advanced Settings again

Posted in Browser, Bug, How to with tags , , , , , , , on October 15, 2015 by Sirusdark

Firefox‘s new options menu is good looking, sure. But it’s now incomplete, as some options are unavailable. JavaScript’s advanced settings is one of those “gone” settings from the new interface. In case you’re wondering what the heck it’s all about, you might wanna install that Firefox SettingSanity extension I recommended some time ago.

Configuring da configs

Here’s how to switch back to the good ‘ol menu and access those beloved Advanced JavaScript Settings:

Simply set the browser.preferences.inContent to false in Firefox’s settings, about:config (only works in Firefox).

firefox_legacy_preferences-menu

Back in business

Once it’s turned to false, you’re good to go!

firefox_legacy_options

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/settingsanity/
-https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/settingsanity/reviews/707714/

Outlook starts downloading a second time all e-mails – Remove duplicates

Posted in Bug, How to, Software, Windows with tags , , , , on September 28, 2015 by Sirusdark

Hello readers! I hope you’re having a wonderful Monday!

When Outlook goes wild and starts downloading twice all your server’s inbox, you end up with a pretty awesome shitload ton of duplicates. This usually happens when there’s a sync hiccup. Anyway, here’s how to easily delete ’em!

It’s a sorta thing

Since the e-mails are all downloaded at once at pretty much the same time, it becomes a breeze to delete these duplicates. No special rules, coding, add-ons or plugins to install/buy required. Simply sort your e-mails by Date Created!

To do this, you’ll want to add a filter (column) since it’s not by default. Simply:

Right-click any columns > View settings > Columns… > Add “Created” to the columns.

Now click the “Created” column to sort your e-mails, select everything that got created within minutes of each other and press DELETE! VoilĂ !

outlook_created_filter

Enjoy!

Sirus