Windows Updates Stuck on Shut Down...???

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Ultimate Settings Panel

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Problems with your Bluetooth Devices?

Are you having problems with your bluetooth devices in Windows? Click here to view our guide on how to make the changes required to stop your bluetooth devices disconnecting on their own!

VLC Player MSI Installers Microsite Launched

We have now created a new micro site for VLC Player MSI installation files including full instructions for silent installations for MSI installers.

There is a file library for previous versions from when we started to create the MSI installers up to the current version and we will keep it up to date with new releases.

You can now visit the website by clicking the link below:

VLC Player MSI Installers Website

We will post an update here at techygeekshome.co.uk when we add any new files to the new site to help keep you up to date.

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The Evolution of Gaming

Many people will still remember the delights of playing console games in the 1980s, such as the Atari console games that used to be so popular. Of course, as we moved into the 1990s, these consoles and games started to seem positively primitive with advancements during the 1990s enabling gamers to enjoy what seemed to be far more sophisticated games and consoles. This included gaming via consoles such as the Sega Master System II and the Commodore 64 Games System.

Computer gaming also became increasingly popular in the 1990s, with many people switching from console games to PC games thanks to the more sophisticated and exciting games that were brought out due to the technological advancements that were experienced. This is something that continued through the 2000s, particularly during the first few years when there seemed to be a spurt in popularity and sophistication when it came to gaming. Games such as Final Fantasy, God of War and Mass Effect had players glued to their screens for hours at a time.

Evolution through mobile gaming

Over the past decade or so, gaming has evolved even further. This is not just as a result of the advancements in quality and technology in terms of graphics and content but also the rocketing popularity of mobile devices. Mobile gaming has now helped to revolutionise the gaming industry and while many people still play on their high tech consoles and PCs, millions are also enjoying a wide range of gaming options using their smartphones and tablets.

Online gaming has enabled consumers to enjoy a wide range of gaming entertainment including online casino games to play while on the go. Sites such as Betsafe offer players a wide variety of gaming options ranging from online poker through to virtual slots machine games. This has provided players with a convenient alternative to heading to a bricks and mortar casino or even playing from their PC, as Betsafe provides a safe and speedy way of enjoying these games on tablets and smartphones.

Many mobile device owners also enjoy downloading a variety of simple games that can be played while on the go via sites such as iTunes or the App Store. Users of various platforms including Android and iOS are able to indulge in fun games such as Angry Birds and Bebbled, which have become extremely popular despite their simplicity compared to the more advanced PC and console games that are available today. 

SCCM R2 SP1 Deployment Task Sequences Bug

Have you deployed a Task Sequence in SCCM R2 SP1 and then cannot see it when you PXE boot your machine? Well, this is a bug and it is very easily fixed.

All you need to do is go through your normal process of creating and deploying a Task Sequence, but after you have created the deployment, you need to go back into it and amend the "available from" date and time. This is due to a bug in the system in relation to time zones (apparently!).

So, go into your deployment, click the "Scheduling" tab and change the date to a few days ago and click ok:


You should now see that your deployment is available to you now!

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Java Client MSI & Offline Installer Files Archive Updated

We have now uploaded to our Java micro site, the MSI installers and Offline Installers for a whole range of previous Java installations.

The versions that have been added are:
  • Java 6 Update 27
  • Java 7 Update 10
  • Java 7 Update 67
  • Java 8 Update 31
  • Java 8 Update 40
  • Java 8 Update 45
You can go and download these new installers by click the Download button below:

DOWNLOAD


FULL VERSION LIST

This means that the following versions are now available from our Java archive site including offline and MSI installers:
  • Java 6 Update 27
  • Java 7 Update 10
  • Java 7 Update 67
  • Java 7 Update 75
  • Java 8 Update 25
  • Java 8 Update 31
  • Java 8 Update 40
  • Java 8 Update 45
  • Java 8 Update 51
  • Java 8 Update 60
INSTRUCTIONS

Please be aware that it seems that some of the MSI installers do not always work with the newer versions of Java, so please see the guide below which shows you how to setup a silent install using the standard offline installer:

How to Use the Offline Installer

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Skype MSI Installers Microsite Launched

We have now created a new micro site for Skype MSI installation files including full instructions for silent installations for the MSI installers.

There is a file library for all previous versions from version 4.1 up to the current version and we will keep it up to date with new releases.

You can now visit the website by clicking the link below:

Skype MSI Installers Website

We will post an update here at techygeekshome.co.uk when we add any new files to the new site to help keep you up to date.

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Dot Net 3.5 Offline Installers for Windows 8, 10 & Server 2012

You may come across a requirement to have the full offline installers for Dot Net 3.5 for Windows 8, 10 or Server 2012. This can be for older applications that require Dot Net 3.5 or 2.0. You may also need the offline installers if you have WSUS in your environment and you cannot install the added features using Windows Update.

So we have found the full offline installers and are making them available to you using the download links below:

DOWNLOADS





INSTRUCTIONS

Ensure that you download the correct version for your operating system and you can simply just run the exe file within the download if you want to manually install, however, if you want to silently install or deploy using SCCM, then you can use the following command:

 DotNet_Win10.exe /S  

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FileZilla FTP Client MSI Installer v3.13.0.3 Released

With the new FileZilla FTP Client release to v3.13.0.3 we have now created the MSI installer for it and added to our FileZilla microsite.

This is the standalone version that has been repackaged by us into an MSI installer. This means that you can use this for deployment with ConfigMgr, WDS, Group Policy and MDT amongst other systems.

DOWNLOAD


INSTRUCTIONS

If you want to distribute FileZilla as a silent install, then you can use the code as below:

WDS or Group Policy

 FileZilla FTP Client v3.10.1.1.msi /q /norestart  

Configuration Manager

 msiexec /i "FileZilla FTP Client v3.10.1.1.msi" /q /norestart

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Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 Released - Full Download and Installation Guide

Finally Microsoft have released the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 as part of a bigger release of products today.

We have been holding back on pushing out Windows 10 but with the release of these tools we are now ready to go with the upgrades as we really like the new operating system.

We have installed both x86 and x64 versions of these new RSAT tools and they do work perfectly well on the latest release.

You can now download the latest release Windows 10 RSAT by clicking the link below:

DOWNLOAD


INSTRUCTIONS

Once you have downloaded the correct version for your machine (x86 or x64) then you should run the file and install the update:


Click the Yes button and you will be presented with the license terms, if you are happy with them, click "I Accept" button:


This will then go through and install the update onto your machine and once complete you should reboot your computer.


After the reboot, you should then right click on your Start button and select Control Panel:


Once in the Control Panel, you should select "Programs and Features":


On the left side column, you will see "Turn Windows Features on or off" - click this:


Scroll down and you will see that there is now an option to select the Remote Server Administration Tools, select the options you want and click OK.


Now, when you click Start > All Apps, you should scroll down to "W" and see "Windows Administrative Tools" which will include all the RSAT:


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Java 8 Update 60 MSI Installers and Offline Installers for x86 & x64 Browsers

We have now uploaded to our Java micro site, the MSI installers and Offline Installers for the latest Java version.

The versions that have been added are:
  • Java 8 Update 60 x86
  • Java 8 Update 60 x64
You can go and download these new installers by click the Download button below:

DOWNLOAD


UPDATE

Please be aware that it seems that the MSI extraction does not always work with the newer versions of Java, so please see the guide below which shows you how to setup a silent install using the standard offline installer:

How to Use the Offline Installer

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iOS 8.4.1 Released

Apple have released iOS 8.4.1 - you can get the update now by going into your settings on your iPads, iPhones and iPods and updating your device.

The update seems to have the usual minor bug fixes but really seems to all be about the release of "Apple Music" and fixing bugs in it that are there from its original release.

We have updated all our devices to 8.4.1 and have not had any real issues with it as yet, does not seem to make any changes but obviously does!

The full list of updates and fixes are captured here from a screen print from our iPad:


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