It gets aggravating trying to find the right registry keys sometimes. In order to resolve or prevent the error message about being logged in with temporary profile in Windows 7, the following Microsoft solution points to the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList that lists the subkeys of users that have logged in. Be sure to also remove any User folders as well, if they still exist.

I switched on my PC and when I entered my password to log in I was told that I was being logged in with a temporary profile because my real one was unavailable. Logging out and back in again appears

Source: Being logged in to Windows 7 with a temporary profile – Microsoft Community

I had an issue where a user was having certain, not all but certain, emails moved into a folder called “Unwanted”. This was weird, as she never created said folder and Outlook doesn’t come with such a folder by default.

It took quite a while to sort it out. We removed rules, created new profiles and created new OST files, but to no avail. There were no server-side functions that would do this, either.

The hint came from the below article. Oddly enough, the article speaks of a “Junk” folder instead of “Unwanted”, but it turned out that the user had a Samsung phone.

Problem: Outlook creates a new folder called “Junk” and moves internal mail to the Junk folder.

Source: Samsung smartphones move email to the Junk folder

The How-To Geek posted an excellent overview of slmgr, a tools used to modify and control Windows Licensing:

Windows activation is designed to be as foolproof as possible, so Microsoft’s graphical tools keep it simple. If you want to do something more advanced like remove a product key, force an online activation, or extend the activation timer, you’ll need Slmgr.vbs.

Source: How to Use Slmgr to Change, Remove, or Extend Your Windows License

What do you do, however, if Windows still comes up “Not Genuine” and will no longer rearm? Using a KMS server, this just shouldn’t happen, but in reality it occurs all the time. In the past, we have taken to wiping the machine and starting over, but recently I actually had two recently imaged machines do this!

I found out that in these two cases, I could actually use System Restore to take it back to a previous restore point before things went wrong! Please note that this will not always work, and I really did not expect it to work this time. The only conclusion I can come to is that an update did not properly apply and cause the issue to begin with.

At any rate, it might save someone some time.

Summary write-up comparing Seafile vs ownCloud, both are online cloud storage platforms (can be hosted on a LAN or a public server). However, digging into it, I have security concerns around ownCloud. Would I put my finance information out there using it? Looks like it might not be such a grand idea.

Source: Seafile vs ownCloud: Comparison and Review

From The Joy of Tech
From The Joy of Tech

In a very unsurprising article, Older But Geeky recently posted that “Users Turning Off Critical Updates To Avoid Windows 10”. This is what I’ve predicted all along. It is the logical reaction to heavy-handed tactics used by Microsoft to make users move to Windows 10, even if they and/or their computers are not ready for it. People are willing to take the risk in turning off Windows updates just to not get beat over the head with Windows 10.
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