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SOLVED! Windows Anytime Upgrade Key Doesn’t Work

June 5th, 2013 admin

Here’s a nice simple, yet frustrating one!   If you go through the Windows Anytime Upgrade site, make a purchase, get a key (so far so good) and then the key doesn’t work?!

You just get the error “Enter a different key”  and then  “The upgrade key you entered is for an edition of Windows that does not work with Windows Anytime Upgrade”

 

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The fix?  Simple, reboot and the upgrade will continue automatically!





SOLVED! Error 80072F8F on Windows Update

July 2nd, 2012 admin

Are you seeing error 80072F8F when running windows update?   You’ll be pleased to know there’s an easy fix for this error!

All you have to do is install the following Root Certificate update:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5397

No more 80072F8F when running Windows Update!

Let us know if this fixes the error for you..





Route Internet Traffic Via Local Connection Instead of VPN

April 4th, 2011 admin

If you use the built in Windows VPN client to connect to your workplace, you’ll find that all internet traffic goes via this connection.

This can make web browsing slower as the request has to go via your office instead of direct to the website.

However there’s an easy way to change this:

1) Bring up the properties for the VPN Connection:

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2) Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then select Properties:

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3) Click on the Advanced button, then un-tick “Use default gateway on remote network”

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