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Changing the Windows Product Key

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A while back I was unfortunate enough to run across a pirated copy of Windows on one of my computers. Naturally, I had a legal Product Key, but how to change the Product Key so that you’re not bugged by the Windows Genuine Advantage utility?

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Lotus Notes: Resolving "File Already Exists" issues

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Working in a Lotus Notes environment, I have seen quite a few of the issues concerned with Lotus Notes. Running Lotus Notes with the data-folder located on a network share, combined with sync of Offline folders has a nasty tendency of creating corrupt files.
 
A typical error is “File Already Exists”. Experience has pretty reliably show this to be a problem related to the bookmark.nsf-file.
 
The Solution
Lotus Notes has *.nsf files, database files, and *.ntf files, database template files. Knowing this, the solution to this problem is as follows:
 

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Deactivating Automatic Reboot after Windows Update

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Have you ever returned to your computer only to find it having restarted, and all of your data gone? For a myriad of reasons, I keep my computers running continuously for a long time at a time. This makes this insistence on a reboot not only annoying, but in its extremes, it can actually make me lose work. To prevent this, I have disabled the auto-reboot, and I am no longer annoyed with repeated requests for reboots.
 
For some reason, there is no GUI-button for this setting, so we have to edit the Group Policy of the computer. This is relatively safe, as long as you don’t start to fiddle with anything you do not know what is. The process is as follows:
 

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Firefox: Disabling the Extension Install Delay

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In a previous blogpost I wrote about my favorite Firefox extensions. One thing that annoys me though, is that whenever I try to install an extension, Firefox shows a dialog box, and grays out the “install” button for three seconds, like this:
Extension Install Delay

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