how to disable ‘Get Windows 10’ notification…

•July 26, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Starting w/ July 29th, Microsoft offers a free for life upgrade to Windows 10 for some users – most users. That’s alright I guess, but how about the notification icon? :D

In order to disable the notification, you need to uninstall a few updates… Navigate to Control panel/programs and features/installed updates -find the tab on the left from the programs list.

KB2952664 – Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
KB2990214 – Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 7 to a later version of Windows
KB3022345 – Update to enable the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows
KB3035583 – Update enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1

The update responsible w/ the notification icon is KB3035583

The process associated w/ the notification icon is GWX.exe  (Get Windows 10)-task manager or autoruns.exe

 

If not in the mood to do all the clicks make a .bat file and uninstall everything in one step. Here it is, copy it in notepad and save it as .bat

Run the file as admin

 

@ECHO OFF
REM --- remember to invoke from ELEVATED command prompt!
REM --- or start the batch with context menu "run as admin".

SETLOCAL

REM --- (as of 2015-06-02):
REM  KB2952664 - Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
REM  KB2990214 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 7 to a later version of Windows
REM  KB3022345 - Update to enable the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows
REM  KB3035583 - Update enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1

echo Elevating into Administrator mode
@echo off
:: BatchGotAdmin
:-------------------------------------
REM  --> Check for permissions
>nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cacls.exe" "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\config\system"
REM --> If error flag set, we do not have admin.
if '%errorlevel%' NEQ '0' (
    echo Requesting administrative privileges...
    goto UACPrompt
) else ( goto gotAdmin )
:UACPrompt
    echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
    echo UAC.ShellExecute "%~s0", "", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
    "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
    exit /B
:gotAdmin
    if exist "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" ( del "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" )
    pushd "%CD%"
    CD /D "%~dp0"
:-------------------------------------- 

REM --- uninstall updates
echo uninstalling updates ...
echo  - next
start "title" /b /wait wusa.exe /kb:2952664 /uninstall /quiet /norestart
echo  - next
start "title" /b /wait wusa.exe /kb:2990214 /uninstall /quiet /norestart
echo  - next
start "title" /b /wait wusa.exe /kb:3022345 /uninstall /quiet /norestart
echo  - next
start "title" /b /wait wusa.exe /kb:3035583 /uninstall /quiet /norestart
echo  - Done.
echo  - Rebooting in 60 seconds.  Press any key to reboot immediately.
echo  - Run Step 2 to hide the updates from reinstalling.
timeout 60
shutdown -f -r -t 00

REM EOF --

 

find more info at superuser.com or 7tutorial.com

good-luck, have fun.

search installed updatesautoruns disable GWX

 

:D the correct way to patch Flash:

•July 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

 

patched flash player

 

Shielding a guitar – solderless adhesive foil

•June 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Copper foil looks great. I also take joy in the fact that the electrons enjoy more freedom of movement in a thin foil than in a thick paint. :D

Because soldering on aluminium foil is tricky at best, just make a few indentations here and there along the points where the tape interlaps. Or simply fold underneath a corner of the top tape so that the top/clean surfaces make contact. (see photos)

 

-on the internets: Terry McInturff

“Hello all,

I am a firm believer in shielding a non-vintage guitar as completely as is possible.

What is meant by shielding? It means that…as much as is possible…the pickup cavities, the pickups, the controls…are all surrounded by an electrically conductive metal foil, paint, etc that is grounded. A good job of this will substancially reduce the amount of Radio Frequency (RF) buzz and interference that will come out of the speaker cabinet.

It can make a big difference. All sorts of RF can create havoc…not only from radio stations, but also from light dimmer packs, flourescent lighting, and even digital cash registers!

While I personally recommend conductive paint..applied liberally, in multiple coats…adhesive-backed foil can work too.

Main aim…surround all components as much as is possible…test to make sure that all shielding is connected to ground…also to make sure that no accidental grounding-out of any component can happen via the shielding should a securing nut happen to come loose, etc.

Myth: Shielding will change the tone of the guitar
This is only true if you consider RF noise to be a part of the musical tone of a guitar. I consider RF to be unmusical noise. Totally undesirable.
Common error: not doing a neat and thorough job, not grounding the shield properly
Remember that the goal is to surround the components with what amounts to a grounded, conductive enclosure…technically, a Faraday Cage. The shield must readily conduct electricity (test with a VOM) AND be connected to ground via sturdy means.
Tip: how to paint internal wire holes
Pipe cleaners make a good “brush” for this.

Shielding will not detract from your tone. Arguably, the tone will be improved.

Great shielding + Excellent electrical components + world-class wiring = totally professional work “under the hood” :)

Im painting on shielding today, and so this topic came to mind.”

 

adhesive foil guitar shilding bass guitar shilding 2

 

The Lizard-Spock Expansion

•June 21, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Sheldon: It’s very simple. Look, scissors cuts paper. Paper covers rock. Rock crushes lizard. Lizard poisons Spock. Spock smashes scissors. Scissors decapitates lizard. Lizard eats paper. Paper disproves Spock. Spock vaporizes rock. And as it always has, rock crushes scissors.
Big Bang Theory Transcript

 
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