Disable UAC (User Access Controls) in Windows Vista

  Those annoying “are you sure you want to do this?” popup windows on Windows Vista can be disabled. However, not as easily as other version of Windows. Here is how to turn off the UAC popup warning box. Access the Control Panel and type USER ACCOUNT into the search box. There will be a[…]

Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8.1 loses keyboard and mouse – FIX

This weekend I worked on a Toshiba laptop with Windows 8.1 that had received some updates then rebooted. The keyboard and mouse both failed to work after the reboot. An external USB mouse worked but the USB keyboard did not. I used the on-screen board to do everything with mouse clicks detailed below.  I used[…]

Internal Error 2502 and 2503 installing or uninstalling programs in Windows 8

Yep, that is one long title for this post. I had a need to uninstall a Cisco VPN client from Windows 8.1.  Attempting to do so resulted in a failed uninstall and two error boxes. First showed Internal error 2503 then was Internal Error 2502. I did the usual, made sure time and date were[…]