Tag: Windows 8x

How to re-enable laptop disabled MIC Windows 8.1

I had reason to disable the built-in MIC on my Windows 8.1 Dell Latitude E5550 laptop.  I did the usual thing and went to the control panel and selected SOUND clicked the recording tab, found the MIC and chose properties and select to disable this device (Do not use). Voila the MIC disappeared. This was…


TIP: View TCP connection on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

To view TCP connections on a Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 machine use PowerShell. Type       get-nettcpconnection    in the PowerShell command line.   This will list out the recent TCP connections. Output will look something like this: Look at all that informative goodness!!     Hits: 9


CISCO CADS Install on Windows 8.1

I had the pleasure to install Cisco Desktop Agent (CAD) on some Windows 8.1 workstations.   The version of CADS we have and what is out at this time is not compatible with Windows 8.1.  Cisco lists compatibility up to Windows 7.  Sure enough a regular install failed with a warning box stating this software was…


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…