Windows Automatic Updates Annoyance

Lately, I’ve been dealing with the Windows XP Automatic Updates restart nag screen for quite some time now. I am normally pretty busy and have tons of apps open along with several browsers with several tabs. Even though it doesn’t take long for my computer to reboot, I would rather do it at the end of the day.
To keep from hulking out like The Incredible Hulk and thrashing my laptop, (just kidding I would never do that) after clicking the Restart Later button for the tenth time, I decided to stop being lazy and figure out how to shut it off.

It turns out to be pretty easy.
You can either use the command line to shut off the Automatic Updates service or manually shut it off in the Services panel.

To shut it off manually:
1. Go to Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools and double-click on Services.
2. Right-click on Automatic Updates and select Stop.

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Cyber Monday

Did you miss out on any Black Friday deals?
Well don’t feel bad…

Get ready for a deal-packed Cyber Monday. Enjoy deep discounts on great gifts and FREE Super Saver Shipping on millions of items.

Cyber Monday at Amazon

Black Friday 2009

Hey all! Just a reminder that Black Friday starts on Monday at


I must say… I love me some and the biggest shopping day of the year is almost here!

Black Friday deals start as early as Monday, Nov. 23, 2009!

Amazon’s Black Friday page is the central point to find all of your and Black Friday deals and thousands of other products that are on sale for a limited time only. So, don’t waste a minute. Get to shopping! There is a thousand of new deals each day starting Monday. You shouldn’t have to stand in line to get a great deal!

The iPhone a year later

Wow a year goes by really fast sometimes. Today marks the anniversary of my personal iPhone.

Yep a year ago today I was anxious, excited, and nervous all at the same time.

I was super excited to get one after all the wonderful things I had seen and read about it doing.

I was extremely anxious to get one and get to fiddling with it.

I was nervous at spending the high cost of $400 for it as well.

See I generally get a new phone every year or 18 months because the phone is either in terrible shape, or is just completely pathetic around that time.

It’s been a year and I have not been dissatisfied. This phone is still amazing and still runs like brand new, maybe even better.

I do so much with it as many of you know from my previous articles. I am writing this article post from it this very minute and will submit it here in a few all done from the magical iPhone.

If you have the means I highly recommend you pick one up. It’s truly an amazing device and you really will not realize this until you have one in your possession.

I can’t say enough great things about this phone. Once you crossover and get one you will agree that there is no other phone.

Sent from my iPhone

Roll Your Own Multiboot USB Flash Drive

How To Create Your Own Multiboot USB flash drive

For the longest time when I do computer repair house calls, I often depended on a satchel full of CD’s with my favorite tools on them.
Some of them being ERD Commander, Ultimate Windows Boot CD, Knoppix Live, Ubuntu Live, NTpassword, and so on. I hated to have all these cd’s with me at all times.
I often thought about how to accomplish this, but always got sidetracked.

Recently I made up my mind and said the ultimate goal was to have a bootable USB flash drive with a nice menu. I fiddle with this for at least two months with little to no headway, but alas I figured out how to do it and I would like to share it with all of you techies out there willing to read my blog.

I am going to teach you what I have learned throughout this process, and I’m sure you will feel technically empowered when this is all done.

Today you are going to build a USB Multiboot toolset complete with customized boot menu ready to launch many of your favorite tools.

Are you Ready? Good, lets get started!

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