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KB3050265 Solves Windows Update Scan High Memory Usage

A long running thread on Microsoft’s TechNet gives details of a problem that has existed since the fall of last year.  A Windows 7 machine with the default Windows Update settings checks for updates once per day. This process of checking for updates was consuming an inordinate amount of resources, upwards […]

Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Should I Do It?

If you’re running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and are receiving “Reccommended updates”, you will soon be installing KB3035583.  This update will be offering you a free upgrade to Windows 10 via a small icon in the tray near the clock.  The upgrade will be available as of July 29, 2015. […]

Windows Update Error 80246002

Today, all of a sudden, every Windows 7 machine in our office fails Windows Update with the 80246002 error. Two machines were brand new installations. As a temporary fix, I changed the DNS servers to and (Google’s DNS Servers) and it now works. We were using OpenDNS. I’m […]

Changing your Domain Name with Google Apps

Our clients use either Google Apps or Office 365 for hosted email, but recently we found a serious drawback to Google Apps. A client using Google Apps registered a new domain name and wants to use it as their primary email and web domain. With Google Apps, you can receive […]