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Saturday, December 7, 2013

WHS Connector Restart Error in Windows 8.0/8.1

After upgrading to Windows 8.1, you may find your Windows Home Server dashboard no longer works. The solution for me was:
  1. Uninstall the connector.
  2. Open a command prompt and run ipconfig /flushdns.
  3. Reinstall the connector by going to http://[WHSname]/connect.
However, in my case I would get an error “Cannot connect the computer to the server because either another software installation is in progress or, the computer has a restart pending….”
Try restarting. If that doesn't solve the problem, a registry key needs to be deleted.
http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a90b4679-d2dc-4820-94f0-dce22da245a4/solved-cannot-install-connector-software-error-regarding-another-installation-is-in-progress?forum=whsvailbeta
Summary:
  1. Open regedit.exe.
  2. Navigate to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
  3. Delete the key PendingFileRenameOperations

Thursday, December 5, 2013

How to Remove Apps from Google Play My Apps Site

In the last three years, I’ve downloaded lots of apps to my phone that I quickly deleted. Now I have a new phone, a spiffy Nexus 5, and decided to install from the web. And there I found all of those apps listed. Yuck. But surely I could remove them…right?

Not from the web page. But it can be done from the phone. Thank you, author of this article!

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57556054-285/delete-downloaded-app-history-from-google-play/

Bonus: I can remove apps that were preinstalled on my Samsung Charge (which I liked). Goodbye, Blockbuster app that no longer works!

Too bad there’s no way to install multiple apps at once.