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Travis Nave

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Disabling Windows Updates at Home

Posted by Travis Nave on Nov 20, 2020 2:29:07 PM

In a post-COVID world where many of us are still working from home, some of the group policies that are controlled by the corporate IT group can sometimes be handicapped while off the domain network. One of these is Windows Update. If your company uses a WSUS Server to approve or block certain Windows Updates, this can sometimes be a problem while working remotely. Microsoft likes to push certain updates when it is not restricted by company policies. This sometimes poses a problem for the corporate IT, as they often have to roll-back updates that break or severely hinder the performance of their user’s computers.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Technical Perspective

Inventor Tip: Icon Preview and Context Menus Missing in Windows 10

Posted by Travis Nave on Aug 21, 2020 11:16:26 AM

Issue: We recently ran into a strange issue where Inventor icons were not showing the thumbnail preview of the models and drawings within Windows Explorer. Likewise, options like 'Pack and Go' were missing from the right-click context menus. Reinstalling or re-registering the necessary .DLL files were of no help.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Inventor

Clean Your Keyboard

Posted by Travis Nave on Mar 9, 2020 10:43:06 AM

You have probably seen the headline before, "Study shows your keyboard has more germs than your toilet seat."  Shocking, right?  With Coronavirus heavily featured in the news today, we are all looking for ways to remove germs from our lives beyond just washing our hands.  I bet you're looking at your keyboard right now and taking note of how grimy it is.  If you think about it, you probably touch it as much as you do your phone.  What good is it to wash your hands in the public restroom and use the paper towel to open the door if you come right back to your desk and start typing on your dirty keyboard? You immediately reclaim all of the germs from every doorknob, coffee pot, and copy machine you touched along the way.  Then you might check the messages on your phone and bring all of those germs straight to your face when your friend calls.  Do you eat at your desk too?  If so, all of those germs go from your keyboard to your bag of chips and into your mouth.  Yummy!  But it's a fair trade for the keyboard, as it gets all of your delicious crumbs. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks