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You Already Have Different Build Flavor Of Windows Live, Error: 0x80280008, Source: WaitForCatalog

While working on a customers computer this past Sunday afternoon I ran into an issue with Windows Live Essentials while attempting to update all of his programs. The error relates to updating Windows Live Essentials only and can be resolved by either skipping the specified update or really by uninstalling Windows Live Essentials and then reinstalling the components that you use. Below I have noted details about the error followed by how to uninstall Windows Live Essentials 2011.

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Windows XP Auto Play No Longer Working, Fix Windows XP Auto Play

Recently we removed a virus from a PC at the computer shop and after a week the customer brought it back in because Auto Play had stopped working. Since a virus had been removed and Microsoft Security Essentials installed I assumed something in the process of one of those tasks messed up auto play. Fixing the problem is really easy using the Auto Play Repair Wizard which can be downloaded from Microsoft. Follow the directions below to resolve Auto Play not working on Windows XP.

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Zen Cart New Product Error: 1062 Duplicate entry ‘2147483647’ for key ‘PRIMARY’

A client of mine contacted me earlier because he was unable to add products to his Zen Cart store. I recently installed a couple modules for him and was thinking that the issue may be related to one of the modules however this did not end up being the case. After some investigation I was able to resolve the problem easily by first deleting a product that had been added and then by issuing a SQL command to modify the auto increment numbers for the Zen Cart products table. Below there is more information on the error as well as details on how to resolve the issue.

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Xbox 360 Behind pfSense Firewall: Your NAT Type Is Strict

We recently put a Xbox 360 online at the computer shop and I finally got around to configuring everything so we could get on Xbox Live. Our network uses a pfSense firewall along with some other security measures which create a fairly secure environment however it can take some configuration to get things working properly at times. The pfSense firewall is a really amazing open source firewall software developed by some folks here in Louisville. Anyhow depending on how your firewall is set up you may run into a couple issues, which aren’t really issues, connecting to Xbox Live. Below is information on how to get past your Xbox 360 reporting that the NAT type is Strict when your Xbox 360 is located behind a pfSense firewall.

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Starting vsftpd for vsftpd: 500 OOPS: vsftpd: not configured for standalone, must be started from inetd

Earlier today I was configuring VSFTPD on a new server. After installing via the yum package manager on a CentOS server and copying the configuration from another server to mimic its behavior I attempted to start VSFTD and it failed with the error noted in detail below. After the error details there is information on what caused the problem followed by how I was able to resolve the issue.

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