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MacBook Pro GPU AMD Failure Method 1

MacBook Pro GPU AMD Failure Method 1

So a friend has an issue with an issue where his MacBook Pro late 2011 was not booting. Looking at the issue and finding information online, it turns out the AMD card seems to fail on MacBook Pros. But thankfully it can be programatically bypassed. A lot of information I was finding insisted on using …

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SharePoint Calendar does not show when in a page as a webpart

SharePoint Calendar does not show when in a page as a webpart

So I was asked to add an events calendar to a SharePoint site that is being used as a portal. This would display the calendar as a WebPart on a SharePoint Wiki page. But, obviously, as with anything SharePointy, this wasn’t as straight forward as just sticking the WebPart in. The issue I encountered was …

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Install MediaWiki

Install MediaWiki

So, I was asked to install MediaWiki on a Windows Server 2012 R2. This example shows you to install when using the server with a GUI. You can transfer the files using your control panel if you don’t have a GUI, and in theory it should also work the same with a Linux

Installing WordPress

Installing WordPress

I used to be a Joomla! type of person. That was until 2014 when things kept breaking and simply not working. I started using WordPress instead when a company I worked for decided to switch from Joomla! to WordPress. This was really the first experience I had with WordPress, since I have primarily used WordPress …

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Install phpMyAdmin on Fedora

Install phpMyAdmin on Fedora

So, I wanted to install WordPress onto my localhost, but I didn’t have phpMyAdmin installed. Please note: cheekyfactor.com or the owners of this site cannot be held responsible if things go wrong. You perform these tasks at your own risk. This is for advanced users only. To install phpMyAdmin, open your terminal and input: sudo su

Removing search-startpage.com

Removing search-startpage.com

I have had several computers come to me where when I have opened a browser it defaults to search-startpage.com. This is a nasty piece of adware and should be removed as soon as it is detected. This can be used to remove any adware that you may have got, just replace search-startpage.com with the adware …

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When things go wrong with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

When things go wrong with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

In previous versions of Windows it was fairly straightforward to get into diagnostic mode with F8, but Microsoft have decided to change this. You can’t get into Safe Mode as you used to be able to, but you can still get into an area where you can re-install Windows or perform diagnostic checks. Please note: cheekyfactor.com …

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Issues when updating Windows

Issues when updating Windows

So, I had a problem come to me with a Windows 7 and Windows 10 machine that was always updating all the time, sometimes taking hours at a time without allowing the users any time any notice that the computer was about to shut down. Please note: cheekyfactor.com or the owners of this site cannot be …

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