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luke.geek.nz


An IT Engineer with a love for all things IT including (but not limited to), Microsoft Azure, Automation and Service Management!


  1. How to get emailed hard drive status reports

    Want to get emailed disk status reports of your drives/hard drives and you are using a Windows PC? Using a great tool developed by Acronis you can. Acronis Drive Monitor runs down in the notification tray (by the time) and monitors your hard drive(s) temperature/spin time and sector failure rate giving you a good indication of when/if they are going to fail before they do. If you are away from the computer or simply would...…


  2. Raspberry Pi Media Centre

    First off, you need a Raspberry Pi and an SD Card/Reader Once obtained download Xbian Once downloaded, make sure that the SD Card is blank or is safe to format and plugged in. Extract Xbian to a folder on your computer Run the Win32 Extractor and make sure you select the SD-Card as the correct destination. Once selected press Run The tool will then format (erase) everything on the SD-Card and overlay the Xbian software onto the card...…


  3. Windows Vista continuous restarts installing updates

    One of the common causes of Windows Vista problems is due to Windows Updates; especially when it forces the computer to continuously restart follow the prompts below to repair. First off, you need a Windows Vista DVD or related CD/DVD you can access the files on the Windows installed partition. Using the Windows Vista DVD as an example you need to Boot from the DVD Once the Windows Vista DVD displays the first dialog Window...…


  4. Characters deleting in front while typing

    Trying to type up a document or statement and the characters keep writing over ones in front? The fix for this is simple: On your keyboard, press the Insert Key Now start typing again, you should be good to go! …


  5. Vodafone NZ APN Settings

    For use setting up Phones, inc iPhones to the Vodafone network APN: live.vodafone.com MMSC: MMS Proxy: 172.030.038.003:8080 …