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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. Setup Gmail as your emails SMTP Server

    Having problems sending mail when using a different internet connection then the email address you have? Perhaps you are running on a T-Stick or Vodem and not able to send mail, some ISPs offer this service for an additional charge _(Telstra do for about $5.00 a month)_one of the ways you can get around this is by using Gmail as an SMTP server. First things first, you need a Gmail account so click on “here”...…


  2. Make your Windows XP Desktop Icons Background transparent.

    Right Click an empty space on the Desktop Click Properties Click the Desktop tab Click Customize Desktop Click on Desktop Uncheck Lock Desktop Items Click Ok Click Apply …


  3. Set VLC to disable Subtitles by default

    Open VideoLAN (VLC) Click Tools Click Preferences Click All Click on Input/Codecs Look for Subtitle Track ID Set ID to “**” Press Ok …


  4. Picasa 3 Not Burning CDs

    First  you need to uninstall Picasa, follow the guide below to do this: Click Start Click Control Panel Click Add or Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program Click Picasa and select Uninstall and when prompted select No to delete the database to avoid loss of your picture file locations. Once the uninstall has completed you need to delete a DLL file so follow the steps below: Click Start Click My Computer/Computer Navigate to: C:WindowsSystem32drivers Delete the “Pxhelp20.sys”...…


  5. Diablo 3 Corrupted Update

    Trying to either install Diablo 3 or update it and you are getting an error “appears to be corrupt” that is preventing the game from installing or updating?  This issue is usually caused by a speed decrease in the download speed of the file (usually occurred by either Blizzards servers or your own internet connection)_ try the following below to fix it. First thing, delete the corrupted update file and resume your Diablo install/update (C:Program Files (x86)Diablo...…