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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. Change the Windows 7 Logon Background

    Want to know how to change your Windows 7 Logon background to something a bit more modern/fancy? Follow the options below. Launch Regedit, and browse to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionAuthenticationLogonUIBackground‘. Double click the dword key called ‘OEM Background‘ (c_reate it if not there_) and set its value to 1. Locate the log-in background image you’d like to use. It must be a JPG file that’s less than 245kB in size. Copy the image you want to use to...…


  2. US Internet Service Providers Settings

    Below are email settings for some US ISPs (Internet Service Provider) AT&T Worldnet: POP (incoming mail server): ipostoffice.worldnet.att.net SMTP (outgoing mail server: imailhost.worldnet.att.net Charter Communications POP (incoming mail): pop.charter.net SMTP (outgoing mail): smtp.charter.net Comcast: POP (incoming mail): mail.comcast.net SMTP (outgoing mail): smtp.comcast.net Earthlink: POP (incoming mail): pop.earthlink.net SMTP (outgoing mail): smtpauth.earthlink.net Insight Broadband POP3 (Incoming Mail) Server: mail.insightbb.com SMTP (Outgoing Mail) Server: mail.insightbb.com Qwest Both the POP and SMTP servers vary based on your physical...…


  3. STOP 0x0000007B(0xF78DA63C,0x0000034,0X x0000000,0x0000000 Blue Screen of Death Windows XP

    Trying to boot Windows XP and getting the STOP 0x0000007B BSOD? This usually occurs when Windows is trying to repair/load from a SATA drive, without the appropriate SATA drivers. This is the way I fixed it, due to the fact that many BIOs are different they are generic instructions which should hopefully be easy to follow in your particular circumstance. Enter the Computer’s BIOs (Usually it is F1 or F2 at computer boot) Go into the HDD Section...…


  4. An error occurred while using SSL configuration for socket address Error

    “An error occurred while using SSL configuration for socket address %2. The error status code is contained within the returned data.” This error occurs when the SSL certificates that allow you to access secure content, such as Emails & Internet Banking becomes damaged or corrupted. Follow the instructions below to fix. Click Start click All Programs, click Accessories Right–click Command Prompt & click Run as Administrator  then click Continue. Type netsh http show sslcert,  press...…


  5. Using Define Word extension to search Auction Websites

    Using the Define Word extension, you can select it to search Auction sites such as Trademe by hi-lighting a word. Download Extension  (Restart Firefox after install) Click Tools Click Extensions Click Define Word Click Options Click New Choose what engine name you want I will use Trademe as an example. Engine Name: Trademe Action: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/SearchResults.aspx?searchtype=GENERAL&searchstring=search}&go.x=0&go.y=0&searchregion=100 Now you can select on a word, right click, Define and Trademe it will then search trademe for the name you want. It...…