Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST): The inbox storage driver iastora.sys doesn’t work on these systems and causes stability problems on Windows. Check with your software/driver provider for an updated version that runs on this version of Windows

If you get this error message while trying to upgrade to Windows 10 1903, and you update your storage driver, but this message is still appearing, you have to go into C:\Windows\system32\drivers (WARNING, WHAT I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU CAN HOSE AND DAMAGE YOUR SYSTEM. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD BACKUP THAT YOU’VE TESTED. I WOULD CREATE A RESTORE POINT JUST IN CASE YOU GET STUCK, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY OCCUR TO YOUR COMPUTER BASED UPON THIS INFORMATION) and look for the iaStorA.sys file and rename it to iaStorA.sys_old. However, make sure you are seeing the updated Intel storage driver within Device Manager first.

Once you rename the file, you can go back out and re-run the update. This should get you past this error message.

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iCloud 0x800CCC0E Outlook cannot synchronize subscribed folders after enabling multi-factor authentication

If you’re struggling to try to get your iCloud account with multi-factor authentication enabled to work properly within Outlook, and you’ve tried going to File > Account Settings and tried changing your password there, you’re in luck.

You first have to generate an app password at appleid.apple.com.

Next, you have to go through Control Panel, Mail app and then choose the iCloud account there. Next, click on change and then enter in your newly created app password. Click next and allow it to do a test send/receive. If it sends/receives OK then go ahead and click finish.

The way it should be: eBay search preferences

I had bought items on eBay after performing a search and seeing that the seller is located in “Georgia” or some other similarly named city/state that exists in the US only to find out that the person selling the item is in GEORGIA the COUNTRY!

After all these years I still don’t understand why eBay doesn’t have a way to permanently customize your search settings/preferences. I don’t want to see anything other than people who reside and are selling/shipping the item from inside the USA. I don’t care about anything outside this country. 9/10 times it’s a scam anyway or if it’s coming from China, they will send you a DOA part and bend you over when you try to ask for a refund and they ask to ship the DOA part back to them which you will lose out $ on anyway.

I found a Google Chrome extension made by some random guy. The thing that worries me is that who knows what this Chrome extension is harvesting. We shouldn’t have to go out and install random extensions in order to make the base site work properly!

Either there is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request. Please run Microsoft Outlook and set it as the default mail client

If you receive this message while trying to open .eml files within Windows 10 and Office 2016 Home and Business or even Office 365, this is due to Microsoft defaulting to installing 64-bit versions of Office.

The Windows preview host requires a 32-bit application previewer, according to this Microsoft article.

Typical archaic software constraints. It is what it is. Uninstall and reinstall the 32-bit version of Office.

On1 Raw 2019.5 error 1005

If you’re trying to open a file from browse mode in On1 RAW 2019.5 and you receive the icon indicating no photo available, you might need to convert the color space profile of that photo to something other than what it currently is. Try changing it to sRGB and seeing if it opens up properly.

If you don’t have access to a program like Photoshop, you can download Irfanview, which is free.

Downgrading an iMac with i5/i7 CPU to 10.6 or even 10.7

I had a special request from a client to downgrade his used iMac from 10.11 to 10.6. First and foremost, you can’t use the retail Snow Leopard disk as it is 10.6.3 which does not have the driver for the i5/i7 CPU. You’ll get three beeps as you try to boot from the install CD.

Second, it can be done but you require 10.6.4 and higher. Where do you get a 10.6.4 disk? You can’t. Snow Leopard isn’t downloadable.

Second, if you’re on Mojave, you can no longer download older versions of macOS or OS X, whatever you want to call it. It’s basically Apple locking you out of your own purchases/DRM, IMHO.

 

Kenmore 17602 7.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer – White

We recently bought a new chest freezer to help us eat at home more. I went out and bought the above mentioned Kenmore chest freezer from Sears in February of this year. I brought it home and installed it. Waited the four hours it tells you to before adding food and all was good.

Until about a week ago. I noticed a bizarre gas smell. That’s the only way I can explain it. Not propane, not natural gas, but it was gassy. It was also isolated to where the chest freezer was. I went outside to the front and rear of where the freezer is sitting, and I could not smell anything. I finally looked over at the ground and saw this yellowish liquid that was spilled out which had also leaked onto a piece of paper. I picked up the piece of paper and brought it to my nose and inhaled. THAT was the smell I had been smelling the entire time.

I immediately disconnected the power and moved the freezer to the outside of our house. I had no idea what the gas was and if it was toxic. I wasn’t going to take any chances.

I tried calling Sears support, but by the time I had called, they were already closed. They’re about three to six hours ahead of us.

I call the next morning and get an appointment for the next day between eight and five PM. The tech gets here almost closer to five, and he gives it a look over and isn’t a hundred percent sure what was wrong with it. He said he’d have to call into Sears tech support which reside in the mainland and that it was already closed. He said he’d call the following day.

I didn’t hear back from the guy, but when I check my ticket, I can see that I have another appointment scheduled for next week.

I Googled and Googled but could not find anyone with the same exact problem as mine. Hopefully, this post will find someone that has had the same problem and can help them in some way. Again, I don’t know what is wrong with the unit yet. It might be the compressor as the tech mentioned it looked like the oil was from the cooling unit.

Here’s a picture of the liquid that I was talking about.