Category Archives: Windows

Windows Update hanging or not downloading updates

This can happen on any of the Windows OS’s that use Windows Update. An easy way to fix an update that continuously tries to install and fails or an update download that stalls is to clean out the Windows Update Cache. To do this, follow these simple steps:   Open a Command Prompt (Run As… Read More »

Outlook Web App didn’t initialize

Outlook Web App didn’t initialize. If the problem continues, please contact your helpdesk. Couldn’t find a base theme (folder name=base) This error is caused, when the base theme for the OWA is missing in \ClientAccess\Owa\\themes. You solve this issue by running the following command in a Exchange Managment Shell: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Bin\UpdateCas.ps1?

Windows 8 / Macbook 2009 Lion mouse trackpad reversal

If you’ve got used to Mac OS X Lions reversal of the trackpad and you’ve just installed Windows 8 on your macbook, scrolling becomes a bit confusing. Simple fix. Open up a regedit (WinKey-R / cmdKey-R) Do a search for FlipFlopHScroll or FlipFlopWheel, change both values to a 1 instead of a 0 and reboot.… Read More »

Camstudio on Windows 7 x64 error 14001

I wanted to use CamStudio to record how to do things on Windows computers. I downloaded v2.6 beta from the website and installed it. (My OS of choice here is Windows 7 x64). When I first installed it I got an error message 14001, Unable to execute file, CreateProcess failed. What’s happening is that this… Read More »