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SOLVED: Your Computer is not Digital Cable Ready – HDHomeRun Prime set up

Your Computer is not Digital Cable Ready

While trying to set up my Windows Media Center to work with my new HDHomeRun Prime (Buy at Amazon), I encountered the message, “Your Computer is not Digital Cable Ready.” I knew that I had a HDCP compliant video card ...

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Windows 8 Download: How to Download Windows 8.1 Preview

Download Windows 8.1 Preview

Want to take a look at the next version of Windows 8? Microsoft has made available as a free download, a preview version of Windows 8.1. The best features of the upgrade include enhancements to the start screen, built in tethering, and better SkyDrive integration. After the break, I will show you how to download Windows 8.1 Preview.

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How to enable Microsoft Surface Flash Support for all Web Sites

Adobe Flash is now enabled on Microsoft Surface by Default! When the Microsoft Surface RT was first release, while it was compatible with Adobe Flash, Flash was only enabled for a few “trusted” web sites.  Enabling Flash support for all ...

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How to Install Windows Server 8 Beta VM on VirtualBox

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Ready to start playing with the new Windows Server 8 Beta that was released today?  I know I am!  I was happy to find out that, in addition to being able to download the Windows Server 8 Beta DVD, Microsoft ...

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VirtualBox: Clone VM without Re-activation of Windows 7

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I just started using Oracle’s VirtualBox for the first time this past weekend.  Shortly after creating my first Virtual Machine with a Windows 7 guest, I created a clone just to test out this functionality.  I was surprised to find ...

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Surface & other Windows 8 Tablets

If you purchased the Microsoft Surface, you probably also purchased the innovative Touch Cover (or Type Cover) accessory. Always having a physical keyboard available really enhances the tablet’s ability to be a true productivity tool and possibly a laptop replacement ...

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How to take Microsoft Surface Screenshots

One of the first things I wanted to do when I received my Microsoft Surface was to learn how to create a screen shot. I wanted to be able to create screen shots for the tutorials I create and to ...

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