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Windows Update error 80072efd on Windows 7

For a couple months now I haven’t been able to update my precious Windows 7.  I would get a message that the updates failed with, “Windows Update error 80072efd.”  I tried all the steps from the Windows Help and Support window (running the Windows Update troubleshooter and adding the Windows Update websites to the Windows firewall exception list) […]

Restarting IIS using the command-line

You can restart IIS and disable Reliable Restart using the command prompt and Iisreset.exe. See the following command-line usage and parameters. iisreset [computername] /RESTART Stop and then restart all Internet services./START  Start all Internet services./STOP Stop all Internet services./REBOOT  Reboot the computer./REBOOTONERROR   Reboot the computer if an error occurs when starting, stopping, or restarting Internet services./NOFORCE Do not […]

Securely delete files in Windows

The only way to ensure that deleted files, as well as files that you encrypt with EFS, are safe from recovery is to use a secure delete application. Secure delete applications overwrite a deleted file’s on-disk data using techiques that are shown to make disk data unrecoverable, even using recovery technology that can read patterns in magnetic media […]