How to fix Adobe Lightroom can’t start because MSVCR110.dll is missing error after Windows 10 Upgrade

Adobe Lightroom

After recently upgrading my laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 everything appeared to be in working order until I tried to start Adobe Lightroom.

I received the error message: “The program can’t start because MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem.”

lightroom system error-The program cant start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Continue reading migration to new hosting service

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I’ve been thinking about moving my website to a new host for a while now, has been a great hosting company but it does have its limitations on how much you can modify settings, themes you can use and plugins available.

So towards the end of last week and over the weekend I decided it was time to spread my wings and fledge from the comfort of nest and out into the big wide world (or over to Fasthosts)!

Happily everything went to plan (mostly) and I learnt loads in the process, I even ended up dreaming of WordPress! Continue reading

How to: Fix Windows 10 upgrade error code 80240020

Windows 10

Having been running the technical previews of Windows 10 for quite a while I wanted to get it on our home laptop as soon as possible, well I finally managed to find some time last week to try the in place upgrade, and it didn’t quite to plan!

I completely patched our Windows 8.1 laptop so that it was up to date, all important and optional updates installed. I’d signed up to reserve my copy of Windows 10, and left the laptop on hoping it would download in the background and surprise me, but after a a few hours and no action I thought I’d better investigate. Continue reading

Windows 10 Resources

Windows 10


With Windows 10 being released next week on the 29th July I thought it was about time I put together some resources for the early adopters among you.

I’ve been using Windows 10 for the past few months on my laptop and have found the tech previews to be very reliable, so am excited to see what features make it into the final edition.

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals

First up we have “Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals” (ISBN 9780735696969) by Ed Bott. It’s base on the Tech preview as of April 2015 and will be updated once the final version has been released.

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals – PDF, MOBI, EPUB


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Dell Server Update Utility SUU 15.07 released

Dell Server Update Utility

The latest version of Dell Server Update Utility (SUU 15.07.00) was released last week. The SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the mounted iso file.

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 10 released and installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 1 Installtion tips

On 16th June Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 10.

I’ve installed this on my test SBS 2011 server, it took just 21 minutes 23 seconds from start to finish, more than twice as long as the last update rollup, but my test rig was running a few other processes at the same time, so I wouldn’t expect this to take much longer than this in production.

The new update has been available for a couple of weeks now, and I have not seen any issues reported with it so I suspect it is safe to deploy in your production environment. Continue reading

Exchange OWA not working and WAS Error 5172

Microsoft Exchange

Recently I came across an error where OWA had stopped working on an Exchange 2010 server.

After a quick look in services I could see that the IIS Admin Service wasn’t running. So I tried a quick iisreset /restart command, but received the following error.

iisreset error

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