Windows XP – The End

As of today if your still running Windows XP then you have a big problem. There will be no more security updates for Windows XP.

You may have notice this message on your computer recently as well.

Windows XP End of Support NoticeYou pretty much have no choice now, disconnected Windows XP from the internet or upgrade because it will just be a matter of time before you pay the price with a security breach if you havn’t already been hit.

Windows 8.1 Update 1

Windows 8.1 Update 1 downloads, thats right you can download the updates now. Most of the changes in this update are designed to win back users who were unhappy with the interface changes mad in Windows 8 that are really designed for using a touch screen.

These updates must be applied in order:

  1. KB2919442
  2. KB2919355
  3. KB2932046
  4. KB2937592
  5. KB2938439
  6. KB2949621 – Sorry don’t have an address for this last one

Gator DVR Car Recorder Camera DVR308

Here is a warning about the Gator DVR Car Recorder Camera DVR308 that Supercheap Auto as selling in Australia.

  • The picture quality of the video is grainy, this is not a serious problem as it’s good enough to see what is happening in the picture.Screen Grab from Video
  • Video files are broken into 15min files, a program like VirtualDub can join these files with little problem. (Join AVI files with VirtualDub)
  • The big problem is the quality of the suction cup and it’s mechanism, the plastic is heat sensitive and will deform if left in your car. The spring is strong enough for the suction cup to cause it to deform the plastic while installed in a hot car. In Australia cars get hot inside the mount just doesn’t cope.
    Heat Dent

    Dent from spring pressure and Heat

    Gator Platic Melt

    Plastic has melted around base

  • The spring loaded clip has a seam in the plastic at the hinge this breaks if you keep removing it from a surface. (Design flaw)seam

I would advise people to get something better than this camera.

Office 2013 KMS Client Product Keys

The following product keys can be entered into the product key field in your office application when your computer is joined to a Active Directory with a valid working KMS server. These keys are only for this scenario & are published publicly on the Microsoft Website.

Generic Volume License Keys for Office 2013

Product GVLK
Office 2013 Professional Plus YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT
Office 2013 Standard KBKQT-2NMXY-JJWGP-M62JB-92CD4
Project 2013 Professional FN8TT-7WMH6-2D4X9-M337T-2342K
Project 2013 Standard 6NTH3-CW976-3G3Y2-JK3TX-8QHTT
Visio 2013 Professional C2FG9-N6J68-H8BTJ-BW3QX-RM3B3
Visio 2013 Standard J484Y-4NKBF-W2HMG-DBMJC-PGWR7
Access 2013 NG2JY-H4JBT-HQXYP-78QH9-4JM2D
InfoPath 2013 DKT8B-N7VXH-D963P-Q4PHY-F8894
Lync 2013 2MG3G-3BNTT-3MFW9-KDQW3-TCK7R
OneNote 2013 TGN6P-8MMBC-37P2F-XHXXK-P34VW
Outlook 2013 QPN8Q-BJBTJ-334K3-93TGY-2PMBT
PowerPoint 2013 4NT99-8RJFH-Q2VDH-KYG2C-4RD4F
Publisher 2013 PN2WF-29XG2-T9HJ7-JQPJR-FCXK4
Word 2013 6Q7VD-NX8JD-WJ2VH-88V73-4GBJ7

Generic Volume License Keys for KMS and Active Directory activation

Fuji Xerox WorkCentre 4250

The default username and password for the Xerox WorkCentre 4250 is as follows:

Username: admin
Password: 1111

When accessing the web interface of the Xerox WorkCentre 4250 Default if you attempt to change any settings you will be prompted for this username and password. The default that the copier is set to is in my experience not clearly identified in the manual.

When accessing the administrator menus on the copier the code 1111 is used.

It’s time to update Messenger to Skype!

When Microsoft purchased Skype it was pretty obvious that Messenger was probably going to either be merged, or disapear. This ancouncment from Microsoft spells then end of messenger.


We are retiring the existing Messenger service globally (except for mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available) and bringing the great features of Messenger and Skype together. Update to Skype and sign in using a Microsoft Account (same as your Messenger ID) and all your Messenger contacts will be at your fingertips. You’ll be able to instant message and video chat with them just like before, and also discover new ways of staying in touch with Skype on your mobile and tablet.

Update Now
Yours sincerely,
The Messenger Team