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Joomla v3.1 Installation - Magic Quotes GPC No issue

When installing Joomla 3.1 you might run into the following problem during pre-installation check:

Magic Quotes GPC = No

With this setting you are unable to finish Joomla 3.1 installation.

To bypass this here's what you need to do:

Create a .txt file and name it php.ini (make sure to change .txt extension to .ini) with the following contents:

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How to install HP Deskjet 1280 Printer series on Windows 7 x64 machine

You might have hard times installing shared printer HP Deskjet 1280 Printer over the network.

HP Deskjet 1280 printer driver for Windows 7 x64 isn't available on the HP site and if you try to add the printer using the Add printer wizard you might get an error message that printer driver is not available.

I have solved this by using the alternate HP Deskjet 1280 driver..

Open Printers and Faxes | Add Printer | Add local printer using TCP/IP port

Type the IP address of the printer, you may leave the default PORT.

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How to install printers on Windows 7 with non-administrative permissions

By default users without administrative permissions does not have permission to install network printers.

To avoid granting users administrative permissions here's what you need to do:

Open Local Management Console (gpedit.msc) from run prompt.

Navigate to:

Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Printers

In the right pane open 'Point and Print Restrictions'

Set it to 'Enabled'

On both Security prompts disable elevation prompts as in the picture below:

Navigate to Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System | Driver Installation

In the right pane open the following setting:

Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these device setup classes

Type the following value:

{4D36E979-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Close the management console and try to install the printer with user permissions.

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Microsoft and FBI take down Citadel botnet

Microsoft has collaborated again with law enforcement authorities to take down a pernicious botnet.

The botnet called Citadel had infected around five million computers, according to Microsoft, and was deeply involved in some criminal moneymaking schemes.

In a blog post Richard Domingues Boscovich, assistant general counsel for the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, said that the firm worked closely with businesses and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and was glad to put an end to a criminal operation that took around $500,000.

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Cannot delete fonts in Windows 8

I have recently installed additional Helvetica font that was required by some .PSD I needed.

After I while, I have noticed that font has changed on both IE and Chrome browsers on some pages. Because I didn't like the change I tried to delete the font from Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Fonts 

Unfortunately I wasn't able to delete the font and did receive this message:

Delete Font: Helvetica cannot be deleted because it's in use.

I have tried by closing all programs but I just couldn't delete it.

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