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Printer installation failed. Error 0x00000490

I had a strange error today when I tried to install a new Ricoh Multi-Functional printer on Windows 2008 R2 Server x64.

Printer was installed by selecting the Add a TCP/IP or Web Services Printer by IP address or hostname radio button | Type of device: Autodetect

With this setup I have received the following error message:

Printer installation failed. Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000490)

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Installation of WSUS fails with the 'update could not be found' error

When you try to install WSUS to a Windows Server 2008 by adding a WSUS role you might receive the following error message:

The update could not be found. Either the update is not applicable to this computer or the update no longer exists....

To solve this error please do the following:

Open registry editor (regedit.exe)

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How to disable 'Set Network Location' prompt in Windows 7

'Set Network Location' prompt is practically a Windows Firewall prompt so your firewall would be configured according to your location. For instance, if you select 'Public' location, file and print sharing would be disabled for your security.

If you have the reason to disable the 'Set Network Location' prompt in Windows 7 please do the following:

Open registry editor and navigate to the following key:

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How to speed up domain logon process

If you are using  a domain environment with roaming profiles or home directories that are located on remote machines (servers) and experience slow log-on process this is probably because Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 are configured not to detect to which Windows Domain Controller they belong to by default.

Here's how to speed up the logon process on Windows 7 machine. (Probably will apply to Windows XP too).

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Can't remove PC from HomeGroup on Windows 7

When you try to remove a PC from the HomeGroup on Windows 7, you might receive error.

When you run the troubleshooter, you might receive the following problem:

Problems found: Peer Networking Grouping service isn't running

To solve this error, please do the following:

Delete the file:


that is located in the following path:


When you paste this line in the RUN windows you might receive the Access Denied error.

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