DON’T REJOIN TO FIX: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

  If you Google “the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed”, you get plenty of information from support blogs and Microsoft articles; however, most of them ask you to re-join your machine to the domain. That’s not always possible. What’s the problem and how did I get here? The underlying problem […]

CAN’T OPEN LINKS IN OUTLOOK EMAILS

This appears to be due to the loading and uninstalling of Google Chrome browser, follow the instructions below: 1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit in the Open box, and then click OK. 2. Locate the following subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.html 3. On the File menu, click Export. 4. In the Export Registry File dialog box, enter […]

Get Vista Out of the Infinite Reboot Loop

1. Insert your Vista Media into your dirve and boot from it. 2. Select “Repair your Computer” from the list. 3. Select “Command Prompt” from the recovery choices. 4. At the command prompt change your directory to C:\Windows\WinSxS 5. Type: del pending.xml 6. Exit and reboot Apply the following Microsoft patch before updating Windows –  […]

Disabling the Windows Firewall

Disabling the Windows Firewall This document describes three methods for turning off the Windows Firewall. The first method is for any user with administrative privileges on an individual machine not remotely or collectively managed in any way. The other two methods are for use only by IT administrators on managed systems. Note that you still […]

Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers

To resolve this issue, disable the DHCP BROADCAST flag in Windows Vista. To do this, follow these steps: Click Start , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue. Locate and […]