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Use Control Panel to install .NET 3.5 on Windows 10 (Windows 10)

Posted on 10/30/18 8:00 AM by Get Schooled in windows 10

Attempts to install .NET framework onto Windows 10 from a USB drive or any other format, other than the Control Panel, will end in failure. For Windows 10, the Control Panel is the only viable way to install .NET framework.

Fortunately, .NET 4.7 is included by default in the Creators Update v1703, but for earlier versions like .NET 3.5, a manual install is required.

Download the required .NET 3.5 data here: and install onto the system following the download prompts. Once installed, enable the .NET Framework 3.5 in the Control Panel by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard and typing “Windows Features”. In the “Turn Windows features on or off” dialog box that appears, check the .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) box, click OK and reboot the computer.

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Check security logs to verify unauthorized physical login attempts (Windows 10)

Posted on 8/9/18 9:55 AM by Get Schooled in windows 10

If you suspect someone with physical access to your computer system is attempting to log in without authorization, the security logs are a dependable treasure trove of evidence. If you think the hacker knows your login information, first change the password to something more secure. Next time, they try to log in with the old password, it will be noted in the security log. The same applies for previous failed attempts.

View the security log by navigating to Windows Logs > Security. In the Windows event viewer, search the Event ID for the code “4625”. This is the marker for failed login attempts on your account. If you mis-typed your own password, that will register here as a failed login attempt, so in reading these records, look for failed login attempts that are unusual. The “4625” codes that you didn’t create yourself are confirmation that someone tried to access your computer without authorization.

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New Horizon’s Digest: The Quick Notes on the Windows 10 April Update

Posted on 6/26/18 9:10 AM by New Horizons in windows 10

Updates trigger avalanches! Avalanches of information about what’s new. In this New Horizon’s Digest we examine the most important things you need to know about what’s new in the April 2018 Update to Windows 10.

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Get the Scoop on New Microsoft Products

Posted on 10/7/14 3:00 AM by Get Schooled in IT News, in Microsoft, in Microsoft Partner News, in windows 10

As one of the biggest names in the industry, Microsoft has attracted a significant amount of attention recently. With a new operating system on the way and a fresh incarnation of Office rolling out, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding these Microsoft programs.

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