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Random issues & odd little niches of information that are only really useful in very specific circumstances.

  1. Obscurities: A startup script to update Securus clients

    by , 4th November 2013 at 01:03 PM
    If you run Securus on your network, you'll occasionally need to update your client to resolve some daft issue. Whilst the client comes as an MSI - very helpful - it's a pain to do anything with because of the way Securus runs.

    The MSI's have different product codes, so running the new MSI doesn't upgrade or overwrite the old install, it just installs alongside, and the old version seems to take precedence. Depending on how your original install was pushed out, you may not be able ...
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  2. Obscurities - PCI card preventing POST / boot

    by , 4th November 2013 at 12:44 PM
    This post is intended purely for future Google warriors, as it took me a while to track down and I know, from my struggles, that there isn't much discussion of the issue.

    Whilst building a home theater PC for a friend earlier in the year, I hit a roadblock with the PC TV Tuner - everytime the card was installed in the system, the computer completely refused to boot.

    With the PCI card removed, the machine worked as intended, no problems at all.
    With the PCI card ...
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