Archives for February 2011

Page Layout Button Disabled on Ribbon – SharePoint 2010

Changing the Page Layout might seem like an easy task, but it may not always seem as straightforward as you think.  Many people report this as an error or bug because the button seems to be disabled by default. [Read more…]

Windows 7 and 2008 R2 SP1 now available!

Get it through Windows Update now.


The update is now also available through WSUS.

“Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an important update that includes previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Windows 7. SP1 also includes new improvements to features and services in Windows 7, such as improved reliability when connecting to HDMI audio devices, printing using the XPS Viewer, and restoring previous folders in Windows Explorer after restarting.

Installing SP1 helps keep Windows 7 up to date. For information on how to get SP1, see Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).”

BIOS Updates on a BitLocker enabled PC

This warning was received after performing a BIOS update on a BitLocker enabled machine. The recovery key was needed to boot the system.

BitLocker BIOS Update Warning

BitLocker BIOS Update Warning

“Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Information

The system boot information has changed since BitLocker was enabled.

You must supply a BitLocker recovery key to start this system.

Confirm that the changes to the system boot information are authorised.

If the changes to the system boot information are trusted, then suspend and resume BitLocker. This will reset BitLocker to use the new boot information.

Otherwise restore the system boot information.”

This message will come up every time you boot the system until you suspend and resume BitLocker. This can be done in Control Panel > BitLockerDrive Encryption.

To avoid having to put in the key when doing BIOS updates, simply Suspend BitLocker before starting, and Resume when finished.