When I download a copy of an item, I do not deny you (the original owner) that item. It is not like stealing your truck. It is especially muddy waters if you willingly share that item with me. You might be under contract from some content provider to not share it, but I certainly don't have any contract with them by extension.
After setting up the Win 7 and 8 VMs I created a Windows 7 x64 Pro and activated it with an OEM key for upgrading to Windows 10. Other than doing all of the updates and installing the Guest Additions (I'm using VirtualBox) it is tottaly untouched. I was not able to get it to upgrade. I ensured I had the proper updates, activation, everything I could find anywhere. All my ducks were in a row and it still would not give me the GWX icon, even when I ran the GWX executable manually. I have been fighting it for about 16 hours.
Finally, I tried the Media Creation Tool. I was not aware that it would do a direct upgrade in addition to creating USB and ISO. Whatever, it looks like I am finally on my way to having the last VM in place.
- Back to Basics Computer ServicesLead Tech, 2013 - present
- Community Partnerships of IdahoIT Specialist, 2011 - 2012Notable Projects: * Conversion of multiple remote offices from ATM to 50Mbps Cable and VPN. * Discovery, documentation, and labeling of main office infrastructure cabling. * Almost the entire organization was using thin clients and terminal services with expiring CALs. Migrated to Windows Domain on workstations in all 13 locations. * Setup an employee intranet based on a CMS, authenticating the employees via Active Directory. * Replacement and migration of several servers from heat damaged hardware to new hardware.
- Computer and Network ServicesPresident, 2005 - 2011Notable Projects: * Planned, and implemented the network for a new multi-tenant office building where every suite had its own securely isolated network while still allowing for some shared common resources such as a printing center and conference room. * Maintained the computers, networks, and Point of Sale systems of three local area True Value Hardware stores. * Built and administered custom, need specific firewalls for multiple clients. * Setup and host multiple e-commerce websites for clients.
- Odyssey Computer SolutionsNetwork Engineer, 2002 - 2005Notable Projects: * Built and administered a clustered Sun/Solaris VoIP Soft switch and provided residential phone and virtual PBX service to residents and businesses. * Provided the provisioning, support, and ongoing administration for a Fiber-to-the-Home implementation with services including both Internet and feature rich residential phone service. * Provisioned, maintained, and administered an Exchange server providing a hosted Exchange platform for clients. * Designed, implemented, and provided administration, provisioning, and customer support of a wireless broadband and dial-up ISP. * Designed, implemented, and maintained a proxy for dial-up customers that compressed images, removed whitespace from html, and GZIPed the http stream to provide a "5 times faster" browsing experience.
- Christa McAuliffe AcademyInformation Technology Director, 1999 - 2002Notable Projects: * Transitioned the curriculum from shipped materials to Internet delivered using technologies such as Adobe Flash for dynamic interaction and Citrix ICA for a secure testing environment. * Created and maintained a secure database for student records that was remotely and securely accessible to faculty anywhere in the world without the need for a VPN. * Setup a Windows and Mac (System 7 and OS8 using AppleTalk) network with resources for staff and faculty using NT4 authentication paired with print and file sharing via a Linux server. * Administered and maintained one of the first commercial VoIP PBX systems: a first generation, prototype, 3Com NBX system. * Administered an online collaboration platform for our "Virtual Classrooms" which rivaled the capabilities provided today by platforms such as Adobe Connect and Cisco WebEx.
- Western Governors UniversityIT - Networking Emphasis, 2009 - present
- Perry Technical InstituteTelecommunications Technology, 1997 - 1999
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