Windows 10 Broken After 1803 install

I’ve been meaning to document this somewhere for ages as a note for future reference! When my PC in the office updated to Windows 10 1803 I had a bit of a problem… Logging in took an age and I was then presented with the following error C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable.

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Invalid XML Error When Opening Outlook

Just a very quick one as I came across this for the first time in ages today. This isn’t particularly new but I wanted to document it somewhere! When opening Outlook you receive the error “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. Invalid XML, the view cannot be loaded.” What this means is

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My Year In Running – 2017

2017 was a brilliant running year for me. The main goal was to participate in the Birmingham Marathon but there were various other events throughout the year which contributed to it being such a good year. The most memorable were three events where I was able to set personal bests over three different distances. (links

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Tile Mate

I’m always forgetting where I’ve put things Keys, phone and wallet are the usual suspects but I’ll frequently pick something up, then put it down and then have no idea where it’s gone. So when I first came across Tile Mate it seemed to have been made just for me! Tile Mate is a little

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Birmingham Marathon 2017

As mentioned previously…running is a thing now. Back in 2016 I ran the London Marathon. I got in by pure luck through the ballot, had an amazing time and thought that would be my one and only marathon. But I’ve ended up running a lot more since then (and actually enjoying it) so when I

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10 Year Blogiversary

Today marks 10 years of this blog! This is post number 151 My output has lowered in recent times, for a variety of reasons but it’s something I still enjoy doing, however often that may be. When I first started the whole main idea was just for myself. A personal knowledgebase if you will, as

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