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screenshot xbox music pass sign up error


When attempting to sign up for the Xbox Music Pass free month you may receive this error.

Before you go through the suggested fixes from Microsoft and from various forums, make sure you haven’t already used your account to take advantage of the free month offer already.

For some reason, Xbox doesn’t have a separate function that renders a specific error message.

It’s possible that is the reason.



How to share OneDrive files on Slack

Unfortunately Slack, although an excellent product, doesn’t offer integration with Microsoft OneDrive.

However, by utilizing OneDrive’s create link function you can bring the joys of OneDrive to your fellow Slackers.

First, save your document to OneDrive

Save document to OneDrive

Save document to OneDrive

Next, click on Share

Click on the Share button

Click on the Share button

Create the link

Create the link

Create the link

Share the link on Slack

Share the link on Slack

You’re done and you’re welcome.


Disable touchscreen keyboard Windows 8.1

To disable your touchscreen keyboard in Windows 8.1 (for example on my Samsung Ultrabook) type Windows key Q, enter “msconfig”, click on the services tab, uncheck “Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service”.




Having trouble starting OneDrive sync engine host?

Screenshot of OneDrive sync issue

My OneDrive wasn’t syncing, so I Googled and got this page.

I spent an hour trying to do what it said and could never get the engine showing in Task Manager.

I happened to check my notification tray, and found a OneDrive error.

Two of my file names of a .doc and a .mp4 had bad syntax and this was preventing the entire upload.

I fixed the two names and the engine now shows and my files are uploading.


Should I give my dog Twizzlers?

Rainbow Twizzlers
Twizzlers are basically jello with artificial flavouring and some corn starch to act as a thickener.

I wouldn’t say they’re good for your dog, but in small doses it won’t make him/her seriously ill.

You might however, want to take an extra bag or two on your next walk.


Disable volume warning in Windows 8

Due to EU regulations (click here to read) some portable and home devices will pop up a volume warning around the 43/100 mark requiring the user to click on “Allow” to continue increasing the volume level.

If you want (at your own peril) to remove the warning from your Windows 8 PC, you can do the following:

  1. Press Windows key + X, select Device manager.
  2. Locate the audio device and right click on it to select properties.
  3. In the driver tab, click on ‘uninstall’ to uninstall the current audio driver.
  4. At the “Do you want to remove the software” prompt, click yes.
  5. Restart the computer.
  6. Windows should automatically install the generic drivers to enable sound.

This doesn’t really do anything other than allow you to increase the volume without having to click on “allow”.

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Welcome to webreid.com

Over the past number of years I have, among other things, upgraded my skills in order to be able to create an internet presence for individuals and small business. This came on the heels of my involvement in the public markets as a marketing and investor relations professional.

I am pleased to say I am back in the public markets, working with Sora Capital Corp looking after their Administration and Marketing needs.