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  • chart.apis.google.com error in Internet Explorer 11

    It seems there is a problem with the chain of referrers with IE 11.

    If I try to connect with IE11 to http://chart.apis.google.com, it seems I am referred to https://chart.apis.google.com – the check of the security certificate here fails and exceptions to the rule are not allowed.
    If I try to connect with Firefox to http://chart.apis.google.com, I seem to get referred to https://developers.google.com/chart/?csw=1 direcly, which works. If I try to connect to the https://chart.apis.google.com, I also see a fail of the check of the security certificate and the rule permits to add the page to the exception pages.

    It seems to me, that IE11 is trying to always connect to the SSL-version of a website, which in this case fails, because the certificate is not valid.

    The solution to this is obviously to replace all instances of “chart.apis.google.com” to chart.googleapis.com”

    Have a nice day!

  • Ways to resolve error code 80240020 when upgrading to Windows 10

    Hello everybody,

    As probably a lot of people lately, I tried to get some of my devices to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. However, it was not easy, since I was not one of the first in the queue for MS obviously.

    Well, anyway, there are some descriptions out there how to force your Windows to download the update (if you are not good with Google, take a look here for example: http://www.itechtics.com/download-internet-explorer-all-versions/). Anyway, if you are looking for the error code 80240020, that my Asus convertible displayed after I did this, most pages will just suggest to retrace that steps over and over again.

    Now, after downloading about 2 GB of data (thanks, flatrate broadband!) for 3 times, I realized that a corrupt Download- or DataStore could not be the right solution. Therefore, I did some more research and stumbled over a page by Microsoft themselves, that suggested to add or create a registry key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade\AllowOSUpgrade] to 0x0000001 (DWORD-type). The detailed solution can be found here: http://answers.microsoft.com/de-de/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/windows-10-fehlercode-80240020/5404b1f0-aa17-440e-848a-2dff0ace41c9?auth=1

    As always, please be cautions when changing anything in the registry, because I cannot take any responsibility for any crashed computers :-).

  • Goodbye Nokia Mobiles :-(


    As long as I can remember, Nokia mobile phones were the easiest to use and the ones where the menu structure was the most intuitive. It is very sad, that Nokia was sold to Microsoft, and now, even more sad, Microsoft has decided to not develop new phones (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/08/windows-phone-microsoft-nokia-layoff-smartphones).

    Well, the good news is that Nokia also is allowed to sell their own phones again soon. So I hope, that they will and will do it right (a Nokia-Android, maybe?).

    Please, take Apple as an idol company, that also was nearly bancrupt once and is now the most valuable company of the world. I wish them that they will have a Steve Jobs, if they decide to restart the phone production!

  • My way to resolve 9C59 when installing Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7

    Hi everybody,

    During the last days I tried to update my IE9 on my Windows 7-machine to IE10 – actually, I did not want to initially, but Windows was quite insistent on shutting down trying to install it – and always failed with error 9C59. As you may have found on the Internet, none of the tipps of Microsoft actually work – I succeeded with the following steps (and several trial-and-error attempts and a lot of restarts :-)):

    1. Download and run the Microsoft fix-it-tool (http://support.microsoft.com/mats/program_install_and_uninstall/)
    2. Download the Microsoft System Update Preparation Tool and run it
    3. Uninstall Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (System Control Panel – Uninstall Programs – Show Installed Updates – Look for IE 9 and double-click)
    4. Download and run the IE10 installer (http://windows.microsoft.com/de-de/internet-explorer/ie-10-worldwide-languages)
    5. Restart as demanded in-between

    That worked for me, so good luck, if you are trying this as well (and in-between I also had to run “sfc /scannow” on the command line)