Author: Leon Hoh

Microsoft confirms Epson Printer bug caused by November 2017 updates

Microsoft confirmed today that November 2017 updates for the Windows operating system affect the printing functionality of some Epson printer models. Print jobs are terminated with the error message “Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 2147500037” on affected devices. The issue seemed to affect Epson dot matrix printers, and users reported issues with printer models such as Epson LX-310, Epson FX890, and Epson LQ690. Microsoft confirmed the issue affecting Epson printers in an addendum added to the know issues section of update support pages. The KB4048955  update page for Windows 10 Version 1709 for instance lists it as a new issue: After installing this update, some Epson SIDM and Dot Matrix printers cannot print on x86 and x64-based systems. Microsoft confirmed the issue but has yet to release a fix for it. The company notes however that the issue is not caused by printer drivers, and that it cannot be corrected by installing different printer drivers for the Epson printers. Microsoft and Epson have determined the cause of the issue and are working on a solution. This problem is not related to the printer driver, so installing current or older print drivers will not resolve the issue. Microsoft will provide an update in an upcoming release. Günter Born published workarounds on his blog that help Windows users and administrators fix the issue on affected machines. Here are...

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Synology – Hyper Backup

  Hyper Backup by Synology Ensuring data safety on your Synology NAS requires a reliable backup plan. With Hyper Backup, retrieving data from multiple recovery points with minimized storage consumption is never a big challenge.  Comprehensive backup destination Your backup destination can be a local shared folder, an external device, another Synology NAS, an rsync server, or a public cloud service like Google Drive, Amazon Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Azure, S3-compatible storage, and Synology C2, a cloud backup service dedicated to Synology users. Flexible backup plan Hyper Backup includes a rich feature set to meet your every need, making your backup plan as simple yet powerful as possible. Schedulable backup tasks The best backup strategy requires the least effort. Schedule your backup task to run automatically or repeat on a preferred schedule. Multi-version backup Block-level incremental backup drastically reduces the storage required for multi-version backup while keeping as many recovery points as your data might need. Flexible backup rotation Customize your own policy to rotate backups or simply enable Smart Recycle to delete older, unnecessary backups automatically. Data processing, efficient and reliable Using advanced data processing technologies, you can optimize storage efficiency, safeguard important data, and even monitor backup status to ensure the availability of your backups. Data encryption and compression Military-grade AES-256 and RSA-2048 encryption technologies protect data from illicit access. Compression reduces outbound traffic and storage consumption. Usage Statistics...

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Synology DiskStation DS416slim

Small size, huge possibilities. DS416slim is a 4-bay NAS server for 2.5″ drives, aimed at home users and professionals in need of a compact, power-saving, easily transportable storage solution. Accommodating up to four disks, it provides all essential services to increase productivity at work or serve as a comprehensive media center solution.     High-performance and encryption engine DS416slim boasts a dual-core CPU with a dedicated encryption engine and 512MB of DDR3 RAM. With link aggregation enabled, DS416slim delivers up to 194.21 MB/s in reading and 77.91 MB/s in writing. Reading through a single Gigabit LAN speed goes up...

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