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"A component of the operating system has expired"

While trying to install a trial version of Windows 2008 server, my PC refuses to boot from any device and instead reports the following:

Your PC/device needs to be repaired.  A component of the operating system has expired. File: \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe Error code: 0x0000605
After a little research, I discovered that the problem is that a certain file, winload.exe, was set to expire at a certain date. See for example: http://superuser.com/questions/915564/windows-10-recovery-loop
Solution:
During booting, select Setup. Different computers use different keys for this. Some could be Esc, Delete, F2 and so on. On my PC it is F10.
Change the date in BIOS to some date before 2015. You may have to experiment but the principle is that the BIOS date should be earlier than the expiry date. I set mine to 2008 and all was well.

The Tensions of this Realm

The Tensions of this Realm The earthly realm has its struggles. The most fundamental are those to do with our being and identity. Being is fact, not philosophy. Whether we are butterflies or mountains, we are. But beyond being and all its attendant mysteries, is the practical strife for sanity and balance in an increasingly insane world. 
This blog article is an attempt to list the sources of tensions in out spiritual (yes, spiritual), social and vocational existence - and in our relationships with the Creator. Some do not believe in a Creator but nonetheless, if you deny the existence of air that denial does not change the reality: You will continue to breathe and live.  Therefore, from minute to minute, moment to moment, life is full of tensions. Here are some of them. Add the details for yourself. Extend the list yourself. After all, its your life...
1 Digital vs Analogue
2 Left vs Right
3. Christ vs The Rest
4. Educated vs Uneducated
5. Internationalised vs Localised
6. Tribal culture vs…

How to Save Windows Print Screen (PrtSc)

How to Save Windows Print Screen (PrtSc)Its as easy as ABC. The key on your keyboard with the letters "PrtSc" (or "Print Screen") takes pictures of your entire screen. If you press Alt and PrtSc at the same time, it takes pictures of the currently active window that is open on your screen.
But none of these options saves the picture to file. Instead, the picture is saved in the Clipboard. You can Paste this picture into a Word document or any other application that allow images to be inserted which includes most graphics editing software.
In order to save the picture to file, press the Window key at the same time as PrtSc. This will take the picture of the active window and save it on your disk. This command will save the image of your screen to a folder called Screenshots in your pictures folder as a .png file. Normally, your Pictures folder and Screenshots will be at this location:
 C:\Users\UserName\Pictures\Screenshots
"UserName" is your user name on that…