Error “The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem” (SOLVED)

When you try to run the program, you may encounter the following errors: The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCP140.dll was […]

How to clean up Windows 11 without additional programs

Do I need to clean and optimize Windows 11 after installation Operating systems, be it Windows, Android or even Linux, can be used to promote products and services. Therefore, at present, one of the main questions after reinstalling the OS is not how to install new programs, but how to remove pre-installed ones. For unnecessary, […]

How to uninstall and block updates and drivers from installing in Windows 11

Windows 11 automatically downloads and installs all updates. This includes security updates, feature updates, and driver updates provided through Windows Update. This is usually fine, but if a driver or update is causing problems, you can uninstall it and block it from being installed again. Step One: See What Updates and Drivers Have Been Recently […]

Script to connect and disconnect from OpenVPN depending on server availability

Task: Branch subnets are connected via OpenVPN. All clients connect to the server and routes to the Internet are set through the OpenVPN server. Everything works, but there is a problem. If the OpenVPN server for some reason loses Internet connection, then all other branches also lose Internet access, because the traffic does not go […]

Do services need to be restarted when updating packages

Package configuration: whether to restart the service During the installation of package updates and their configuration, the apt program may ask you to restart the service: There are services installed on your system which need to be restarted when certain libraries, such as libpam, libc, and libssl, are upgraded. Since these restarts may cause interruptions […]

Changes in the linux-firmware package: kernel requirements, separating large files into separate packages

In Arch Linux, the linux-firmware package, which contains the firmware files, got important changes. In addition to the usual file updates and adding support for new devices, this package has a requirement for a minimum kernel version, and the package itself is divided into several packages. Recall that device firmware are files that are necessary […]

error: failed to synchronize all databases (unable to lock database) (SOLVED)

When trying to update Arch Linux or a distribution based on it (for example, Manjaro or BlackArch), an error “failed to synchronize all databases (unable to lock database)”" may occur. For example, when entering the command sudo pacman -Syu It can be output: :: Synchronizing package databases… error: failed to synchronize all databases (unable to […]

How to turn off Bluetooth to disable pairing and any connections

How to permanently disable Bluetooth on Linux This note shows how to remove the bluetooth completely, as well as exclude any possibility of connecting it. Start by deactivating and uninstalling the bluetooth service. Remove from startup and stop the bluetooth service: sudo systemctl disable bluetooth sudo systemctl stop bluetooth Remove the bluez package. On Debian […]

How to find out the Bluetooth version for the adapter and peripherals in Linux

Bluetooth management in Linux Linux uses utilities to control Bluetooth from a package called bluez in Debian and derivatives, and bluez-utils in Arch Linux and derivatives. But some time ago, a number of Bluetooth management tools were declared deprecated, although no alternative was proposed to them. Different distributions solve this problem in different ways. On […]

How to remove Mobile broadband and Bluetooth connection in NetworkManager

NetworkManager is a universal application for managing all kinds of network connections: wired connections wireless connections USB modem Bluetooth modem Wired and wireless connections can be deleted in the Network Settings and Network Connections interfaces. With Mobile broadband connections (using a mobile phone as a USB modem) and Bluetooth connections, the situation is somewhat different. […]