Word and other programs suddenly not working

After a failed install of the game ABZU through Steam, I was unable to run MS Word.

When I ran Word, the error said I needed to install the MSVC run time. Odd.

I was getting essentially the same message when I tried to run ABZU.

I removed ABZU and redownloaded. This did not help. Same error.

I googled the issue and found a page talking about installing the runtime.

Permission denied updating global gitconfig on Windows 7

Windows 7

$ git config --system core.longpaths true

error: could not write config file C:/Program Files/Git/mingw64/etc/gitconfig: Permission denied

Edit properties of etc folder in path above

Grant Full control to Users

Now the git config should work

You may need to apply the longpath config change globally to clone a project that has long paths


View SSL certificate thumbprint / fingerprint / serial number

Assume you've just installed your certificate from LetsEncrypt and you want to verify that the thumbprint you see in your browser matches the value in the certificate itself.

Note that certificate thumbprint, fingerprint and serial number are all the same thing.

From the browser, we can see that the cert is using sha1 for the thumbprint.


The path to the cert provided by LetsEncrypt would be something like


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