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For the record, I think Microsoft is brilliant! Brilliant as a star in another Galaxy... The key point being that sometimes they are in another galaxy. I cannot open Help files that require the Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) program. On computers that are...
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In a previous post I described what is popularly know as Windows 7 Godmode . Some administrators like to find shortcuts that make their life easier and so leveraging the functions of "GodMode" this post talks about how to create shortcuts to...
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Windows 7 has a Godmode....? Huh Yes, it is true and it is useful. How to do it: Open any folder on your computer and make a new folder named: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} When you open the new folder there will be shortcuts to all the...
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I am not one to plug companies I wouldn't use. So know this first, I have used Driver Detective. Some people out there will be upgrading to Windows 7 and will run into problems finding a driver. Now when I ran into the this problem in the early betas...
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I started out troubleshooting my Logitech Webcam software which is not perfect and low and behold I stumbled across the Display Color Calibration Wizard. Now I had used this wizard with Vista 64bit but somehow and it might be DirectX11, Windows 7 is better...
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So your new Windows 7 box just arrived and they said it is 64bit. Cool. Now how do you check. Here are some tips which IT Pros have used for years but first the fastest way to find out: #1 Way to determine if you have 64 Bit Windows. Using DxDiag. Click...
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My father's new desktop arrived today by courier and it has Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit edition on the box. This marks the official launch of Windows 7 a product that really has treated me well for nearly 6 months now. When the Release to Manufacturing...
There has got to be a way to create a bootable USB drive using Windows! In this article I will describe how to do it with nothing more than the Windows DVD and a separate Windows workstation. First of all, I hate that HP utility that needs a floppy. What...
Well dual boot just went obsolete. At least installing to two different directories it did. Now you can achieve true isolation. Mark Rusinovich wizard extraordinaire and the Microsoft Sysinternals team launched a great new tool. Disk2VHD excerpted from...
Well I am deep into using Hyper-V R2 and I have probably forgotten a dozen things that caught me off guard at the beginning. I have resolved to just blog about them as they come up rather that put them in order of importance. In order for Hyper-V 2008...
Over the past 2 weeks I have been conducting performance testing on Autodesk Inventor using three different Operating Systems. Essentially the results of the testing revealed that unless applications are optimized for specific hardware much of the horse...
Well we can hardly say Multi-Core processors are new technology. Those who really know the ins and outs of the way applications run will tell you there is inefficiency in the way operating systems and the applications that run on them use the hardware...
Here is an example of how to use the hotkey for Run as administrator . Press the Windows key. Type cmd Press CTRL + Shift + Enter Voila, the command prompt opens as administrator. Jeff Loucks Available Technology
Have you seen this? WOW. Native support for VHD disks offers huge potential. Think about creating Dual and Tripple boot systems with everything containted in one file per OS. Think about Back up to VHD... think about mounting VHDs for native read write...
This blog post outlines supported and unsupported upgrade paths for editions of the Windows® 7 operating system. Unsupported Upgrade Scenarios · Upgrades to Windows 7 from the following operating systems are not supported: · Windows...
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Download Location: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d&displaylang=en Brief Description Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows®...
From time to time you come across client requests to install software that is not setup for 64 bit operating systems even though the software does support 64bit processing. A recent client request to install Open VPN illustrates this point. The following...
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