Category: Windows

NFL Pick ‘Em for 2019 Season

NFL PHP Pick 'Em is a free php web app that allows you to host a weekly NFL pick 'em football pool on your website.  This fantastic tool replaced the use of spreadsheets.  There was a time that this tool was not supported.  However, I just checked out the www.phpickem.org website it is is updated for 2019. I wish I...Read More »

Add a GUI to Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Core / Standard

There was a server with Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Standard installed with GUI, for some unknown reason the GUI was uninstalled along with PowerShell.  To reinstall or install these "features", the install.wim file is needed.  Using a mounted Windows 2012 R2 Standard ISO is one such way. These are the steps to "recover" the GUI and PowerShell.  Since PowerShell is...Read More »

VMware Workstation loses bridged network

VMware Workstation loses bridged network and it does not want to come back following the usual methodologies.  I restarted the VMware Workstation services, used the Network Manager, and reboot the computer all to no avail.  In the end, it was something that wasn't a problem before. Problem On a Microsoft Windows 10 workstation running VMware Workstation 12 for many months...Read More »

Microsoft Windows 7 Hidden Modes

Microsoft has a little gem some have called "GodMode", but there are actually 16 of them. These modes are easy to add to your computer. Simply create a folder and name them with a specific name. Setup GodMode From the desktop: Right-click on the the desktop Create a folder with New > Folder. Name the folder with anyname.{xxxx-xxx-xxx-xxx} and press...Read More »

Add the Outlook 2003 Desktop Icon

In earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook, users could right-click an Outlook desktop icon and then click Properties, allowing them to create e-mail accounts, change profiles, and so on. Problem So that Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 complies with Microsoft Windows XP certification requirements, the desktop icon is not installed with Outlook. Users can access the Properties option by clicking Start and…

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