Edit MS-DVR in Windows Movie Maker

By default MS-DVR files are not editable through Windows Movie Maker 2.1. A little tweak that has been around for several years just caught my attention. I don’t know the original source, however, know that I am not. Import the following into the registry and reboot.

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Diskeeper reports high reserved system space

Diskeeper is unable to completely optimize the specified drive as there is a rather large green/white striped area known as reserved system space. This is free area however Diskeeper will not use this area for defragmentation. To utilitze this “wasted” space, the hard drive space needs to be used to capacity. A script was found to create files and folder…

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Compress individual log files into individual compressed archives

There was a task to compress all the log files for a Microsoft IIS6 installation. The log files were taking up gigabytes of space, whereas a single log file may be as large as 50 to 100MB in size.  A compressed log file resulted in only 2-4MB in size.  I needed a method that would compress each log file into…

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Internet Explorer 7 Gold RunOnce Removal

Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 7 Version: 7.0.5730.11CO Update Versions: 0 Last Updated: April 15, 2008 Confirmed working on version 7.0.5730.13IS Issue The annoying Runonce linking to runonce.msn.com/runonce2.aspx either fails to start or you do not want it to start. There is no reasonable explanation as to the purpose of this link. All settings may be changed within the installation of…

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How to remove the DnsEvent, NTDS, and NtFrs event logs on DC

How to remove the DnsEvent, NTDS, and NtFrs event logs from Demoted Domain Controller. It is not possible to delete event logs while EVentLog service is running, and the EventLog service cannot be stopped. You can use the following procedure to locally remove the subject event logs: 1. Start->Run->CMD, press ENTER 2. Type REG ADD \\DemotedDC\HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog /V Start /T REG_DWORD…

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April 2006 Update Rollup for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Microsoft has released an April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.  However, after applying the April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (MCE2005), many encounter several issues, including: Component registration failed Some of the files needed to play radio or video are missing or corrupt. Media center component registration may have failed…

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How to create a local admins group using AD, GPO, VBS in a Microsoft Windows domain

In a Microsoft Windows server domain, in this case a Windows 2003 Server, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise and Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server mixed mode environment, there was a need to create a local administrators group, add members to that group, and give those users administrator access to either workstations or servers.  Using a Group Policy Object (GPO),…

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