Tag: windows 7

A Windows 10 Upgrade Experience

After the much advertised Microsoft deadline of July 29, 2016 for the FREE Windows 10 upgrade had passed, it turns out that there is an extension for Windows 10 free upgrade for customers who use assistive technologies. This upgrade path is still valid as of September 22, 2016, so I thought I would upgrade a Dell i3 laptop from Windows...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 »

Dual Monitors with Laptop

A user has a laptop with one VGA connection which is currently connected to an external monitor. The user wanted to add another external monitor to the equation. The laptop is neatly tucked away and hidden from sight, so the use of the laptop screen is not an option. The docking station that compliments this laptop does not offer support…

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Map a drive or access a CentOS Samba Share from Windows

The goal is to create a network share on a Linux server using Samba that will be available to a Windows workstation with the ability to map a drive to that Linux share. There are many, many articles with a procedure, most are dated and incomplete, however, here is a procedure that worked for this test using CentOS 5.7 and…

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Webtrends Report Exporter fails on Windows 7.

Where once things had worked, a user had upgraded from a Microsoft Windows XP to Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. In doing so, the Webtrends Report Exporter that was prepackaged with a slightly older version of Webtrends failed to install. Once the installation issues seemed to iron out after much trial and error with permissions and with running as administrator…

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Disable Snap a new feature in Windows 7

According to Microsoft, “Snap is a quick (and fun) new way to resize open windows, simply by dragging them to the edges of your screen. Depending on where you drag a window, you can make it expand vertically, take up the entire screen, or appear side-by-side with another window…” This feature poses a problem for those who would drag their…

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Create Windows 7 AIO (All In One) DVD

This article will demonstrate how to merge 11 editions of Microsoft Windows 7 onto a single-layer DVD. Except for the Enterprise edition which is not available to the general public, each edition of Microsoft Windows 7 DVD contains all available editions (Starter (available for x86 only) , Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate), however, is locked into a single…

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PHP 5.3.3 with IIS7.5 on Windows 7

In previous versions of Windows with IIS installed, the installation of PHP could be difficult. Instructions were inconsistant and there were too many variables that could have gone wrong. The installation woes of IIS seem to be a thing of the past. In one rare instance, using an article, titled Installing PHP on Windows 7, that was found in a…

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How to Disable IPv6 in Windows 7

We all have our reasons for wanting to do this, some may be for the “right” reasons, while others are not. It can be argued that disabling the IPv6 protocol is not appropriate and that it may effect some Windows functionality. However, IPv6 has been the culprit to some recent anomalies, including on a Windows Vista build where IIS could…

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