8 Things We Hate About Windows 8 8 Things We Love About Windows 8 An interesting analysis of what Microsoft is up to with the impending new release of their Operating System. Some of the “Love” features sound really nifty, but I’m very confused by this whole “Metro UI” thing….methinks I’m going to have to get meself a playground and muck about with Windows 8….
First off, why are you still using Internet Explorer? Secondly….WHY ARE YOU STILL USING INTERNET EXPLORER?!?!? Just kidding. So you’ve changed your webmail password and Internet Explorer won’t update the password stored in it’s Auto Complete. Well here’s the rub – IE has stored the password in your registry in an encrypted form. Gates forbid you could just open the registry, find the website you changed the password and modify that registry entry. 1. Close Internet Explorer. 2. Click on Start / Run … (or hit [START]+R) and in the run field type regedit (you will need to have administrator rights to edit the registry). 3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms\Storage2 4. In the left window pane, select the Storage2 key, then from the menu, select File / Export and save the key to your Desktop with the File Name: oldstorage.reg 5. In the right window pane select all values (except … Continue reading →
Make sure to know which upgrade paths are viable when looking at mass-produced packages (Dell, HP, etc). For example: Vista Home Premium 32-bit cannot be upgraded to 7 Professional 64-bit. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579(v=ws.10).aspx
Ran into a Windows XP machine that had permissions issues running msconfig from the run command sonI had to physically find it to say Run As Administrator…if I only knew where it was actually, physically located!!! C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\binaries http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/28425-45-msconfig-file-location And regedit.exe is physically located in C:\WINDOWS (needed to “Run As” Administrator to axe the bad disabled entries in MSConfig).
Basically it involves installing a hole in the firewall so that pings are allowed through. Is there a cleaner way for IT techs to test network connectivity? http://www.sysprobs.com/enable-ping-reply-windows-7
Due to the slow start of Windows Vista/7, I never really needed to figure out how to repair those installations and just kept on repairing Windows XP installations by booting the XP CD and selecting the repair option. Now that people are really starting to use (and consequently screw up) Windows Vista/7, knowing how to do a repair is actually pretty important. Unfortunately, Microsoft changed the wording on everything. It’s now called an upgrade (even though it’s the exact same version of everything). It preserves settings, programs, files, etc and just repairs the operating system. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
Couldn’t open a legitimate HTML attachment in Outlook. Turns out there was a corrupted registry entry causing all the problems. http://www.technipages.com/outlook-cant-create-file-error-when-opening-attachment.html
I was trying to figure out how best to render videos in Sony Vegas for YouTube. I used to just use DivX and hope for the best, but I’ve upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit and Sony Vegas Pro 8.1 (the only 64-bit compatible version of Vegas8) doesn’t recognize DivX. I found a partial solution referring to h.264 here: http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/24/874371 & http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/24/874375 But when I tried to render with the project template “YouTube (HD)”, the render would fail with this error message – “An error occoured while creating the media file xxxxx.yyy. Error 0x80010105 (message missing)”. The suggestions posted here: http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/24/884273 said to try “compatibility mode: Vista no service packs” and “Run As Administrator” which didn’t solve the problem. So I dug into the project template and lo and behold – de-selecting two-pass on the video tab allowed the render to complete perfectly. Don’t know that it’s a final solution, but … Continue reading →
The antivirus virus will try to disable Windows communicating with the outside world by enabling the proxy service. There are two ways to disable it: Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options -> Connection -> LAN Connection or you can get to the same Internet Options from Control Panel. Yeesh. http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-45192-internet-explorer-cannot-display-the-webpage
For normal websites like MSN.com. It wasn’t Tools -> Internet Options -> Colors; those were all set correctly. Installing Google Chrome appeared to work fine, but then certain websites weren’t behaving correctly (due to their poor programming), so another solution was needed. It turns out that the High Contrast option was checked under Control Panel -> Accessibility Options -> Display and that solved the whole problem. Weird way of dealing with contrast, Microsoft, but at least the forums of the web saved me. Yeesh. Helpful links: Windows XP: High Contrast: Choose a High Contrast Color Combination to Improve Screen Resolution Corrupt and missing images in IE, Firefox and throughout the OS Missing Web Page Colors – D-A-L Computer Help – solution is here, the post by cooper1111 Google Search Terms: firefox internet explorer missing colors related:www.windowsbbs.com/windows-xp/65674-corrupt-missing-images-ie-firefox-throughout-os.html firefox internet explorer missing colors