Tag Archives: Windows 7

Internet Explorer Won’t Let You Change A Saved Password? Hack The Registry!

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 →

Windows 7 Repair Install

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

Sony Vegas Pro 8.1, Windows 7 64-bit, and Error 0x80010105 (message missing)

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 →

Enable Administrator Account – Windows Vista, 7

On Windows Vista or 7, click Start button and type cmd to search for the command console. Right click it and select “Run as Administrator.” From there run: net user Administrator/ active:yes Vista/7 Administrator Account June 15th, 2010 Run cmd.exe as administrator net user administrator /active:yes http://computerperformance.co.uk/vista/vista_adminstrator_activate.html