Tag Archives: Windows Vista

NTLM Settings in Windows 7, 8 or 10

You may have devices (NASs) on your network that you can no longer can connect to or you may not be able to network to an older OS.  Actually this changes settings to accept NTLMv1 and NTLMv2 so that you … Continue reading

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What Wireless Connector do I have?

Many people wonder what connection they have when extending a wireless antenna.  We have used Fab-Corp for years and they have a good site on explaining and showing the different connectors if you want to add an antenna.  Link

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Vista SP1 Cleanup Tool – Yes, someone is still using Vista

Vista’s SP1 uses a ton of space after its initial install.  The Vista Service Pack removal tool (Hey, I didn’t hear about it either) removes archived files returning a ton of space.  Remember, you cannot uninstall SP1 after this.  Hopefully … Continue reading

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SVCHost Viewer – Find out what program is using it!

Anyone who has hit Ctrl-Alt-Del understands they may have several svchost.exe ‘s running.  What are they?  They relate to networking and some programs use svchost in groups.  This tiny download (14 kb) shows exactly what this file is doing. Link … Continue reading

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Networking Tools Portable – Network Stuff

This tiny powerful utility can sniff your network for security, DNS Resolving, Whois, and dozens of other options.  Network Stuff is free.

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Vista, 7 and 8 Networking Woes – Fixed

These tips work on Snap Servers and NAS devices that say they are NOT Vista, 7 and 8 capable and XP workstations that will not connect. Option 1 When connecting Vista, 7  or 8 to XP, if you have problems, … Continue reading

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Move Programs from your C drive

Many times I have met people who have almost filled their C drive with a ton of programs.  I personally prefer purchasing a new hard drive and cloning it to gain space.  However, it often gets risky or you don’t … Continue reading

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Secret Password Generator in Windows 7

OK, it’s not a real secret but you can go to a cmd prompt (as the administrator) and generate a password using the following command:    net user username /random Windows will create a random password and yes it works in … Continue reading

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Windows Update error 80072efe or 80072f76 or 0X800A138F or 0x800whatever

Error code 80072ee2 Link Error codes 80072efe or 80072f76 – (Windows Update Components)  Fixit Link Error code 0x800A138F  – Fixit Link  – You may also reset your MTU with TCPOptimizer  (Set to 1472) Thanks Mickey for these tips!

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Optimize Your Network Settings

Want to further optimize your network settings?   Use this little known settings in Windows. (Directions are for Windows Vista and Windows 7 – settings apply to Windows XP also). Open the Network and Sharing Center Click on Change Adapter Settings … Continue reading

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Windows Update error 80072efe or 80072f76 or 0X800A138F or 0x800whatever

Error code 80072ee2 Link Error codes 80072efe or 80072f76 – (Windows Update Components)  Fixit Link Error code 0x800A138F  – Fixit Link  – You may also reset your MTU with TCPOptimizer  (Set to 1472) Thanks Mickey for these tips!

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AutoPatcher – A Windows Update Alternative for Windows

Want to download the updates you need for your computers’ operating system and download updates for installed software such as Adobe.  You can use AutoPatcher to provide the updates and check what you need to download.  Why choose this way to update? … Continue reading

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How to Build a Computer an Animated Guide – You won’t believe the Graphics

Rick over at What’s on My PC  has found a great link for everyone that show’s an animated guide to building a computer.  This GEM will be used in class. Excellent Find!  The graphics are just unreal.   If you select … Continue reading

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Find Computer or Hard drive serial numbers

It has to be fellow blogger week…Rick at What’s On My PC gives a tip at a command line you can run to get information from your hard drive and/or system. Working in IT, we are pulling drives or chasing … Continue reading

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MMC class not registered error

I recently ran into the error MMC class not registered error when right clicking Computer and going to manage this also happened when trying to get into the device manager.   The internet including Microsoft’s Fix-it Utilities and several forums did not produce … Continue reading

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Tweak Your Server Registry

Finding any tweak in the registry is sometimes tricky and can have adverse outcomes.  We feel this is a good tweak.  Optimize the Windows Server Service (Windows XP, Vista,  and Server 2000, 2003) This setting in your registry allows for … Continue reading

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Error when running NetSH command to fix Winsock

Restart the computer. Press F8 during the startup prior to the logo splash scrren. Select Directory Services Restore Mode, and press ENTER. Click Start, and click Run. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK. Locate the following … Continue reading

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Analyze your internet connection – then optimize it!

Want an optimal connection to the internet?  Speedguide has an excellent analyzer.  Remember don’t just use a benchmark to analyzer your connection.   It is good to look at all aspects of your connection. You can run their analyzer and … Continue reading

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Make Windows 7 and Vista have an alternate login – non fluffy!

-A Wells Go to run and type secpol.msc> go to local policies > security options and double-click interactive logon: do not display last user name – enable it then disable Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL

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Wireless Coverage Estimator

Draw your rooms, drop in your WAPs…. see the coverage From AirTight Networks http://www.wlancoverage-estimator.com/app/WCEV1.html   Online Free (Flash)

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