Recently, I switched from a German QWERTZ to a UK Extended QWERTY keyboard layout - for easier access to characters for programming.Continue reading "UK Extended keyboard with even more extensions"
Entries tagged as windows
There are two locations where you can define the button's location: dconf and gconf.Continue reading "Move window's minimise/maximise/close buttons"
In Outlook 2016, you can't setup an account from an Exchange 2007 server without having autodiscover setup correctly. The Manual Setup only offers "Exchange ActiveSync" which doesn't work with the 2007 Exchange. (The working method is named "Microsoft Exchange".)Continue reading "Outlook 2016 with Exchange 2007"
On a Windows 7 64bit, I was not able to capture any DV video from a video camera connected via Firewire IEEE1394. I was able to control the camera from the capture program (tried NeroVision and magix Video Deluxe) but only got a black screen and no audio.Continue reading "No DV capture possible on Windows 7 64bit"
If you installed Windows XP after Windows 7, you're left with the XP-MBR on your drive and thus only XP is booting.Continue reading "Restore Windows 7 MBR"
To get access to a Windows PC as an Administrator user, there is a very brute security hole which you can use. The only thing is: You need physical access to the machine.Continue reading "Gain Admin Access"
If you can't aquire any video from a DV camera connected via Firewire/IEEE1394, check if you have these symptoms:Continue reading "Aquire video from DV-camera"
U3 USB StickContinue reading "U3 Basics"
For the SanDisk cruzer Titanium U3, there is a sync-software called CruzerSync which really is an OEM version of DMailer.Continue reading "CruzerSync"
If you have a router and Internet works with any application/site but you can't connect to any
(e.g. WindowsUpdate, Windows Live Messenger [error code: 81000306], etc.) you might have your MTU set to a too high
value. The default MTU for ethernet devices is 1500 but since the PPPoE header adds 8 Bytes to the packets, they
get fragmented. And the
microsoft.com servers seem to not accept fragmented packets.
If you are missing the Wireless Zero Configuration (in German: Konfigurationsfreie drahtlose Verbindung), you might have installed a D-Link driver.Continue reading "Missing Wireless Zero Configuration"
Microsoft distributes the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Tool (KB905474) through the WindowsUpdate mechanism. This tool should detect fake Windows serial numbers and nag the user. Interestingly, Microsoft hid a small paragraph in their EULA after that the tool sends daily(!!) reports to Microsoft. According to MS this "is neccessary" since the tool is BETA and MS needs to be able to react if it goes crazy. Yeah … sure!Continue reading "Remove WGA Notification"
At My Digital Life you can read about Belarc Advisor spreading Windows license keys. Advisor is a system profiler which also includes the Windows key in its reports. Users posting them to the Internet also publish their Windows key. A common string of Advisor reports is "Belarc Advisor Current Profile". Together with the desired Windows version you can easily find license keys:Continue reading "Windows License keys"
Windows XP Professional only allows 10 simultaneous connections to shares and printer spoolers. The eleventh user gets a System error #71 message. The unused connections get freed after 30 minutes which is a bit late since often you just need a few files or to print some pages but this blocks the connection for 30 minutes.Continue reading "Max 10 simultaneous SMB-connections"
If Windows uses PIO mode instead of DMA, it probably have slowed down due to reading errors. To fix the slow-down, find the registry key:Continue reading "HD uses PIO instead of DMA"
To show a 'Details' tab in device's properties, add the system environment variable
DevMgr_Show_Details and set it
SrvAny.exe doesn't recognize when the launched application exits. Windows still thinks that the service (
is running and so error handling (restart app, restart windows, etc.) doesn't occur.
Check registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList for needed profile.
To enable ANSI control codes in
command.com, add the following line to