Tag: Windows 7

Outlook cannot save attachment error

A user at one of my clients ran into this today. He couldn’t open any images that were attached to Outlook. (Outlook 2003)  I first just cleared out any temp files in c:\Users\%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Temp folder and reset it to NOT be

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No Internet Access, Disable Microsoft Virtual miniport adapter

I don’t know how users have been managing to get into a bind with this, but twice in the last couple weeks I’ve been called by people with no internet access, yet they still have server file shares working.  Everything

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Windows 7 Pro does not run domain logon scripts and map drives

I setup a new computer for a client, and Windows 7 would not map the drives in the logon script for the domain account. Ran into this issue, again. Our domain uses a VBScript as our login script, and it

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Spideroak is not a good enough alternative to Dropbox (or Crashplan) for me

EDIT 5/19/2012 As per this item in SpiderOak Realease Notes (4.5.9939): Looks like they do include a LAN sync feature now!!  I left my original post below intact, but wanted to point out this update right away. I am going

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Remove MyWebSearch from my default search in Firefox

Somehow my wife got MyWebSearch loaded on my Windows 7 computer, which cleaned off fine, except for Firefox web searching! Every time I used the Awesome Bar to search, MyWebSearch showed the results. Easy fix…  go to “about:config” in Firefox

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Resource Usage on Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 with Window 7 Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid and Jolicloud

I was asked about the resources used on the Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 using either Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, or JoliCloud operating systems.  So… here’s what I found… I didn’t do anything fancy, just boot each up and look

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Reset your Windows password with Chntpw using System Rescue CD

Quick note about using chntpw command to reset Windows passwords. Mostly, I just couldn’t remember what the command line program was or the switches. Boot to System Rescue CD. mount the Windows drive RW (mine was RO) cd to the

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Netbook with Jolicloud vs Windows 7 vs Ubuntu Maverick vs Ubuntu Lucid

I tested Windows 7, Jolicloud, Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick, and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid on my new Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) Netbook.  First let me say, Window 7 on this netbook is barely usable. If you wait for the OS to

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Revisiting MsMpEng.exe Antimalware service executable high resource usage

MsMpEng.exe – Antimalware service executable I generally do not have any issues with Microsoft Security Essentials. It just works, and does its job quite well.  From time to time I notice some weird issues on my client computers, where MsMpEng.exe

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Microsoft Security Essentials MsMpEng.exe using high CPU Time

Microsoft Security Essentials MsMpEng.exe – Antimalware service executable using high CPU Time I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, but I think this might be problem in any version. I keep having issues with Microsoft Security Essentials MsMpEng.exe using high CPU Time and hogging

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Couple useful Windows Explorer shortcuts

So I never took the time to look these up, but I just heard about them recently.  I always wanted to know how to create a new folder in Windows Explorer without having to use menu’s, by just using a

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The specified server cannot perform the requested operation

I was not able to access a newly joined Windows 7 computer on our domain from our Windows 2000 Server.  I just received that error.  “Cannot perform the requested operation”  Sharing was setup ok, permissions and security set ok, firewall

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ZFS CIFS Network Password Is Not Correct

Just a few quick notes on the ZFS CIFS sharing. Check the /etc/pam.conf has the smb line: other password required pam_smb_passwd.so.1 nowarn If not, add that to the end of the file.  If you, check /var/smb/smbpasswd you should also see

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Extend Windows 7 Activation

I am testing Windows 7 Pro on my laptop and wanted to decide if I can get by with that instead of Ultimate.  Well, my time is running out and I need a couple day to backup everything before I

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Logged on with a temporary profile

This is a pain. For some reason, unkown even to Microsoft aparently, I reboot my system only to login to a temporary profile in Windows Vista or Windows 7.   As of this writing, I am using the release candidate

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EnV Touch dial pad goes blank and importing contacts

I love my new Env Touch, since I can’t get an iPhone it’s just awesome, but there’s a couple little things I don’t like. Like the fact that the dial pad goes blank when entering my PIN in voice mail.

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Join Windows 7 to Samba PDC on Ubuntu Jaunty

I found some info on Google searches to get Windows 7 to join a Samba domain controller.  I have Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty which runs Samba 3.3.2, which I guess does not work.  You need 3.3.4.   Windows 7 needs a registry change: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters]

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