How to open a registry file created by a different computer.
Using a WordPress slug and custom field query
How to use a slug function, tags, and custom fields to pull content into a Wordpress page.
Use Group Policy ADMX files in Windows 7 or 8 (non-domain computers)
Group policies are not for domain users only. Anyone can use them to set their defaults for any application that supports Group Policies. The advantage to using group policies for SOHO users is that you don't need to edit the registry.
How to live without the Windows 8 Start menu
I hated Windows 8 when I first installed it. Navigating was difficult since I'm using on a desktop computer and live on the desktop. The Metro screen might be OK for touch screen tablets, but it's not workable for my desktop. Yes, I know, you can quickly get to the start screen by holding down […]
Repair Remote Desktop (RDP) File Association
Out of the blue, not one, but two, computers lost the RDP file association and clicking on the saved RDP files, opened the Open with… dialog, not the remote computer. I have no idea what caused the problems, but it was likely either a Windows update (whatever was installed on 2/7/2012) or a top secret […]
Places Bar in Windows 7 & 8
Although Windows 7 (and Vista) make it easier to find folders, thanks to the Favorites and Libraries, some applications use the older Open/Save common dialog. And yes, it still supports Places Bar. You can add up to 5 places to it, replacing the five that are on it by default. You can add your own […]
Starting Applications with Administrator Privileges
Some programs (especially older applications) need to run with administrator privileges in Windows 7. Or you may need to run the program with administrator privileges for other reasons. With most programs, you can right-click on the shortcut and choose Run as Administrator, but this doesn't work with Office applications – the shortcut doesn't have run […]
Would anyone fall for this phishing email?
I got the following phishing email today. The first giveaway that it was not legit was in the first line... plus the message was formatted with ugly green text. ™From Microsoft windows lives corporation™ (TM marks?!?!) ? Hear by? Severe user? Every account user most get back to us? ™From Microsoft windows lives corporation™ We […]
F8 in a virtual machine
I'm trying to set up a new Windows XP virtual machine (in Microsoft's Virtual Server) and the F8 (to accept the EULA) wouldn't in the virtual machine. I searched Bing (google searches are useless lately) and most websites say you need to set the F-lock key. However, I'm using a Toshiba laptop to access the […]