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Creating a VHD for multi-boot in Windows 7

Creating a VHD for multi-boot in Windows 7

Been doing this so much lately with all of the flavors of Windows 8, I figured I’d write this down for my own benefit, but also for anyone who’s interested in doing the same. Create a new VHD Go┬áto Start, right-click on Computer and choose Manage Under Storage in the left pane, single-click Disk Management In the Actions pane on the right, click More Actions, then choose Create VHD Specify the location you want to store your VHD file (ex:…

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Reveal most useful settings in Windows 7

Reveal most useful settings in Windows 7

Most useful here is subjective, but here is a quick way to create your own quick listing of common Windows 7 settings, including shortcuts, links to Control Panel items, etc. It’s definitely not an all-inclusive list, but it works, and it’s pretty cool. Create a folder somewhere (desktop preferably until you see what it does). Right-click and rename the folder .{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} Note the period between and the unique identifier – very important! “Name of your choice” can be anything you…

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Getting local IP address programmatically in Windows 7

Getting local IP address programmatically in Windows 7

I created a small client app for my company that required the local IP address (assigned by DHCP) to determine what site it was on. It reads the second octet value, which is consistent with each of our buildings in our enterprise. From here, I can determine what content to load so no matter where the PC is placed, it automatically grabs content only specific to that location. Anyway, when testing this application on Windows 7 it doesn’t load any…

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Devices and Printers not populating in Windows 7

Devices and Printers not populating in Windows 7

I discovered something interesting today…which I’m sure most of you figured out by now, but it’s new news to me. My laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate was taking forever to load the printers and devices screen, and eventually after what seemed like 30+ minutes, it would show nothing, but Windows 7 wouldn’t throw an error or message. It was in fact proud to display nothing, even though I know damn well there are printers loaded! What was the cause of…

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Enabling ADUC on Windows 7

Enabling ADUC on Windows 7

I’m unable to locate a working plug-in/snap-in for Active Directory Users and Computers that works on Windows 7. Fortunately, there’s a workaround that allows administration of ADUC in Windows 7 with a little modification. First, you’ll need to download and install RSAT for Windows 7. It’s found here. You’ll need this before you can do anything else. Once this is installed, on your Windows 7 box, open Programs and Features and click the Turn Windows Features On or Off option….

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