Category Archives: windows

Disable Cortana in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update

Microsoft has made it difficult to disable Cortana, although it was a toggle to turn Cortana off in Windows 10 this is removed in the Anniversary Update. You will need to jump into the registry; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search (If “Windows Search” … Continue reading

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Windows 7 does not restore USB connections after hibernation/sleep

When a Windows 7 PC resumes from sleep or hibernation, USB device problems are not uncommon. Windows 7 is really bad at restoring the connections as it wakes much worse than Windows XP Pro ever was. When this occurs you … Continue reading

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A crash course in Windows 7 print queues

Initially sent as an email, but as I need to link to it to assist others it has been converted into a blog post. I am going to attempt a single “crash course in Windows 7 print queues” post to … Continue reading

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Outlook Profile Setup issue, Win7 MOE1.2

Under the new Win7 MOE image I am unable to run the setup.exe file generated by the Outlook Profile Setup function on my external mail server. The .exe file requires an Administrator login but needs to run in the context … Continue reading

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Windows 8

Windows 8 Developer Preview via Windows Dev Center System Requirements Windows Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7: * 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor * 1 … Continue reading

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Enable Telnet in Windows 7

I discovered whilst configuring a network thermometer that if you try to launch Telnet from a command window in Win7 you get the message; ‘telnet’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file. What is … Continue reading

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User State Migration Tool (USMT)

User State Migration Tool (USMT) The User State Migration Tool (USMT) captures desktop, and application settings, as well as user accounts and users’ files, and then migrates them to a new Windows installation. Using USMT can help you improve and … Continue reading

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