Category Archives: Windows

Install .NET 2.0 in Windows 10

What!? Why would you want to do that!? A friend of mine recently brought a computer to me for him to install some old software on. This happened to be some custom software that was written and required .NET 2.0. … Continue reading

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Spinning up a bunch of virtual desktops in Amazon WorkSpaces (videos)

This was a pretty fun project that I had gotten so I figured I would share the experience. There are multiple use cases for virtual desktops. In our case, it’s ephemeral – only need them for a few days for … Continue reading

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How to use PowerCLI to register or unregister a bunch of templates at a time …

I recently resignatured a datastore that housed all of my templates and ran into an issue with a bunch of datastores that wouldn’t unmount and a slew orphaned templates. To get rid of them, I had to unregister them all … Continue reading

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Lenovo T400 blank screen issue on Windows 10

Someone who owns a very well SEO company came to me with a freshly installed Windows 10 OS on a Lenovo T400 and showed me that he would get a black screen at start up. He would suspend the machine … Continue reading

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Microsoft PowerShell takes forever to open!

If you’re in a situation where it appears to take forever to open a PowerShell prompt, Internet access might be the problem. The easiest resolution at this point appears to allow Internet access to the machine. If that is not … Continue reading

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A relatively easy/inexpensive way to speed up your old desktop or laptop for ~$100

REQUIREMENTS: Ghost binaries on bootable CD/DVD or USB thumb drive Windows 7 installation DVD or USB thumb drive There are several ways to speed up some old computers. Sometimes, they might not even be old – they’re just slow. My … Continue reading

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if vCenter Server Heartbeat or Neverfail Heartbeat failover appears to be not working or taking a long time …

The main symptom of this problem would be that the vCenter Server Heartbeat console or Neverfail Management Client console would show that the services had failed over, but if you were to try to ping it, it wouldn’t respond. Logically, … Continue reading

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I’m starting to hate Sony laptops!

I guess it’s not just Sony. It’s just managing device drivers. Windows 7 has fixed most issues, but man … keyword = MOST! A friend asked me to upgrade her laptop to Windows 7. It’s a Sony VGN-FJ67C/R. It’s a … Continue reading

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how to find a package to install in cygwin

I guess it’s similar to rpm -qf to find out what package a specific binary is included in. You can find out which package a specific binary is in by using their website here: http://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-grep.cgi?grep=startx In my case, I did … Continue reading

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HP Pavilion 743g sound driver …

This piece of garbage wasted about 5 hours of my time! I admit that I didn’t fully read instructions, but damn! The drivers on HP’s OWN site didn’t work! So, it’s an Intel Realtek ’97 driver and the real Realtek … Continue reading

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