Tag 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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Remember to upgrade Virtualbox Guest Additions when you upgrade Virtualbox!

If you’re wondering why you might not be getting access to your shared folders in your guest OS after upgrading Virtualbox, this could be the reason. Virtualbox Guest Additionals (like VMware tools for Virtualbox) might need to be upgraded as … 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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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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Driverpacks.net breaks Windows 2003 installation!

Well, the current production build (8.02.1) does. It gives the lsi_sas.sys file missing message on installation. Luckily, those bright folks over there fixed it in the nightlies here: http://dev.driverpacks.thesneaky.com/driverpacks_nightlies/ The one I used is 803B. Those guys are awesome. http://dev.driverpacks.thesneaky.com/dr … Continue reading

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Slipstream drivers! N-Lite! Driverpacks.net – cool!

Ran into an interesting, fun thing recently; saw this in MaximumPC once, but didn’t really care as I didn’t think I’d need to use it, but just did it recently and found it a lot of fun. Anyways, this all … Continue reading

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VMware yet again, wins over Parallels…

They did it once with the Apple Mac – Fusion over Parallels. Now again in Linux. Full details here: http://www.techthrob.com/tech/linux_virtualization.php Virtualization in Linux: A Review of Four Software ChoicesIntroductionThis week Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced a partnership with … Continue reading

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UPnP Problems?

For some reason, on my home LAN, I have trouble playing Age of Empires. I know, it’s an old game, but I still like to play it. I’m connected at home via a Linksys WRT54G-L. I’ve also connected up a … Continue reading

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Shrink down the big, bloated Windows!

Try using N-Lite for XP or V-Lite for Vista. N-Lite http://www.nliteos.com/ V-Lite http://www.vlite.net/

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DHCP server with DDNS

authoritative;include “/etc/bind/rndc.key”;server-identifier chunli.shocknetwork.com.;ddns-domainname “shocknetwork.com.”;ddns-rev-domainname “in-addr.arpa.”;ddns-update-style interim;ddns-updates on;ignore client-updates;zone shocknetwork.com. { primary 127.0.0.1; key rndc-key;}default-lease-time 21600; # 6 hoursmax-lease-time 43200; # 12 hoursoption domain-name “shocknetwork.com”;option domain-name-servers chunli.shocknetwork.com, resolver1.opendns.com; default-lease-time 600;max-lease-time 7200;log-facility local7;subnet 192.168.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 { range 192.168.0.100 192.168.0.200; option domain-name-servers … Continue reading

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