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Hyper-V, Windows won’t boot after fresh install or import

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You boot up the virtual machine, and all you get is blinking cursor in the top left corner. that’s it. here’s the solution Continue Reading

10 Free Network Management Tools from SolarWinds

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Management tools are always useful, but good ones are hard to find.  I think the best ones are very often the ones that are built for a single purpose instead of those huge applications that are supposed to do everything.  One good example of this, is Solarwind’s Exchange Server Monitor.  I came across this application Continue Reading

Microsoft Launches Internet Explorer 8

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Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 8 Continue Reading

PhoneEX – makes your WM5-6 phone act like an iPhone

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My mobile phone is an HTC P4000 on the Telus Network.  It runs Windows Mobile 6 and does a pretty good job on most everything I need it for.  However, as in many Microsoft products, there are quite a few areas that can be improved and rendered more enjoyable to use.  Not too long ago, Continue Reading

BSOD – Session Manager Initialization fails with status 0xc000026c

A couple days ago I ran into a weird problem on a customer’s computer and I had such a hard time figuring out what it was, I thought I’d add it in my tips section.  From what I’ve been able to gather, the problem occurs mostly with Windows XP SP2, but it could also be Continue Reading

How to download albums from Facebook

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Have you ever wanted to grab an entire photo album from one of your friends on Facebook?  It can be pretty annoying to download every single picture from an album, one by one.  About a year ago, I had a plugin for firefox that could download an entire photo album in a single click.  But Continue Reading

Muspy – Get notified of new albums

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With the increasing number of bands out there, and therefore, the increasing number of bands I enjoy listening to, it gets harder and harder to be informed of album releases quickly.  I like going to a few band websites once in a while to see what’s going on, but that’s only a handful of all Continue Reading

Vista User Account Control (UAC) Tool

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The very first time I tried Windows Vista, I was annoyed by the UAC right away.  User Account Control (UAC) is a that feature of Windows Vista that makes it so you are never actually logged-in as an administrator.  Instead, whenever you need to accomplish a task that requires admin rights, you need to confirm Continue Reading