Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

How to activate God Mode in Windows 10

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This is an interesting little tweak if you like to have all your administrative or power-user tools in a single place.  God Mode is available on Windows 10, but it doesn’t change the way things work and grant you  access to things that you shouldn’t be seeing.  You still need to be an administrator to Continue Reading

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

SBS 2008 – Error Code 0x800ccc6c – Verify that the mailbox exists and that the Exchange receive connectors are configured properly.

Sometimes, the error messages that we get are absolutely misleading.  This is one of those cases where you get called to a server for a mail problem and end up wasting a couple of hours on a problem that could have taken mere minutes to fix. The symptoms are pretty simple.  In this case, the customer is Continue Reading

Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot Open the Outlook Window

I recently came across this problem on a customer’s computer and tried everything I could find via Google.  Naturally, none of the solutions worked.  When you click on the icon to start Outlook, the window shows up briefly and then disappears, popping up that extremely meaningful message:  Cannot Start Microsoft Office Outlook.  Cannot Open the Continue Reading

Teracopy – Copy files faster in Windows

Just a few days ago, I had to make backups of a few computers.  I used Acronis True Image to make full images of the machines and needed to take them out of the company to keep them safe.  I thought I would simply copy them to an external USB 2.0 hard drive, but when 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

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

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

How to create a Favicon.ico

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My friend MK007 sent me a very cool link a couple of days ago and I thought it would be a great tool to share.  One of the tips that I see very often to help popularize a blog or any website, is to have a “favicon”.  The Favicon is the little icon that appears Continue Reading