Tag Archives: Windows

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

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

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

Comparing advertisement budgets from Apple and Microsoft

The very popular (and often funny but not necessarily true) TV ads from Apple mocking Vista have generated a lot of talk. Discussions are usually about the facts that are presented in the commercials, naturally divided between Windows-users and apple-users. The facts in the commercials are sometimes true but also very debatable because they are Continue Reading

Microsoft Launches its Online Store for US Customers

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There are a number of things that are bound to happen as internet connections and instant access to products become more and more available.  One of those things is that packaged software could eventually become a thing of the past.  I’m not convinced on the fact that this will happen very soon, but it could Continue Reading