Month: October 2009

Free E-Book – Windows 7 troubleshooting tips

Mitch Tulloch, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and lead author of the just-published (and hot-selling) Windows 7 Resource Kit (Microsoft Press, 2010; ISBN: 9780735627000; 1760 pages), has created a short e-book called “What You Can Do Before You Call Tech Support.” Here are the opening paragraphs:…



Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 & Windows Vista

The Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista are collections of runtime libraries that make it easy for developers to target a wider customer base. Notes about the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 All the updated technologies in the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 are already included…



Apple dumps Windows handhelds

It’s not powered by Windows Mobile. It uses Windows CE, but each and every Apple store in the world was using a handheld device with scanner powered by Microsoft software. No more! Apple is in a process of switching to iPod touch with a bar code scanner attachment. Apple was using these mobile point of…



FAQ – Windows Command Processor cmd.exe

Ok, everybody talks and writes about Microsoft PowerShell .. BUT, what about those legacy systems that do NOT support the installation of PowerShell? Some, probably the majority know exactly what i’m talking about. Well, for sake of christ, there is still another type of shell called cmd.exe and batchfiles (*.bat and *.cmd) to run some…



Accessing Individual WMI Instances

Did you know, accessing individual WMI Instances and their Namespaces is pretty easy as 1-2-3.. You always get back all instances of a given WMI class when using Get-WMIObject. However, what if you just wanted to get a specific instance? Or you just wanted to find out how much space is left on drive C:?…



Free MS Press e-book: “Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2”

Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, by Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker, is a great resource for learning about the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 in the areas of virtualization, management, the Web application platform, scalability and reliability, and interoperability with Windows 7. Download your free copy….



Fix for WordPress “Allowed memory size exhausted” fatal error

  While trying to upgrade a few WordPress plugins, I got this error message: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33564432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 7680 bytes)…



Windows 7 ISO, Bootable Media and the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

One of the big benefits of buying ESD aside from the environmental one, is that it increases the convenience of buying software online.  Not only can you typically get it faster than waiting for a physical shipment in the mail, but you also get the benefit of being able to re-download it in case you…



Adobe PDF preview handler 64-bit fix

Preview handlers are lightweight components which let you view various file types within programs like Windows Explorer (in Windows Vista and Windows 7) and Outlook 2007. Adobe Reader comes with Adobe’s PDF preview handler but the installer has a mistake which means the preview handler does not work on 64-bit systems. It turns out the…



The 10 Things to Do First for Windows 7

When you run your thumb down the list of new features and improvements in Windows 7 (see the feature comparison chart at tinyurl.com/win7featuregrid), you’re bound to wonder how you’re going to get your arms around all that new technology so that you can deliver it to your users without too much disruption. Following are 10…