Category: Windows 7

Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX in Windows 7 64bit

Today I bought a Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX. I didn’t expect, that it can be so complicated to install and configure that mouse. Well, it was the so called USB Receiver which made problems – The Windows 7 64bit System didn’t find a suitable driver for that micro-device….

Disable “No Internet Access” notification on Windows Server 2008 (R2)

The “No Internet Access” notification on the network connection icon usually appears when you’re not connected to the Internet or you probably behind a proxy server. However, when you setting up your servers in an isolated environment without Internet access and you want to disable this notification then:…

Windows 7 Magnifier Shortcuts and Features

Today I was reading thru the news and found an article about the Windows Magnifier. A brilliant Windows 7 Tool that I’d pretty much ignored in the past….

Windows Deployment Services–adding drivers to boot.wim

Currently I’m in a project where I have do a windows 7 operating system provisioning for a customer of mine. I’ve been gone all down the way starting with NT3.51, then NT4, then Win2000, then WinXP, Vista and now Win7 provisioning. I must say, Microsoft did a good job with the latest deployment mechanism…..

Windows 7 Search does not work anymore

The search box in start menu stopped working. The search from windows explorer works fine, just the start menu does not work. All it returns is:…

How to: Run a cmd under system account / gain access to system account

There is an account in Microsoft Windows that is more powerful than the Administrator account in Windows Operating Systems. That account is called System account it is similar to the root OR super user in the Linux/Unix world . I will show you how to access this system account in this article….

How to speed up Windows 7 Startup Times

Every Windows Operating System runs pretty fast when freshly installed but gets slower and slower the longer you run it.. Sandro Villinger wrote a good and detailed article about how to fight slow startup times in Windows 7…..

Windows 7: Show all control panel tasks aka god mode shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Using the Control Panel, you can change settings for Windows. These settings control almost everything on display and functionality of Windows and they allow you to set up Windows to suit your requirements. The Panel, in my opinion, should be used only if there is a need, as a user and an awareness of the…

Windows 7: Resize/shrink Partition

Did you know, resizing a partition (even the boot partition) on Microsoft Windows 7 is possible without the use of any third party utilities/tools. Just start the Disk Management Console and shrink your partition. Another reason for switching/upgrading to Windows 7..!…

PowerShell: Enabling PowerShell v2 Remotely

Looking for how to configure the local computer for remote management using Microsoft PowerShell? Set-WSManQuickConfig – This command sets the required configuration to enable remote management of the local computer. By default, this command creates a WS-Management listener on HTTP….