Archive for the ‘Windows 7’ Category

Go Directly to Windows 7 Desktop without Entering a Password

March 20, 2014
 1. Click Start, click Run, and type “control userpasswords2” without quotes.

2. Highlight your account and uncheck the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer”.

3. Click Apply.

4. Enter the password, then click OK.

5. Click OK again and you’re all done.

Back up your iTunes library by copying to an external hard drive

February 15, 2012

Blue Screen of Death Codes

February 9, 2012

Windows XP

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Fix: Jump List missing or disappeared permanently in Windows 7

January 11, 2012!+Mail

Fix: Desktop does not refresh automatically in Windows 7

December 28, 2011!+Mail

Fix: Unable to Change Default Program Extension on Windows 7

December 26, 2011!+Mail

Microsoft Posts a Fix for Duqu Zero-Day Trojan

November 6, 2011

Direct link to Microsoft FixIt for this issue.

Disable Windows Update’s Automatic Restart

October 11, 2011


This Registry tweak lets you turn off Windows Update’s automatic restart.Windows Update is one of the best tools your system has. It’s also one of the most annoying tools, as it can frequently download and install updates on your behalf. Although that’s great for security, the problem is that the installation routine sometimes pushes an automatic computer restart once it’s done. If you aren’t paying attention (or if you’re busy goofing off with your friends in a game, for example), there goes your session.

Disable Windows’ post-update automatic restart by navigating to the following key in the Registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. Once there, right-click the Windows key and select the option to create a new key. Enter WindowsUpdate for the name. Repeat the process for the WindowsUpdate key, but create a new key called AU. Your hierarchy should now look like this: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU.

Click the AU key, and then right-click in the sidebar window on the right and create a new DWORD. Enter NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers as the name for the DWORD, and then double-click it and change its value from 0 to 1.

Backup Windows 7 and Office 2010 Activation Tokens

September 30, 2011

The activation tokens file for Windows is typically located at:



The activation tokens file for Office is typically located at:


Diagnose and fix program installing and uninstalling problems automatically

August 18, 2011