Archive for the ‘Windows Vista’ Category

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

Windows Vista / 7

View BSOD Dump Files

Who Crashed – BSOD Dump File Analyzer

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.

The Emergency Recovery Utility NT – Backup the Entire Registry

June 14, 2011

Microsoft .Net Framework Setup Verification Utility

November 10, 2010

SlimComputer, a cloud based freeware, removes crapware from your new Windows Computer

September 6, 2010

Fix it: .LNK and .PIF file shortcuts vulnerability in Windows Shell

July 21, 2010

Batch File To Clear Windows Print Spooler

July 19, 2010

@echo off
echo Stopping print spooler.
net stop spooler
echo Deleting spool files…
FOR %%A IN (%systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.*) DO DEL %%A
echo Starting print spooler.
net start spooler