Update Windows Path Without Rebooting

Open a comment window and type SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\$addition to path You can type PATH again to see your path variables. Your new path should be added. The problem with this is that this new path variable is only good inside this command window. If you are doing command line stuff this works, but if you close … Read more

How to change from IDE to AHCI without reinstalling Windows

http://www.neowin.net/news/neowin-guide-how-to-change-from-ide-to-ahci-without-reinstalling-windows Run the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) Navigate to Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci Set the “Start” value to 0 (zero) Navigate to Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pciide Set the “Start” value to 0 (zero) Shut down Start up again, but before Windows boots go into the BIOS configuration screens and change the disk mode to “AHCI”. Save the new … Read more

Get the SID for all the computer accounts in AD

if you’re an admin on the domain and all your computers are up and running you could try PSGETSID.EXE from what used to be Sysinternals (now part of Microsoft). Command would be something like: PSGETSID \\* > sid.txt http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s…s/default.aspx http://live.sysinternals.com/

“A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine” error

This occurs when a Windows 7 system has been sysprepped three times — KB929828. To overcome this, you will need to do the following: Run the slmgr.vbs -rearm command. Try sysprep again.   Additional ressources : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744512%28WS.10%29.aspx http://mickitblog.blogspot.ca/2011/08/fatal-error-occurred-while-trying-to.html  

Create “Show Desktop” shortcut

You can create “Show Desktop” shortcut yourself by this method: * Open Notepad and paste the following block of code there: * [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=explorer.exe,3 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop * Write: “File Name”: “ShowDesktop.scf”; “Save As” “All Files”, and save it on your desktop. You can now drag and drop that new file on your taskbar’s left … Read more

Slow mouse performance on Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine

Install the SVGA II adapter located in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\Drivers\video   After installing the SVGA II Drivers:   Now you have to change Hardware Acceleration to Full in the Windows 2008 R2 Virtual Machine. Right click in Desktop, select Screen resolution option Click on Advanced settings and then Click on Troubleshoot tab, and select Change … Read more