Cleaning up Network Connections in Windows 7 – Rename Local Area Network

Windows makes a mess of all the network adapters when installing NIC cards. Sometimes, you remove network adapters, and you’re left with something like “Local Area Network 3” that can’t be renamed back to “Local Area Network”. The problem is, Windows remembers the previous adapter (even if it is physically removed), so you can’t rename … Read moreCleaning up Network Connections in Windows 7 – Rename Local Area Network

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 moreHow to change from IDE to AHCI without reinstalling Windows

Add Remove Programs By RunAs Administrator Command Line

http://www.kevintaber.com/2010/09/22/add-remove-programs-by-runas-administrator-command-line/ If the machine is running Windows XP you may want to install a program for someone without having to log them off. A simple way is to use the “runas” command line utility to invoke the Control Panel applet Add Remove Programs. Start > Run… > cmd > runas /user:Administrator cmd (this will prompt … Read moreAdd Remove Programs By RunAs Administrator Command Line

Windows 7 delete printer ports and drivers – Windows printer unable to delete driver

You can do it by starting Print Management (printmanagement.msc) and go to Print servers > <COMPUTERNAME> > Ports and delete the ports there. Or you can execute printui /s /t2 as an Administrator “Unable to remove driver X, Type 3 – User Mode driver. The specified printer driver is currently in use.” You have to … Read moreWindows 7 delete printer ports and drivers – Windows printer unable to delete driver

Memory Limits for Windows Releases

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7   Physical Memory Limits: Windows Server 2008 R2 The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2008 R2 is available only in 64-bit editions. Version Limit on X64 Limit on IA64 Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter 2 TB Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 2 TB Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems 2 TB Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation 8 … Read moreMemory Limits for Windows Releases

“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  

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