Windows Vista DHCP Fix

This post shows how to manually apply Windows Vista DHCP fix to play nice with others on enterprise networks. This is for enterprise networks that use layer 3 switches or routers (mostly from Cisco) who have trouble getting their Vista connectivity rolling. Vista DHCP...

USB Devices Are Not Being Recognized Anymore

If your Windows laptop's USB devices are not being recognized anymore, there are a couple things you can try. Quick Fixes for USB Devices Are Not Being Recognized In the Device Manager, click on the Scan for hardware changes button. Temporarily disable USB selective...

Running SFC Scan from Recovery Environment

This post shows how to run a SFC scan from recovery environment for Windows Vista and later. If you're booting from the recovery partition, this is what you need: Use ‘F8' to boot into the recovery environment Click on ‘Command Prompt' in the list of...

Reveal Hidden Network Adapter

If you do not see your network adapter in your Network Connections, try the following in this post to reveal the hidden network adapter. Verify the Hidden Network Adapter is Already Installed Go to Device Manager (Right click Computer > Manage). Show hidden drivers...

Restore Safe Mode With A Registry Entry XP/2000

I wanted to share an interesting problem that came up. You see, I had to restore safe mode to my computer. Shortly after my nostalgia PC was built, I ran into a problem where I had to boot Windows 2000 in safe mode. Problem was, when I rebooted the PC, the option for...

Remove Microsoft Groove Folder Synchronization

If you are irritated with Microsoft Groove Folder Synchronization from Office 2007 in your context menu, Internet Explorer, and in some Windows Explorer menus then this post is for you. See below for how to effectively remove Microsoft Groove. Method 1 –...

Recovery Partition Function Keys

Here are the recovery partition function keys necessary to boot a Windows laptop into the recovery partition on most models. Windows XP Recovery Partition Function Keys Acer: Alt+F10 or F10 Asus: F9 Dell: F8 or Shift+F8, older models: Ctrl+F11 Fujitsu: Alt+F11 or F12,...

Windows XP/2003 NTLDR Is Missing

If you get a strange error that NTLDR is missing on your Windows computer based on NT (mostly XP/2003), check out the solution below. In order to fix the NT bootloader, you need to open a command prompt in the recovery environment. You can either boot with the Windows...

Laptop Driver Websites

The list below has a driver page link for the most common laptops. Most of these laptop driver websites offer an auto detect feature but if you are unsure about any particular hardware, a program entitled Unknown Device Identifier helps identify unknown devices (big...

Install Any Edition Of Windows 7

You can make your Windows 7 installer no longer have a specific version set as the default version. Upon doing this, you will then be prompted to install any edition of Windows 7. Simply choose the version you wish to install, and you're good to go. This is because...

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