Useful Shell Commands For Windows

Shell commands are one of those time savers that are fun to use but not many IT pros use them. See below for the more useful shell commands. In order to quickly open special folders in Windows, you can use shell:COMMAND as a shortcut to access these folders. You can...

Useful Environment Variables For Windows

To get a complete list of the environmental variables on your system, all you need to do is type set into a CMD prompt. Here are some of the most common, most useful environment variables for Windows: LocationNotesWin7 x64Vista x64Vista x86XPAll Users...

Useful Run Commands For Windows

There are way more commands to run in Windows than you're currently using. Here's a list of useful run commands for Windows you can start using right now if you already aren't. Enjoy the speed! Office Shortcuts winword – Microsoft Word excel – Microsoft Excel powerpnt...

How To Quickly Rollback/Remove A Windows Patch

It's easier now than ever before to rollback or remove a Windows patch. To avoid this kind of stuff in the future, test Windows patches before deploying. This applies to systems running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012. I ran into...

Windows 8 Guides Now Available

I made the switch from Windows 7 to 8.1 earlier this year so now is a better time as any to release Windows 8 guides. Even though Windows 8 is a mess and I poke fun at it, it's actually a good OS if you are will willing to put the time into it. You need to do a few...

Windows 8 Updates Do Not Download

If your Windows 8 updates do not download, I've got something for you. If you experience weird Windows 8 Update errors or you simply get stuck on updating at 0% then try this: Bring up the Search Charm by moving your mouse to either corner of the right side of the...

Legal Workaround to Download a Windows 8.1 ISO

Whether you're having issues upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 or you need an easier way to upgrade multiple machines, you should do a clean install. However, it  isn't exactly clear on how to download a Windows 8.1 ISO to be able to do this, without doing the stream install...

Abridged Windows History

Another year, another post. This particular segment focuses on end user Windows operating systems, specifically on an abridged Windows history. I may do a post on Windows server history, but I don't really have plans to do so. Here's a trip down memory lane for some...

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