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WMI Troubleshooting

Posted on November 12th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
Simple WMI query: get-wmiobject Win32_OperatingSystem

Every experienced Windows administrator has faced some issues of WMI service and its components. The problems in WMI subsystem are critical for the normal operation of the system, and the administrator has to make use of some tricks that allow recover WMI. In this article we’ll describe quite a simple.. read more

How to Correctly Uninstall Updates in Windows

Posted on November 7th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
delete security update with wusa

Sometimes it happens that the security updates for Microsoft products under MS Patch Tuesday cause problems with the OS or third-party software. The issues caused by the updates can be either mass and occur in a large number of users or private that occur in some combinations of an OS.. read more

Reset Local Group Policies Settings in Windows

Posted on October 30th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
registry.pol files in GPO architecture

One of the main tools to configure user and system settings in Windows is the group policies (GPO). The domain (if a computer is in the domain) or local (those set and active only on the given computer) Group Policies can influence this computer and its users. The Group Policies.. read more

Removable USB Flash Drive as Local Disk in Windows 7

Posted on October 10th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
usb flash drive as basic disk

In this article, we’ll show you how to make a USB flash drive or an SD card to be identified in the system as a common local hard disk. You may ask why it is necessary. The matter is that by default Windows identifies all the flash drives and memory.. read more

How to Clear RDP Connections History

Posted on September 12th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
history of rdp connections in windows

For each successful connection to a remote computer, an RDP client in Windows (mstsc.exe) saves its name (or an IP address) and the name of the user that has logged in. Later this information is used by the rdp client that offers the user to select one of the connections.. read more

How to Sign an Unsigned Driver for Windows 7 x64

Posted on August 29th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
install self-signed driver in windows 7 x64

By default, all 64-bit Windows versions, starting from Windows 7, prohibit to install drivers of the devices that do not have a valid digital signature. The digital signature guarantees (to some extent) that the driver has been issued by a certain developer or vendor, and its code hasn’t been modified.. read more

How to Increase KMS Server Current Count

Posted on July 11th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
get kms activation current count

On our site we have already talked about the installation, configuration and activation of Microsoft products (such MS Office 2013, Windows 8.1 / 2012 R2) using Key Management Service (KMS). Today we look at the concept of KMS activations counter and how to increase it value.

How to Disable UAC for Specific Applications

Posted on July 4th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
how to disable uac for regedit

A User Account Control (UAC) that has appeared in Windows Vista is a great security solution for Windows OSs allowing to protect a PC from a number of threats, like viruses, trojans, worms, rootkits, etc. When the UAC is enabled, a system asks for a confirmation of any action performed.. read more

Booting Windows 7 from a GPT Disk Using BIOS (non-UEFI)

Posted on April 17th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
windows 7 boot from gpt volume

Today let’s dwell on how to install any modern Windows version (including Windows 7 and Windows 8) to a GPT hard disk on a PC using BIOS firmware (without UEFI support). The necessity to pull such trick  arised when trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 to HP DL380 G8.. read more

Installation of Windows 7 or Windows 8 on a Virtual Hard Disk

Posted on February 20th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
install windows 8 on vhd

General Information About Installation of Windows on a Virtual Hard Disk From time to time you have to install Windows 7 or Windows 8. It’s ok, but you’re not always able and willing to provide a whole partition for it and then fiddle around with different loaders. Fortunately, Windows 7.. read more