ACAD Net Lic


Office 2019 Tool


Enable IE Mode in Microsoft Edge


Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode, set to Allow


Disable Windows 11 Installation

Download and extract the .REG file


Firefox: disable search in the address bar

If you're talking about the search box on the new-tab page, try going to about:config and set browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar to false.


Make Windows synchronize time more often

Twacker to test TWAIN

Windows 10 Mapped Drives not showing during installation of software Admin mode



How Strong is this Password?


OpenVPN Client Download

Windows 7/8/8.1/Server 2012r2 / Windows 10/Server 2016/Server 2019



Office activation

Windows 7 Some Updates don’t install.  Servicing Stack Update

Use IE for this site:

Download x64 version here and x86 version here

Windows 7 bug prevents users from shutting down or rebooting computers

Workaround #1:

Step 1: Log off from the current account.
Step 2: Use the red button at the bottom-right corner of the screen to shut down or restart the computer.

Change settings using Policy Editor

The unofficial fix

A more permanent way to go around this bug has been put forward by several users on Reddit and by IT support firm Quick Heal.

Step 1: Press Windows+R to open the Run window.
Step 2: Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
Step 3: In the Group Policy Editor window go to: Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.
Step 4: In the right panel of the Security Options option, search and double-click on "User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode."
Step 5: In the new window, select Enable.
Step 6: Reopen the Run window, but this time type "gpupdate /force" and press Enter. This will update all group policies.
Step 7: Restart or shut down your system normally.


Enable 8dot3name on newer versions of Windows Server

run  “fsutil 8dot3name set 0” to Enable

It creates a new REG_DWORD key on:


LongPathsEnabled – Value 1


Upgrade Server 2016 Eval to Full Version before Activation

How to disable Simplified Account Creation in Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019 and Outlook for Office 365


How to Increase the Outlook Attachment Size Limit


Fix Roaming Signature issue


Download REG file (ZIP File)


Correct the Outlook closed while you had items open.  Reopen items from last session prompt (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Preferences
DWORD: ReopenWindowsOption)

Then you can change it in Options, General.


Another site with disable simplified account creation instructions


More Possible solutions for Gmail require frequent login for Outlook IMAP.



Mapped Network Drive Not Showing in the Elevated Apps (PDF)



Backup Roamcache folder


@echo off

rem make backup of roamcache dat files

rem run on startup


if not exist "%USERPROFILE%\Documents\RoamCache" md "%USERPROFILE%\Documents\RoamCache"

xcopy "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache\*.*" "%USERPROFILE%\Documents\RoamCache" /r /y /m /c



Windows Server 2008 R2 Fix for January 8, 2019—KB4480970 (Monthly Rollup)and January 8, 2019—KB4480960 (Security-only update):



reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system /v LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f



    Expand "Local Policies" and select "Security Options"
    7.    Alternate : Type secpol.msc to get editor up then
    8.    Locate "Network Security: LAN Manager Authentication Level" in the list and double-click it.
    9.    Change the setting from "Send NTMLv2 response only" to "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session if negotiated"
    10.    Network Security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP Based (including secure RPC) Clients
    11.    Change the setting from "require 128 bit" to unchecked (No Minimum)
    12.    Click OK


Test Browser SSL


Spectre and Meltdown Windows Updates

FIRST Check this list for your Anti-Virus compatibility


Win7 x86 Update

Win7 x64 Update

Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 update





Download QuickBooks updates


Windows 7 Intel Ethernet disconnects issue.

The following two commands might fix it.


powercfg -change -monitor-timeout-ac 0

powercfg -change -standby-timeout-ac 0



Manual setup of accounts in Outlook





Block Windows 10 Upgrades


Never10 info page from GRC Download here


GWX Control Panel from ULTIMATE OUTSIDER. Installer or Stand-Alone



NUCS: Normal Unexplainable Computer Weirdness


Try and Stop Win10 Upgrade InfoWorld Article Tehnoblog page


Bing Search


An alternative to the above steps, open a Command Prompt as Administrator, and run the following command:

WUSA /Uninstall /KB:3035583




In addition to the registry key above, you can also rename the GWXUXWorker.exe and GWX.exe files that are responsible for the nag message (as if they’re deleted). To do so, end and terminate the GWX.exe process using Task Manager. Then, rename the GWXUXWorker.exe and GWX.exe which are located at C:\Windows\System32\GWX folder to another name, such as by appending an suffix likes backup or old. If you prefer, you can delete and remove the entire GWX folder too. Note that you may need to give the system permission’s to respective files if you’re facing with access denied issue.


In Control Panel, Add or Remove programs, on the left click View installed updates. Look for KB 2952664 (likely on Win7 systems) and KB 2976978 (likely on Win 8.1). Also look for KB 3035583 (both Win7 and Win 8.1). If you find any of them (hint: click the column heading to sort alphabetically), click on it, and click Uninstall.


Step 7. Permanently disable the GWX patches. Go in to Windows Update and "hide" KB 2952664, KB 2976978, and/or KB 3035583. To hide them, run Search for Updates, right-click on the entry and choose Hide.


New Normal Amazon Link: Amazon



Firefox: give me back my OK & Cancel Buttons:




Also add Throbber Restored



Malwarebytes updated download:


Flash Player Distribution if Licensed


To turn password complexity off in Windows 2008 Server follow these steps:


run gpmc.msc (Group Policy Management)


Expand your Domain


Go to <Group Policy Objects> and select <Default Domain Policy>



<Computer Configurations> <Policies> <Windows Settings> <Security Settings> <Account Policies> <Password Policy>


Disable Password Complexity.


This is the only way to disable Password Complexity in Server 2008.

The local Security Policy can not be used for changing Password Complexity in Server 2008.

run gpupdate /force


For a Workgroup Server

Click Start, Administrative Tools, Local Security Policy.


Once that's open, go to Account Policies, Password Policies and change the requirement there.



Windows 7-8 Connect to W2K

on Client computer

1. Run regedit.

2. Navigate to:




3. Create a DWORD value under Lsa




4. Set the value to 1

5. quit regedit

5. from Start/Run type gpupdate /force



Fix corrupt registy files in Windows XP using BootMed CD


Boot to the BootMed CD

Close Firefox and you will see Computer

Open that and open the C: drive

Open the folder System Volume Information

Open the folder _restore{blah blah}

Look for a RPXX folder.  Each of them are System Restore copies of registry files, etc.

Choose one down from the highest number

Open the Snapshot folder

Inside that are files like _Registry_Machine_System, _Registry_Machine_SAM, _Registry_Machine_Software and so on.

Those  are the good copies of the files: System, Software, etc in


Over in c:\windows\system32\config is where Windows keeps the current ones it's using.

Rename the System and Software files to system.bad and software.bad


Copy the _Registry_Machine_System, _Registry_Machine_Software files to c:\windows\system32\config.

Remove the _Registry_Machine_ part of the filename.

Now you will have two hopefully good files: system and software.


Reboot and see if it works.


You might also boot up to your Windows XP CD and do a repair.  If you do that, make sure to keep a copy of one of those System restore folders in case the system repair process removes them.





Fix Windows 7 Network Shortcuts disappearing problem



Determine Win7 version on install DVD


February 14, 2011 at 7:25 am · Filed under Uncategorized


I recently faced the question on how to determine the version of an given blank Windows 7 DVD.



On my web search I discovered 3 ways to determine if the given DVD is an install media of an 32- or 64-bit system.


The first way is to take a look at the autorun.inf at the root of the DVD. Here you will find a section named [Autorun] and the whole file looks like this:




This is how it will look for 32-bit systems. 64-bit Autorun.inf contains the following lines:




[AutoRun]open=sources\sperr32.exe x64icon=sources\sperr32.exe,0


If you have already an installed Windows 7 System there is a third way. Just open up a console with admin rights and type


dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:x:\sources\boot.wim


which get’s the information from the windows boot image file and brings up the following information:


Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool Version: 6.1.7600.16385


Details for image : D:\sources\boot.wim


Index : 1

Name : Microsoft Windows PE (x86)

Description : Microsoft Windows PE (x86)

Size : 806,390,831 bytes


Index : 2

Name : Microsoft Windows Setup (x86)

Description : Microsoft Windows Setup (x86)

Size : 881,382,947 bytes


The operation completed successfully




Windows Server 2008 Auto Login

In the Start menu click Run and enter control userpasswords2.


You might need to run this command first:

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v AutoAdminLogon /t REG_SZ /d "1" /f


See this page for more info:






Contacts: ./contacts

Calendar: ./calendar

Tasks: ./tasks

Notes: ./notes







Funambol SyncML Client

BlackBerry OS 4.7 or later:

BlackBerry OS 4.6 or prioir:

Windows Mobile smart phone:

Windows Mobile PocketPC:



Comcast Media Center Setup with a DTA


I struggled for many hours trying to get Windows 7 Media Center to work

with the new stupid Digital Cable after Comcast switched to requiring a

DTA (for my benefit, they claim).


I sold a customer a feature filled Dual Tuner card (AVerMedia AVerTVHD

Duet), but it just would not allow me to tell it I had a Set Top Box. In

my own MCE PC, I used an older Hauppage without a DTA because my area

had not converted yet and it got most of the channels without needing a



I ended up with a spare ATI Theater 650 PCI card. So, I took a new

Windows 7 machine and put the ATI card in and activated one of my DTAs

and poof, MCE detected it first try. I had to train it to understand the

remote codes, but at least it worked.


So, I went to the customers house and swapped out the tuner card and

poof, MCE detected the DTA. If I understand it correctly, you need to

use a regular NON-Digital ATSC/ClearQAM tuner card if

you use a Cable TV DTA. Maybe it can save other people the hours of

frustration that I went through.




Mdaemon & Outlook Connector & SyncML & Blackberry Integration


Sometimes the RIM BIS service will use POP3 instead of IMAP, which means Push mail doesn't work.


I disabled POP3 access for that user account and then finally BIS

used IMAP.  It also worked on a second account. 



My next problem is what to do when Funambol BB client won't sync all calendar items, just some of

them.  I have solved it temporarily by using Nexthaus SyncJE to sync Calendar/Contacts & Tasks

and Funambol for Notes.  It sure seems silly to use two different SyncML clients on one device.




Windows 7 Legacy Printer managment

Pro or Ultimate, you can use the tools provided by the printing team

Print Management Console to view local printers printmanagement.msc.




Links don't work in Microsoft Office


The standard fix was to reset the internet defaults or make IE check to be the default.


I had one Windows XP Pro SP2 computer that had gotten hit by malware and after the cleanup,

links didn't work in Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007, yet worked fine in other NON-MS Office programs.

Even links in Word didn't show up as internet links


Completely removing Office 2003 didn't work

Installed Office 2007 didn't work

Removed & re-installed Firefox didn't work

uninstalled IE8 didn't work

Re-installed IE7 and IE8 didn't work

Followed some peoples suggestion to re-register some DLLs, still no go

ran sfc /scannow didn't work

Finally did an Upgrade install using an OEM XP Pro SP3 CD.

Then IE7 didn't work

Re-installed it, no go.

Uninstalled and re-installed again, still no go

Installed IE8 (downloaded with Firefox) and it works

Now clicking on links in Outlook work




Windows 7

Make a new folder and name it this:


Then you have access to all settings


Can cause X64 to crash




Mechanical Keyswitch Keyboards


After using my Focus FK-2001 Keyboard for about 15 years, I finally decided to get a new keyboard.

I love Windows 7 and am really starting to use the Windows Key, which my FK-2001 doesn't have.

A few years ago I had the opportunity to snag a couple of FK-2001 keyboard and hung onto them for my own use.

One of them had the Windows key - so I hooked it up and gave it a try.

I had some problems, mostly the placement of the back-slash key.  They made the Right-Shift key smaller

and put the backslash to the right of that key.  I found myself frequently pressing it when I meant to press Shift.

It seems that after about 25 years, I've developed a habit or two regarding key placement.


The other thing was that the keys just seemed to be a little to light to the touch and sometimes I got double keys.


Maybe I could get used to it, but I wanted to give a new keyboard a try.



I spent a couple of hours or more reading reviews of mechanical Keyboards


I ordered four keyboards that I could find and had a layout I felt I could live with.




Cherry  G80-3000 Standard PC Keyboard (USB/PS-2 Combo Keyboard MX Gold CrossPoint Key Switch) - Color: Black



iOne Scorpius M10

This is the best keyboard so far, out of the 4 that I bought.  So far, I think I will keep it.

It remains to be seen if I like the smaller Enter key.  The FK-2001 had the large L shaped Enter key that I really



It uses Cherry MX Blue Key Switches.  My old Focus FK-2001 uses the White switches I believe.  I'm not really sure



Finally, the BEST one!

I was getting to dislike the iOne Scorpius M10, the keys are just a little too light to the touch.


I spent another hour researching mechanical keyboards and read about the company that has

the IBM patent, Unicomp. 


So, I checked out their site at


They have a whole bunch of different keyboards to choose from.

I looked for the one closest to the standard I was used to.

The new SpaceSaver models have the same size keys and feel as the classic IBM keyboards.

I ordered the Pearl White Buckling Spring model for $69.00 (with shipping: $82.92)


After a few days, it came and I hooked it up.  It is SO VERY Wonderful!!!


So, now I am a happy typer again!



Making Pegasus Mail the default mailer in Windows 7


I was able to set the "default" value of


to C:\PMAIL\Programs\wsendto.exe %1




To Make IE8 run better if it's dog slow

regsvr32 actxprxy.dll




Enable Auto-Logon in Windows Vista & Windows 7 (Warning: Security Risk)

Posted on February 9th, 2007 by Jason


a) click Start and type ‘netplwiz’ or click that name on the Start menu

b) in the GUI window that comes up, uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" box

c) click ‘Apply’

d) in the new dialog box that opens type the name of the account you want to auto-logon by default (if the account is not normally passworded then it blank)

e) click OK and exit



Windows 7

Here's how to become administrator: open a command prompt in

administrator mode by right-clicking the command prompt and choosing

"Run as administrator", then type in

"net user administrator /active:yes" w/o the quotes. 

Next you'll need to go to Control Panel, Users and set a password.



Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 (maybe other versions too)


For those who have the ?repair activation problem,? this will do the

trick. No uninstall required. No digging down into the freaking registry.

No YourUninstaller. No .dll patch. Here?s what you do:

#1 Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FLEXnet.

#2 See the file, ? NUKE that shit.

#3 Restart Acrobat, and it should prompt you to activate the software.




Office 2003 admin install, re-directing to new Install location


msiexec /i  C:\Office11_2003Pro\PRO11.MSI REINSTALL=all REINSTALLMODE=vomu




Setting the Numlock on W2K and Windows XP to ON at startup


HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators

Set to 2




Got my Verizon Palm Centro, it's good.

Some notes

WordComp doesn't work right

TextComplete works pretty well, but then some keys on the left side

don't work right when tapping the Option button and then A for example,

gives me an a, instead of & like it should.

Graffiti Shortcuts are still there, just not documented.

Press the ALT key, choose the Shortcut Key at the bottom, then enter the

shortcut keys.  As far as I can tell, there is no way to edit or even view them.

I had to re-install the Graffiti_ShortCuts.PRC file from a previous backup




AVG Free 8.0 running on Windows 2000 (W2K), the Update Manager is a

problem that is fixed by converting the hard drive to NTFS

If the File System is Fat32, the Update Manager will not activate


I think the message is "Update Scheduler is disabled"


Run the installation with the parameters to change settings to increase







Black Berry crashing during Sync.  Check for Duplicate Reoccurring

appointment or contact without a name.


WebAdmin getting to SPAM Trap fast.



http://webadminurl:1000/spamtrap.wdm works with Analogx Atomic Timesync


This is a new test of SPAM prevention.


Dell Optiplex Desktop, power light blinking yellow.  Replacing the Power Supply

fixed it.



I bought the Wiha 71990 Security Bit Set from  I got

them today, but they are all 6 point bits.  Another waste of time and




I got the Torx kit from McMaster and they don't fit.  I don't know what

the deal is.



Opening up Seagate USB Hard Drive turned into quite a hassle.  Seagate

uses Tamper-Resistant Torx (TORX Plus® tamper resistant) screws.  They

use 5 rounded lobes (instead of the usual 6 pointy ones) and have a

center security pin.


5 Point Security Torx Plus Bits Are Available for Order To OEM's and

their Authorized Service Technicians


I was able to find a kit at

Part Number 55525A41, Tamper-Resistant Torx L-Key 6 Piece Set, Sizes:

T10-T30, W/Vinyl Pouch for $15.87

This is what the tool tip looks like:


Still doesn't work!