To Windows and Back Again.

2 January , 2014 bill Linux

Introduction Just like the Hobbit’s tale I had a short trip there and back again, but mine was to Windows 8.1. My Decision to Switch There was a couple of reasons that resulted in moving my main computer to Windows 8.1. The main one was I write software for companies and use Visual Studio. This […]


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How to the Change Password Complexity Requirements in Windows Server 2008

20 October , 2011 bill Windows

To change the password complexity requirements settings in Windows Server 2008:


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How to Rename, Delete or Move an Opened or Locked File in Windows

13 October , 2011 bill Windows

Introduction If you have experienced the following error in Microsoft Windows: The action can’t be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program Close the folder or file and try again. There is a very useful program that can help.


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How to Fix DFS Namespace Error

10 October , 2011 bill Windows

The error: The DFS Namespace service could not initialize cross forest trust information on this domain controller, but it will periodically retry the operation. The return code is in the record data. Can be fixed by making the following changes in the registry:


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How to Download an Entire Website with WGET

28 September , 2011 bill Linux

Introduction If you have ever had to or needed to copy or move a website, wget is quite handy. Wget is open source, available on Linux, OSX and Windows and is very easy to use. A whole website can be downloaded with one simple command.


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How to use Linux from Windows

28 September , 2011 bill Linux

Introduction There may be times that you may want a bash terminal or other Linux application but you are stuck in Windows. There are some ways around this so you can still access your Linux applications while using Microsoft Windows.


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How to Mount and Unmount an ISO File

24 August , 2011 bill Linux

Introduction I have already discussed how to dump optical media to an ISO file and why it may be useful, but now it has been dumped to a file it can be mounted as a virtual device. In Windows I use Virtual CloneDrive which is an extremely easy to use application and driver with a […]


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Raw Dump of a CD to ISO File (dd)

24 August , 2011 bill Linux

Introduction There are many reasons why dumping a CD/DVD/BD would be handy. I like to keep my applications and games on a hard drive in case I have to re-install either the software or operating system. Installing from a hard drive is a lot faster and prevents any scratches that may have occurred while handling […]


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How to Use Cron

23 August , 2011 bill Linux

Introduction Cron is a service that runs commands at set intervals. Cron can be used to run scripts that perform tasks like backing up, sending emails, etc. Cron runs on Linux, Windows, OSX and also some devices like external storage devices.


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