Show Extensions for Known Files Types

I like to see the file extensions. I want to know while file types I’m looking at, regardless of whether the thumbnail icon is correct or not. In Windows Explorer, choose Organize > Folder and Search Options. Click the View tab in the Folder Options dialog box. In Advanced Settings, deselect Hide Extensions For Known…

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HyperTerminal is no longer part of Windows

OS Windows 7, Windows Vista According to Microsoft, “HyperTerminal is no longer part of Windows.” Purpose of HyperTerminal HyperTerminal is a terminal emulation program that supports communications over TCP/IP networks, Modems, and serial COM ports. I use HyperTerminal to connect, via the serial port, to the console port on Cisco switches and routers. This lets…

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Built-In Tools

OS Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder (psr.exe) You can use Problem Steps Recorder to automatically capture the steps you take on a computer, including a text description of where you clicked and a picture of the screen during each click (called a screen shot). Once you capture these steps, you can save them to a…

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Create a Restore Point for Windows 7

OS Windows 7 I recommend that you create a restore point before you install applications and device drivers. Here are the steps to do so: Click on the Start button and right-click on “Computer” Select “Properties” from the Context menu to get to the System area of Control Panel Click on the “System Protection” link…

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Windows 7 XP Mode: Creating a “Seamless” shortcut to an XP Mode Application

OS Windows 7 When installing an application in the Windows XP VM, make sure to install it for “all users.” Usually the install will place a shortcut under “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\.” Shortcuts added in the Windows XP VM to “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\” will usually be seamlessly added to Windows 7 under…

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Windows 7 XP Mode without Hardware Virtualization

System Dell OptiPlex 760 Desktop OS Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit Update May 2010: The current versions of Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 no longer requires hardware virtualization. Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 requires a processor capable of hardware virtualization, with AMD-V, Intel VT or VIA VT turned on in…

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The file AdobePDF.dll on Windows Vista CD-ROM is needed

OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Application Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3) Web Premium Issue During the installation of Adobe CS3, a dialog box for Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional displays the following: File needed The file ‘AdobePDF.dll’ on Windows Vista CD-ROM is needed. Solution On the Adobe CS3 DVD, copy AdobePDF.dll_64 from \Adobe CS3\payloads\AdobeAcrobat8en_US\Data1.cab to the…

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Offline (The disk is offline because it has a signature collision with another disk that is online)

System Dell OptiPlex 760 Desktop OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Issue I replaced a drive that had Windows Vista Business 32-bit so that I could do a clean install of Windows 7 and still keep Vista just in case. After Windows 7 was fully installed, I hooked up the original hard drive using an Apricorn…

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Unable to Print Multiple Copies

OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Printer Lexmark T640 Go to: Start Button >┬áDevices and Printers Right-click on the printer and choose “Printing Preferences” from the context menu that pops up Click on the “Output Options” tab Change “Output to:” from “Verify Print” to “Printer” Click OK Other Possible Fixes (These did not work for me,…

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