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 … Read more

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\ to the … Read more

Unable to Upgrade Samsung Kies 3 for a Standard user account

Application: Samsung Kies 3 (v3.2.15024.8) OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (64-bit) Device: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Issue : Installing Samsung Kies 3 under a Standard user account completes without any errors. But, when you check Information > Kies Information, the version number is still the old version. During installation, UAC (User Access Control) does prompt … Read more

Export Device Drivers in Use by Windows

OS: Windows 8.1 Update 1 Application: PowerShell Reference: Windows 8.1 Update 1 includes a new Powershell cmdlet, Export-WindowsDriver, that allows one to export all the installed third-party drivers from the Driver Store. Directories for each device driver will be created in the destination directory. The directory names will be based on the name … Read more

Determine MAC and IP Addresses of Devices on the Network

Step 1: Ping the broadcast address on your network from any Windows machine. If your subnet is 192.168.1.x with a mask of, then you would ping Don’t be concerned about the “Request timed out” messages. C:\Users\Demo>ping Pinging with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. … Read more

Backup the Current Directory with Date/Time Stamp

Outline Create a variable with the current date and time Create a variable with the name of the current directory Combine the Current Directory name with the date/time stamp to use as the destination directory name. Copy all files and sub-directories (recursive) from the current directory to the “date/time stamped” destination directory. TL;DR Download: … Read more

Fix MME Device Internal Error (Adobe Audition CC & Premiere Pro CC)

Issue When starting Adobe Audition, or Premiere Pro, the following error is displayed: Fix When you start Adobe Audition, the MME error is no longer displayed. And when you go to Preferences > Audio Hardware, you should see that the audio hardware is no longer “not working.” Environment OS Windows 10 Professional v1809 build 17763.195 … Read more