Enabling Telnet on Vista or Windows 7

One thing I almost immediately noticed when Vista (and more recently Win7)  came out was that if I open a a command prompt and try to use telnet, I get informed that ‘telnet’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Telnet is one of the first tools I use toContinue reading “Enabling Telnet on Vista or Windows 7”

Large List of Downloadable Computer Repair CDs

Large List of Downloadable Computer Repair CDs

One of our Technibble forum members, PcTek9, and a handful of other Technibble members have compiled a large list of CDs for various computer repair tasks. In this list, the following types of CD are available for download: Antivirus Boot CDs, Recovery Disks, Hardware Diagnostic Boot CDs, Network Testing/Monitoring, Data Recovery Boot CDs and Special Purpose CDs.

Some of these are free to download, some are not. Be sure to read the EULA for the CD’s you download and the applications you use to make sure you are allowed to use them in the manner you plan to use them in. Many of the CDs contain a variety of different programs and some of the applications are free to use as you please, but some of them disallow commercial use. So be sure to read and abide by the EULA for whatever you use.

Also, some of these CD’s may set off an antivirus false positive due to their virus removal, password cracking, system file changing nature. Konboot is one such CD that will set off antivirus software. Its best to scan the CDs that are setting off your antivirus using a site like Virustotal.com and make your own decisions.

IPSEC service Issue prevents Internet and Domain Access

Consider the following scenario. A Microsoft Windows XP-based client computer is joined to a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain. Additionally, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is installed on the authenticating domain controller. In this scenario, you experience the following symptoms: You cannot connect to the Internet. You cannot join or log on toContinue reading “IPSEC service Issue prevents Internet and Domain Access”

How to Reset Windows 7 Password Without Any third Party Software

Forgot the administrator password? There are many ways to access a Windows installation if you forgot the administrator password. Today I’ll show you another procedure to reset the Windows password by replacing the Sticky Keys application. This program allows you to use the function keys SHIFT, CTRL, ALT, or the Windows key by typing one keyContinue reading “How to Reset Windows 7 Password Without Any third Party Software”

Restore Windows 7 in 3 Minutes


If you liked Microsoft’s SteadyState and wish they hadn’t gotten rid of it, Steadier State may answer that wish
If you’ve never heard of SteadyState but think it’d be cool to have the power of a virtual machine’s snapshots implemented on a physical machine running Windows 7 or R2, you may like Steadier State

The Problem
You’re in charge of a bunch of PCs used by random people who are clueless/don’t care
* Classroom labs
* Libraries
* Kiosk machines
* Multiple-user workstations
It’s your job to quickly and easily un-do everything they’ve done to get ready for the next class/patron/user etc… undo in minutes

The Answer
Well, there are plenty of ’em, but they tend to be either slow or expensive
Microsoft used to give away a nice answer called “SteadyState,” but they don’t any more, and never supported Windows 7
Fortunately, there’s a “SteadyState” hidden inside Windows 7 (kind of), and Steadier State makes it possible for Free !!!

Cleanup GB’s of data from your pc/server using MSIZAP !!!

MSIZAP.exe — The only way to clean up \windows\installer  <– Click on Image to download the File !!!! Why would anybody ever want to clean out this hidden directory?  Simple, it gets full of junk that you don’t need or want any more. Anytime an MS update fails to install or gets interrupted, regardless ofContinue reading “Cleanup GB’s of data from your pc/server using MSIZAP !!!”

MS EXCEL: How to add data from 2 cells together into another Cell.

Type in the following command, where A1 is the location of First Cell and B1 is value of Second Cell. You place this command into Third Cell which will output the data in A1 and B1 together with a space. (as seen in screenshot). Thanks to Keith Machale for this bit of knowledge. =CONCATENATE(A1&” “&B1)