Category Archives: Administration

How to install Lands of Lore Guardians of Destiny

Lands of Lore Guardians of Destiny is a PC game from Westwood Studios, Inc. that was released in 1997 for DOS and Windows 95. I purchased a copy in 1998, if I remember the year correctly. It contained  4 CD-ROMs. … Continue reading

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Bare-metal backup software

In a previous post, I talked about “Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE” and how it does not support bare-metal backup. Well, here are two programs that do support bare-metal backup: Clonezilla AOMEI Backupper Please try then and see which one is … Continue reading

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Feature request for Hyper-V having to do with the conversion of VHDs to containers

What we need is a utility that converts a Hyper-V VM’s virtual hard disk to a container. Such a utility already exists for VMware VM’s virtual hard disks. Hey, Microsoft, are you going to take the insult and let this … Continue reading

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Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is a free utility from Veeam, but I did not need to write this, since it it obvious! It backs up Windows-based desktops and laptops. It does not provide bare-metal backup, (meaning that, first, you have … Continue reading

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How I learn PowerShell and how I use it

Practice makes perfect. So, when I perform an action in Windows, I try to learn how to do the same action using PowerShell. This is helpful for two reasons. The first reason is that, by using PowerShell, I can automate … Continue reading

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Visualize numeric data from your Windows OS

When I published my blog post titled “Visualize the Services Graph of your Windows OS“, I wanted to create another blog post, supplementary to it. The purpose of the “Visualize the Services Graph of your Windows OS” blog post was to show … Continue reading

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Visualize the Services Graph of your Windows OS

Your Windows OS has a lot of services. You can list them in PowerShell using the command You can find out how many there are using the command Some of these services are completely independent. Others require one or more … Continue reading

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From SkyDrive to OneDrive

Now that SkyDrive is named OneDrive, you may have to update the HTML pages where you publish the links of everything you share from OneDrive. There is no need to change anything on your OneDrive and on your shares. The … Continue reading

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The sad state of WordPress’ technical staff and support

Please check out this link: How can I fix the distorted images on my blog? And please read the response that the staff gave. I rest my case… or not. I would like to reserve the right to characterize this … Continue reading

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Why didn’t they ask Evans? (A SharePoint whodunit)

(Sometimes working in IT feels like doing investigating work, the kind you’d read in an Agatha Christie novel. Working with SharePoint, the nervous center of information storage and information access of many companies, it is highly likely there will come … Continue reading

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