Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

Windows 7 Keep On Top

Windows 7 Keep On Top

Posted on: December 7th, 2011 by deanpugh

During my reload of my machine, I come across a simple little program that I needed, and thought that it would be useful to inform my visitors of a neat little program that you might find useful. I like working on my computer with a movie or video in the background, but flicking between screens […]

Changing the My Music and My Pictures folders

Changing the My Music and My Pictures folders

Posted on: February 20th, 2009 by deanpugh

I have set up my computer so that all my work files are on a seperate hard drive. I changed the My Documents folder to point to a directory on this. I have my own Music folder that I manage, along with the Pictures folder and Videos folder. But Microsoft insist on having a ‘My […]

Top 65 Free Software for Windows

Top 65 Free Software for Windows

Posted on: December 13th, 2008 by deanpugh

I am a daily reader of PC Mech. Their link is also on the menu to the right. One of their recent post’s that I have been meaning to blog about is their list of free software for Windows which I have used a few times since. I recently was having a tidy up and […]

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

Posted on: November 11th, 2008 by deanpugh

I tool that has become very handy for me on Vista machines is the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. This little program installs (looks like something to do with Office), and then can be found under the program menu called Windows Install Clean Up. This little Microsoft program then shows you, in a little more detail, […]

XLSX and DOCX Files

XLSX and DOCX Files

Posted on: October 11th, 2008 by deanpugh

If you like me and have an old version of Office installed on your computer, then the problem of opening .xlsx files and .docx files will become more regular. I recently got sent a .xlsx file and my current version of office did not support this type. .xlsx file formats gear more towards the standard […]

Windows Server 2008 – error in data encryption

Windows Server 2008 – error in data encryption

Posted on: October 2nd, 2008 by deanpugh

I reached a high state of euphoria today, I managed to prove that I could fix server problems along the more Administrative lines than I have done before. Our shiny new IBM server with Windows 2008 installed on it was causing it problems. Nothing has been changed in the last few days but all of […]

Uninstall IE7

Uninstall IE7

Posted on: August 29th, 2008 by deanpugh

I recently needed to have a look to see what a website of mine looked like in IE6, but found that all my computers now had IE7 installed. It turns out that it wasn’t that easy to uninstall IE7 from the computer I had chosen, upon going to the control panel and the Add and […]

Trace IP Route

Trace IP Route

Posted on: July 29th, 2008 by deanpugh

A windows command that I recently discovered that has been around for ages is Trace Route. I was trying to connect to a server recently, but was having problems, and the tech guy I was talking to showed me what to do. Open up a dos window, and type: tracert -d 192.00.00.00 Replace the above […]

List Every Installed Font

List Every Installed Font

Posted on: July 15th, 2008 by deanpugh

Today I had to provide a list of all our fonts to a customer so that they could pick the one they wanted to use. On first inspection there is no easy way of doing this. The font’s file name is not actually the font name. A quick search on the web lead to this […]

Thunderbird Disk Space

Thunderbird Disk Space

Posted on: May 1st, 2008 by deanpugh

I had recently discovered that my Email directory was taking up a lot of space on a server at work. After clearing out some unwanted emails, is then discovered it had done nothing to actually recover any disk space. I soon found out that Thunderbird doesn’t seem to delete emails until over a year after […]