The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

Microsoft Windows


July 25, 2011  1:17 AM

HP and Toshiba adopt the Sandy Bridge Processor



Posted by: Nathan Simon
B940, DDR3, HP, Intel, LED display, Pavillion, Pentium Processor, toshiba

In their sub 400$ laptops! How Awesome is this? I mean a Sandy Bridge laptop for around the price of a good netbook? That's awesome, pair that with an SSD drive from one of my...

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July 25, 2011  1:07 AM

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS SATAIII



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IOPS, Max, microsoft, Netbook, Nettop, notebook, OCZ, OCZ Vertex, SATAIII, SSD, Vertex, Windows, Windows 7

You want a fast booting system? You have some cash to spend? Look no further the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS is just the solid state drive for you! Check out those stats! I have the OCZ Vertex 2 in my system and it takes longer to get by the BIOS then it does boot my Windows 7...


July 14, 2011  2:43 AM

PDFCreator 1.2.1



Posted by: Nathan Simon
adobe, dissalow printing, download, Microsoft Windows, PDF Creator, print, print to pdf, protect your document

A new version of my favorite PDF Creator has been released. What is this you say? Have you been living under a rock?! PDF Creator is a "print-to-pdf" solution the is rock solid, it just works...

PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly every application. Create PDF...


July 7, 2011  3:15 AM

Google+



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, facebook, Google+, Sharing Circles, social networking, Video Chat, Windows

I just got invited, and I have no clue what I am doing on there... I don't know if they can really pry people away from Facebook... maybe as an addition to Gmail? But really I think Google is a little late on this release, and it sure isn't an Android! Here...


June 29, 2011  2:06 AM

iLO 2 Update 2.06 – 06/04/2011



Posted by: Nathan Simon
browser, ESXi, Firmware updates, HP, iLO, microsoft, url, Windows Server 2008

One of the key things I keep on top of is firmware and software updates. Ilo has been updates at the beginning of the month and a lot of people over look it. So I am here to remind you all of the updates. Below you will find the list of fixes, additions, and enhancements.

Problems...


June 10, 2011  3:00 PM

HP MSA 2012i “Error sending e-mail”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Email Notification, Event Notification, HP, MSA, MSA 2012i, Send Test Email, vmware

If you are trying to setup the e-mail notification and are receiving "Error sending e-mail" every time you click on "Test Send e-mail" I may have a solution. Follow the below instructions. Manage -> Event Notification -> email configuration Email Address - user@example.com Email...


June 10, 2011  2:36 PM

Jerky mouse performance on Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine



Posted by: Nathan Simon
32-bit, ESXi 4.0, ESXi 4.1, jerky mouse in vm, virtual machine, VM, vmware, VMware drivers, VMware Tools, WDDM Drivers, Windows Server 2008 R2, x64

If you are having issues where the mouse is jerky on a Server 2008 VM, while viewing it from vSphere client "Open Console", check to make sure you have a VMware driver for the video card. You can check by going to the Control Panel > Display > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings >...


June 9, 2011  1:26 AM

Windows 8 Preview



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, Smartphones, Tiles, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 9

Windows 8 Preview is here! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/p92QfWOw88I" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] So what do you think? I think for showing people pics and vids it will be nice, but i definitely will be in standard...


April 28, 2011  4:23 AM

Sysinternals Process Monitor Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Filemon, microsoft, monitoring, process monitor, Regmon, sysinternals, Taskmanager, utilities, Windows 7, Windows XP

One of my favorite apps to use. I am not sure where I would be without it. I have included an insert for your reading pleasure.

Introduction Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It...


April 28, 2011  4:08 AM

XFX Radeon HD 6990 – Fastest Video Card in the World?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
8800GT, Call of Duty, Core i5-2500k, DisplayPort, fastest video card, gaming, hdmi, PC Gaming, Radeon HD 6990, Sandy Bridge, Windows 7, XFX

Okay all you gamers fanatics, have you taken a look at the current reigning champion of video cards? The XFX Radeon HD 6990 is a one card SLI solution, that requires quite a lot of power to run, how much you ask? Well the minimum recommended power supply is 750 watts. Also make sure you have...


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