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Windows Vista


March 19, 2011  4:39 PM

How to Disable Windows 7 Automatic Update Restart



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Automatic Updates, Computer Policy, disable Windows 7 automatic update restart, gpupdate, Group Policy, microsoft, no restart, User Policy, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

How often have you sat down at your computer and your logged off? What happened you say to yourself? You log back in and Windows kindly mentions to you that it had restarted because of Windows updates. Well what if you had a bunch of stuff open? Yeah Windows doesn't care, it just reboots. Well I am...

November 5, 2010  12:07 PM

Windows Memory Management and Process Explorer



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Developer's Conference, Process Explorer, Server 2008, sysinternals, Task Manager, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

You think you know Task Manager, but do you really understand what is going on with all those numbers and columns? Over at Sysinternals Live you can watch Mark in an on-demand 2010 Professional Developer's Conference. Check it out


October 27, 2010  12:45 PM

Download Speed in the IE9 Download Manager



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ie 9 download manager, IE9, ie9 download speed, Internet Explorer 9, microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Vista

Here is a short but sweet one, a lot of people have been asking me, "How to check the actual download speed of downloads using Internet Explorer 9". I myself love watching download speeds, the more numbers flying around the better, kind of like instant gratification. Anyways onto the answer, just...


October 21, 2010  5:29 PM

Image Resizer 2.1.1 Release



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64-bit, Image Resizer, image resizing, microsoft, resize image, right-click image resize, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Hey eveyone, there is a new release of Image Resizer, v2.1.1 If you guys do not know what this is, its a clone of the Windows XP Power Toy, right click on a picture and resize, its that easy. Release Notes This is a clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP -- a PowerToy that allows...


August 30, 2010  4:21 AM

Sysinternals : TCPView Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
awesome apps, live.sysinternals.com, microsoft, sysinternals, tcpview, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

TCPView has been updated a few weeks ago, if you haven't checked out what's new, I suggest you do! TCPView is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections. On Windows...


July 13, 2010  3:09 AM

Update on Systinternals Website!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Active Directory editor, measuring the memory usage of applications, memory analysis, microsoft, systinternals, teched, TechEd US 2010, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista

One of my all time favorite application suites is Sysinternals. Here is what's been updated in the recent past. Mark’s TechEd Talks Available Mark delivered four top-rated, top-attended sessions at TechEd US 2010 in New Orleans and they, along with all the TechEd sessions, are available for...


June 10, 2010  3:42 AM

Netrouteview



Posted by: Nathan Simon
netrouteview, route.exe, static route, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Here is a neat utility that i stumbled upon, when i was having routing issues on a user PC... yeah I know why would the route table be modified on a client PC, well it was for testing purposes... NetRouteView is a GUI alternative to the standard route utility (Route.exe) of Windows operating...


May 18, 2010  1:51 AM

Microsoft = $200M for VirnetX



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, mulit-million dollar payout, pantent, U.S. District Court, VirnetX, VPN, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

VirnetX says that Microsoft infringed on 2 patents, the 2 technologies were used in Windows XP and Vista.

A Texas jury ruled March 16 that Microsoft willfully infringed on two VirnetX patents pertaining to the use of secure  communication links between computing  devices. The jury...


April 28, 2010  2:23 AM

Cisco VPN Client Now supports Windows 7 and Vista 64-bit



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64-bit, asa, Cisco, cisco asa, SSL, VPN, vpn client, Windows 7, Windows Vista, x64

The Cisco VPN Client v5.0.7 has been released with Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility.  Until recently, if users were using 64-bit editions of Windows 7 /Vista they could not use the Cisco VPN Client to create an IPSec VPN tunnel to...


January 21, 2010  10:20 PM

Windows 7 “God Mode”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
control panel items, god mode, hack, microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Vista

My co-worker Raj, see his site here found the Windows 7 God Mode "hack" overat ZDNet.

Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the...


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