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

Windows XP


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...


November 5, 2009  3:18 AM

Add System Restore to Server 2003



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, system restore, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, xp cd

Download the file http://www.windowsreference.com/files/AddSystemRestore.zip and extract it Double click on AddSystemRestoreEntries.reg (This will add some values to the...


October 20, 2009  1:22 AM

“Windows 7″ is only Three Days Away!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
App-V, application virtualization, microsoft, MSDN, October 22nd, technet, Windows 7, windows 7 release date, Windows XP

Everyone ready to buy and install the latest and greatest Operating system since Windows XP? Based on the below stats(see insert), i think it is. I for one give Windows 7 a big thumbs up. I haven't had this good of an experience with anything before retail as I have had with Windows 7 RC2. In fact,...


October 6, 2009  9:29 PM

Sysinternals Suite Updates



Posted by: Nathan Simon
live.sysinternals.com, microsoft, msdart, procdump, process monitor, sysinternals, temporary registry profiles, Windows 7, Windows 7 support, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP

New Updates to the Sysinternals Suite Process Monitor v2.7 This update to Process Monitor, a system monitoring utility, adds a new option to the process tree dialog that direct it to...


September 7, 2009  10:04 PM

Samsung N510 Netbook.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Intel Atom, N280, N510 specs, Nvidia Ion, Samsung, Samsung N510, Samsung Netbook, Windows 7, Windows XP

Finally a Netbook that will be able to play Hi-Definition video! With its 11.6" screen and a resolution of 1366x768, this Netbook will surely become popular. Samsung N510 specs include. Intel Atom N280 1.67Ghz Processor with 1GB DDR2 Memory. Nvidia's Ion Chipset 160GB HDD WiFi...


June 3, 2009  1:34 PM

Windows 7 Release Date



Posted by: Nathan Simon
backwards compatibility, enterprise, microsoft, netbooks, October 2009, successor, Windows 7, Windows 7 Release Date 2009, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Microsoft announced that it will launch Windows 7, on Oct. 22. Aside from the obvious desktop deployments, Windows 7 will also be ported onto netbooks.  Microsoft reall needs Windows 7 to be a hit, and be on as many PC's as possible. I for one love Windows 7, I have it running at home...


April 8, 2009  12:45 AM

Windows XP and VMware ESX Server



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Buslogic, ESX, ESX Server 3.5, installing Windows XP Pro on ESX, LSI Logic, vmware, Windows XP

Okay I have seen this a lot, and I have also solved this myself, but I'm going to be honest with you when installing Windows XP Pro on an ESX Server and using the LSI Drivers, you will have issues. There is a driver on LSI's website that you can use, but I don't have that information for you at the...


March 20, 2009  7:11 AM

Internet Explorer 8 gone Gold



Posted by: Nathan Simon
faster browsing, Internet Explorer 8, microsoft, steve ballmer, Windows XP

Well Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8 as of 12pm EST. You can download it here. If you interested in reading the press conference then check that out


February 12, 2009  3:09 AM

NetBooks What are they good for?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ACER, ASUS, dell, HP, IT professional, N270, N280, Netbook, Samsung, SSD, Windows XP, Z520, Z530

I’ve been following Netbooks closely, not too close, but close enough :) Jenny, yes our Jenny, asked me a couple notable questions. Answering that question will inform people that there are options out there to make the Netbook experience a joyful one. "I enjoyed your coverage on...


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