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January, 2010

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January 20, 2010  8:34 PM

First a hiatus, then a cutback



Posted by: Ed Tittel
blogging schedule, no blogs from 1/21 through 2/14 2010

Hello there! This is not a normal blog for me, nor will I count it as such. It's a news update from yours truly to let you know that I'm flying off to Belgium on Satuday, January 23, and that I won't be back until February 6, just in time for my son Gregory's sixth birthday. I'm also out of town...

January 15, 2010  5:52 PM

Windows Time Synch Problem Solver: Atomic Clock Sync



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Atomic Clock Sync utility for Windows, troubleshooting hung Windows services, Windows time service, Windows time service repair

I'm sitting here at Gate 78 in the Pittsburgh airport. It's 4:40 AM, and I'm waiting for 5:15 to roll around so I can board a flight to Atlanta, and thence on home to Austin. In about 5.5 hours I should be climbing into my car, to drive another 35 miles to Round Rock and home. Especially while...


January 13, 2010  10:57 PM

Handy Windows IP Configuration Utility: Win IP Config



Posted by: Ed Tittel
graphical IP configuration tool, Win IP Config, Windows IP utilities, winipcfg.exe, wntipcfg.exe

I teach online courses for HP and other vendors, and really enjoy that work. I often learn as much or more from the students as I feel like they're learning from me. Case in point: in one of my Windows classes, a student asked me if there was any graphical utility like the old winipcfg utility that...


January 11, 2010  11:59 PM

Upgrading from 32- to 64-bit Windows (7, mostly)



Posted by: Ed Tittel
64-bit Windows 7 is more stable, benefits of 64-bit Windows 7, upgrading from 32-bit XP or Vista to 64-bit Windows 7

I've been an online instructor for HP at their online Learning Center for over five years. There, the company offers free, short courses on a whole range of computing topics, including numerous items focused on Windows 7 (the following...


January 8, 2010  7:21 PM

GUIDs, Shortcuts, and “GodMode” in Windows 7 and Vista



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Explorer shortcuts to Windows facilities, Windows 7 GUID shortcuts, Windows power user shortcut trick, Windows Vista GUID shortcuts

Last week, I read with great interest about a well-worn Windows trick. If you couple a folder name with a specific globally unique identifier, usually called a GUID, and save it in a directory, presto! you've created an Explorer-centric way to jump straight into specific named Windows facilities....


January 6, 2010  7:52 PM

Build a Quick’n'Dirty WinRE UFD for Windows 7



Posted by: Ed Tittel
build a bootable WinRE UFD for Windows 7 and Vista, Windows 7 Recovery Environment, Windows 7 Repair UFD

A quick and judicious combination of the right tools can make it easy to add to your Windows 7 (or Vista) toolkit. The Windows 7 Recovery Environment (aka WinRE) is included on the operating system install media — it's what comes up when you elect to "Repair your computer" early on in the Windows...


January 4, 2010  8:09 PM

Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade: Fast & Easy



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Comparing Anytime Upgrade for Vista and Win7, Win7 Anytime Upgrade is a winner, Windows Anytime Upgrade

The Anytime Upgrade program was introduced with Windows Vista, but it was slow (key purchase, validation, and download routinely took over half an hour, and installation likewise took 20-30 minutes or so). That's why I approached the Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade with some trepidation. What I learned...


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