If you’ve ever copied one directory of files over another, you’re probably pretty aware that Windows gives you an option to respond Yes To All when file conflicts arise. But what if you don’t want to overwrite the files? Windows Vista and Windows 7 were gracious enough to allow you to repeat your selected action on future conflicts but Windows XP wasn’t. Or was it? Read more… »
I recently bought a new laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium. While waiting for the release of Windows 7, I got comfortable with my system and customized all of my settings including the system tray’s notification icons. All was well and my new laptop began feeling like home. That is, until this morning when Automatic Updates rolled out Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista (KB94846) (more info). After the update was applied, system notification icons for the Volume Mixer and Network were missing. Read more… »
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The Windows Guru is getting bigger! Nilpo.com is in the process of being rebuilt into a larger, more robust Windows and Windows Scripting reference site. As a part of these upcoming changes, the Ask the Windows Guru blog here at Nilpo.com will be moving to a new domain that will feature full Windows references, documentation, tips and tricks, tutorials, downloads, and more along with all new, great content from the Windows Guru. The new site will focus on Windows Scripting, system administration, and some web related content. The site will also be host to a new set of forums for Windows Help, Windows Scripting, Office Automation, ASP help, and other Windows-related topics.
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You may receive an error “There is no script engine for file extension” while attempting to run .vbs files in Windows. This error can occur if no default scripting engine is set, the VBScript module is not correctly registered, or the .vbs file class settings are broken. Read more… »
The default User Account Control (UAC) settings in Windows Vista and Windows 7 prevent you from performing many task on the command line. Performing administrative tasks such as executing batch or script files that require administrative permissions will require you to use an Elevated Command Prompt, or a command prompt with elevated permissions that is run as administrator. Read more… »
“I am running Windows XP. I need to execute VBS scripts to run functions in other programs. I had no problem until some security program disabled execution of VBS Scripts. Now all I get is code Notepad and the VBS Scripts don’t execute. How do I get Windows to execute VBS Scripts again?”
Peter, if double clicking your VBS files results in them opening in Notepad, your security application has disabled VBS execution by changing the default application used to open the VBS file. In Windows, this is managed by File Associations. Let’s take a look at how to restore the default VBS File Associations. Read more… »