So you’ve taken the plunge and upgraded to the new Windows Vista operating system and you’re trying to make yourself at home in this new operating system. Everything is good but every time you turn around you’re seeing a dialog that “Windows needs your permission to continue”. You’re thinking to yourself, “I just […]
Archive for July, 2007
One of the chief complaints I hear all of the time is that Microsoft Outlook does not provide exit confirmation when closing. Since most Outlook users keep it open at all times for new mail notification, it’s nice to know when you close it accidentally. Unfortunately, Outlook does not have an option to […]
I’m going to show you two easy ways to automate tasks in Windows, but first let’s establish some specifics about what we want to do.
The easiest way to clean temporary folders is to use Windows built in Disk Cleanup Tool which can be started either from All Programs > Accessories > System Tools on the […]
Okay, class, today we’re going to talk about virtual memory. I’ve chosen this topic because there are quite a number of inaccuracies in common circulation. Here are a few false beliefs about virtual memory.
More is better.
There is a set rule for determining how much you need.
Setting a static swap file size will make […]
NTFS5, the native file system used by Windows XP has a very cool feature called EFS, or Encrypted File System. EFS is an invisible file encryption method that is built directly into the file system. This provides an extra layer of protection for keeping your folders private.
This guide will explain what it is […]
Let’s assume for a minute that you have a dynamically created site. You have an unknown amount of users creating accounts on your site. Each user account is created in a subdirectory on your site and you would like to provide your users with a subdomain for their account. In other words, […]
Have you ever tried changing a motherboard in your PC just find out that it won’t boot after the new board is installed? Alas, you’re all set to fire up upgraded powerhouse just to discover the dreaded “Blue Screen of Death”. Typically hardware changes will cause either a Stop 0×0000007B or INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error […]
A USB block storage device is an external (and generally portable) storage device that connects to your computer via a Universal Serial Bus port. They are becoming quite commonplace as of late. These devices include typical USB storage devices such as thumb drives, JumpDrives, and flash hard drives and some not-so-common ones such […]
Welcome to the new Nilpo.com! The site has been totally redesigned and launched as a blog site. Think of it as a sort of weekly support column. Every few days I will respond to reader submissions and blog with solutions. Topics will cover Windows Scripting, WSH, WMI, Windows Administration, and […]