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Reload back to XP3

I like to go back to a fresh install every now and then.  Especially with kids who load up junk/spam/Adobe on our family PCs.  I recently  went back to Windows XP SP3 on an old Dell.  I then jumped into Windows update.  Only 105 updates to go – OUCH.  Did I mention how much I love the Chromebook?

Posted On Sunday, March 4, 2012 2:58 PM

Determine who owns the recycle bin on W2K3
On our development W2K3 box we sometimes run out of space. I use SpaceMonger to map out where the space is being used and have sometimes found large hunks of junk in a users recycle bin. Now it’s just a matter of finding out who. SpaceMonger will show a path like: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE... NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileLi... But to determine the user, you must go to the registry (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Wi... NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList) ......

Posted On Thursday, March 1, 2012 7:51 PM

Embrace your inner child–if that child was a geek too
“Can we heat our daughter’s room with it?”, was what my wife asked when I told her I was going to build a Vibrobot. No – sorry. But as I child I loved Legos and electronic kits. Probably because I never had any. But why should that stop me now. So here is a cool project for you. Build a solar powered robot. Ok, so it’s not a “real” thinking robot, but it is self contained and cool none the less. I saw this cool program called Make Magazine on TV and they were putting together these Vibrobots. A company ......

Posted On Thursday, March 1, 2012 7:39 PM

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