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Can’t Remove a Partition? Use DiskPart

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If you have ever removed a hard drive from a system and installed it in another, you may have run into a situation before where you are unable to delete some of the partitions on the drive. This usually happens when you remove the hard drive from a system made by Dell, Acer, Samsung, etc. The partitions you are unable to remove are designated for system restore and the like. Well, getting rid of those partitions is easier than you think. All you need is a command line and a cup of coffee.

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Use a Separator Page When Printing in Windows


In my career, yes there is a life outside of C.O.D., I am faced with many obstacles; usually regarding printing or scanning.  Recently, it was requested by a customer that printer output be preceded by a separator page.  Luckily, this is not restricted by devices (in most cases) and is rather easy to setup.  This is very helpful in environments ...

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Firefox & Zooming


I have had an annoying problem that I just realized I had.  Sometimes, when I am quick clicking through websites or testing on this one, I tend to hit some buttons rather quickly.  Sometimes, they close my windows and other times have no effect.  Well, one time, I accidentally zoomed in on this site with Firefox and never realized that ...

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Microsoft Security Essentials Available Through Windows Update


I have been hearing rumblings lately that Microsoft’s Security Essentials is now available through Windows Update.  The availability of an antivirus application through this type of service means that users will no longer have to scour the web for a link to install it.  So what gives?

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The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation


In my efforts to get my company’s demo rooms up and running with the solutions we offer to our customers, I have been faced with numerous Windows errors and issues.  The one I have been faced with today was an error message stating “The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation.”  However, I am the administrator and I ...

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The Requested Lookup Key Was Not Found In Any Active Activation Context


I don’t understand why things just can’t seem to work seamlessly.  Especially when you are talking about Microsoft Products.  You would think that one Microsoft product would work without issue with another, and you would think that you are pretty much guaranteed that this would be the case when the Microsoft Product in question is installed through Windows Update.  Enough ...

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Will KHOBE Be The End of Windows?


It was a dark and stormy night, May 5th; it was intense, my dog was hiding in the bathtub, the wind was blowing like a child with a new kazoo, the rain was coming down in sheets (11 x 17), and my PC was left to fend for itself.  Suddenly, the ground shook and my home felt epileptic.  The phone ...

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How to Turn on Automatic Logon in Windows


This is a subject that can be attacked a few different ways.  There are many reasons why people want to log into Windows Automatically and the ways to do it are just as various.  For my purposes, logging into windows automatically is an absolute must for my HTPC’s.  The last thing I want to do is try to spell out ...

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Nvidia Drivers Break Remote Desktop

Many XP users have been blaming Service Pack 3 for breaking remote desktop connections to their machines.  I, for one, have been unable to RDC into my Windows XP machine since the upgrade to Service Pack 3 as well.  However, the issue isn’t with Service Pack 3 at all! Nvidia is at fault!

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