Category: Windows

Various posts related to Windows operating system

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Posted in Hardware How To Windows

Fixing MacBook Pro BootCamp Black Screen of Death

So one day I’ve power on Windows on a BootCamp-enabled Windows 7 MBP Retina and after booting and making bunch of happy sounds the display went blank. No matter how many times I rebooted it the display kept looking dead. The computer was obviously running. It’s easy to check by…

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Posted in How To Linux Web Windows

How to migrate ownCloud 6 from sqlite to MySQL

Those who do not know what ownCloud is probably should read about it here: http://owncloud.com. This is an awesome tool that provides functionality similar to dropbox, but uses your own server to host the files. We all know about dropbox’s bad behavior like storing passwords on the server side, accessing…

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Posted in Windows

How to Map Ports in Windows

Port mapping is a great feature that allows you to make almost any remote network service to work like it is running on your computer. Most people use specialized software to make it work, however there is a built-it Windows command that allows you to do exactly the same thing….

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Windows Vista + Firefox + Flickr (Twitter etc) = Deep freeze

So imagine you have this super-duper cool quad-core 4Gb RAM dual nvidia raid 5 computer running Vista. You’re browsing the internet enjoying/hating the ultra-sweety-psycho-aero interface and when you go to flickr/twitter/some_other_your_favorite website the entire system freezes instantly. You can’t move mouse cursor or type on keyboard and your computer gets…

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Posted in Windows

How to make Delphi TFrame background transparent

I actually think this method will work for Visual Basic and other similar languages too. Here is the code for a sample frame called TfrKnob:

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“Setup cannot continue because some system files are out of date on your system.”

“Setup cannot continue because some system files are out of date on your system. Click OK if you would like setup to update these files for you now. You will need to restart Windows before you can run setup again. Click cancel to exit setup without updating system files.” First…

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Posted in How To Web Windows

Problems downloading drivers from hp.com?

I don’t know exactly what causes the problem, but I’m unable to download anything from HP (Hewlett-Packard) website. I tried downloading using multiple FTP clients from different platforms and it appeared that Safari under MacOS can download the files, while Firefox under both Windows and MacOS can’t. Right now I…

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Posted in How To Windows

Windows Explorer: how to enable labels in the thumbnail view

So you did something and your windows explorer is now displaying thumbnails without labels? Here is how to cure it: switch to any other view mode and then switch back to thumbnail view while holding shift key. Nice! How many tiny features like this one windows hides inside?

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How to enable filmstrip view in Windows Explorer (Windows XP)

Windows explorer in XP has very nice feature of displaying folder contents as a filmstrip. It is very handy to browse lots of images. Unfortunately the logic of turning it on and off this feature doesn’t perfectly match the reality. Here’s explanation how you can enable filmstrip view for your…

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Posted in How To Linux Software Windows

Solving “The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that could not be verified.” problem

Uff that was tough one … If you decided to make your mail communications more secure you probably switched on SSL option in your mail client for POP3/IMAP/SMTP servers. There is a good chance you will get one of those errors that sound like The server you are connected to…

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How to check if your POP3 server works normally

When your mail is not working it is important to know exactly what part is broken (so you know if you should go blame sysadmin or just check your mail client settings). Let’s simulate basic POP3 client using regular telnet (enter commands without quotes) in order to check if the…

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