From the monthly archives:

October 2009

Windows 7 – Why your computer won’t go to sleep.

October 28, 2009
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I have been playing around with the powercfg utility built into Windows 7, and I came across an interesting command line option: powercfg /requests What it does is list the reasons why your computer failed to go to sleep. I had the sleep function enabled on my desktop PC, and I noticed when I came […]

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Connect to your VPN from the command line

October 21, 2009

I was setting up an offsite backup system for our source code. I wanted to use the VPN client within windows to connect the two machines. One of the problems with this idea is that I only wanted this connection to be active while the source code was being copied It turns out that it […]

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Hide user accounts in Windows 7

October 14, 2009

Many times it is convenient to create a special administrator account that can be used for the task scheduler. Unfortunately, if your Windows 7 computer is not joined to a domain, any accounts you create are shown at the start-up screen: It would look better if you could remove this special account from the welcome […]

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Windows 7 – "Identifying Network" (Resolved)

October 7, 2009

I was at a friends house last weekend. I found a very interesting problem with Windows 7. They had a laptop they just purchased in Taiwan, and no matter how they tried to connect it to their network, it would always say “Identifying Network”: Now, in the screen shot it is the wireless network, but […]

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