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XP Mode “Virtual Windows XP could not be restored”

XP Mode “Virtual Windows XP could not be restored”

I recently ran into a weird problem with my Windows XP mode program in Windows 7.  While trying to turn on the virtual machine, I kept getting a pop up with the following error: "windows xp mode could not be restored because of either host processor type mismatch" Regardless of what I tried to do, I couldn't get the Windows XP Mode virtual [...]

Q&A Monday: USB Printer in DOS

Q&A Monday:  USB Printer in DOS

Question: I currently have a legacy software at my current job that runs in DOS and have printed to a printer that was connected via parallel cable.  Recently that printer has bit the dust and I bought a new USB printer to replace it, but now the program wont print, but the printer works in Windows, please help. Answer: This is a common [...]

Effectively Erasing Files

Effectively Erasing Files

Thinking about getting rid of a computer can actually be a lot more complicated that initially thought.  Many people remember to get their files off and delete any important information from the drive and think that's the end of it.  It's not just individuals, companies can also fall into this trap.  Just selecting delete does not mean that the [...]

Q&A Monday: Increase Simultaneous Downloads

Question: Because of my job I spent a lot of time downloading files from the internet, my productivity is killed by the simultaneous download limit in Windows.  Is there anyway to work around this limit or a nifty program that will let me easily download more? Joseph James Dallas, TX Answer: Now I have tried many programs that [...]

Software Update: Firefox 3.6.7 and Firefox 3.5.11

Software Update: Firefox 3.6.7 and Firefox 3.5.11

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 3.6.7 and Firefox 3.5.11 for Windows, Mac and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Some of these vulnerabilities also affect [...]

Security Alert: Shortcut file Vulnerability

Security Alert:  Shortcut file Vulnerability

This vulnerability is due to the failure of Microsoft Windows to properly obtain icons for LNK files. Microsoft uses LNK files, commonly referred to as "shortcuts," as references to files or applications. By convincing a user to display a specially-crafted LNK file, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code that would give the attacker [...]

Q&A Monday: Block Sites from Computer

Q&A Monday: Block Sites from Computer

Question: Hey Jim hope your doing well and having a good summer! I need a little help. My daughter has autism and she loves Youtube. However, some of the things on youtube are very disturbing. Is there anyway we can totally block Youtube from our computers? Media, Pa Answer: There is a simple an easy way to block sites from a computer, the [...]

Update Tuesday: July 13th 2010

Update Tuesday: July 13th 2010

    There wasn’t a huge amount of updates this month from Microsoft, but be aware that some of the problems being patched this month, were from publically reported exploits, so you want to make sure you get your updates applied as soon as you can. Update: KB2229593 -  Type: Critical (XP) and Low (2003) What is does: This is a fix that [...]

Q&A Monday: Small Business Alternatives

Question: Hi Jim, I recently have come across your blog and have found what I understood interesting.  I am not much of a tech person, but I am currently starting my own business, and my budget doesn't allow for a lot of money spent on software. I plan to get all the normal software (outlook, office) as my company starts to make money, but I [...]

Enable RDP via Registry

Enable RDP via Registry

There may be times where a server is in a co-location and you forget to turn on Remote desktop on, there is a way to get RDP on a server just by making a change to the registry.  Either remotely connect to the server’s registry or make a batch script then will run when the server reboots.  As long as no firewall is enabled. The registry [...]

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