Feb
20
2011
0

How to Backup and Recover Windows 7 from Blueray BD-RE(rewritable)

Having a good backup and recovery plan is a must for every systems admin, but every day users can greatly benifit from a little preventive maintenence.  I for instance, only use Windows for games; every time a hard drive fails or ‘Windows recovery’ wipes out my MBR I have to start from scratch.  So this […]

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Oct
03
2010
6

Windows 7 Network Time(NTP) fails to restart on boot

If your scratching your head as to why you have to manually start NTP(Network Time Protocol) every time you boot into Windows XP, Vista, and 7, you’re not alone.  At first I thought this was a bug in Windows 7, but I’m guessing the developers were just being lazy and reused old ‘W32Time’ libs from […]

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Oct
01
2010
2

Microsoft competes against Android(the only way it can) – Patents

I was reading CNN.com today and came across a priceless article about Microsoft.  Ahead of their up coming Windows 7 mobile is a new slew of patent lawsuits against Googles Android platform.  Below is an excerpt, you can find the whole article here: http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/01/technology/microsoft_motorola/index.htm The nine patents that Motorola (MOT, Fortune 500) allegedly violated involve essential […]

Mar
09
2010
54

How to Install Windows 7 over a Network using Linux – PXE, DNSMasq, and Samba

As the age of the netbook arises; the ability to provision Operating Systems over the network becomes highly useful.  More and more these days, it’s less common to see CD/DVD ROM drives in laptops.  In my particular situation my laptop DVD-ROM drive failed.  This prompted me to embark on journey of sleepless nights, sifting through […]