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Forum: General Discussion 02 Apr 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,749
Posted By fafhrd
It may be Windows itself - Fonts is a special...

It may be Windows itself - Fonts is a special folder that usually, when you try to open it in Windows 7 Explorer, opens up the Fonts in a control panel window. Control panel groups the fonts together...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Mar 2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,601
Posted By fafhrd
It's a Darwinian survival mechanism - you kill...

It's a Darwinian survival mechanism - you kill off your most popular children before they grow up into monsters and strangle the next generation. It's all a bit like "I, Claudius" by Robert Graves,...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Mar 2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,601
Posted By fafhrd
The benefit to Microsoft is a single codebase for...

The benefit to Microsoft is a single codebase for all Microsoft Operating Systems - whether running on 32- or 64-bit PCs, embedded systems or on ARM devices (including tablets and smartphones). Thus...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Mar 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,672
Posted By fafhrd
@padyboy fseal has suggested half your...

@padyboy

fseal has suggested half your requirements, here's the rest:

In the UK:

Lian Li 3.5inch - 5.25inch Drive Bay Kit - Black [MF-515B] from Overclock.co.uk...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,355
Posted By fafhrd
It looks like the following might be worth a try...

It looks like the following might be worth a try - it says "XBMC Live is the XBMC Media Center (http://xbmc.org/) software bundled with an embedded operating-system, all pre-packaged for that...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,355
Posted By fafhrd
It appears that you have issues running XBMC...

It appears that you have issues running XBMC under Windows - hence the "crashes"! It is a rare thing for Windows to crash nowadays, in my experience.

No doubt you have your reasons, but why not...
Forum: Virtualization 31 Aug 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,438
Posted By fafhrd
The virtual machine you have set up in Vmware is...

The virtual machine you have set up in Vmware is running drivers for the components of the virtual system - the multiple machines you wish to clone to - will be running physical hardware.

If the...
Forum: Virtualization 26 Aug 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5,250
Posted By fafhrd
Even with a modest 4GB SD card or USB thumbdrive,...

Even with a modest 4GB SD card or USB thumbdrive, you can build a Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 USB-bootable system, with file-based and enhanced Write filters to prevent undue writes to the Solid...
Forum: Virtualization 25 Aug 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 6,015
Posted By fafhrd
You are getting the IP address of your VM via...

You are getting the IP address of your VM via Shared Networking (NAT) - you need to change the Settings for the VM so that it is the same network adapter that you get your local area connection for...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Aug 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By fafhrd
Assuming your %windir% is f:\windows (otherwise...

Assuming your %windir% is f:\windows (otherwise it should be c: etc)

From an elevated command prompt run

bcdboot f:\windows /s f:

make sure that there is a hidden folder called F:\BOOT that...
Forum: Virtualization 15 Aug 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,237
Posted By fafhrd
%systemroot% is an environment variable...

%systemroot% is an environment variable representing c:\windows

The following link shows how you can edit the path in XP.

How to set the path in Windows 2000 / Windows XP....
Forum: Network & Sharing 12 Aug 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By fafhrd
Find the driver for the Microsoft windows...

Find the driver for the Microsoft windows loopback adapter. I also didn't read your overly long 'blog', so I don't know if it's really what you need.

However, it can be installed this way:
...
Forum: Network & Sharing 04 Aug 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 6,983
Posted By fafhrd
I have not had any trouble with WEP, either with...

I have not had any trouble with WEP, either with the DLink dir-615 or the 3com Office Connect ASDL router.

I cannot connect to the latter using WPA-PSK TKIP - a known problem for which MS will not...
Forum: Network & Sharing 01 Aug 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 6,707
Posted By fafhrd
Sounds like good advice from the expert...

Sounds like good advice from the expert colleague.

OK Windows 7 is dumber than I thought possible. I don't really understand why it can't handle 2 separate networks, on different interfaces if...
Forum: Network & Sharing 01 Aug 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 6,707
Posted By fafhrd
Everything appears correct, I think, with a...

Everything appears correct, I think, with a couple of minor caveats, and the work network seems to be working properly, which is the bit I would worry about, mixing XP and 7, which can be difficult,...
Forum: Network & Sharing 30 Jul 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 6,707
Posted By fafhrd
If you open a command prompt and type ipconfig...

If you open a command prompt and type ipconfig /all you will get information on all the active ethernet adapters on the windows 7 laptop - wireless and wired. Only the IPv4 addresses need to be...
Forum: Virtualization 28 Jun 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 13,259
Posted By fafhrd
A simple way to extract data from an unbootable...

A simple way to extract data from an unbootable Windows Virtual Hard Disk is to use 7-Zip.

Assuming that the VHD has not been corrupted beyond recognition, if you have 7-Zip, it will open VHD...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Jun 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By fafhrd
Linux does not use drive letters - volume 3 will...

Linux does not use drive letters - volume 3 will always be invisible to Windows if a linux filesystem is installed (and no utility to read a linux filesystem is installed on Windows). All NTFS...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Jun 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,118
Posted By fafhrd
No there are no "liveCD" versions of Windows that...

No there are no "liveCD" versions of Windows that work (like full versions) - the licensing terms and checking systems of Windows, especially since XP, tie the OS to the hardware it runs upon. So a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 08 Jun 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,060
Posted By fafhrd
I think you are saying this: With your...

I think you are saying this:

With your belkin 54g router you only get 0.2Mbps by wireless.

With ethernet cable direct to your modem, you get 1Mbps.

I can't understand why or how an ISP would...
Forum: Virtualization 31 May 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,328
Posted By fafhrd
One way to simply install the newer...

One way to simply install the newer Vista/Windows7 fonts to the XPMode system is to install the latest Powerpoint viewer to the XPMode installation:

Download details: PowerPoint Viewer...
Forum: Network & Sharing 30 May 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 28,754
Posted By fafhrd
I had trouble with one XP machine's workgroup...

I had trouble with one XP machine's workgroup networkname being unopenable (not accessible) from machines that could see it, but paradoxically it was possible to map un-passworded network drives from...
Forum: Virtualization 24 May 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,229
Posted By fafhrd
Sadly, Martin, if there is an issue with the...

Sadly, Martin, if there is an issue with the virtual machine intermittently losing the network connection, then you have an ongoing technical support problem. It ceases to be simple.

I believe...
Forum: Virtualization 21 May 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,229
Posted By fafhrd
Do you absolutely need integration features and...

Do you absolutely need integration features and seamless mode? As long as you have the network connection, for data transfer between the application and the host machine, could you not just run the...
Forum: General Discussion 21 May 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 21,752
Posted By fafhrd
From task manager or otherwise open up an...

From task manager or otherwise open up an elevated command prompt for a fallback in case all else does not recover.

Then in task manager, kill all of the running explorer process trees....
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