Tag Archives: Windows

Improve your OpenSSH experience on Windows 10

Since Windows 10 1709 Microsoft offers an optional SSH client feature. This is pretty sweet and much needed. Unfortunately, the current [as of writing this post] version 0.0.1.0 that you can install via the Features panel or the command line … Continue reading

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SyncBackSE: Schedule a Move Operation on Windows

I have several file-system operations I cannot perform during the day, the machine’s performance would suffer and I would get angry e-mails. So I have to schedule simple move operations. Now I could do this with Windows’ own task scheduler … Continue reading

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Bring order to your chaos with File Juggler

I’m a sucker for sweet file-management tools. My ever-growing/changing list of essentials has a new addition and I welcome the fabulous File Juggler. File Juggler is a rather simple, yet powerful tool that allows you to define rules based on … Continue reading

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Windows web stack woes

For quite a while I was not satisfied with the performance of one of my Windows 2008 servers. While the machine had reasonable processing power, a fair amount of RAM and almost no disk IO the rendering performance of PHP … Continue reading

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Maxivista v4 Mirror Pro Review

Monitors don’t cost a fortune anymore. I remember buying my iiyama 21″ TFT in 2004 and I also remember that it wasn’t cheap. With the advent of technologies like Eyefinity even non-professional users crave for more screen estate – and … Continue reading

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Windows 7 – Enable concurrent RDP + multiple sessions per user

Let’s all admit it: Microsoft is still a bitch. Nowadays they try to push Metro down our throats, in the past they artificially limited the number of concurrent RDP sessions – and what’s worse: Limited the sessions to 1 per … Continue reading

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GTA IV for PC

I think I just spent more time in Windows than the last 2 years together. GTA IV is fun, easy as that. I don’t know why people keep nagging at the game, it’s great and just what I’d expect of … Continue reading

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How to deactivate (revoke) Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 comes with a nasty copy protection. Actually, it’s more like a strict DRM variant that needs to be activated online and can only be used X times when not properly deactivating it. You can manually revoke an … Continue reading

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Making the NX Client portable

NX is great. I’m deeply in love with it. Sometimes it’s acting like a real jerk, though. The NX Web Companion is installing a lot of crap into the active user’s profile. The NX client writes stuff in the active … Continue reading

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Making Cygwin portable

One of the very packages I always install when I have to work with Windows is Cygwin. Being able to use my beloved GNU tools really makes things easier. Often I don’t have the option to install it. I grieved … Continue reading

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Windows Genuine Advantage Validation tool fails to install?

Well, well, well — Windows is full of shit sometimes. So there’s this dreadful Windows Genuine Validation crap thing Microsoft pushes down your throat. Now, that’s fine as long as the crap works but sometimes it fails to install via … Continue reading

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HDParm Service: Automatically disable spindown on Vista

Update 08-28-2008: This post has moved to it’s own subpage. There you’ll find an updated version that should fix the wake issue.

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Copying User profiles while in use

I know it’s not a feasable way to do it but sometimes you can’t get around to copy a user profile while it’s still locked (think: Windows locks it even after the user logs out). To copy such a pesky … Continue reading

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Moving folders to the server side

Wow, the second Windows-related post today? Something horrible must be happening to me right now… Anyway, you may know a situation like this: Many clients, one server and a terribly stubborn application that just wants to write into that one … Continue reading

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Temporarily register fonts using a normal User account

As you may know Windows is quite stiff sometimes. You can’t add additional font directories like you’d do on Unix. Another stiffy problem is that Windows requires an elevated account for operations like installing/removing fonts from the system. That’s quite … Continue reading

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