Thursday, September 29, 2016

How to Kill a Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Windows Server 2012

Hyper-V virtual machines can, for lack of a better term, get stuck every now and then. There could be a number of reasons why the VM got stuck, but killing the process that equates to a virtual machine might not be obvious to everyone. It wasn't obvious to me, and it took me bit to figure it out. Here's how to do it in Server 2012.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How to Setup a Hyper-V Virtual Machine in Server 2012

Microsoft's Hyper-V has come a long way since it was introduced in Server 2008. Hyper-V 2012 is a mature and full featured hypervisor. Setting up virtual machines in Hyper-V is a breeze, here's how.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

How to Disable the Write Protection on Dell Windows 10 USB Recovery Sticks - ROUND 4

The world is full of different kinds a people, but one thing that seems to bring us all together is that everyone wants to be able to write to their Dell USB recovery drive. I'm not yet convinced that this one little slice of common ground can end wars and dispel years of hatred, but the one thing I am sure of is that with just the slightest effort... we can all write to these things.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

How to Get Classic Calculator Back in Windows 10

Microsoft has changed many things in Windows 10. Some of those changes are great and some of them are not quite that good. One of the changes that has users scratching their heads is the "update" of the calculator app. The new app is stylish and more touch friendly, but something's missing. I liked the old, classic, calc.exe and I want it back. Here's how to do it.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

How to Disable Aero Shake in Windows 10

Aero Shake is a feature that debuted in Windows 7, and it has been aggravating me ever since. It allows the user to minimize all the other open windows on the desktop by grabbing and shaking one of the windows. For some reason, this feature has been carried over to Windows 8 and now Windows 10. If you're annoyed by Aero Shake like I am, here's how to turn it off.

Monday, July 13, 2015

How to Disable the Write Protection on Dell Windows 8 USB Recovery Sticks - ROUND 3

Dell has been including the option to receive recovery media on a read-only 8GB USB flash drive for several months now. Many of us have a bunch of these drives and have been searching for ways to disable the write protection on these drives so they can be used for something else. Here's the solution for the drives currently shipping with Dell PCs.

Monday, June 15, 2015

How to Setup NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012 R2

NIC Teaming is a new feature in Windows Server 2012 that allows multiple network adapters to be aggregated for load balancing and failover. Let's take a brief look at NIC Teaming and walk through an example of how to set it up.