Posts Tagged ‘ Windows ’

Moving Win XP from RAID to RAID Machine

2017/06/18
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Modified: 2017/04/30

After several days of heavy exhausting battles and sleepless nights, after testing dozens of options, after browsing many proposed Internet solutions, I finally was able to move an old instance of Windows XP on a new machine with new RAID drivers. That happened at 13:23 on December 12, 2010.  I moved Win XP from old RAID machine to a new RAID machine. O boy! I found  a clear and clean way to do this task.  I will also use the same technique to move any Microsoft operating system from a Single drive to a RAID machine.  And this also works great, if you simply switching your PC controller from IDE to…

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Histiry of This Site – DomainWebCenter.com

2017/05/30
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Modified: 2017/06/25
Site History - SunWebCenter

Welcome! This is not a typical article for reading. This is a log of important events in site development and growth.   2016 Jul 06 WED Amazon Windows 2012 server with FastCGI was killing visitors slowly.  You can click on the link and go read your emails.  Response was horrible despite all our attempts to rescue it.  Finally, today we moved from Amazon server to Synology DS1515+. The move consisted of three steps: (01) Change A-record at Domain hosting provider to point to a new IP address; (02) Copy entire site from Amazon to Synology using remote connection; (03) Backup and restore MySQL database using phpMyAdmin. Now our QA would have…

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How to Move MySQL D/B Files (Windows)

2017/05/27
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Modified: 2017/04/30

Locate your MySQL installation files and central configuration file basedir="C:/Program Files/MySQL/MySQL Server 5.1/" Your MySQL configuration is stored in "my.ini" file Locate your MySQL Database location: datadir="C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/ Application Data/MySQL/MySQL Server 5.1/Data/" Stop MySQL service. Modify My.ini file to point to a new D/B location and Save. Move your Data directory to a new location Restart MySQL service. You are done.  All pages (even if you were in the middle of the editing) continue to work.  Amazing!

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Invisible Files in Windows 7, 8 and 10 Program Files

2017/05/19
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Modified: 2017/04/30
Program Files in Windows Explorer

Summary First of all – it is not a virus! It is not a bug either. It is a feature, that doesn’t allow legacy applications to write files inside Program Files directory.  This feature allows legacy applications think that they are writing to a system folders. Symptoms You can see your custom files inside one of the Program Files directory folder through your application.  You can open them and view them and modify them..  However, if you open the same directory in Windows Explorer, your files are not there.  You can’t see them, even if your a super administrator of all administrators.  What is the Mystery? You can see your custom…

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Extremely Slow Windows XP Shutdown – Fixed

2017/05/01
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Modified: 2017/04/30
WinXP-Slow-Shutdown

Several years I had this problem in one particular instance of Windows XP Professional – an extremely slow shutdown upon clicking on Shutdown button.  For several minutes system would completely freeze, and then Shutdown/Restart dialog box would finally come up. What did I know about the problem.  It was extremely annoying.  It was persistent.  And it was happening only on one  instance of XP, so that excluded the possibility of a faulty hardware. It was so bad, that I came up with a workaround.  I would open up a Task Manager and end one after another svchost.exe processes running under SYSTEM name.  A counter and warning would appear saying that your…

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Save and Restore Registry Security with Microsoft SubInACL

2017/04/29
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Modified: 2017/03/03
SubInACL-Utility-in-Action

Problem You need to search and replace large registry databases with a set of new values.  You have a third-party utility to do the job, but this utility can only update values writable by administrator.  Thousands of registry keys are owned by NT Service\TrustedInstaller and protected even for Administrators.  What to do? If you simply use REGEDIT to take ownership and add full rights to Administrator to all registry at once, you will definitely achieve the goal, but you will ruin the intricate security permissions for dozens of system service accounts that populate registry security.  Windows will run but many features like Windows Update will become broken. Solution The plan of…

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Windows 7 – How to Copy and Delete Massive System Directories

2017/04/17
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Modified: 2017/03/03
2007-07-07

Problem: You have an old discarded instances of failed Windows 7 installs.  You can rename the directories, but they still clutter your hard drive, and they are very hard to get rid of. I simply can’t take this painful and slow process of deleting huge system directories under Windows 7.  Remember this endless stream of errors, and warnings, and skips.  The same task in Win XP only takes a few seconds.  But under Windows 7, it  is a project of its own.  Pain! Finally, my patience ran out.  I decided to write a script.  And it it worked!   Delete Windows System Directories Here is a fantastic way to delete huge Windows 7…

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You can sign PowerShell certificates with New-SelfSignedCertificate and without MakeCert

2017/03/06
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Modified: 2017/03/03
_20 Code Signing Certificate

  For those who can’t wait, here is the solution right away. Next two lines actually work – without using MakeCert.exe: New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName STA07 -Type CodeSigning Set-AuthenticodeSignature C:\T\add-signature.ps1 @(gci Cert:\LocalMachine\My -DnsName STA07 -codesigning)[0] First command creates a certificate in your Intermediate Certification Authorities.  Second command signs the script.  Wow!  Innocent error in documentation from our Seattle friends (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh847874.aspx) probably due to luck of testing.  But a very satisfying result in the end. Now the whole story. On Monday, 2016-02-22 I converted last PC to Windows 10.  A got a nice clean and crispy install.  Everything is working well.  Everything is in place.  I do not want to install any ad hoc software…

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Windows Photo Viewer: Can’t Rotate Images on a Network Drive – Solved!

2017/02/22
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Modified: 2017/02/22
Windows Photo Viewer - Error

It is the the LITTLE problems that annoys the most!  I love Windows, but why Windows is so awkward in same strange and unexpected ways? This article is about one of such problems – Image viewing and rotation.  Why it is so hard? Do not even think to joke here. There is a very simple and very useful little program – Windows Photo Viewer.  It is great to open one photo at a time and quickly navigate through a pile of them.  It also allows to rotate and magnify the images. But it has a strange peculiar set of problems: – On Windows 7 x64 it sometimes can’t rotate images located in certain folders…

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Error 2155348315 in Windows 7 Backup – Resolved

2017/02/08
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Modified: 2017/01/18
Windows 7 Backup Error 2155348315

I started getting this error 2155348315 in Windows 7 Backup, when I switched from wired to a Wi-Fi connection on my desktop PC. Here is what happened...

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PC Sleep and PC Hibernate Shortcuts

2017/01/17
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Modified: 2016/12/18
Sleep-and-Hibernate

Everybody wants a shortcut for PS Sleep to save time on clicks. Instead of 3 clicks Start - Shutdown - Sleep every time, let's have just one click - Sleep. There is a way to do that. Please tell me, if this also works in Windows XP.

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