Restoring Windows Index Database

I haven’t been here for a while, which is kind of an understatement. To be more accurate I haven’t been around here for “seems like you have died” iscloser to the truth. Well, the news of my demise were obviously exaggerated, which means that I am writing here now, yet it’s not going to be a regular thing. What happened is that I got annoyed, so I decided to dust off my technical skills (a lot of dust) and take care of what annoyed me.  Lately, my main tool of trade is e-mail. As such, I use Outlook on Windows … Continue reading Restoring Windows Index Database

Arc touch mouse

This has been going around for some time and some official pictures starting popping up: http://www.microsoft.com/germany/partner/retail/content.aspx?content=Hardware/Arc_Touch_Mouse

Microsoft Street Slide

Research projects are always great since they broaden our perspective and all in all moves us forward- The ones that make me go: “Now why didn’t I think about that!!” are the ones that I believe will also succeed since they fill a gap that will make our lives easier. Think of life before GPS navigational systems or even maps…now take a look at the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-_T949uSwU

Microsoft Security Essentials – Beta

Anti Virus(AV) and Anti-Malware software has always been a necessary evil to me. I managed to go on for years without installing any type of such protection because I believed that if you are an experienced enough user, you won’t be infected. I saw no reason for installing an additional piece of software on my system that would eat up precious RAM and instigate disk activity without any direct benefit to me except protection from some “unknown and harmful software”. Years passed by and I got non the wiser while malware kept on developing and eventually I broke down and … Continue reading Microsoft Security Essentials – Beta

Intel Xeon 5500 series Blue Screen with Hyper-V (Win2K8 R2)

From the KB: A computer is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and has the Hyper-V role installed. This computer has one or more Intel CPUs code-named Nehalem installed. For example, the Nehalem CPU for a server is from Intel Xeon processor 5500 series and for a client is from Intel Core-i processor series. In this scenario, you receive the following Stop error message: 0x00000101 (parameter1, 0000000000000000, parameter3, 000000000000000c) CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975530

Windows Server 2008 R2: Hyper-V Component Architecture

I am a sucker for huge posters that have some technical drawings on them. It makes your office look more professional. I just bumped into a new one, that describes the different components of Hyper-V and their architecture. This is but a small snippet: To download the whole poster, click here.

Writing again?!

I has been a long time since I wrote. A lot of things happening, but none of them can explain my absence. It’s going to be a real challenge trying to write again, but I feel that I have no choice. I decided , as a resolution, to write at least two posts per month…

Removing items from the ‘Run’ window history

I have quite a few annoying habits, and some of them have to do with how I work with computers. One of these little annoying habits is accessing specific locations and applications on a system from the ‘Run’ window. Some of you may say that it’s so eighties since we have the search box in Vista and 7 but I still like it. It’s a simple and quick process: Press Star+R write the location and you are there.Better yet,if it’s an item you already used it’s stored in history so you don’t have to re-type the full path or name-and … Continue reading Removing items from the ‘Run’ window history

BitLocker To Go Reader

BitLocker protection on removable drives is known as BitLocker To Go. When a BitLocker-protected removable drive is unlocked on a computer running Windows 7, the drive is automatically recognized and the user is either prompted for credentials to unlock the drive or the drive is unlocked automatically if configured to do so. Computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista do not automatically recognize that the removable drive is BitLocker-protected. With the BitLocker To Go Reader users can unlock the BitLocker-protected drives by using a password or a recovery password (also known as a recovery key) and gain read-only access to … Continue reading BitLocker To Go Reader