Windows Vista Archive

Reset .zip file associations in Windows Vista

Discovered that I could no longer unzip in Windows Vista using the built in windows unzipping capability. It was most likely due to other software configurations breaking it. If you need to reset the .zip file associations, here is how to do it. Reset .Zip File Associations Step 1

Formatting WinPE 3.0 Flash Drive – (DISM)

This is the old version, please see the new Formatting WinPE 3.1 Flash Drive. In my previous article I wrote about how to create the WinPE 3.0 environment, add drivers, mount the .WIM file, add batch scripts, etc. Creating the bootable flash drive Here are the steps for creating

DISM Tool – WinPE 3.0 Boot Environment

This is the old version, please see the new WinPE 3.1 DISM Tool. I recently compiled a new library of commands since the upgrade from WinPE 2.0 to WinPE 3.0. With Windows 7 coming along they released a new way to create bootable USB sticks using Deployment Image Servicing

Sysprep XP SP3 / Copy Administrator Profile

Here is our tutorial on sysprepping a Windows XP SP3 machine. When you sysprep a machine you are basically wanting to clone the settings from that machine to another one. You also want it to copy those changes to each profile, correct? Sysprep a Windows XP SP3 machine Well,

Run only scripts that you trust. (Powershell)

If you are like me you have probably run into the following error when trying to run powershell scripts. This becomes very annoying and tedious if you are running different scripts on a regular basis. Run only scripts that you trust error [highlight_red]”Security Warning – Run only scripts that

Combine two .MKV files into one

There is a great piece of freeware called MKVToolNix which lets you merge and convert MKV files. Do you have two or more .MKV files you want to merge? This is perfect for that. Do you have a .AVI file you want to convert to a .MKV file? This

Lost your Windows Restore CDs?

If I had a nickel for every time I went to reformat a computer for a customer or friend that didn’t have their original install discs I would be a millionaire. What most people do not know is that most of the major computer manufacturers actually offer a way

4 Steps to keep your PC running fast

I have been working in an IT environment since high school and so I have learned a few tricks. Below are steps that if you follow and maintain them your PC is guaranteed to stay at tip top shape and will never slow down. Keep your PC Running Fast

Install Canon ScanGear Tool

This is a short guide to setting up the Canon ScanGear Tool to enable the Canon copiers to be able to scan directly from the copy machine to the computer. Canon ScanGear Tool Step 1 First you will need to download the ScanGear Tool from Canon’s website. Version 2.21

Vista Powershell Script fix

Step 1 Go to Run and type regedit Step 2 Find the following key: [vb]HKEY_Local_Machine\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.Powershell\ExecutionPolicy[/vb] Step 3 In that registry key, change value to Unrestricted.