Ben Hamilton

Category Archives: Windows

Create UAC elevated shortcuts on Windows

Create UAC elevated shortcuts on Windows (Hat tip to Jared).

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Insufficient Disk Space Warning When Attempting to install

Quick easy fix for Insufficient Disk Space Warning When Attempting to Unpack and Install a Sage ACT! Update or Hot Fix. The error arises from the fact that the free space on the drive is a multiple of 4GB. The underlying issue is to do with a bug in InstallShield. To fix this create a […]

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On April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP will no longer be available

On April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP will no longer be available.

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Windows Off-screen

Just had another client puzzled by this issue, their IT provider couldn’t figure out what was wrong either. The application (in this instance ACT!) appeared to start, but wasn’t visible. Ultimately, the window was off screen. They had used an external monitor and had been using the app on that second screen. They’d shutdown, removed […]

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Window Key + Arrow Key

If you’re using Windows 7, have you tried pressing the ‘Windows’ key and either the left or right arrow key at the same time? What this does is ‘half screen’ your current application window. This is particularly useful on larger screens. For example I can have a reference document occupy the left half of the […]

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Sheepdog rounds up windows

One of the tools I’ve found very useful is SheepDog. Like the real world sheep dogs, it rounds things up, in this case stray windows. Working with a laptop, I often plugin a second monitor, however, when I next fire up the laptop, windows may open up but not be visible on my laptop screen, […]

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Using registry values in scripts

I’m often writing scripts to do stuff. It makes my job easier. I’ve often wanted to be able to script the discovery of registry values in the Windows Registry. Thus here is a short example on using the vanilla windows command line to find the value of a Windows registry key. From my testing these […]

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Finding user SID

Occasionally you may want to know the [SID][] of a windows user. If that made no sense to you, read no futher, this snippet is not for you. [SID]:http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Security+Identifier “Read a definition of what the SID is” Open up REGEDIT and browse to this key: `HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList` Here you will find a list of SID’s, […]

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Turn off Enhanced Security

Just had need of this article, method #2 describes how to turn of Microsoft Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.

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