Stop Windows 10 Update Notifications from Interrupting Your Games

I had taken quite the hiatus from Windows gaming while I worked on certification, but got a chance to have some quick Overwatch sessions last night, only to have one of the competitive matches interrupted by a popup that took me out of the game (I was able to alt-tab back in) that stated the […]

Windows Home Server in VMware Fusion 3

I set off on a quest to get the home backup / media server / remote access solution Windows Home Server with Power Pack 3 running inside of VMware Fusion 3 running on top of Apple OSX Snow Leopard (10.6).

Free Ebook – Windows Vista Resource Kit Second Edition

As part of Microsoft’s 25th anniversary, the Windows Vista Resource Kit, 2nd Ed. PDF (covering Vista SP1) download, is being offered as a free download for a limited time.  Shame we don’t get the accompanying CD, but all the same, this is a very good book (coming from someone who uses the first edition).  Download […]

Right Click Using Your Keyboard (Windows)

Here’s a quick tip: You can right-click just as if you were using a mouse, but without using your mouse, using the shift and F10 keys together. For example, if you’d like to extract a .RAR in a directory, simply press END, cursor up, then shift+F10 and extract! Voila! Easy as pie extract in every […]

Parallels Server Beta 2 Download

You can now register to download Parallels Server Beta 2! From the announcement: Key Features (Parallels Server Beta 2) Hardware-optimized hypervisor-based virtualization solution. Installable on host servers running Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, including the Windows Server 2008. Bare metal version for non-OS server installation. x64 (64-bit) and x86 (32-bit) host and guest OS […]

Get Windows Vista SP1 RTM on TechNet!

From Microsoft: “We know that many of you are anxious to get your hands on the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RTM bits. And to that end, we have some good news. We are pleased to announce that–while broad RTW availability is still scheduled for March–the SP1 Update RTM bits are available now to TechNet […]

Set Vista Display Preferences Without a Monitor

It happens, you enable a display mode that doesn’t work properly and you can no longer see a display on your screen. Luckily Microsoft Windows Vista has a low-resolution boot mode you can access by press F8 as Windows Vista loads that will allow you to boot into 600×400, then set the video back to […]

Connect to a Mac Remote Desktop using VNC

This will be a quick howto as it’s mostly a settings issue, but here goes: Macs have come with a Remote Desktop server for quite some time now, and it’s great for using macs to manage macs remotely, though maybe not as nice as an NX or XMing solution. When trying to manage an Apple […]