Windows 7 Convert IDE Mode to AHCI Mode without reinstalling

Windows 7 Convert IDE Mode to AHCI Mode without reinstalling

1. Start regedit
2. Go to key entry

3. Look for the key “Start” change it from 3 to 0
4. Reboot the pc
5. Change bios to AHCI mode

Souces: http://bourlas.alloenablog.com/2011/01/09/how-to-enable-ahci-mode-for-windows-7-and-vista-without-format/
http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?73355-Change-from-IDE-to-AHCI-after-Installation

Windows 7: Windows update error

Windows update reports error 80071a91 in the Event log (system log)

1. Run (in an elevated cmd) “fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\ ” (change c: if your Windows is installed on another drive)

2.
a)      Press Windows Key + X, select control panel
b)      Change the ‘view by’ option on the top right to ‘Larger icons’
c)      Select the Troubleshooting option and click ‘view all’ on the left pane
d)      Run the ‘Windows update ‘troubleshooter.

3. Reboot PC

Windows 7 slow network detection at startup

Symptoms:

Hang at “Welcome Screen” or “Please wait” screen (just before login promt)  for 1-4 minuttes

When it continues to the desktop you see a blue circle hangs over network icon, and if you try to start a application thats try to use network, it will hang until the network startup (the 1-4 minuttes)

if the pc is member of the domain you will se event 6005 and Event 6006 in the Application event log:

event 6005 Winlogon:

The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> is taking long time to handle the notification event (StartShell).

Event 6006 Winlogon:

The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> took 180 second(s) to handle the notification event (StartShell).

 

My resolution:

1: Change the service “HP CUE Device Discovery Service” (HPQDDSVC) to start manual

2: Set gpo Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Scripts\Run logon scripts synchronously to disabled

Create Windows 8 universal UEFI enabled DVD/ISO

This article will explain how to Create a Windows 8 universal UEFI enabled DVD/ISO

Copy all files from the Windows 8 DVD to a local folder eg. C:\Win8Media

Now let’s make it universal (you can select which version your want Windows 8/Windows 8 Pro from the same DVD)

Create a file called ei.cfg save it in C:\Win8Media\sources\ei.cfg

Now let’s make the files back to a ISO And enable UEFI Boot:

You can get the oscimg tool (Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)) here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30652 or download just the tool from http://blog.paulbetts.org/index.php/2011/09/17/converting-a-win8-install-directory-to-an-iso/

Thanks to: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/anybody-gotten-the-dvd-to-boot-uefi/82677329-a861-4060-866b-3eacb60a8b38

XP Mode application not showing in start menu

If your have installed XP Mode, and have installed some applications inside the XP mode and they dont show up in the windows 7 start menu, this mini guide may can help you:

Copy the shortcut to the application to this folder (inside the XP Mode):


i
n this guide I have installed Navision inside XP mode

It will end up like this

 

Finding the process that is using a certain port

Get a full list of binded ports

search for a specific port

Find the aplication behing the PID (Process ID)

 

 

Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running

When you try to search for updates with Windows update, you recive this error:

Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running
Danish:
Windows update kan i øjeblikket ikke søge efter opdateringer da tjenesten ikke kører

Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running

Open Windows Updates
click on Change Settings
change your option to Never Update.
Click Apply
Close Windows Updates

Now open Windows Updates again
Click on Change Settings
Change the settings to your preference.
Click Apply, and close Windows Update

Two default gateway 0.0.0.0 – CS3

The problem is that the pc have 2 default gateways, 0.0.0.0 and a second (the real gateway) eg. 192.168.1.1 the problem occurs with some windows 7 pc´s with Adobe CS3 installed

The fix:
Windows 7 x64

  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Type: cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\
  3. Type: mDNSResponder.exe -remove
  4. Type: rn mdnsNSP.dll mdnsNSP.dll.old
  5. Reboot the pc