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FrankB | 17 Nov 2011 | 28 comments

You wonder, where is the new version of SVS Multitool?

Well, it is called SWV MultiTool now.

Are you willing to beta test? Will you be an active beta tester? Then send me a message and we'll send you the latest beta.

Kind Regards, FrankB

riva11 | 24 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

The Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering blog has  announced the system requirements for Microsoft Office 2010. In Office 2010 System Requirements post (Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering, The official blog of the Microsoft Office product development group) there are some information interesting to know for new or upgrade MS Office 2010 installations.

Follow an extract from the most rilevant part of  Office 2010 System Requirements article:
Can I use Office 2010 on the same hardware I’m using to run Office 2007?

In most cases, yes! CPU and RAM requirements for Office 2010 are the same as for Office 2007, so if your computer meets the Office 2007 system requirements, you can run Office 2010. A...

riva11 | 18 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

I found the Microsoft document "Deploying Windows 7 from A to Z" by Jeremy Chapman, a senior product manager at Microsoft. In this guide is described how to perform an enterprise-scale desktop deployment project, starting with Windows XP and moving to Windows 7.

The contents include Migrating User Files and Settings from Windows XP to Windows 7, Application Management and Preparing for a Windows 7 Deployment, Application Compatibility, Application Packaging, Choosing an Image Strategy and Building Windows 7 System Images, Quick History Lesson for System Imaging, Building Your Image,
Getting to Thin Images, Automating the Migration from Windows XP to Windows...

riva11 | 15 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Here is a funny list of the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) , I found this Top 10 in a old article, but I am sure that is still interesting for anyone interesting in these issues, starting from Windows 1.0, Windows 3.1 , etc.

Take a look the following link and evaluate the best picture : Blue Screen of Death Top 10  

Here is the Top 10 :

1 - Blue screen of Death on a subway car.
2 - Blue Screen of Death in New York City
3 - Blue Screen of Death has finally come to Macintosh!
4 - Blue screen of Death at an airport.
5 - Fidelity gets a visit from the Blue Screen of Death.
6 - Blue Screen of Death in airports.
7 - World Famous Windows 98 Blue Screen of Death. at COMDEX, April 20th, 1998. 
8 - Not only are...

riva11 | 11 Dec 2009 | 2 comments

Sometimes, for some reason (apply patches, schedule maintenance, installations, etc. ) you may need to know the uptime in a Windows server.

A quick way to discover this information is by using Systeminfo. This utility provides information about a local or remote machine from the command line. And the interesting information shown is the "System Up Time" where to see how many time the server is up and running.

How to use :

  • Launch the Command Prompt (Start - Run, cmd)
  • Type “systeminfo“ and you will see various system information like installation date, hotfixes etc.
  • The system uptime is on the “System boot time” as follows:


erikw | 07 Dec 2009 | 13 comments

Over the years I always wondered what all these files in C:\Windows\System32 are doing in my Windows XP. I collected most of them and I added the function to them to keep track of what is going on in Windows. Below you find a part of this list.

This list is the work of many people who give this information. I collected them and finally compled them into one list. In the near future I will also add a list with all CPL and other very interesting files. If you have addition, please let me know and I will update the list.

acctres.dll (Microsoft Internet Account Manager Resources) - Needed to open Outlook Express. If you do not want users to be able to use Outlook Express, it is an easy way to delete this file.

aclui.dll (Security Descriptor Editor) - Needed to enable Registry Editor.

ACTIVEDS.DLL (ADs Router Layer DLL) - Needed to open the Event viewer and Services Viewer

actxprxy.dll (ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library...

erikw | 05 Dec 2009 | 1 comment

Now for a quick runthrough of every version.

Windows 7 Starter is for emerging markets mostly, but also for some netbooks as an option. It's pretty gimpy, and only runs three apps at a time, though it'll have the new taskbar, Device Stage and jump list. Since Home Premium (and even the Ultimate beta) runs pretty well on netbooks, most of them are probably going to stick with that, so don't worry too much about it.

Windows 7 Home Basic is for developing markets only.

Windows 7 Home Premium is the standard consumer offering of the OS with Aero Peek, Media Center and all the other cool features we've been talking about, and what most people will be running, whether they're on a desktop or a netbook. It's better at media than Vista Home Premium, since it ships with DVD playback and codecs like DivX out of the box. In case you're wondering why Microsoft kept the "Premium" tack-on despite the extinction of Basic—it's because in market testing, Vista...

riva11 | 02 Dec 2009 | 1 comment

I found a nice tool to manage more than one remote desktop connection. This can be helpful for IT admins in the usual daily routine if they have to connect and manage several servers using the RDP connection.
JDRemoteDesktop is a simple freeware tool which manages and organizes several remote desktop connections in a excellent GUI.  The connections can have a directory structure managed and there are many features to create and manage a list of connections, also is ready for portable configuration (runs directly from the USB stick).

Features of jRemoteDesktop :

- Automatic window parts for more desktop space
- Administration on a universal format of a directory structure
- Direct RDP file support
- Import / export interfaces
- Display the list server is configured
- Favorites
- Minimizing into the system tray

riva11 | 01 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Freecommander is a useful Windows explorer portable alternative, this freeware tool is a easy and small file manager ( 2,4 MB) with lots of advanced and helpful features. It can be used to manage local computer and also configure network location or an FTP drive.  Other interesting feature is about the international support, in fact It supports 38 multiple languages for program and help files Language and help files.
Features :

  • Dual-panel technology – horizontal and vertical
  • Tabbed interface
  • Optional tree view for each panel
  • Built in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format
  • File viewer inside archives too
  • Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write), RAR (read)
  • Nested archive handling
  • Built in FTP client...
riva11 | 07 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

I read about some interesting news coming from VMware World. The new VMware Player Release Candidate has many enhancements, but for sure the best of these new features implemented is the ability to create virtual machines. ''Til the previous releases VMware player was able only to run virtual machines, now you have the ability to create virtual machines.
There is also the OpenGL support and Aero supports for Windows 7 and Windows Vista guests.

The VMware Player is 90Mb and the download is free for all VMware registered users, otherwise you you'll have to register an account with VMware.

Read details on the VMware web page : VMware Player Release Candidate - October 2009

Here an extract from release notes:

- The ability to create Virtual Machines
- Aero support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista guests
- OpenGL support for Windows guests
- New User...