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The New Napster and Launchy

Rhapsody, the long-suffering little brother streaming music service, recently rebranded itself as Napster. Same app, different name. Big deal. I noticed that I could not start the app with the great Launchy in my new Windows 10 install. Not sure if … Continue reading

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Welcome to Windows 10

Finally beat the July 28th deadline for upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10. Made backups with Macrium Reflect first.  Paid for that one, got rid of the perpetually flaky Acronis. Both machines (Intel Core Duo 2Ghz dual-core and old AMD dual … Continue reading

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New Windows desktop computer with full C drive? Check OS hibernate settings.

On my new work desktop computer with Windows 7, I noticed a 30Gb file hiberfil.sys filling drive C. Since I don’t use the hibernate function, I can disable it. From a command shell as Administrator G:\> PowerCfg.exe -H off The … Continue reading

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Git Bash – where’s my flash drive?

I spend my day in the magnificent Git Bash shell. Recently I started bring work home by pushing the project to a bare Git repository on the flash drive at B: git remote add flash /b/circdesk-android.git git push flash If … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Start Menu

So where are the Start Menu shortcuts stored? In XP, C:\Documents and Settings\me\Start Menu was where mine lived, and C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu was where the shortcuts for all lived. It seems to have changed in Vista and Windows … Continue reading

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Microsoft File Transfer Manager

Today I was using this to download 4Gb ISO files from MSDN. Browsers failed, even the Firefox DownItAll! Plugin. It was slow, bursts of 100K with 10 second intervals. The speed was that of a bad modem. And it would … Continue reading

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nLite

I bought an old computer from Steve, dual core, better that I have now. Anyway, I am reinstalling a retail Windows XP onto it, and want to install SP2 fresh, not SP1 and upgrade. Creates a lot of junk. So … Continue reading

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clip.exe

I wrote a utility called clip many years ago — you pipe output from a DOS program into it and it puts it on the clipboard. Then you can paste it somewhere. e.g. dir > clip I found a link … Continue reading

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