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Open File Explorer with My Computer view

Just for quick reference really, I always hated Windows 7 file explorer icon defaulting to the Libraries view. No surprise really but it’s continued on in to Windows 8. To change File Explorer so that when clicked it loads the Computer view (showing your Hard Drives / Network Locations etc) by default you can run […]

Remotely Enable RDP via PsExec

Had a PC this morning that wouldn’t log on to the domain as it was reporting that the “The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed”. Unfortuantely without being able to log on, or connect up remotely via some usual tools, I had to look to enable RDP remotely and then allow […]

Windows 7 SP1 Fatal Error c0000034

Just came across a Windows 7 desktop that had installed (or at least attempted to) Service Pack 1 via Windows Update. Upon it’s reboot phases Windows 7 just craps out with Fatal Error c000034 on the black loading screen. Trying the usual Startup Repair, System Restore, Safe Mode and Last Known Good all failed but […]

Windows 7 'First Impressions'

Having downloaded the Windows 7 x86 and x64 ISO’s I decided to start an install using VMWare Workstation 6.5. Using the automatic setup wizard within VMWare it picked the Windows 7 image up as a Windows Vista x64 PC, all the defaults that VMWare used for this allowed the install to begin perfectly and bar […]