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Reinstall Windows and outfit your system with all freeware programs

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After just coming back to XP (link) This is a great list of new free software to try.   Description: I recently clean installed Windows XP on my laptop, and this meant that I had to re-install all the essential software that I use. It also presented an opportunity to… Read more »

Window Clippings 1.2 by Kenny Kerr

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Most of the time I blog about Windows Speech related things, but today I found a really neat utility written by Kenny Kerr I just have to share. It’s called Window Clippings. It makes capturing screen shots of Windows applications much easier than the built in PrintScreen capabilities, and it… Read more »

RE: Tutorial: How to Build an Effective Virtual Machine Template

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This is written for VM Workstation, but a lot of the ideas will work on ESX. Virtual Strategy Magazine published a tutorial on how create and customize an optimized master virtual machine for creating several clones for work: Many people have been asking for some tips on how to build… Read more »

Non-Admin Rights

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I’ve been searching for a way to allow a non-admin on Windows XP to change the network settings (IP address,subnet,gateway,dns,etc) Well I was search for a solution I found this blog posting about a nice little script that will make a user an admin, start a new process with admin… Read more »

Updated: Thincomputing.net Tools

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In my work over the years I’ve noticed that I usually use the same tools when dealing with Server Based Computing environments. I’ve decided to bundle all the tools that I frequently use into an "installer" package called Thincomputing.net Tools. The Thincomputing.net Tools package download is about 4MB in size…. Read more »

Free Windows CD/DVD software roundup

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I don’t know how many e-mails I’ve received asking me about alternative solutions to commercial CD and DVD burning applications like Nero and Roxio, so I’ve finally decided to put together a short but sweet list of free applications so you can create your own CDs and DVDs at home…. Read more »

How to Manage Power Settings as a Non-Admin

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This post is great for Admins trying to run with least privileges for their users. The post also includes a link for a way to view the calendar in the time/date applet without being an admin A regular “user” does not have the ability to modify their power settings.? This… Read more »