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An IT Engineer with a love for all things IT including (but not limited to), Microsoft Azure, Automation and Service Management!


  1. How to convert DMG to IMG in Windows

    Downloaded that DMG and want to burn it to a CD/DVD but you’re in a Windows based system? Not a problem! Thanks to the guys at vu1tur for making a cool little utility for doing the conversion.   First download the software “here” (go down to win32 binary to download) and extract it to an easy accessible folder, in this guide I am going to use the Desktop. Click Start Click Programs/All Programs Click Accessories...…


  2. Shutdown Batch Script

    Save the following into a notepad document and name it with .bat at the end – for example shutdown.BAT. You can then either set it to the desktop or add it to a scheduled task to turn your computer off at a certain time. <br /> @echo off<br /> shutdown.exe -s -t 00<br /> exit<br /> Note: Changing “-s” to “-r” will restart the computer, instead of turning it off and adjusting the “-t” will...…


  3. Windows XP Startup Batch Script

    Save the following into a notepad document and name it with .bat at the end – for example WinXPStartup.BAT. You can then run the batch script directly from the recovery console on a Windows XP CD. <br /> @echo off<br /> CD ..<br /> ATTRIB -H C:boot.ini<br /> ATTRIB -S C:boot.ini<br /> ATRIB -R C:boot.ini<br /> del boot.ini<br /> BOOTCFG /Rebuild<br /> CHKDSK /R /F<br /> FIXBOOT<br /> …


  4. Windows Update Error 0x800f081f

      This problem is generally caused by corrupted/damaged DNS Cache. Follow the instructions below to repair.   Click Start Click All Programs/Programs Click Accessories Right click Command Prompt select Run as Administrator Type in:_ ipconfig /flushdns_ Press Enter Restart your computer and attempt Windows Update.   If the above doesn’t work then you can bypass the problem by assigning your own DNS server , such as Google DNS. Click Start Click Control Panel Click Network/Network...…


  5. Repair Windows Explorer start-up

    This usually occurs if Viruses or Spyware has infected explorer.exe and changed the registry entry to stop it from starting. Click Start (orb) Type in: regedit Press Enter Navigate to:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionwinlogon Double click the Shell entry Make sure it is set to: Explorer.exe Press Ok Restart your computer   If the above doesn’t work attempt a system restore by pressing F8 during Windows Vista boot to bring up the Boot Menu and select Startup Repair.  ...…