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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 adjust the Server Manager Refresh rate in Windows Server 2012

    Open Server Manager Click Manage (top right) Click Server Manager Properties Make sure “Specify the Server Manager Data refresh period (in minutes)” is ticked Type in the number of minutes you want to refresh your server(s) status. Click Ok …


  2. How to disable password complexity requirements in Windows Server 2012

     Open Server Manager Click Tools (top right) Click Local Security Policy Navigate to Account Policies/Password Policy Double click “Password must meet complexity requirements” Click Disable Click Ok   Note: You can also Group Policy which includes Local security policies by pressing the Windows Key+R at the same type and typing: gpedit.msc into the run dialog. …


  3. How to import your account settings into Windows Live Mail

    Open Windows Live Mail Open Windows Live Mail Options tab (top left) Click Options Click Email Accounts Click Import Browse to the location of the backup IAF file and click Open to import your account settings. Note: To export your mail account settings follow steps 1-4 and click Export instead of Import. …


  4. How to repair the Windows XP boot loader

    What you need. Windows XP CD (doesn’t matter whether Home or Professional)    Boot the computer from the Windows XP disk at start-up Once greeted with the Welcome to Windows XP setup screen select Recovery Console. Select your Windows installation (if prompted). Type:  fixboot Press Enter Press Y Type: fdisk /mbr Press Enter Restart the computer and remove the Windows XP CD. …


  5. How to access a HP DV7 Hard drive

    Turn the laptop over so you have the bottom of the laptop facing up (I recommend placing on a soft surface such as a towel to avoid any scratches to the chassis. Move the battery latch right – to unlock the bottom panel. Now on the top of the panel (bottom cover) gently lift up. You should now have access to the 2.5” HDD. …