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VS2010 Command Prompt Here on the Windows Explorer Right Click Menu — the .reg File

VS2010 Command Line Here for Explorer Right Click Menu To add a Visual Studio 2010 Command Prompt Here to your Explorer Right-Click menu, save this as a .reg file to your desktop, and then run it: If you have 64-bit … Continue reading

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Opening a BootCamp Drivers download or other pkg or dmg file on Windows 7 or 8 with 7-Zip

If you’ve downloaded bootcamp drivers for Macs to run Windows 7 or 8, but have done the download in Windows, you may be stuck on how to open the downloaded BootCampESD.pkg file you’ve now got. The answer is to get … Continue reading

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BootCamp Drivers – Direct Download of BootCampESD.pkg for Macs to Run Windows 7 or Windows 8

Do you find that BootCamp assistant download is stuck or or fails or could not continue? The brute force solution: it’s a darned large download, so physically take your machine to somewhere with a very fast internet connection that can … Continue reading

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Outlook 2011 Mac hangs with IMAP – Folder Sync

Ignoring all the other problems with using Outlook 2011, one problem I had and solved: Having set it to use IMAP, I then set the Preferences – Accounts – Advanced – Sync IMAP folders every xxx minutes to OFF. Which … Continue reading

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BootCamp Download Stuck – How to Get Drivers for Macs to run Windows 7 or 8

— updated after BootCamp 5 release June 2013 — Where can you get a direct download of Windows drivers for Macs if BootCamp is stuck, and says ‘could not continue’ or you have some other problem downloading the drivers? The … Continue reading

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Using a Windows Keyboard with Mac OS X

If you’ve got OS X 10.7 this should be easy: Plug the keyboard in Open System Preferences – Language and Text – Input Sources Behold, in the list of input sources, alpabetically below British, one called “British – PC” Choose … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard : Download BootCamp Drivers

updated October 2012. Go to the newer http://www.cafe-encounter.net/p682/download-bootcamp-drivers. See BootCampESD.pkg download instructions for the DIY instructions on how to work out these links yourself. Older download links for Windows drivers for Mac models to 2011 Use these instructions if BootCamp … Continue reading

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Windows Explorer – add Open a Command Line Here to your right click menu

http://www.petri.co.il/add_command_prompt_here_shortcut_to_windows_explorer.htm has details of how to do this 5 different ways. Unfortunately there’s a small error in the one about editing the registry, although it might be the simplest: Copy and paste these lines into a CommandLineHere.reg file on your … Continue reading

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Oops, I broke Windows explorer

In the course of trying out ways of adding a command line to the windows explorer right click menu, I broke it. Every time I opened a new window, I got windows search instead. This handy post http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/how-to-fix-double-click-always-opens-search-in-windows-explorer/ was my … Continue reading

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Can’t Find Groups Management On Windows 7 Home and Vista Home Editions

How to Manage Local Groups on Windows Home Ever helpful, Microsoft provides a GUI interface for managing users and groups on Windows. Unless you have a Vista home edition or a Windows 7 home edition, in which case you can’t … Continue reading

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