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Archive for March, 2009

Windows 7 clean install size

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

If you are ever wondering how much space a clean install of Windows 7 takes, it is 4.81 GB without the pagefile. It is certainly a lot less than the size of the clean install for Windows Vista, which is 12-16 GB. This makes Windows 7 superior to Windows Vista because it is not only […]

Editing settings for Administrator account in Windows XP

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

By default, Windows XP’s new user management tool only allows you to edit the Administrator account if there are no other accounts (excluding Guest) on the system that are active. Here is how to manage it with the Windows NT-style of editing users: Go to Start → Control Panel → Administrative Tools → Computer Management. […]

Generating filler text in Microsoft Word

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

If you ever need some filter text that actually will pass spell check (which lorem ipsum does not do, because it is in Latin and not English). This trick works in all Microsoft Word versions and it generates English-validating filler text. Place your cursor where you want your free English filter text to appear. Type […]

Removing WordPress post revisions feature

Friday, March 13th, 2009

WordPress 2.6 and above’s new feature of post revisions only slows WordPress down and makes it less usable. So here is how to disable post revisions: Open wp-config.php in your wordpress installation directory with a text editor. Add the line “define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, false);” anywhere in the file in a new line after the <?php header. Save […]

Enabling 24-bit colour RDP in Windows 2003

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

By default, Windows 2003 RDP connections were designed to be limited to 16-bit colour. This makes some of the Windows icons look bad because they were designed to be viewed in 24-bit colour or higher. Go to Start -> Run. Type in gpedit.msc and click on OK to run the program. In the window that […]

VirtualBox and 16-bit code

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Recently while running Windows 98 in a VirtualBox VM I found out that it was extremely slow, even more slower than a newer Microsoft (R) operating system such as Windows XP. Perhaps VirtualBox does not support running Windows 9x and Windows 3.x? VMWare supports Windows 9x and even has a version of VMWare Tools for […]