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Expanding the C Drive of a Virtual Windows System

VMWare Server is a great way to run virtual systems at home for free.  While it includes a way to expand a given disk (ex. expand a virtual hard drive from 50GB to 100GB), it does not include a way to expand a Windows volume (ex. expand a 50GB C:...

Pee-wee gets an iPad

From his comedy shows, to his movies, to his TV shows, Pee-wee Herman was a huge star when I was growing up (nothing tops Pee-wee’s Big Adventure).  In searching YouTube for videos abou the iPad, I ran across this video of Pee-wee giving a comedic review of the iPad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiDHUNiurqY

Resolving account lockouts on Windows Home Server

The Windows Home Server uses local user accounts to control who can access it’s shared folders.  At times, these accounts may get locked out for one reason or another, preventing you from accessing the shared folders or even the server itself.  This post will outline the common fixes to user...

Resolve issues reading/mounting MDS or MDF images

Answer: Use Alcohol 120% software application to mount the image http://www.alcohol-soft.com/ Issue: I tried almost every emulation and burning software (Nero, Daemon tools, ISOBuster, MajicISO, UltraISO, ImgBurn, etc) and all the applications complained that they could not read the image, it was corrupt or invalid, etc. Then I recalled that...

Free (and good) Antivirus from Microsoft

Keeping your computer safe is an extremely challenging task these days.  Spyware, malware, root kits, trojans, and viruses are just a few of the many things attempting to attack your computer and personal files on a daily basis.  Protection from these threats is typically complicated and costly, requiring you to...

Encoding high quality videos for XBMC

For high quality (low pixelization, smooth video, on a 46 inch 1080P LCD),  at a reasonable size (ex. 1GB per full length movie), with minimal effort (rip DVD in one app, encode in a few clicks with another): Animated videos like Spongebob Rip to single VOB with DVDFab Choose DVD...

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