Tag Archive | "Windows"

Fixing Desktop.ini popup on Windows Start

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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If you have a file called desktop.ini open in Notepad when Windows starts, here is how to fix it. You just need to delete this file from the Program Menu startup folder. Go to the Notepad window that has the desktop.ini file. In the menu, click File -> Save As. In the “Save as type”, […]

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Microsoft’s Virtual CD Control Tool

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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The Virtual CD tool is a simple Windows app from Microsoft that allows you to map an ISO file (cd image) to a driver letter. This allows you to access the cd image with out having to burn it to a CD. You can download it here . Microsoft’s Virtual CD Tool is free and […]

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Application Data Path Variable in Windows

Sunday, July 5, 2009

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The application path variable for Windows is “%APPDATA%“. You can use this variable when specifying path names. It also comes in handy as a quick shortcut to find the Application Data path for the currently logged in user. Click Start -> Run Type %APPDATA%, then click Ok to run This will open your Application Data […]

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How to Install PHP CURL on IIS

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Are you getting this error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in C:\myfile.php on line 100 A quick overview on how to get the php_curl.dll working on IIS. This works with PHP 5.x on Windows. Most likely you did not install the CURL extension when you first installed PHP on your machine. Below is […]

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How To Remove Apple Software Update (for Windows)

Monday, December 29, 2008


It just keeps popping up. How many times do I need to be asked if I want to install Safari? I was almost tempted to just so it it would stop popping up. Here is how you can disable Apple Software Update in Windows. It is set to pop up weekly via Scheduled Tasks. So […]

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