Category: Vista

Securing a single file with IIS7

With IIS7's revamped interface, I had a hard time locating how to change the permission on a single file. I could see how to do so at a folder level, but I couldn't see how to do so on a single file (.CFM in this case).  It turns out, once you hilghted the file you want to change the...

Hyperterminal gone from Vista

Constructing a microcontroller cirtuit, i needed to debug over the serial port but guess what? Hyperterminal is missing! Yes, it was removed from Vista.  You can get it from the original people that Microsoft licensed it from (Hilgraeve) at hilgraeve.com but it's more than $40. A free alternative is the venerable PuTTY which is a versitile hammer anyways.

Vista won’t restore (full PC backup)

I was attempting to setup a new Home Theatre PC (HTPC) with Vista Ultimate.  AT&T's U-verse is not available on my block so this is the next best thing.  The setup refused to continue with a "Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation" error. Let me back up… I originally had 2...

Save a reboot

I recently upgraded my TortiseSVN to 1.5.  This usually requires a reboot for the changes to be worked into the explorer shell.  Some say you can use task manager to kill explorer.exe and, while that works, here is the way to restart explorer SAFELY thus saving a reboot:  XP/2003: click on Start and select Shut Down. The Windows shut down...