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Archive for June, 2009

Control Panel won’t open?…Read this.

Here’s a tip. Occasionally you may find that the Windows Control Panel will not open, or it may open and then close immediatly. Usually, the solution is simple. Windows stores the control panel icons as individual files with a .cpl file extension. These files are located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Do a quick search for […]

How to synchronize your computer’s clock with a time server

Many things in your computer depend on having the correct date & time. Fortunately, there are network time servers all over the Internet that you can use to keep your computer’s clock in perfect sync. The trick is knowing which time server to use and how to configure the setting.

Citrix XenApp Client Install Error – Invalid Drive

Today I went out to a job to fix a problem with installing the Citrix XenApp Web Plugin. The user had downloaded the msi file from Citrix but shortly after starting the installation an following error appeared: Installation Error – Invalid Drive H:\ Of course, there was no H: drive on the system. I tried […]

Synchronize files between multiple computers without breaking a sweat

If you have more than one computer that you use on a regular basis, it seems like the file you need is always on the other computer. Sure, you can use a flash drive but if that’s still too much work, you need Dropbox! I use it all the time to sync files between my […]

Free Online Backup…with a buddy.

One of the questions I get asked the most is “How do I backup my PC?” Of couse, there’s a million ways to backup data but few are easy, reliable, or cheap. This might be the answer to all three of those problems. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection, and a friend. http://www.cucku.com/

Virtualization is coming to a desktop near you

Everybody’s heard about server virtualization and what it can do to make your server room easier to manage. Now desktop virtualization is poised to become the next holy grail. Check out this video of Citrix’s new Xen Based Client Hypervisor. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msyvpFqFl0I&feature=related[/youtube]