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Silence is Golden… especially when it’s Outlook
I have always had all sound schemas set to no audible alert for an incoming email. So when Outlook all of a sudden started (very loudly) beeping at me every time I received an email, I was going nuts. Not to mention I almost hit the ceiling if one came at a time of deep concentration. (I do not know the cause, but it starting happening just after Windows downloaded a flurry of updates.) Thankfully, one of my tweeps knew the solution: Start run –> net stop beep It worked!! I am once again receiving ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 4:12 PM

Burning a Windows iso to DVD on a Mac
After playing around in Windows 7 on a VM, I was ready to repave my spare top and give it a whirl. None of my Windows boxes have a DVD burner, but my MacBookPro does. Here is what I did: (I use VMWare Fusion to run Windows on my MBP.) On the MBP: Copy the iso to my shared folder for my virtual machines on my MBP. On my Windows VM: Map a drive to my shared folder (I already had this… I use Y:\) Download the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. Insert a blank DVD (On my VM the host DVD burner shows ......

Posted On Monday, January 12, 2009 12:43 PM

Getting Windows 7 up and Running in VPC 2007
Like the rest of the geeks across the land, on Thursday I eagerly logged into my MSDN account and downloaded Windows 7. It took about four hours, borrowing my client’s pipe for part of it. The plan was to install it onto my my spare laptop… my MBP has become my main laptop… but I found myself with an iso image, my work laptop, and some free time, so I went ahead and spun up a VPC. A couple of people have asked me how to install using only the iso (until the MBP I had no DVD burner, so this is a familiar ......

Posted On Friday, January 9, 2009 9:58 PM

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