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Prerequisites for Windows Update

Windows Update actually requires the following services running in order to function properly (verified on Windows 8.1): Background Intelligent Transfer Service Network List Service Network Location Awareness WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service Windows Update BTW: “Network List Service” and “WinHTTP … Continue reading

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Prerequisites for Windows 8 Samba Client

Samba Server:  Remote machine with any OS (where the shared files are stored) Samba Client:  Local machine with Windows 8 (where you access shared files from) Access Method:  Username and Password The accurate prerequisites for using Windows 8 Samba Client … Continue reading

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Swap Fn Key with Win Key on MSI Laptop

It really annoyed me that MSI had made such a keyboard layout by putting Fn key to the location where it is supposed to be reserved for L-Win key. MSI failed to notice one simple fact that L-Win key should … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office 2003 Toolbar Theme Patch

When you are using third-party Windows themes, you will find that the toolbar of Microsoft Office 2003 automatically reverts back to classic style and gets totally messed up, like shown in the following figure: This patch (download link supplied below) … Continue reading

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Guide: How to disable Group Policy Client for Windows 7

(WARNING: This guide is for experienced users only, and you are at your own risk patching Windows system files!) In some certain circumstances you may want to disable Group Policy Client Service, especially when you have to join a domain … Continue reading

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Guide: How to install Windows 7 from a USB device

Guide: How to install Windows 7 from a USB device In fact you don’t need any optical DVD disc or any optical DVD drive to install Windows 7. All you need is a USB storage device. One prominent advantage of … Continue reading

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自定义输入法快捷键

Windows 输入法设置里提供的快捷键太白痴了,必须是 Ctrl + Shift + <NUM> 或者 Alt + Shift + <NUM>。干嘛那么累,我偏偏就喜欢简洁的 Ctrl + <NUM>。比如我现在的快捷键设置为:Ctrl +1 (English), Ctrl + 2 (Chinese), Ctrl + 3 (Japanese)。 做法也很简单,直接修改注册表。在 HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelInput MethodHot Keys 下面,从 00000100 开始,即为系统内安装的输入法。右边的的 Key Modifiers 是个4字节的二进制值,它的最低3位(即第一个字节)分别代表 Alt, Ctrl, Shift。比如单独的 Alt 键的值为 … Continue reading

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