Save bandwidth with windows 8

Set up lots of live tiles on the Start screen and you could find they’re using a lot of network bandwidth, which could perhaps become a problem if you’re running a slow or metered connection. But Windows 8 does offer one option that might help.

Click your network connection on the taskbar (or the Start Screen Charms bar), right-click your network connection in the list and select “Set as metered connection” (you’ll only see this with wireless adaptors). Windows will then limit what individual live tiles can do, while also downloading only priority Windows updates, and applying a few other restrictions. Right-click the connection again and select “Set as unmetered” to change it back.

 

 

 

Learn Windows key shortcuts

 

 

  • Win : switch between the Start screen and the last-running Windows 8 app
  • Win + C : displays the Charms: the Settings, Devices, Share and Search options
  • Win + D : launches the desktop
  • Win + E : launches Explorer
  • Win + F : opens the File Search pane
  • Win + H : opens the Share pane
  • Win + I : opens Settings
  • Win + K : opens the Devices pane
  • Win + L : locks your PC
  • Win + M : minimises the current Explorer or Internet Explorer window (works in the full-screen IE, too)
  • Win + O : toggles device orientation lock on and off
  • Win + P : switch your display to a second display or projector
  • Win + Q : open the App Search pane
  • Win + R : opens the Run box
  • Win + U : open the Ease of Access Centre
  • Win + V : cycle through toasts (notifications)
  • Win + W : search your system settings (type POWER for links to all power-related options, say)
  • Win + X : displays a text menu of useful Windows tools and applets
  • Win + Z : displays the right-click context menu when in a full-screen app
  • Win + + : launch Magnifier and zoom in
  • Win + – : zoom out
  • Win + , : Aero peek at the desktop
  • Win + Enter : launch Narrator
  • Win + PgUp : move the current screen to the left-hand monitor
  • Win + PgDn : move the current screen to the right-hand monitor
  • Win + PrtSc : capture the current screen and save it to your Pictures folder
  • Win + Tab : switch between running apps
  • Get Hyper-V Virtual Machine Process ID and GUID

    Copy the following command and enter it in a PowerShell window with elevated credentials:

    Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\virtualization -class msvm_computersystem | select elementname, operationalstatus, processid, name| ft -auto

    For example:

    How do I move an incomplete download to another computer?

     

     

     

     

    The torrent history is saved in resume.dat stored in %appdata%\utorrent.

    A quick solution is to move the partial files (if you want to store on your new HD of course) then the folder %appdata%\utorrent to the new HD. Then you edit resume.dat with http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=31306 by using the function ‘find/replace’ to change the path or drive letter if something changed.

    Then you start uT, it should resume your torrents.

    The IIS Admin Service service terminated with service-specific error 2149648394 (0x8021080A)

    The IIS Admin Service service terminated with service-specific error 2149648394 (0x8021080A).

    IIS Admin Service goes away after restoring a VHD / VPC Server

    I recently had the unexpected pleasure of losing my IIS Admin server – altogether!!! Translate – 150% !!!

    Now, before this – everything was going great – except. During an upgrade of MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) I encounted an issue that forced me to restore a VPC image – essentially bringing over another copy of the VHD and firing the server back up.

    Interstingly, during that reboot – which for all intents should have gone fine – I see a hoard of DSKCHK processes running. Invariably, something got out of wack on the NTFS volumn between my shutting the image down and bringing it back up. During the ‘fixing’ process – a number of files invaribly can become corrupt – and the Metabase.xml – the blood-life of your IIS Admin service – is no exception. SO

    Check in C:\Windows\System32\Inetsrv and you’ll find a ‘History’ folder. Within here – hopefully – you’ll find fairly recent backups of the Metabase.XML and MBSchema.XML objects. Before doing the following – be sure to backup the existing Metabase.xml and MBSchema.xml from C:\Windows\System32\Inetsrv first.

    Now, rename a recent backup from the ‘History’ folder – renaming a recently Metabase.XML object, and then a recent MBSchema.XML object. Copy / Paste each of these to the C:\Windows\System32\Inetsrv.

    Ahh, not quite done.

    Now do a IISRESET from a command prompt.

    Hopefully this will get you back to where you need to be.

    (source)

    Install stuck at “setup is preparing your computer for first use”…

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1) I clicked SHIFT+F10 to get a command prompt, then typed in devmgmt.msc to get the device manager. It will have the unknown or devices without drivers expanded. I disabled some but I also found that you can install drivers too. If you have all your manufacturer drivers on a USB stick then just right-mouse and select update driver and then browse to the root of your USB stick e.g. E:\ and have it search subdirectories and it should find the right driver for that device.

    —-and at the same time I..

    2)   typed in taskmgr.exe to get the Task Manager and in  the processes list I killed any running msiexec.exe processes and cmd.exe command prompts if they looked like they were hung i.e. no CPU and the disk light on the Laptop wasn’t really running. This step 2) is the most important step as it seemed to allow the first use setup to step on.

    The install then quickly finished the “setup is preparing your computer for first use” stage and I got the username, hostname and so-on questions.

    The SHIFT+F10 trick and using the devmgmr.msc and taskmgr.exe works at any stage from the “setup is preparing your computer for first use” display onwards because Windows is actually running only services haven’t started and the hostname and account details haven’t been created.

    Virus set my files in all drive to hidden

    Steps 1

    1. Go to Start > Run > type cmd
    2. Dos will open type cd\
    3. Now type the drive letter in which you want to Unhide the files lets suppose in my case its E: this will open the E: drive
    4. If you want to see all hidden files and folders   type E:\>dir/ah
    5. Now type attrib *. -h -s /s /d
    6. Now close cmd using exit command

    Steps 2 (folder by folder)

    1. Go to Start > Run > type cmd
    2. Dos will open type cd\
    3. Now type the drive letter in which you want to Unhide the files lets suppose in my case its E: this will open the E: drive
    4. If you want to see all hidden files and folders   type E:\>dir/ah (*you will now see the files/folders with hidden attributes )
    5. Type “attrib [name of file/folder] -r -a -s -h” if you’re going to unhide files, you should type the whole name plus the extension (example: attrib banner.psd -r -a -s -h)
    6. Now check you  drive.. it should be there

    How to open the firewall port for SQL Server on Windows Server 2008/R2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  • At the command prompt, use the cd command to move to the folder in which you saved the OpenSqlServerPort.bat file.
  • To run the SQLopenports.bat script, type SQLopenports.bat at the command prompt, and then press Enter.
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    Applies to
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Web
    • SQL Server 2012

    source – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968872

     

    Physical Memory Limits: Windows 8 and Windows 2012

     

     

     

    Physical Memory Limits: Windows 8

    The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 8.

    Version Limit on X86 Limit on X64
    Windows 8 Enterprise 4 GB 512 GB
    Windows 8 Professional 4 GB 512 GB
    Windows 8 4 GB 128 GB

     

    Physical Memory Limits: Windows Server 2012

    The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows Server 2012.      Windows Server 2012 is available only in X64 editions.

    Version Limit on X64
    Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 4 TB
    Windows Server 2012 Standard 4 TB
    Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64 GB
    Windows Server 2012 Foundation 32 GB
    Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup 32 GB
    Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard 4 TB
    Hyper-V Server 2012 4 TB

     

    How to activate Windows 8 Enterprise

    To enter your MAK on Windows 8 Enterprise and successfully activate, you can complete one of the following steps:
    • Command Line option:Hit the Windows+R hotkeys to open the Run box and run the following command:slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    • GUI option:Hit the Windows+R hotkeys to open the Run box and run the following command:slui.exe 3

      This command will open the following Dialog Box in which you can manually enter your MAK:

    Enter your MAK in the “Product Key” field shown above, click the “Activate” button and you should be good to go!