Inside Windows 8.1: File and printer sharing protocol

While browsing Windows Features applet in Windows 8.1 Preview’s Control Panel, a new “feature” caught my attention: SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support. For those who know what it is, it bears a very clear message. Those who do not, however, might want to read on and find out.

Inside Windows 8.1: Compatibility

This is the fifth article in my series of articles on Windows 8.1 Preview, but this one is short. Yesterday, I decided that I needed a DaRT recovery disc (DaRT stands for Data Recovery Toolset) so I grabbed the nearest copy of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Toolkit (MDOP). What came into my hand was MDOP 2012.Continue reading “Inside Windows 8.1: Compatibility”

Windows 8.1 Preview: Hits and misses

Windows 8.1 Preview has both new features and flops, some of which are bugs that will be solved by the time it is released to manufacturing (RTM) and some are flops by design and will never get fixed. Here is the first: Windows 8.1 Preview still does not run Metro-style apps on screens whose verticalContinue reading “Windows 8.1 Preview: Hits and misses”

Windows 8 is … Crap, Rubbish, Awful, Terrible, Horrible, Slow, A Disaster, A Flop?

Originally posted on Don Charisma:
Interestingly, I posted about downgrading my laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 7 because that’s what I wanted and didn’t particularly like Windows 8, and I’ve had a mini-debate going on with my blog readers. It all started because I included an image of the’s automatic suggestion’s for “windows…

The case of me not being able to post here!

I promised you another episode of Windows 8.1 series but I could not fulfill my promise due to not being able to post. Every time I tried to open my blog, I encountered a name resolution error. Unfortunately, sometimes, spotting the cause of the simplest of problems is unbelievably difficult.

Autoruns 11.42: The case of missing list items

While performing my duties as a computer and network administrator, I have often used Sysinternals Autoruns to manage computer programs that automatically start with the computer. Frankly, it is the most advanced startup management tool I have known to date. Therefore, it came as a shock to me when I observed that myriads of startupContinue reading “Autoruns 11.42: The case of missing list items”