Categories Archives: Windows

How to completely uninstall .NET Framework

It would appear that Microsoft likes to keep files needed for critical core functionality of .NET, in folders called ‘temp’. I ran into an issue where contents of a bulging temp folder were deleted, in turn destroying all installed versions of .NET. Windows Update began failing, and the ability to update or reinstall .NET was […]

IIS6 Directory Listing Timeout with Windows Firewall

This issue comes up every so often. No matter what, even if you manually define all the passive ports in Windows firewall, add an exception for inetinfo.exe, the works, certain directory listings still hang on the client end. This issue is apparent only with the Firewall enabled — disabling the firewall allows the listings to […]

Working with WinPE 3.0 images

Mount a WinPE image: dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:winpe.wim /index:1 /MountDir:mount Inject PNP drivers into the WinPE image: Dism /image:mount /Add-Driver /driver:C:\drivers\blah\mydriver.inf Un-mount and commit the image: Dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:mount /Commit See what’s in the image: imagex /info install.wim Merge images: imagex /export source.wim 1 destination.wim “Image Name” /compress maximum Create a boot cd ISO: oscdimg -n […]

Alternate Row Shading in Excel

One way to make your data legible is to apply cell shading to every other row in a range. Excel’s Conditional Formatting feature (available in Excel or later) makes this a simple task. Select the range that you want to format Choose Format, Conditional Formatting In the Conditional Formatting dialog box, select Formula Is from […]