Copy To? Move To?! I Wan’t You In My Context Menu!

Two of the handiest file management tools in Windows Vista are the ‘Copy to Folder’ and ‘Move To Folder’ commands, which allow you to copy and move files or folders anywhere you want simply by selecting an item, a file, or a folder and then choosing the desired location from the resulting dialog box.

Unfortunately, these handy commands are hidden away on the Edit menu in Windows Explorer and Computer. Further masking their existence is the fact that the Menu bar is hidden by default in both Windows Explorer and Computer.

Luckily, you can add the ‘Copy to Folder’ and ‘Move to Folder’ commands to the context menu with a couple of registry edits. Read the rest of this entry »

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Not Finding MFC71.dll?

There are a few different ways that mfc71.dll errors can show up on your computer. Here are some of the more common ways that you might see mfc71.dll errors:

  • “Mfc71.dll Not Found”
  • “This application failed to start because MFC71.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
  • “Unable to locate component mfc71.dll”
  • “BCMWLTRY.EXE – This application has failed to start because MFC71.DLL was not found.”

These steps to fix the mfc71.dll error should apply to any error that implies that the mfc71.dll file is missing. Read the rest of this entry »

Recreate The Wheel – Well, At Least Your Entertainment System

When you have a PC running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate, you can take advantage of the many features of Windows Media Center, including the ability to use your computer to watch live TV and as a digital video recorder (DVR). Read the rest of this entry »

Wireless Etiquette

Hey again everyone! I was going through some of the great sites on the net, I stumbled across a page initially posted by Christopher Elliott (Specializing in technology, travel and mobile computing). I found it quite interesting, so of course, I decided to share it with you! Read the rest of this entry »

Protecting Your Digital Lifestyle

If you are anything like me, you love your gadgets! I would go crazy without my Samsung Blackjack. I keep music on it, my E-mail is there, not to mention all my contacts! This is my central hub of communication! Even my Internet access – when i am not on the office network, i use my Blackjack to connect. Beautiful! Now this brings me to my laptop, what if i lose this? Both are synchronised with our Exchange server, but what about sensitive documents on the local disk?? Hmmm… Here are some suggestions! Read the rest of this entry »

Improved printer performance by moving spooler folder.

I’ve came across a post this morning, which caught my attention. Tried it on our server and yes, it makes a difference. Here is the long and short of it :

“By default, Windows Server 2003 places the printer spool folder at %systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers. However, you can potentially increase system performance by moving the printer spool files to a different drive than the one that holds the operating system.

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Vista Upgrade Advisor – Can I Do It??

As a Techie, I see daily how people are still using Windows XP (And older) on their machines. Now there are a few questions at hand when upgrading to a new version of Operating System. Firstly, what is different? Second, where can I get it? These are followed by a long list of other ‘wonders’. The final question that people may ask, if they even ask it, is will it run on my PC? Many people learn the hard way that it actually will not run as expected on their system, after purchasing a copy. Wasted money and thought time isn’t it? Well please enter, Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor. A tool developed by Microsoft, to determine your PC’s compatibility with Windows Vista. Read the rest of this entry »