Monday, August 30, 2010

Driver Backup

If you have ever had to reload a Windows system and dreaded looking for CD's or figuring out what drivers to use, then this is the program for you!

DriverBackup! backs up all of your drivers and gives you a nice .bat file to run to install everything when you reinstall is complete. Haven't tried it yet but next chance I get I will definitely be using this. Oh and it's FREE.

Came across another tool that looks promising.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

VNC Server for CE 5.0 and up

If you have ever needed a VNC server on a CE 5 or greater device then efonvnc is for you. It's a basic VNC server with a few basic functions. It has worked well for me and it's free!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fix WinXP Explorer settings not being saved

Today I came across a problem where the users explorer settings were not being saved on reboot. Settings like Screen resolution, monitor setup, and icon placement. I first made sure he wasn't using a temporary profile. Then I deleted the following registry keys:

HKCU_ software\microsoft\windows\shellnoroam\bagmru


HKCU _software\microsoft\windows\shellnoroam\bags

That will force windows to recreate them and should fix any corruption that would have been causing this problem. It would be smart to make sure that the local user has read/write access to those registry keys, but you will find that out when you try to delete the keys :)


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Use any webpage as your screen saver FREE

Looking for free screen savers is a virtual !MINE*FIELD@
Screen Saver sites in general tend to be full of "free" (Shareware != free) and spyware laden screen savers for download. So when I started looking for a free screen saver that would display a webpage, I cringed a little. I did some Google searching and found someone posted the following site on Digg (Yes it is useful once in awhile). This screen saver is FREE and as far as I can tell doesn't include any spyware. I haven't fully tested it, but it seems like a nice simple screen saver that allows you to display any website or anything that can be displayed in IE. Check it out and let me know what you think.

HTML Screensaver:

Side note: I wanted to display a nice full screen weather map while in screen saver mode.