Category: Windows Vista

Delete locked files in Windows

If you can’t delete a file in windows because it is locked this tool can help you unlock it: Unlocker. Link

Posted in Windows 7, Windows Vista

Symbolic links in Windows

To make a symbolic link in Windows 7 use the “mklink” command. Creates a symbolic link. MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target         /D      Creates a directory symbolic link.  Default is a file symbolic link.

Posted in Tools, Windows 7, Windows Vista


DebugView is an application to monitor debug output. From Microsoft TechNet: DebugView is an application that lets you monitor debug output on your local system, or any computer on the network that you can reach via TCP/IP. It is capable

Posted in C#, Tools, Windows Vista

Enable Japanese characters in Windows and Eclipse

To enable the Japanese characters (Shift-JIS) the operation system needs to install the fonts. This is how to do it in Windows Xp: Install the fonts. This is done in the Regional Options under languages Select the Install files for

Posted in Eclipse, Windows Vista

Command line interface for W-lan in Windows xp, vista, 7

Windows has a command line interface for the wireless profiles, here are a few commands which can be usefulle: netsh wlan show profiles (show all profiles) netsh wlan export profile name=”NetworknetForFree” folder=C:\ If the profile name is left out all

Posted in Windows 7, Windows Vista

Windows Vista VPN connection no longer working after month of use without problems

Windows Vista has again shown a funny feature. It can turn of the components which makes VPN connections work without giving you any valid description other than VPN connection problems. So if you have a VPN connection on your vista

Posted in Windows Vista

Windows xp black theme like Windows Vista

Here is a Theme for Windows Xp in black that looks like Windows vista. Royale (429.68 kb) Just place the folder in: C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\ and klick the style file.

Posted in Windows Vista

Open Network Connections dialog without going through the slow Network and Sharing Center

It is possible to make a shortcut to directly open the network connection dialog. Just link to this file: explorer.exe ::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}   You can save it as an shortcut since its a little difficult to remember the GUID. See how

Posted in Windows Vista

Windows Vista VPN – The connection requires an active Internet connection

I use a Microsoft VPN connection to make connections to my school and home. But I discovered some problems, when I need the connection I can not use it because it says: The connection requires an active Internet connection But

Posted in Windows Vista

Virtual PC SP1 Networking problems (address "00:00:00:00:00:00" failed to initialize)

There have been a number of people reporting that when they start a virtual machine – they get the following error: The network adapter with address “00:00:00:00:00:00” of virtual machine “….” failed to initialize because the address is a null

Posted in Tools, Windows Vista