How Do I change from IDE to AHCI in windows 7? 1

There is a very simple way to do this, Microsoft has it all laid out. 1) Exit all Windows-based programs. 2) Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. 3) If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue. 4) Locate and then click one of the following ...

How to rename and remove menu options for Windows Media Center and Extenders

I love my Windows Media Center setup, and my 360 running as extenders. I use Media browser for my movie playing, because it displays movies much better then the default option. TO make things more streamlined I wanted to rename MediaBrowser and also remove Movies. So what I did was use Media Center Studio to ...

ISO image to flash drive

This operation assumes your machine can boot from a USB enabled device. Check your BIOS to make sure. You also MUST have a DVD copy of Vista to install the source files from the DVD to a USB flash drive: 1. Insert your USB flash drive and enter the following commands: (please note this list ...

How to change itunes account brithdate

I ran into an issue where a game decided I was only 18, and then wanted to verify that I did put in the right brithdate. I basically found a method to change my birth date for my iTunes account, which should prove helpful for some. 1) In a browser of your choice, go to ...

Error 1720 with Microsoft Windows Installer

I had noticed this error a few times when trying to remove programs. I specifically used this for Windows XP. Install/Download this : http://uploadland.com/?d=4E0C98EC1 If that does not fix it, try and run a driver cleaner, like these : http://uploadland.com/?d=4E0C98ED1 http://uploadland.com/?d=4E0C98EE1 All you need to do with the cleaners is remove the bad install, and ...

Make Service Tag the Computer Name in Landesk OSD

We use service tags as our computer reference, and how we join our computers to the domain. I needed to have Landesk automate this for me, so I wanted to have ot pluck the information from BIOS. This is what I added to the script. When you’re creating/editing your deployment script you need to make ...

Windows XP – Remove 30 second time with Landesk OSD

I kept running into an issue where Windows XP would add a 30 second boot time, and I disliked have to manually go in and change it after the computer was done imaging. So with Landesk OSD this is what I did to fix it in the script. Browse out to: \\landeskcoreserver\ldmain\landesk\files edit the file ...

Convert SATA IDE to AHCI aka – STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE 2

I recently formatted my IBM x220 into IDE on accident, and wanted to change it from IDE to AHCI. This was a simple procedure, noted by MS : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 Exit all Windows-based programs. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, ...

WinPE automatic windows 7 activation

We run Landesk, using the HII (Hardware Independent Imaging), which is run within a WinPE environment. I ran into issues where Windows 7 would not auto activate, which was causing issues, as some of the techs were forgetting to activate windows 7. We have a lot of internet restricted users, so once logged in as ...

ATI/AMD 6950 crossfire flicker at desktop and in games with 2 monitors

I have 2 x XFX 6950 2GB (reference) cards water cooled, great temps, great scores with a little overclock from within the CCC. I noticed a pretty bad flicker on both monitors when playing youtube/flash videos. I also noticed it when I was gaming (bad company 2, starcraft 2, League of Legends, etc). I tried ...