September 11, 2010

SEP installation RollBack Issue on Windows 7 -Fix

Filed under: Tips n Tricks,Windows 7 — Rahul Patel @ 2:48 am


When attempting to install the Symantec Endpoint Protection client onto a machine, the installation fails and rolls back around the point of registering with LiveUpdate.


In the registry,


HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\AppData

and change it to

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\AppData

Restart Windows 7 and then install SEP client again.



April 18, 2010

Microsoft Fix it Center(currently in Beta)

Filed under: Server 2003,Server 2008,Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows XP — Rahul Patel @ 9:50 am

Fix it Center finds and fixes many common PC and device problems automatically. It also helps prevent new problems by proactively checking for known issues and installing updates. Fix it Center helps to consolidate the many steps of diagnosing and repairing a problem into an automated tool that does the work for you…..

Microsoft Fix it Center Online

February 16, 2010

Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Filed under: Server 2008,Windows 7 — Rahul Patel @ 9:18 am

Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 restores backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7.


January 7, 2010

Windows 7’s “God-Mode” Hack

Filed under: Tips n Tricks,Windows 7 — Rahul Patel @ 3:15 pm

One irritation with Windows – even the well-designed Windows 7 – is that various control panels (Autoplay, Action Center, Administrative Tools, etc.), tend to be spread around the OS in multiple locations, making management more time consuming.

Some may have known this already, but a new tweak is just now gaining public attention, which allows all of these control panels to be congregated in a single folder. To get access to this “God-Mode” super folder, all you have to do is create a new folder named:


Once you’ve completed the (re)name the folder’s icon will switch to a control panel. You’ll then be free to start performing all the administration tasks you’ve been putting off.

November 21, 2009

Virtual Router Wifi Hotspot for Windows 7

Filed under: Windows 7 — Rahul Patel @ 9:58 am

Microsoft’s CodePlex has released Virtual Router that turns a Windows 7 Computer into a Wifi Hotspot using Windows 7’s Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wifi) technology.

Virtuual Router turns any Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 Computer into a Wifi Hot Spot using Windows 7’s Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wifi) technology.


The Wireless Network create/shared with Virtual Router uses WPA2 Encryption, and there is not way to turn off that encryption. This is actually a feature of the Wireless Hosted Network API’s built into Windows 7 and 2008 R2 to ensure the best security possible.

You can give your “virtual” wireless network any name you want, and also set the password to anything. Just make sure the password is at least 8 characters.

Download : Virtual Router

October 26, 2009

Windows 7 Compatibility Center

Filed under: Windows 7 — Rahul Patel @ 9:10 am

Do you own a old hardware (for example printer, scanner, or any other device) or software and want to check its compatibility with Windows 7? Apart from using the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, there is an excellent online resource which tells you whether a software or hardware is compatible with Windows 7 or not.It’s the Windows 7 Compatibility Center which list thousands of products and clearly label their compatibility status for Windows 7.

Click here : Windows 7 Compatibility Center

October 24, 2009

Microsoft Releases “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool” for Installing Windows 7 from USB

Filed under: Windows 7 — Rahul Patel @ 11:55 am

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool allows you to create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file to USB flash drive or DVD. To create a bootable USB flash drive or DVD, download the ISO file and then run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. Once this is done, you can install Windows 7 directly from the USB flash drive or DVD.

Download: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool or My Shared  Box

UPDATE 11/21:

Microsoft has confirmed their Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool does contains GPLv2 code (although they say it was not intentional). Microsoft will make the source code as well as binaries for this tool available next week under the terms of the General Public License v2.

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