Archive for 2007

Creating a bootable USB stick

How to make a DOS bootdisk on a USB pen drive.

My favorites plugins for Mozilla Firefox

Plugins and setting tweaks for Mozilla Firefox.

Investigating the new Vista networking features

Windows Vista includes support of several new network features if they are available on the network interface card (also possible with Win2k3 SP2). One of the new features is the Receive-side Scaling (RSS), which actually solves the issue of MMCSS... Continue Reading →

Configure automatic detection of folder type

Windows Explorer tries to guess how to display a directory, by looking at the files within.

NDIS 5 hardware features that increases network performance

Windows can activate NDIS 5 network hardware features for offloading the system processor.

NDIS 6 hardware features that increases network performance

Windows can activate NDIS 6 network hardware features for offloading the system processor.

Scratching the surface of the Vista boot manager

Seems a lot of people like to save hard-disk space using NTFS compression, but accidently also compresses the boot manager files so it fails to boot. Have added some articles about the Vista Boot Manager and system recovery: Configuration of... Continue Reading →

Configuration of the boot manager entries

Description of the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) used to store the configuration of the boot manager.

Restore boot manager when it is missing or compressed

Windows Vista will fail to boot if it cannot find the files used to load the boot manager.

Windows Recovery Environment

Windows Vista includes a Windows Preinstallation Environment, which allows easier and more advanced system recovery.