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Disable Java update checks from the Windows registry

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\ In that folder, change EnableJavaUpdate from 1 to 0. Java should not ask to update...

Install new roles and features to Hyper-V Core using PowerShell

Type get-windowsfeature to get a list and status of all installed features. Type install-windowsfeature featurename to install that role/feature to the...

Encrypted files in NTFS, shown using a green font

I ran into some encrypted files. You can tell because the font is green instead of black. To decrypt, go to the properties of the file. On the General tab, go to Advanced and uncheck the “Encrypt...

New tool for managing Microsoft Hyper-V Core virtual machines

This new tool makes Hyper-V Core management incredibly easy. For the simplest install, download the manager on a graphical workstation and unzip the installer to a USB flash drive or transfer the file to...

Force your print queue to clear in Microsoft Windows

While printing documents one after the other in Windows Vista / Windows 7, your print job may get stuck sometime. It could hang all the other jobs because Windows stores them in the print queue or spooler....

Set a Virtual Machine’s automatic stop action from PowerShell

If you use a virtual machine on Hyper-V Core to manage the Hyper-V operating system, you cannot make changes to the virtual machine that require powering it off because you can’t access the Server...
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