• Windows Tips

    IE6 to IE11 VMs

    Did you know it’s possible to download VMs to use IE6 to IE11 from OS’s such as Win XP, Win7 and Win8. There is a 90 day usage limit from when you start using the VM. It’s 30 days with two 30 day rearms. If for some reason you need to use these VMs for testing, it will work great and it’s free. http://dev.modern.ie/tools/vms/windows/

  • TSF Knowledge Base,  Windows Tips

    Missing CD/DVD Drive in Windows 8

    I recently discovered a problem since installing Windows 8, my CD/DVD drive was missing. Solution: Method 1: a) Right click on the Left Bottom Corner (Start Menu). b) Run Command Prompt as an Administrator. c) Type cmd in Windows 8 Metro UI and press cltr+shift+enter. d) Type following and press enter reg.exe add “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0” /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 e) Reboot the system. f) Verify if the problem has been resolved. Method 2: a) Press “Windows Key + R”, type Control Panel. b) Then type “Troubleshooter” in the Search box and hit enter. c) Select “Hardware and Sound” from the Troubleshooter Window. d) Select “Hardware and Devices”. Method…

  • Windows Tips

    Can’t find Manage Wireless Networks in Win 8?

    In Win 7 you could click on “Manage Wireless Networks” to add/edit/delete wireless network profiles, however in Win 8 it has disappeared. Let’s hope MS fix this in Win 8.1 SP1 ? Solution: Open a run box window (or press win+R) then type cmd to open Windows 8 CLI. To see stored wireless profiles, type: netsh wlan show profiles This will show a list of saved profiles of your connected WLAN devices. Then you’ll need to write/save/memorize the profile name that you want to change. To see the stored key (WPA/WEP/etc) of a specific profile: netsh wlan show profiles name=[profile name] key=clear You’ll find the key content under security settings.…