Feb 12

Windows Task Manager auto-started as an effective CPU monitor in your system tray

Overview: You can use Windows Task Manager as an effective CPU monitor left running in the system tray as a notification icon. It’s light on system resources, and safe to leave running full-time. Discreetly shows you how busy your system … Continue reading

Feb 07

Migration and Deployment How To Migrate or Transfer Files And Settings To Windows 8 From Windows 7, Vista or XP (Part 4 of 19)

Overview: You can use Windows Easy Transfer wizard to migrate files from your old computer to your new computer.  Using the Easy Transfer Wizard is super simple.  You can use this tool to transfer you files and settings even if … Continue reading

Nov 20

How to Expand a Boot To VHD Disk or other Virtual Hard Drive Using Windows Tool–Diskpart Windows 8, Windows 2012 and earlier OS

Last year wrote a blog post How To Expand and Extend To Increase Capacity On A Virtual Hard Disk The Easy and Fast Way–Solve the problem of “Out of Disk Space on Drive C” Forever  Please refer to this blog … Continue reading

Nov 06

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Beta Start Planning Your Migration

The latest release from the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) team provides organizations with tools to accelerate their migration to the cloud.  The beta is available on the connect site. Download the beta materials on Connect: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=219165 Accelerate your Windows … Continue reading

Oct 25

How To Mount VHD Image From Windows 7 or Greater Step-By-Step Without Any Third Party Tools–The Easy Way

1) Click Start – Right-Click Computer – Select Manage {Authorize the elevation if prompted} 2) Expand Storage – Select Disk Management – Right-Click Disk Management – Select Attach VHD 3) Browse to select the VHD – Click OK

Sep 18

Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Install and Configure Windows and Hyper-V

The Word Version of this doc can be found at: http://itproguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/FY13H1-IT-Camp-Hands-On-Lab-Hyper-V-Quick-Guide.docx   Microsoft IT Camp Hands-On Lab Windows Server 2012:  Getting Started   Lab version:        1.0.0 Last updated:     8/15/2012   Original Post Location of this Guide: Lab Guide – Windows … Continue reading

Aug 29

Create Bootable USB Thumb Drive Key with Windows 8 Media to Install Windows 8 Windows Server 2012 or Other Operating System–Step by Step

These procedures were written using Windows 8 Release Preview but will work with prior versions of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.  There is a video walkthrough … Continue reading

Mar 09

How To Modify Timeout, Change Default or Delete Boot Menu Item From Windows 7 or Later Using MSConfig To Modify Boot Configuration Data

Change Default Selection and Timeout Using MSConfig 1)      Start | type msconfig | Press <ENTER> 2)      Click on the Boot tab 3)      Click to select the option you want to set as default 4)      Click the Set as Default Button … Continue reading

Mar 07

Remotely Manage Windows Server 2008 R2 and More with Remote Server Management and Administration Tools for Windows 7

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a remote computer … Continue reading

Mar 02

Part 2 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–BIOS Settings

Step 1: Part 1 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour (includes sysprep images) You should have your server up and running. Step 2: Install your network drivers. If you … Continue reading