Windows Server 2003 to 2012 Essentials Migration Error – DFS Replication Service Is Not Running

I had to recently migrate a few customers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials, unfortunately the Migration Preparation tool would keep failing on “DFS Replication service is not running”. DFS Replication service did not exist until Server 2003 R2. So to get round this I made the following modification: Open SBSMigrationPrep.ps1 located in […]

Read More

Windows 8 Password Recovery

How to Change Forgotten Windows 8 Password with Installation Disc Boot your Windows 8 computer from Windows 8 installation disc. Once the message “Press any key to boot from CD…..” appears, press the Enter key to continue. As soon as you get to the Windows Setup screen, press the SHIFT + F10 key combination to […]

Read More

Windows 8 Panoramic Desktop Themes

I was recently shown that Windows 8 had some nice panoramic themes for people with multiple monitors. Since I use dual monitors all the time, I figured I would give them a shot. Honestly I can’t even get any work done unless I have 2 or more monitors. So far they look pretty awesome. I […]

Read More

Miss Your Start Menu In Windows 8?

If you are like me and recently upgraded to Windows 8, but just can’t get completely past the new user interface, here is a great product for you. StartW8 adds that missing start menu button back to your computer. Now you can do what you have been doing for 20 years and going to the […]

Read More