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How to: Network Windows 7 computers to WinXP

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

On the windows 7 machine, go to the network and sharing center. Click on the “Advanced sharing settings”.
Almost towards the bottom, there should be a “File Sharing Connections” section, which is probably defaulted to the 128-bit encryption.
Change it to the 40 or 56 bit encryption and your XP machine should show up.
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How to..Remove Internet Gateway connection

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

For those of you having an internet connection called Internet Gateway
showing up in your network connections on your laptop on other computers
where it should not show up, here is how to disable it.
go to Start
Control Panel
Ad/remove Programs
Ad/remove Windows Components
go to Network Services
Uncheck “Internet Gateway”
and finish by pressing OK.
Do that on all the computers where this […]

How to: Access Workgroup Computers

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Computer on workgroup requests password, even though password has not been set..
Maybe the user is disabled:
go to run:
1. type compmgmt.msc
2. system tools
3. local users and groups
4. users
5. double click in the icons which has an x
6. uncheck the box, account is disabled, then apply

How to..Reduce Icon Size in Start Menu

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Using Windows XP, right click on Start Menu/Task Bar…then View..
choose small or large icons…

How to… Create Self Signed SSL Cert

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Requires Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP…
Details at Somacon

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