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Recursively Delete in Windows in the Command Prompt

Issue the command below in a cmd.exe Command Prompt. You may have to run the Command Prompt as Administrator. rd /s /q foldername

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Reset Windows Passwords for Vista, 7, and 2008 Server

On one of my VMs with Windows 2008 Server, I needed to reset the Administrator password. A quick google led me to a very nice little trick. This also works for Windows Vista, Windows 7 as well as on Windows … Continue reading

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Backup with SyncToy

Left to Right (allĀ files are copied from the Folder on the Left, to the Folder on the Right) Synchronize: New and updated files are copied both ways. Renames and deletes in one folder is repeated on the other. Echo: New … Continue reading

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Quick Disk Benchmark for Windows (no setup required)

For a quick benchmark of a local disk, or network share on a Windows computer, there is a small application you can use. It requires no installation or setup. Just download, run the exe, and click “Start”. Wait a few … Continue reading

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Hibernation in Windows 7

Now that I have Windows 7 on one of my home PCs, I wanted to get Hiberation working. It took a littleĀ searching and then reading the correct article avoiding the registry and cmd hacks. In XP I held down the … Continue reading

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