Where did my jump lists go!?!?

If you’ve run into a situation where in Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2, some of your programs’ jump lists are not showing up anymore, you might be running into a bug I recently fixed. The fix is available through Windows Update (it should be offered to you automatically), otherwise you can install it manually…

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So, what has your team been up to for the last six months?

I know, everybody must be asking themselves this question. Luckily, I can now show you a bit more of what my team and I have been working for the better part of 2011! Enter what we call the “Windows 8 Copy UX” Read Steven Sinofsky’s blog entry for the full details: Build Windows 8 –…

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How to recover Google Chrome passwords and cookies

If you’re one of the two people in the world that follow my blog (thank you Mom!) then you know that I’ve recently had a run-in with physics and my hard drive lost. Long story short, I was able to recover the files like so. If you’ve reinstalled your machine like me, then recovering your…

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How to Install the Visual C 7.1 Runtime on Windows 7

You might ask, why would I want to do that…ever? Well, it may become more clear in my next post, so bear with me. It turns out I wasn’t able to find a download location for the VC 7.1 runtime. Maybe I didn’t look hard enough, whatever. What I did find was a DST update…

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Rescuing a corrupt NTFS partition (and giving Linux an n-th chance)

A little while ago, I started getting bugchecks (BSOD). At first I didn’t pay much attention to them, but as they started to occur more frequently I guess the writing was on the wall. The bugcheck code in question was STOP 0x7A – KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR. Well, what the heck does that mean, you say? From MSDN:…

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Windows+X is not really Windows+X

  I recently had to look into a Group Policy called “Turn off Windows+X hotkeys”. Apparently a lot of people interpret this as meaning “Turn off the Windows+X hotkey”. Ah, the joys of semantics: Policy Turn off Windows+X hotkeys Category Path User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\ Supported On At least Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Registry…

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