Disappearing disk space on Vista

The hard drive space on my Vista machine recently dropped to almost nothing, and I was really confused what was going on. I used my favorite disk space visualizer (WinDirStat). However, I couldn’t figure it out. Finally, I found that the following steps cleared it up: 1. Run Disk Cleanup (search from Start menu) 2….


mstsc /console is now /admin in Vista SP1

I find it kind of annoying that Vista SP1 switches the /console switch to /admin. I don’t understand why they had to break this and couldn’t keep the old switch working. There’s a bit more info at: Nick MacKechnie : MSTSC /console switch in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1


Getting machine to go to sleep under Vista

I was having a strange problem getting my computer to go to sleep under Vista. When my laptop was not plugged in, it would go to sleep fine when I closed the lid. However, when my laptop was plugged in and I losed the lid, it would lock but not go to sleep. I finally…