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August 20, 2005

Automated Backups on Windows XP Pro

Windows Backup is very poorly designed and implemented for automated use. I had to jump through hoops backwards to accomplish automated backups. In the interest of preserving your sanity, here is what I did. My environment: Windows XP Professional Multiple Users Selected Folders Multiple Disks — C backing up to D, and vice-versa Running as […]

February 11, 2005

Uninstalling Norton Antivirus, Part 2

Three more days to uninstall Symantec’s Norton Antivirus. According to a review that I was reading at Amazon the Norton Uninstall does not completely remove Norton. The normal uninstall process will not remove all Symantec files from your computer (this has been a serious problem with Symantec from the beginning). In the case of Norton […]

February 2, 2005

I’m Uninstalling Norton AntiVirus

There goes a few hours of my life that I’ll never get back. I was doing some basic maintenance on my home desktop system and I had some extra time while the disk was defragmenting, so I decided to renew my subscription for Norton AntiVirus. The Live Update feature had been nagging me for a […]

January 31, 2005

Palm HotSync Using Bluetooth

I wanted to sync my Palm Tungsten T3 to my desktop. I wasn’t sure that I could do this. I have a Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse and I have seen reports (also here) that the implementation of Bluetooth is broken on this product. I got it working on my desktop following the instructions in […]

January 17, 2005

How to Change User Password at Command Prompt

How to use the net user command to change the user password at a Windows command prompt. Only administrators can change domain passwords at the Windows command prompt. To change a user’s password at the command prompt, log on as an administrator and type: “net user * /domain” (without the quotation marks) When you are […]