How To Change Default Data File (.OST) Location in Office 2013

To set the default location of an outlook data file you have to make a registry change.  Once you make the change, anytime you create a new data file, Outlook will put the data file in that new location.  These instructions will work in prior versions of office as well but the path to the…

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Setting Up Live.com Pop and SMTP Internet Email Account Settings for Outlook 2010

Setting up the POP SMTP settings for your live.com ID is not difficult but it does not use “default” settings so making this post to show you how to do it and give you the details of what the settings should be. This post will walk through all the settings you will need.  I start…

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Create Bootable USB Thumb Drive (Key) Using Diskpart with Windows 8 Media to Install Windows 8 Release Preview or Other Operating System

Create USB Thumb drive key from Windows 8 ISO DVD or media to be used for install – Step-by-StepThese procedures were written using Windows 8 Release Preview but will work with prior versions of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.  There is…

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Deploy Windows 7 The Easy Way: Using WDS, MDT and AIK - Step-By-Step Video

In this video you will learn how to deploy Windows 7 the easy way.  We walk through a light touch deployment of Windows 7 and show all the steps that are needed to make it happen using WDS, MDT and AIK.  We start at the beginning of the process and do not stop until we…

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How To Expand and Extend To Increase Capacity On A Virtual Hard Disk The Easy and Fast Way–Solve the problem of “Out of Disk Space on Drive C” Forever

Before following these instructions… PLEASE backup your machine.  The best way to get a good backup of a machine is to do an export.  So please, export the machine or at the very least test your backup procedures to make sure they are valid.  Also, if you want a way to do this through a…

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Sync Outlook Calendar with Live.Com or Hotmail Email Account

Resources: http://explore.live.com/windows-live-outlook-hotmail-connector-pack Manage all your email accounts with ease – From Inside Outlook! Outlook Hotmail Connector provides a free solution for managing your Windows Live Hotmail email messages, calendar, and contacts from within Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010 free of charge. The 64-bit version is available for the 64-bit version of Outlook 2010 only. Connect…

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Launch (Run) Internet Explorer From Command Prompt or Batch File

It is super simple to launch IE from a command prompt.  But hey, if you do not know how, it may not be so easy to find.  Went looking online for the answer and was surprised it was not a well documented process.  So here is the process. You actually have to launch the executable…

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How to Change The Size of Virtual Memory (pagefile.sys) on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

  On the Keyboard Press the WindowsKey + X then click System in the popup menu Tap or click Advanced system settings. You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, tap or click Settings. Tap or click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual…

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How To Sign up for a Free Microsoft Account (aka LiveID)

Step 1 – Sign-up for a new Microsoft Account ( aka., Windows Live ID ) Your Microsoft Account is used for many things including most Microsoft properties (MSDN, TechNet, Microsoft Virtual Academy, Xbox, Azure, download software, etc.) DO IT: Sign-up for a new Microsoft Account ( note, that depending on your Internet web browser configuration,…

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Resolving Network Issues-You Might Not Have Permission To Use This Network Resource

I sometimes get error messages when I am working that have to do with Network Communications.  The most recent was an Open Folder Error \\ServerName is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.  Logon Failure: The…

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