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  1. Really... why would someone break into your room to setup an admin account? A thief would've taken the laptop.
  2. The problem with the 32 bit thing is all the computers I've been working on that come with W7 lately come with 64-bit now. Purchased a Dell desktop recently and 64-bit Windows was the only option... itts a real bummer for us that want to use it when working on ppl's computers.
  3. Well I use VB cause thats the language I'm most comfortable with and was taught in school. I've tried C# in the past which is practically the same but anytime I have problems I can just about instantly think of the right way to do it in VB :) My only complaint is the .net dependency, but times are changing and .net is included in Windows releases by default now.
  4. As a matter of fact yes. Not once did I see that both the battery AND CMOS were removed.
  5. Its older computers that you would need to worry about. Most Windows computers well have it now days. If you've got Windows Vista/Windows 7 its pre-included and I'm pretty sure it installs at some point in XP if you're upgrading to SP3. SourceForge used to have a project Portable .Net I think it was called. No longer available. It shouldn't be a problem though. I would think you'd only want to access your password database on a trusted computer, which if administered by you, you could always go get .net if it isnt already installed.
  6. Remove the battery as well as the CMOS for a few minutes than see if it still maintains it.
  7. You won't be able to do that if you're not logged in as an Administrator though.
  8. Make sure you got the latest updates/drivers. The install disc you got with the printer most likely contains outdated software. A lot of these printers (especially from HP) require you to start the installation and power on the printer at a paticular step in the setup proccess. If you can skip checking you might want to also try that if you're still having problems and than power on the printer after the software/driver for it have been successfully installed.
  9. Cats rule. I"ve got cat 2.0 that tells me to take breaks while working on something important for attention time.
  10. Ok, Windows Vista/Windows 7 entry plain and simple. The installer gets booted using bootmgr, so... title Windows Setup find --set-root /bootmgr chainloader /bootmgr No bootsector/mbr fun required. If you'd perfer it though (say for cases where you got Windows already on the system), use bootsect.exe /nt60 to install the proper bootsector.
  11. They have disabled/removed the message service in Vista.
  12. Time to make time to read. Oh where to begin... This is awesome, thanks for sharing :)
  13. My brother works at an apple store that fell victim to this kind of thing. They use thier mobile me technology to locate the stolen phones/computers. Within a week or so they arrested the culprits so its matter of time before these losers get caught as well.
  14. Yes, it does if W7's installed to non pre-partitioned space. It's exactly for that reason as far as I can tell. It doesn't leave unallocated space (if it does its for compatibility reasons with older disk tools), it instead creates a small partition that it is used to boot the computer.
  15. Good point, I wonder how one would do the mapping for kon-boot with grub2 myself. Could you do "loopback (hd0) (hd1)" etc?
  16. If you're concerned about the username displaying on classic logon you can disable displaying of the last username.
  17. No, I didn't say non-contiguous images couldn't be loaded into memory with --mem, I said "small contiguous images like kon-boot" must be, otherwise you'll get errors.
  18. Contiguous means all of the file's pieces are all together and not spread out in different locations. For smaller contiguous images like kon-boot they must be loaded into memory first with --mem before they are emulated. For the explanation of why XP iso won't work look back through this thread as I've explained it at least 2 or 3 times now...
  19. Make sure you type * for the password and not just enter, enter. That should blank it.
  20. Yeah, having the latest version of grub4dos would help. I too was pulling out my hair until I figured out the 2 year old build I had lying around didn't support it. Grub4Dos is better than grub because it supports some emulation and other features grub doesn't. I wouldn't recommend using pe2usb. It was mentioned in the episode for those who are less experienced, and it has that size limitation. Really you can just format with fat32 in disk management w/e and it should work just as well.
  21. Pe2USB has a partition size limitation. You'll need to format and install grub4dos yourself. Ok, so have you tried booting kon-boot from physical CD yet to verify your ISO download is ok?
  22. Yeah, but its interesting to see what people come up with.
  23. Indeed, this tricks still useful in situations where being an admin isnt enough to fix the system and since SYSTEM gets access to everything its the perfect way around these problems. I'm glad you brought it up here, while not a security hole anymore it still has its perks.
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