Friday, May 24, 2013

Stop Windows from Restarting Your Computer After Updates

Click on Start menu or screen and type "regedit" (no quotes). Start the Registry Editor that pops up.

Navigate to:


If "WindowsUpdate" does not exist, create it. To create it, right-click on the "Windows" key in the sidebar and go to New > Key. Name the key WindowsUpdate, then right-click on that key and create a new one called AU.
Click on the AU key and, in the right pane, right-click on the empty space and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Name the new DWORD:


Double-click on the new DWORD and give it a value of 1.

Reboot your machine.

Download Reg file

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Media and Product Key

Retail version of Windows 7 has two main primary type of licenses – full or full package product (FPP) and upgrade, where the most obvious differences between full and upgrade versions are different prices for full and upgrade license, and customers have to possess an existing Windows license to be eligible for upgrade license.

 Clean Install and Activate Windows 7 with MediaBootInstall Registry Hack
  1. After booting up, ensure that no Windows Updates pending task which requires a system reboot to finish installing.
    Tip: Normally, an orange-colored shield icon will be displayed next to Shutdown button in the Start Menu Power Button or at notification tray area if a restart is required.
    If reboot is required, restart the computer to allow any pending updates is installed.
  2. Run Registry Editor (RegEdit).
  3. Navigate to the following registry key:
  4. In the right pane, change the value data for MediaBootInstall from 1 to 0.

  5. Open an elevated command prompt as administrator.
    Run the command below to reset Windows 7 activation status:
    slmgr -rearm

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Transfer Autocomplete Outlook 2010 from one pst to another pst

The autocomplete list in Outlook 2010 is stored in folder


in the "Stream_Autocomplete_0_"numbers/Guid".dat" file.

When you get the new profile created in Outlook, open a new message and send it to someone then close Outlook and reopen it and close it.
This will create a new Stream_Autocomplete_0_"numbers/Guid".dat file. You can tell by the size because it will be very small like 8 kb or less.
Copy the Stream_Autocomplete_0_.dat file from the old PC to the new one and rename it to have the same name as the new empty file and Outlook will use and they have their autocomplete list back. You must close, reopen and reclose outlook before replacing the file.
You can also still edit the list with NK2Edit from and you can convert entries in the list that are EX "Exchange" entries to SMTP entries.