March 2010 Entries

Switching my legacy desktop back to Windows XP from Windows 7

I was happy with Windows 7 at the beginning, until I started to add in the peripherals. Windows 7 was never able to recognize any of my PCI video card (I know, I know, we should be in the DVI age). Anyway, I went through another 4 days of trouble setting my computer up with dual monitor in XP (also did a bunch of other things like getting rid of my sound card and taking the computer off RAID. Kind of feel stupid to put the computer on RAID in the first place because now I can have 2 drives: double ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:47 AM | Comments (0)

Control Panel display as a menu does not work upon initial install of a Windows 2008 R2 server

I've seen this a couple of times now.  Upon initial installation of a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, the control panel is a button.  But if you go to the task bar property >> Start Menu tab >> Customize, you will see the option is "Display as a menu".  Click "Display as a link" and press OK, then come back to the same area and select "Display as a menu" will solve the problem.

Posted On Monday, March 15, 2010 10:37 AM | Comments (1)

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