Category: Vista

QuickStart: System File Checker tool for Windows

Overview The System File Checker tool (SFC) calculates a hash for each Windows system file, and compares it with the hash from the original system file. An un-modified version of all system files are kept in the Winsxs folder in Windows Vista and later. In Windows XP and earlier, you must use an OS CD…


Vista Startup Programs

To make a program start when Windows starts, drag the icon to the “startup” folder. 1. Select desktop icon. 2. Drag icon to start “orb.” wait. 3. Drag icon to “All Programs” menu. wait. 4. Drag icon to “Startup” folder. release.


Vista Fresh Install

I find myself having to re-install Windows Vista every once in awhile. I wrote this guide to help myself remember how to quickly set it up the way I like it. This guide begins after the Windows Vista is installed. Update Windows: Click Start “Orb” in bottom right hand corner. Type “Windows Update” Hit “Enter”…


“Not enough space” error on samba share

Problem: Trying to access new NTFS samba share on Ubuntu Server 10.04 from Vista SP2 machine. Copying from server share to local hard drive works fine, but copying from local hard drive to server share gives an error: “Not enough space on volume, try removing files to free up space” Share has ~500GB free, copying…


Windows Update error 80070490 (Vista)

Means your CBS Manifest file is corrupt. There are two options: 1.    System Update Readiness Tool [x86]http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=b4d90b06-c27d-4483-bc1f-04d43fa7b293&displaylang=en System Update Readiness Tool [x64]http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=f6f353c0-d00e-43e7-97ef-0feefc7ff064&displaylang=en 2.    Repair Installationhttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80070490


“There is not enough space” Vista network share error

So annoying!! I kept getting this error when trying to copy files from Vista to a samba network share. There is plenty of free space on the share (~500GB). Finally found this hotfix on microsoft’s support site. Hotfix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954037 NOTE: This should be taken care of with Vista SP2 and above.