Disable UAC (User Access Controls) in Windows Vista

  Those annoying “are you sure you want to do this?” popup windows on Windows Vista can be disabled. However, not as easily as other version of Windows. Here is how to turn off the UAC popup warning box. Access the Control Panel and type USER ACCOUNT into the search box. There will be a[…]

Installing a Dell Powervault LTO6 Tape Drive – Server 2008

I needed to configure a Dell Powervault LTO6 Tape Drive (model CSEH 001) on a server running Windows 2008 R2 x64. This seems like it should be straight forward but that is not the case. The proper SAS card is installed in the server the tape drive is plugged in. Windows device manager sees the[…]

Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8.1 loses keyboard and mouse – FIX

This weekend I worked on a Toshiba laptop with Windows 8.1 that had received some updates then rebooted. The keyboard and mouse both failed to work after the reboot. An external USB mouse worked but the USB keyboard did not. I used the on-screen board to do everything with mouse clicks detailed below.  I used[…]