zondag 22 december 2013

Remove Homegroup Icon from Desktop

I tried to remove the Homegroup icon which suddenly appeared on my desktop.
I found this tip:
Right click desktop. Select View, Show desktop icons. untick box. repeat process, but retick box. Homegroup icon should no longer appear.

Unknown \\SMBSHARE in network overview [Solved]

It was bothering me some time that I noticed an entry within my win8.1 network overview called \\SMBSHARE
I never created it and therefore I wanted to get rid of it.
It turned out it  samba was enabled on my KPN Modem by default.

Just untick the "Enable Samba Server" and you're done

maandag 21 oktober 2013

[Solved] Cakewalk UA-1G and windows 8.1 64bit

provides version 1.0.1 which also states win 8.1
I just successfully installed UA-1G with the 1.0.1 driver which worked flawlessly. I left the "Advanced Driver"in the on position and that worked. I also can access UA-1G driver settings without getting the below popup.
Thanks Roland/Cakewalk for the updated Driver!!

++++ Obsolete info below since Roland provided 1.0.1 driver +++++++
I upgraded my audio pc to 8.1 and the first thing I noticed it did not recognize my UA-1G.
I tried with the latest driver to no avail.
Nevertheless I managed to get it recognized in 8.1.
I followed the process of first uninstall and reinstall. During the install process it will ask you to plug in the UA-1G. Make sure you turn off "Advanced Driver" (small switch on the side of the UA-1G) before you plug it in. The installation will now complete without issues.

At least I can play my music again although if I try to access UA-1G Driver Settings it pops up the following:

So not all is well with the current driver. I hope we will soon see an updated version for win 8.1.

zaterdag 17 augustus 2013

How to test your power supply without motherboard

I needed to know if my Power supply I had lying around for a while still showed some sign of life but I wasn't setting up a new pc so I wanted to have a quick method. I found it at Corsair:

zaterdag 15 juni 2013

64 bit testing tools

Sometimes you want to check  if an exe file or DLL is 64bit or its dependencies etc.
These tools can help you:
command-line tool to find if file is 32-bit or 64-bit Executable
free utility that scans any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows module (exe, dll, ocx, sys, etc.) and builds a hierarchical tree diagram of all dependent modules.
Very useful for troubleshooting system errors related to loading and executing modules. Dependency Walker detects many common application problems such as missing modules, invalid modules, import/export mismatches, circular dependency errors, mismatched machine types of modules, and module initialization failures.

vrijdag 14 juni 2013

Win8 - Open multiple desktop apps with key cmd

Win8 doesn’t let you launch multiple instances of some programs when launched through the Start Screen. For instance, if Notepad is already opened on desktop, you can’t quickly open another Notepad window from the Start Screen.

Luckily there are key commands to help you:
- Shift Click the Icon on the taskbar
- Middle click