How to access a name based website without a DNS record

Hosts file

If you want to access a name-based website that you created e.g. in ISPConfig before the DNS records are set up, edit the hosts file on your workstation computer and add a line like this: 192.168.0.100        www.mydomain.com mydomain.com Edit hosts file on macOS X To edit the hosts file on a computer running macOS X, ... Read more

[Solved] Windows starts slower after defragmenting the hard disk

Windows Disk Defrag

If your Windows installation starts slower after you defragmented the hard disk, it might be necessary to run the defragmentation utility on the boot files too which were normally skipped when running the defrag utility. Windows Disk Defragmentation for boot files To defragment the boot files, click on "Start" > "Run..." and then enter the ... Read more

Uninstall USB Drivers on Windows 7

In the time you used your current Windows 7 system you undoubtly have plugged in a lot of different USB devices into your computer, most of them never to be used on it again. You will have notices that for every different device, Windows comes up with a message telling you that it automatically installs ... Read more

Slipstream Service Packs Into Windows XP Installation Disk

To slipstream (=integrate) MS Windows Service Packs into an existing Windows XP Installation Disk you need an installation Disk, a working copy of Windows, the downloaded Service Pack, a burning software capable of burning bootable images (for example ImgBurn, which is also free), a DVD burner and an empty disk. First copy all files of ... Read more

Windows XP Zune Theme

Additionally to the default Windows XP themes, Microsoft has released a darker skin fitting the Zune player. It basically uses the same textures as the glassy skin but comes mainly in black with an orange Start button: Download the Zune theme here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75078

Extend Windows XP Trial

As there is the slmgr -rearm command to extend your trial on Windows Vista and Windows 7, there is also a command to do the same on Windows XP. To use it, open a cmd window and enter: rundll32.exe syssetup,SetupOobeBnk There won't be any message about successfull execution, the timer will be reset after a ... Read more