List of Default Restrictions for Client Computers in Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain

When a new machine joined an Active Directory Domain on Server 2012 R2, some default restrictions are applied to the client unless the domain administrator has changed them. Windows Domain client default restrictions Here is the complete list: Network settings (Unchangeable) Executable files execution (Restricted) Date and time (Unchangeable) Timezone (Changeable) Desktop background (Changeable) C ... Read more

Enable virtualization on Gigabyte Z77X-UDH3 motherboard BIOS

To enable virtualization on a machine with a Z77X-UDH3 motherboard run the BIOS by hitting Del while booting the computer. Once inside click on the BIOS Features tab and look for the Intel Virtualization Technology entry. If it's set on Disabled, set it on Enabled. Afterwards save the changes made to your settings and quit the ... Read more

Virtualbox: VT-X is not available

In some cases when you try to get a virtual machine running with Virtualbox or similar virtualization software you will get an error stating that 'VT-X is not available'. This relates to BIOS settings which, depending on your processor, determine whether your computer is able to virtualize stuff. These settings are not set automatically however, ... Read more

Use the SkyDrive desktop app to access your SkyDrive from Win 7, 8 and Mac OS X

While SkyDrive needed complex folder mapping to be accessed from your computer's file system in the past it is now possible to download a desktop app from the Microsoft website: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/skydrive/download Scroll down and click the Download the desktop app button to start downlowding. Install it afterwards by double-clicking the executable: After the installation your SkyDrive ... Read more

Reveal hidden files and folders in Windows

Windows hides certain files and folders by default to prevent the unexperienced users from messing with them.  In some situations however it is necessary to view them, e.g. to backup some data from the hidden App Data folder. So to make hidden files visible, open the Control Center and head to Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options. Open ... Read more