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Auto Login Windows 7

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If you want your account to automatically login on Windows 7 do the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + r on your keyboard to open the “Run” window.
  2. Enter control userpasswords2 press return.
  3. The User Accounts window will open.
  4. Uncheck the box “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”
  5. Click “ok”
  6. Enter your current password twice – click ok.
  7. Reboot to test that auto login works..

‘Your interactive logon has been disabled’

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When trying to remote desktop into a Windows XP computer you get the following message:

‘Your interactive logon has been disabled’

1. Check that the user is a member of the remote users group on the computer. (You may have to login via the administrator account to do this).

2. On your server open the users profile in active directory users and computers. Under the ‘Terminal Services Profile’ tab untick the box that says ‘Deny this user permission to log on to any Terminal Server’

Your sql server installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with

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When turning on your computer you get the error:

‘Your sql server installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with’

Do one of the following:

1. Try to remove SQL server from add and remove programs

2. If you have the sqlserver installation file try to either repair or remove the program through that.

3. Click start > run

Type: msconfig

Click on services

Untick any services starting with MSSQL$

How to Start a PSU Manually

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Sometimes you need to start an ATX PSU without it being plugged into a motherboard.

To do this use a wire or paper clip to short the green wire to any one of the black wires.

Amstrad Sky+ Box Fan Won’t Turn Off

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After a recent power cut my Amstrad Sky + box’s fan would not turn off making it very noisy.

I tried a number of fixes including rebooting and leaving off for a few minutes however after rebooting the fan would just stay on again.

To fix it I left the Sky Plus box off for a full 12 hours. After rebooting it then worked.

Dreamweaver CS4 Show Inbetween Braces

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In IDE’s such as Eclipse and KDevelop when clicking on an opening Brace ( { ) it will automatically show you the closing brace ( } ).

This does not happen in Dreamweaver however you can get it to select everything in between the braces by using CTRL + apostrophe ( ‘ ).

Enable Expire HTTP Headers

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To enable a HTTP expire header to your website modify the .htaccess file and add the following lines:

<ifmodule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresDefault "access plus 1 month"

(Tested on Magento but should work on other CMS including Drupal and WordPress)