Sep 16, 2015

How to Install Hyper-V Manager in Windows 7

There have been many times that I have had to export virtual machines from a Hyper-V 2008 server last minute, and ftp it locally so that I can do some administrative tasks. Microsoft makes it pretty easy to install Hyper-V on Windows 7...Here is how to do it step by step.

Make sure Windows 7 is x64

Before we can install Hyper-V in Windows 7 you have to first make sure that you are running an x64 based architecture version of Windows 7 (and that your CPU is an 64 bit chip, obviously), and that your CPU can support virtualization (both Intel, and AMD have their virtualization features that can be enabled in the motherboard BIOS, if your chip supports it.)

Install this Windows 7 Remote Server Administration Update

If you do not see Hyper-V in your Programs and Features menu, it is because you have not applied this update from Microsoft for Windows 7. If you want to install Hyper V in another version of windows, then check to see if that version of Windows is x64, and has this update available, if so, then you will be able to install Hyper-V. 

Here is the direct link for the download:

After this is done installing, you will then be able to install Hyper-V by going to:

Control Panel > Programs and Features >



Jul 16, 2015

How to Install Windows DVD Maker for Free

Windows DVD Maker is a free tool that Microsoft has made to create Video DVDs that will play in any standard DVD player.  Lets talk a little about all that is required to burn a dvd video that works in almost any dvd player.

The first thing you need to know is that the only recordable dvds that work in most dvd players is DVD-R. Unless your DVD player specifically says it will read different types of disks, it won't. In order for a dvd player to read the audio and video they need to be encoded into *.VOB files. There are open source DVD encoders that also burn DVDs and these will also work in Windows after installing a bit of runtimes, but Windows does offer their dvd encoder free with Windows, you just usually have to download it.

To install Windows DVD Maker go to:
Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off


Windows Media > Windows DVD Maker
Make sure that Windows DVD Maker, and\or Windows Media is checked, and then click OK.

After doing these steps it may ask you to restart your computer. Once finished, insert a blank DVD, and It should prompt you with a new option that asks if you want to burn a new DVD. Burning dvds this way makes it really easy to encode any movie that plays in Windows Media Player, and generate a dvd menu automatically even with chapters.

Don't pay for software to burn dvd movies, or dvds for that matter, Microsoft provides it free.

Jul 12, 2015

Use Teamviewer to Access Clients Computer From Behind Firewalls

People ask me all of the time why I still have Teamviewer on my PC if I use Remote Desktop. I like Teamviewer because I can get access to anyone's PC (with permission of course) once they install/run the software and give me their Teamviewer ID, and personal password. Why is this easier than remote desktop? I don't have to walk people through allowing RDP connections through the firewall, or where to turn it on. Teamviewer works from behind firewalls. I don't have to worry about any given client's network setup, or connection for that matter. This makes things very easy to setup, especially if your client is not familiar with remote desktop or Teamviewer. Basically, its remote desktop, for people that don't understand how to setup remote desktop from behind their router or firewall, or that don't have the access to make those changes. The connection to your client's computer is not based on their IP address at all. This makes it easy for them to share their Teamviewer ID, and password over the phone, both of which are generated upon starting the software.

The new version of teamviewer will let you give someone access to your PC without having to install it on your operating system at all. All you have to do is run the setup (with administrator permissions) and select that you want to run it without installing. This makes the entire Teamviewer process a snap, and completely free for anyone. If you need help with your computer, data recovery or virus removal, shoot me an email. I will connect to your PC with Teamviewer, and I will do all I can to do whatever it is you need me to do. Send me an email, and ill give you a free quote of what it might cost. Don't worry I am here to help people. If you have tried to get your solution solved with other IT professionals, and the prices or outrages, or they just won't help you, then give me a shot and let me know your problem. I just might be able to help you at a fraction of what the other guys are charging. Shoot me an email anytime to my cellphone my email is: bizong AT gmail DOT com

The only downside is that if you use any Windows Server version, they immediately force you to signup for a paid license. They won't let you select the option 'use teamviewer for personal use' It is not too big of a deal though, if you are setting up a Windows Server, you probably setup the firewall and switch as well, so you can easily just turn on RDP. However, it would have been nice to temporarily give a customer access to your server to view anything you wanted to show them, and then just turn off Teamviewer so that you didn't have to worry about sharing Windows credentials. That is just nitpicking however...Teamviewer is a great tool for any IT consultant and should be used more often in my opinion. The IT pro world is so convoluted with stuck up people, that aren't too happy with change, unless forced.

Do you need Live Help on your Windows PC?

I offer free consultations for data recovery and I live in the Houston Area. If you need help doing data recovery, emergency virus removal, or anything else that you just can't seem to find any help on, then please give me a call. My cell phone # is two one zero three six five six six two one. Sorry I spelled out like that I did it so that spammer's didn't grab my cell phone. I offer free consultations. If I don't answer leave me a message.

Jul 9, 2015

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