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How to set environment variables in Windows 7 for Java

Environmental variables are used by the operating system to save settings (default values, locations of resources) to be used by Windows or by processes launched by users.
There are two types of environmental variables:

  • user variables that are specific to a particular Windows user account;
  • system variables are always visible, regardless of the used user account.

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Solution to chm files problem “This program cannot display the webpage”

This is an old problem that I have encountered when reading .chm files (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help File). For a long time I thought the file has broken during download or file transfer, but if I was putting the file in an archive (rar, zip) and opened it, it works. Outside the archive it gives this error: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to view hidden files, folders and extension for known file types on Windows 7, Vista and XP

By default, on Windows systems, operating system files and folders are protected by making them hidden.  So users can’t see this type of files and folders when Windows explorer is used. This is a protection measure against unwanted actions as delete, copy, rename that could make the operating system unstable or inoperable. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to delete Hiberfil.sys file and to enable/disable hibernation on Windows 7, Vista and XP

Hiberfil.sys is a hidden system file located in the root folder of the operating system drive (in most cases, this drive is C: and to see this file you need to know How to view hidden files, folders and extension for known file types on Windows). The Windows creates this file at the system installation and its maximum size is equal to the amount of random access memory (RAM) that is installed on the computer (if you have a computer with 2 GB (GygaBytes) of RAM, the Hiberfil.sys has at most between 1.5 and 2.0 GB)
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How to determine the IIS version

This solution is for Windows 2K, Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server. IIS is the web server developed by Microsoft for all their OS platforms, both desktop and server. In order to determine the IIS (Internet Information Services) you must open the MMC (Microsoft Management Console) for IIS. Read the rest of this entry »

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Activate Windows Security dialog box

This solution is for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. In certain situations (through installation or modifying settings) Windows Security dialog box is not displayed when pressing the key combination CTRL + ALT + DEL. Only the Windows Task Manager dialog box shows up. Read the rest of this entry »

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Change Windows user password using Remote Desktop application

This solution is for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. Using a Remote Desktop connection is possible to modify the password for any user accounts defined on the remote computer. Read the rest of this entry »

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