How-To

Create Your Own Xbox One Background

Last week Microsoft’s Major Nelson announced the availability of the XBox One November System Update for Preview Members. One of the #1 requested features by fans was the ability to create custom backgrounds for your Xbox One. This will be made possible with the November System Update, which will be release to the general public somewhere next month. The preview members call already create and configure custom backgrounds for their Xbox One.

Some files are missing while trying to reset your Windows 8.1 machine

Since about a year I have owned a Surface Pro, but when the Surface Pro 3 was launched I really wanted the new 12” edition of this great device. So last week I decided I wanted to sell my ‘old’ Surface Pro. Off course the new owner of the Surface wants a nicely and clean installed machine, so I tried to reinstall Windows via the Update and Recovery in Windows 8 and Windows 8.

Issues when connecting to remote network using Cisco AnyConnect

Last year I received a new business laptop. Too bad it was still deployed with Windows 7 Enterprise, since Windows 8 wasn’t available yet. **The situation ** Because I’m a desktop guy I really wanted to run Windows 8 (when it arrived) on my laptop, so I decided to P2V my Windows 7 install. With Windows 8 I was able to run Hyper-V and run (whenever I needed to) my Windows 7 install from there.

Enable Data deduplication in Windows 8.1

Note : The procedure below is not officially supported on Windows 8.1, it can break your Windows installation! On of the new features that came out with Windows Server 2012 last year was data deduplication, a feature which can save GB’s of space on your servers. After a couple of weeks there was also a way to ‘enable’ the data deduplication feature on your Windows 8 client. This Friday (Oct. 18th) Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.

How-to Refresh your Windows 8 PC

Windows 8 doesn’t only bring the Windows 8 Interface (formerly known as Metro), but also a couple of nice new features. One of the new features is called_� “Refresh your pc”._ When you refresh your pc, the following happens: Your files and and personal settings stay unchanged The computer settings will be reset to their defaults Apps which were installed from the Windows Store won’t be removed Installed Desktop applications (which were installed manually) will be removed A list of removed applications will be saved on the desktop.

Windows 8 gestures won’t work with Microsoft Touch Mouse

Today Microsoft release version 2.0 of their Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center. I upgraded the Mouse and Keyboard center from v1.1 to v2.0, but I ran into a strange issue. Because of the non-working Windows 8 gestures with version 1.1 of the software I decided to disabled the two and three finger gestures. After I upgraded the software to v2.0, the two and three finger gestures still didn’t work. Although the gestures were enabled.

Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 (non-VL) with MDT 2012 & Windows ADK

Just a few weeks ago Microsoft has released MDT 2012 Update 1_,_ with full support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Microsoft did also release __the _Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8,_ the replacement for the good old _WAIK._ With the RTM of Window Server 2012 I decided to upgrade my _Deployment_ environment to the latest version. When I did some initial deployments of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 everything worked _just fine_, but when I tried to deploy Windows Server 2008 R2 (non-VL version) or Windows 7, I ran into a small problem.

How-to Migrate my @Hotmail to @Outlook.com

After I published my earlier blogpost about

Upgrade your Hotmail account to the new Outlook.com I received a question via Twitter if I could tell what happened with @NaomideBoer her upgrade to Outlook.com. She didn’t only wanted her inbox to be upgraded to the new Outlook.com look, but she also wanted to change her e-mail address to something new.

I also tried the ‘Rename your e-mail address’ procedure and it worked just fine. This easily can occur when there have ben some hick ups in the renaming proces, or we just used a slightly different method…

In the following steps I will explain how you can migrate your e-mail from <em>[email protected]</em> to [email protected], be honest a @outlook.com e-mail address looks much more professional…. Smile

After I published my earlier blogpost about Upgrade your Hotmail account to the new Outlook.com I received a question via Twitter if I could tell what happened with @NaomideBoer her upgrade to Outlook.com. She didn’t only wanted her inbox to be upgraded to the new Outlook.com look, but she also wanted to change her e-mail address to something new.

I also tried the ‘Rename your e-mail address’ procedure and it worked just fine. This easily can occur when there have ben some hick ups in the renaming proces, or we just used a slightly different method…

In the following steps I will explain how you can migrate your e-mail from <em>[email protected]</em> to [email protected], be honest a @outlook.com e-mail address looks much more professional…. Smile

Upgrade Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 RC to MDT 2012 RTM

It’s quite simple to upgrade your Release Candidate version of MDT 2012 to the RTM version…. just follow the following steps. Shutdown the (current version of the) Deployment Workbench Start MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit2012_x64.msi (or the x86 version) Click Next Accept the License Agreement and click Next Keep the default installation path and click Next Click Install Wait for the installation to finish succesfully and click Finish. Open the Deployment Workbench Right click your Deployment share and select Upgrade Deployment Share <img style="background-image: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border: 0px;" title="image" src="//www.

P2V Windows XP and Deploy Windows 7

In

my previous post I showed how you can configure the P2V Migration Add-on. In this post I would like to show you how the created task sequence can be started to P2V the Windows XP installation, followed by the installation of Windows 7. When that is finished the Windows XP VHD is configured to run as a virtual machine inside the just installed Windows 7 client.

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