Installing Dude 4.0 beta3 on the Microsoft Hyper-V server

I have a few servers and other network devices in the branch office. To avoid the packet loss during the SNMP queries, I decided to use Dude in the agent role on this remote location.

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How to find the Windows version using Registry?

Recently, one my friend asked me how to discover the Windows version (and edition) on one machine that can’t boot. He wanted to reinstall it. Luckily, the disk was accessible and the Registry was in a good shape.

Every Windows, since Windows 2000, will keep its product version and edition in the Registry. If you can attach the Registry file, you can read that information even from machine which failed to boot. Continue reading

LegacyOS and the GParted tool

During the installations of Tiny Core Linux and LegacyOS 2017, I had a need to create partitions on the local disk. I highlighted in those articles only the most important parts of this process. In this post, I will focus on the GParted part of the LegacyOS 2017 installation in details.

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When the 2019-10 Cumulative update packs failed to install

Although this problem was actual during last autumn, I find yesterday a few servers with the same issue. If you face this problem, your server missing one important update that you need to install manually.

As this problem can still appear here and there, I decided to publish this solution. Let’s do it! Continue reading

The Windows command prompt, the TAB key and autocomplete

Every Linux user knows that you can complete any command with the [ TAB ] key. Of course, if this command is ambiguous, you will see the list of all possible commands. That cool feature wasn’t available on the Windows machines for a long time.

This feature will significantly speed up your command line operations. It is enabled by default on Windows 7 and later systems. However, you can enable it even in older systems, like Windows 2000, XP, 2003. And even better, you will learn how to fix any problem with this nifty feature. Continue reading