Manage login items in Windows 7

It’s always a good idea to keep track of login items – i.e. what applications are being automatically opened when you log in. In Windows 7 (and, if memory serves, on previous versions of Microsoft Windows), this is done through the MS Config tool. Here’s how:

Internet Explorer: Search in the address bar does not work

A while back, a user called in, complaining that he was unable to use the address bar to search, in Internet Explorer 10.¬†He further reported that he had just upgraded¬†from Internet Explorer 9. I originally thought it was due to problems with a plugin, so that was where I started out. After looking at all… Continue reading Internet Explorer: Search in the address bar does not work

BitLocker asks for BitLocker Recovery Key at restart

Having gone from Windows XP to Windows 7, we are seeing a rash of new problems. One of these is that a lot of our users are unable to boot into Windows, as they are prompted for a BitLocker Recovery Key. The temporary fix for this is simple enough; look up and tell the user… Continue reading BitLocker asks for BitLocker Recovery Key at restart

Windows 7: Run as administrator

Like in Windows Vista, users don’t usually run programs as administrators, even if they have administrative rights on their computer. While there has been a lot of talk about whether or not User Account Control (UAC) is a good idea (which I think it is, although the implementation in Windows Vista was less than intuitive),… Continue reading Windows 7: Run as administrator