FREE TOOLS EXPLAINED
Every successful company and team have a set of tools that have been identified,
developed, tested, and further tested for internal and/or external use. For Mountain
Computers, we wish to share with you one of our toolsets. Questions? Call us!
• Read more in our Addendum on how to effectively and efficiently use these tools...
CAVEAT EMPTOR: Mountain Computers suggests these tools. While one cannot hold Mountain Computers liable for their usage, we have to suggest that these tools
have their own disclaimers and clauses about limited liability. We have tested these tools extensively and would not suggest them without due diligence. There are tips
& tricks for using all of them. In the past 30 years, Andy and his connections with less than 2 other advanced experts have developed and suggested great ideas to
the computing universe; yet these ideas and innovations always needs to be further explained; why these tools work well, and how to work them efficiently and
Internet Bill of Rights by Andy Flagg
Save some disk space and disable hiberation
at the command prompt type
>powercfg -h off
Clear out unnecessary tasks
Delete all the tasks in the following folders:
Note: If they are necessary, the operating system and tools that you
have will rebuild them.
Hide or Show Administrator Account
net user administrator /active:no
net user administrator /active:yes
net user administrator active:no
net user administrator active:yes
Bypass password, and add user and add to administrators group
boot to cd/dvd
ren utilman.exe ren to utilman.old
copy cmd.exe to utilman.exe
type wpeutil reboot
after reboot - click on ada icon
create user account
net user username password /ADD)
note: one can leave the password blank
add to Administrators group
net localgroup "Administrators" "MemberName"/add
note: quotes are required
set password to all local accounts to not expire
net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited
IF windows boot to cd/dvd 8.x / 10 says Repair cannot be done because no
permission, standard user no local administrator account, just set
administrator account as active and re-attempt repair and voila!
net user administrator /active:yes
Windows 2012 R2 Standard -- OEM Evaluation Key just to get the OS
installed and then activate with your purchased CALs
Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Standard
GoGreen PC Tune-Up™
Go Green PC Tune Up™ • 7 point - $89
Advanced Go Green PC Tune Up™ • 21 point - $129
Mountain Computers, Inc.
Office Location / Address:
490 E 8th St. Reno, Nevada 89512
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Main Office (775) 287-9552
Technical Support (775) 324-3524
Regular Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM PST
.. Closed for Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm
Saturday 10AM to 2PM (By Appointment)
How to copy windows os from copy
protected dvd to usb flash drive?
it will show the USB and the hard disk installed on the system.
select the USB disk no "x"
SELECT DISK x
SELECT DISK x
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
manually reset permissions on drive / folder (BETA!!)
:: be sure to specificy Administrators Group on the command line
takeown /R /F *
icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET
Activation trick -- Office 2003 Professional would not activate
because the license server may not work, and phone activation
does not work anymore, and/or the Product Key used was already
previously activated and won't reactive.
Found undocumented Activation Support number (888) 652-2342,
Question: Activate Office XP answer no, Question: activate Small
Office Accounting answer no, then pause, and then asked Do you
have an Activation code on your screen, and answer Yes, give the
code, and then an additional question asked to verify license, how
many computers is Office 2003 installed on? answer 1 "one", the
response answer code was given and activated just fine.
If you have help files that that are in the previous version pre-Windows
7, Microsoft has provided WinHelp32 tools for your application.
Windows 32 Help Platform Information
Windows Server 2012 RDP Bug
Cannot login -- locate this registry entry, delete it and reboot -- Registry fix
Windows 8/8.1 Drive Locked solution
Solution to "drive where windows is installed is locked"
Note we had to assign drive letter to c:
Solution to "Drive where windows is installed is locked" (UEFI Mode)
PayPal IPN History - where did it go?
The new PayPal for Business interface doesn't seem to provide any
readily apparent way to view IPN History at present. You can Switch
back to Classic (under the More menu) and find it at My Account >
History > IPN History. Without switching back to Classic, you can use
this link to access IPN History directly once you're already logged into
Windows 8.1 - Import from phone or camera not working anymore. autoplay reset to defaults not working. the checkbox to auto-import not working.
You can get the "old" functionality back by creating a shortcut:
Right-click desktop, "new shortcut"
Paste the following in as the location:
%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe "%SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer\photoAcq.dll",PhotoAndVideoAcquire
hit next and type a name - e.g. photo import wizard
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