Help Desk Geek – Page 136 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

Prevent Windows from Turning Off USB Devices

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To save power, Windows automatically shuts down the power to USB ports.  It surely saves power, but what if it is causing you problems with your auxiliary devices or if […]

Fix “Windows cannot access the specified device path or file” Error

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Cryptic Windows errors are about as common as fish in the sea. I’ve previously written about many strange Windows errors, such as: Unsupported wireless network device detected. System Halted Instruction […]

Export All Email from Gmail

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Even though I’m pretty trusting of the cloud in general, I still like to have my own local backups just in case something terrible happens to the Internet. If you’ve […]

Export SQL Data to Excel with Column Headers

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How many times have you had to write up a quick query in SQL Management Studio for someone and then export the data out to Excel? Exporting data from SQL […]

Fix “Unsupported wireless network device detected. System Halted” Error

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If you have an older HP computer, you may sometimes get the following error when booting up your computer: Error Message: 104-Unsupported wireless network device detected. System Halted. Remove device […]

How to Generate an Alter Table Script in SQL

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In SQL 2005, you may come across a situation where you need to generate a ALTER TABLE script, such as when adding a new column to a database or changing […]

Fix “File is too large for destination file system” Error

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Yesterday, while copying some large files to an external hard drive, I was promptly issued this message by Windows: The file “myfile” is too large for the destination file system. […]

Download Google Chrome Redistributable Package (Standalone Installer)

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By default, the Google Chrome browser can currently only be downloaded and installed while connected to the Internet. The small file you download will start the installer, which will then […]

How to Change an Apache Server Listening Port

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Last week, I encountered a server with its HTTPS port 80 already taken by another software.  The “culprit” was unsurprisingly another web server software, namely IIS. Because the IIS users […]

How to Turn Off IE Enhanced Security Configuration

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By default, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 ship with Internet Explorer in Enhanced Security configuration, which is basically a locked down version that adds a bit of extra security to […]