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How to disable Group By in Windows 7 To turn off Group By completely: Open any directory in Windows Explorer. Right-click and choose Group by > (None) Press the Alt key, so that the Explorer menu bar appears and chooseTools → Folder Options. Go to the View tab and click Apply to Folders. This will apply […]


Network icon not appearing in taskbar but shows as working in Network Connections. Just doesn’t appear to be getting an IP. This worked   go to start ,search and type:- cmd, right click on returned cmd.exe and select “run as administrator” at the prompt type:- net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice press enter then type: […]


Kept getting MTP USB Device failed. Works fine on my other Windows 7 machines. Oddly, this worked (you have to run CMD as admin): net localgroup Administrators local service /add   I had the same issue and found this fix on a blog: I came across the following error message when activating Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM en-gb, downloaded from MSDN: “Error 0x8007007B  The File name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.” The Solution Using the key provided to you (MSDN etc.) […]


This guide might help Although didn’t with me as drivers were already installed. I made sure USB debugging was on. And that MTP was on. Still nothing. So set MTP to Charging, wait for Windows to do the drive thing again. Then set back to MTP. Drivers do their thing again and there are […] Quite useful  


Crtl+shift+T will reopen previously closed tabs even after the browser has been closed. Not sure if it works after a crash but normally Chrome asks to recover after a crash anyway.  



Need to kill a process remotely. pskill works well. Example pskill -t \\computername explorer.exe  


For displaying phone on PC. Nice  


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