Just a place for dumping info I've learnt in IT and other stuff. My online note storage.

How to disable Group By in Windows 7

To turn off Group By completely:

  1. Open any directory in Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click and choose Group by > (None)
  3. Press the Alt key, so that the Explorer menu bar appears and chooseToolsFolder Options.
  4. Go to the View tab and click Apply to Folders. This will apply the Group By setting to all folders.

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:
net localgroup Administrators /add localservice
press enter then type:
press enter and restart your computer

Open services and make sure the service is started.

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.) you will need to run the following in an elevated command prompt –
if you are new to Windows 8, click Start –> type “cmd” –> right-click on a command prompt and select “Run as administrator” in the bottom of the page:

Next type the following commands:


slmgr.vbs /ato

The first command will update the key.

The second command will activate Windows.

Replace the “XXXX” bits with your Windows 8 Key (you do need to enter the dashes and you don’t need to surround it with double quotes).


Graham Sivill – Martley, Worcester. UK

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 the folders. Finally.

This might also be useful

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.


pskill -t \\computername explorer.exe

For displaying phone on PC. Nice

Bad Behavior has blocked 60 access attempts in the last 7 days.