Free VNC server software on Windows

RealVNC only gives free version to personal usage of their server software while it limits the functions. Could you suggest some good free VNC server software with full functions? TightVNC is an open-source software for VNC with servers and clients. You can download the server software for Windows from TightVNC download page: http://www.tightvnc.com/download.php The software […]

Skype crashes because it cannot read data from “C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorLocal SettingsTemp”

On my laptop, I install windows xp because it is user-friendly for me. However, Skype cannot be open because “The system is not unavailable”. At last, I find the “Skype” directory under “C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorLocal SettingsTemp” cannot be accessed. “C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorLocal SettingsTemp” is like temporary directory for specific user under Linux OS. Actually, for […]

Windows 7 repetitively tried to update but failed every time I boot Windows 7

Windows 7 repetitively tried to update but failed every time I boot Windows 7. It will reboot automatically several times itself. How should I fix it? First, you need to identify which update causes the problem. You can find this in the Updates control panel tool as follows. After identifying the failed package (e.g. KB3033929 […]

How to move all the files under Users for a user to another drive on Windows?

Unfortunately, my C: drive is almost full. Most of the space are used by the user home under C:Users. How can I move the home directory to another drive while not affecting the user’s usage of Windows. On Linux/Unix, moving the directory to another drive/partition and then keeping a softlink is enough. But how to […]

Good open-source and free scanner software for Windows?

Any suggestions on good open-source and free scanner software for Windows? NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2) is my favorite opensource scanner software on Windows: http://naps2.sourceforge.net/ Scan documents to PDF and other file types, as simply as possible. NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use. Scan your […]

How to run programs in different languages from Windows’ language

How to run programs in different languages from Windows’ language? For example, some non-unicode programs in Chinese on English version of Windows will display some garbage characters. You can use the AppLocale util provided by Microsoft to run legacy applications without changing language of non-Unicode applications (system locale): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AppLocale You may check this link for […]

Fix the Grub issue with Windows 8 UEFI after installing Fedora 20

Grub fails to boot with Windows 8 UEFI after installing Fedora 20. The Grub entry for Windows 8 is: menuentry ‘Windows Boot Manager’ { chainloader /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi boot } How to fix it? The set root= is missing. You probably can fix this by specifying the root manually: menuentry ‘Windows Boot Manager’ { insmod part_gpt set […]

How to change default OS for windows dual boot manager in Windows 7?

How to change default OS for windows dual boot manager in Windows 7? The c:/boot/ in older Windows does not exist anymore. Open the Control Panel and click on the System icon. In the left pane, click on the Advanced system settings link. Under the Advanced tab, click on the Settings button under Startup and […]