Category Archives: Windows 7

Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server Tutorials

Windows was unable to connect to eduroam – Windows 7 | Fixed

There is a classical problem with the Eduroam network, when connecting from a computer that is joined in a domain.

The error is:

Windows was unable to connect to eduroam


How to fix it? 

1. Click on the Wifi icon / Open Network and Sharing Center:


2. Click on “Manage wireless networks“:


3. Click on “Add“:


4. Click on “Manually create a network profile“:


5. Add:

Network name: eduroam
Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption type: AES
Click Next:


6. Click on “Change connection settings“:


7. Go to Security tab / Click on “Settings“:


8. Click on “Configure“:


9. DeselectAutomatically use my Windows logon (…)“:


10. You can now connect to Eduroam, and you will be prompted for your uni credentials:


11. After successfully entering your credentials, you have to click “Connect“:


12. Enjoy!

How to check who logged on your computer? | Windows7

To view these events, open the Event Viewer – press the Windows key, type Event Viewer, and press Enter to open it.


Navigate to the Windows Logs –> Security category in the event viewer.

Look for events with event ID 4624 – these represent successful login events.


To see more information – such as the user account that logged into the computer – you can double-click the event and scroll down in the text box. (You can also scroll down in the text box underneath the list of events.)

If your security log is cluttered, you can click the Filter Current Log option in the sidebar and filter by event ID 4624. The Event Viewer will display only logon events.


How to delete a windows service (Windows Server 2003/2008/2012)

If you need to delete a Windows Service, you just have to open a new command prompt (run as administrator) and run the following command:

Command: sc delete NameOfService 


HowTo put a password on a folder without any 3th party software | Windows 7

A friend asked me today, how can I put a password on a folder, without using any 3th party software, on Windows 7 ?

! Please note that this method is not 100% secure, and a very advanced user can bypass it, but in normal user environment it’s ok to use.

  1. Make a new folder, with the name you want:

2. Open the folder, right-click on a blank area in it, then select New -> Text Document from the pop-up menu.

3. Open the text file you just created by double-clicking it and copy/paste in the following text:

title Folder Private
if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p “cho=>”
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
ren Private “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
attrib +h +s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
echo Folder locked
goto End
echo Enter password to unlock folder
set/p “pass=>”
if NOT %pass%== PASSWORD_HERE goto FAIL
attrib -h -s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
ren “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” Private
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Private
echo Private created successfully
goto End

4. In the above code, replace the key PASSWORD_HERE with the password you want to use to unlock the folder. For example if you want the password to be 123456, the line should look like:

if NOT %pass%== 123456 goto FAIL

5. Save your new file in the .bat format with the complete file name being locker.bat. To do this, make sure to change the Save as type: to All Files (*.*).

6. In the folder you created back in Step #1, double click the locker.bat file and there will now be a new folder named Private where you can put anything you want.

7. Upon exiting, double click the locker.bat file again. It will prompt you to answer whether you want to lock your folder or not. Press Y and the private folder will disappear.

8. In order to retrieve the Private folder, all you have to do is double click the locker.bat file and enter the password which you set in Step #4 and the folder will appear again for you to access.


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How to disable AUTORUN windows 7 ? Step-By-Step

A big security problem now days is the autorun for removable devices, that can breech the security of your IT system.

Ok, so how do we disable this autorun ?
This applies to Windows 7, but you can also use it in Windows 2008 ( for a domain GPO ).

1. Go to Start / type: gpedit.msc / double click on gpedit.msc 

2. In the logal GPO Editor Expand Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Click on Autoplay Policies / Double click on Turn off Autoplay:

3. Check the Enabled radio button / and select All drives ( or only the drives that you want to disable, depending of your scenario ). Then click OK:


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How to see when was Windows installed on this machine?

A question that may had troubled, or is troubling some of you is: “When was my Windows installed ?”

There is a very easy way to find out:

1. Go to Start / type: CMD / Press Enter ( or Start Run for previous Windows versions, prior to Win7 )
2. A command promt window will appear
3. Type: systeminfo | find /i “install date” / press enter



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VPN Error 691: Access denied because username and/or password is invalid on the domain.

Error 691: Access denied because username and/or password is invalid on the domain.

A. Verify the logon ID and password are correct.
B. Make sure the Include Windows logon domain check box is unchecked in the Options tab of the dial-up connection’s Properties dialog box.
C. Make sure the dial-up connection’s security option is correctly configured to use the Require secured password setting.
D. Delete all of the *.pwl files and reboot if you are using win9x.
E. Try another logon ID or create a new Logon ID because the profile may be damaged.


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How to Check if Windows 7 / 2008 Server is Genuine? Step by Step

You have a computer/server that runs Windows 7 or Windows 2008 Server and you want to see if the copy of windows is genuine. There are 3 ways to do that:

A. Method 1

1. Go to Start and type: Windows Activation, in the search box and then press enter:

2. If the windows is activated and genuine you will get the message: Activation was successful and the Microsoft Genuine logo in the right side:

Windows 2008 Server:

Windows 7:

B. Method 2 *requires internet connection

1. You can use the windows validation online tool to check if your version is genuine or not. First openinternet explorer ( this will not work in other browsers like Chrome / Firefox ), and go to:

2. After the checker completes you will get this message ( if the windows is genuine ):

C. Method 3

1. The third way to check for genuine Windows is to go to the Control Panel. Click on Start, then Control Panel, then select small icons in the upper-right menu, and then click on System.

Windows 7:

Windows 2008 Server:

2. Then in the new window that will appear, the section Windows activation should have the Windows is activated status, and the genuine logo in the right.

So those are the 3 ways you can check a computer for counterfeit windows software.


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