Archive for the 'Windows' Category, the home of SelfImage for Windows, seems to be gone

Self Image for Windows has been my tool of choice for making disk images for a long time. I’ve used it for forensic copies, offsite backups of critical client machines and to image laptops when I want to test a new OS. My favorite feature is that it can be installed on a working system […]

VBScript for IE patches – MS08-078 / KB960714

This is a very simplistic VBscript I hacked together to help deploy the patches for MS08-078 / KB960714. In brief it checks the registry to see if Internet Explorer version 6 or 7 is installed and then runs the appropriate updater. Things you should know: Automatic updates will probably do this for you The script […]

Internet Explorer Updates available for MS08-078 / KB960714

Download: Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP w/ IE6 (KB960714) Download: Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB960714) Security Bulletins: MS08-078 Knowledge Base (KB) Articles: KB960714

Accessing the recovery partition on Sony VAIO VGN-NR385E -use F10

Yet another Sony mystery. Undocumented in the included paperwork, as far as I can tell. Oh yeah, if you want a recovery disk, you need to call in the first 30 days after purchase to get one free. After that, it’s voicemail hell to get to a live body, before you can send them more […]

How do I get to the BIOS on a Sony VAIO VGN-NR385E?

Hit F2 + F3. Why Sony chose to go with this goofy key combo is beyond me…