Posts Tagged ‘Windows 7’

Writing Useful Batch Scripts for Windows

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

An often overlooked utility in Windows is the use of batch scripts.A batch script is nothing but a text file with the ‘.bat’ extension containing a series of commands to be executed by the Windows command interpreter. Along with calling programs from the command prompt, branching and looping logic is also possible. In this blog, I demonstrate some useful batch script functionality; I use Windows 7 as the operating system. (more…)


Updating Windows XP/Vista/7 Graphic Card Drivers

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

If you are running Windows XP/Vista/7, you can find more info on the exact model of the graphic card by doing the following:


How to Transfer Your Putty Settings Between PCs Running Windows

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people ask me how they can export their Putty settings. For those of you who have been completely in the dark for the last decade, Putty is a Telnet and SSH client for Windows and Unix. Below I outline the steps to accomplish this goal; these steps should work for all versions of Windows. (more…)


Installing the Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Windows 7

Monday, December 5th, 2011

The Microsoft Loopback Adapter is a logical dummy network card. It can be very useful for testing purposes with a virtual network environment where network access is not available. You can also bind network clients and other network configuration items to the loopback adapter; I have done this in order to communicate to my PC from GNS (Graphical Network Simulator). Additionally, some applications are dependent on network functionality and they will not install if a network card is not present, so the loopback adapter can come in handy for this purpose as well. (more…)


Setting-up Tomcat 7 on Windows 7

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Apache Tomcat 7Apache Tomcat 7 is unique compared to prior releases as it supports the Servlet 3.0, JSP 2.2, and EL 2.2 specifications. However, make note that Tomcat 7 requires Java 1.6 or higher. (more…)