Category Archives: How-Tos

Windows 10 Roll-out Started

Some of you may not know as yet but Windows 10 roll-out started this week. If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 you would have seen a Windows icon in your task bar inviting you to reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10. If you did, then you’ll soon be upgraded.

Some time after 1:00am while doing some school work on July 29th, I spotted a post from a colleague stating that Microsoft had commenced pushing out Windows 10 to computers of users who had made reservations. Since I had reserved my copy I went to check to see if I had the installation on my machine as well. Indeed it had started downloading. Read the rest of this entry


Reset your self-hosted WordPress site admin password

Earlier this year I had installed WordPress on my laptop to do some testing. I ended up abandoning the project due to work load at school. I recently tried to access the WordPress install again only to realize that I couldn’t remember the password. I could not use the built in password recovery because it was not a live site and I had set a fake email address for the admin account. After all it was a test setup.

I did some digging around a found an easy way to get the password reset to something else. Read the rest of this entry

How to install Server 2012 in VirtualBox

Another project on my to-do list is learning Windows Server 2012 to become practically knowledgeable of this latest server operating system from Microsoft as well as to make myself more marketable in this highly demanding IT field.

The approach that I take with a lot of tools that I learn is to create a testing environment at home and implement what I have learned from online tutorials or instructor led video training courses. My testing environments usually have anywhere from 2 – 6 computers acting as servers, firewall and clients machines. If you are wondering if I have a computer room at home or my bedroom or living room must be huge, I assure you this is not the case lol. I accomplish this seemingly tedious feat by the use of Virtualization which allows you to have one physically machine and with the use of virtualization software, run other operating systems on that machine is if they were actual physical machines. VirtualBox is the virtualization software I use for my testing. Its enterprise grade, free and open source software (FOSS). Read the rest of this entry

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