Dell Latitude E5500: Fixing a loose screen hinge

Tightening the hinge on a Dell Latitude Laptop is a relatively simple process. The tools required are a small flat bladed screwdriver (to prize off the bezels) and a small phillips screwdriver (to tighten the hinge). Firstly, remove the bezel above the keyboard and also the one surrounding the display. There are NO screws holding … Continue reading Dell Latitude E5500: Fixing a loose screen hinge

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Windows Backup and Large Sector Portable Drives

I just purchased an Iomega eGo portable drive to supplement one I purchased in 2011. The packaging for both drives is identical (and so is the product code). However, there is a significant difference! Microsoft Windows Backup doesn’t recognise my new portable drive and refuses to use it for backups. Essentially, the problem is that … Continue reading Windows Backup and Large Sector Portable Drives

Remote Administration of VPN Client Computers

Within the Microsoft Environment, Remote VPN Client Computers do not register themselves within DNS. Additionally, DHCP entries are attributed to “RAS” rather than the host name of the clients. This means that remotely administering a VPN Client machine using the Host Name isn’t going to be possible. However, I did have some success using the … Continue reading Remote Administration of VPN Client Computers

Dell Vostro Laptop: Toggling Full Screen Mode within Remote Desktop (RDP)

Normally, you would use “Ctrl + Alt + Break” to toggle the “Full Screen” mode within a Remote Desktop Session. However, what if your laptop does not have a “Break Key”? How do you force Full Screen Mode in such a circumstance? My Dell Vostro 3300 is such a machine. There isn’t a “Break” Key. … Continue reading Dell Vostro Laptop: Toggling Full Screen Mode within Remote Desktop (RDP)

Windows 7; Sage Construction and Outlook 2010 Incompatibilities

Many applications that purport to run on Windows 7 often require UAC (User Access Control) to be disabled or additional privileges to be given to Standard Users. I had reasonable success running the latest version of Sage Construction (v14) on a Windows 7 Workstation, until one of the users attempted to Email a Report from … Continue reading Windows 7; Sage Construction and Outlook 2010 Incompatibilities

Sage 200 Suite 2010: Web Service Enhancements 3.0

I recently had some difficulties installing Sage 2010 on Windows 7 (32 Bit). A couple of machines were complaining about Microsoft Web Services Enhancements (see Screen Shot). It’s easy enough to resolve. Install “WSE 3.0 Runtime” from the WSE3_0 Folder on the Sage 2010 CD before running the Sage 2010 Setup Routine. Note: it is … Continue reading Sage 200 Suite 2010: Web Service Enhancements 3.0