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A collection of various knowledgebase articles dealing with Microsoft Windows

Microsoft puts out record number of updates in one day

If you are a Windows user, you must already be aware of "Patch Tuesday". Thats right, its the second Tuesday of every month when Microsoft releases cumulative updates for different products including operating systems (Windows XP, Vista, Servers OSes) and software products such as Internet Explorer and other stand alone software. Well, today Microsoft has released a record 31 updates for different products ranging from the operating system, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office based products

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 service pack 2 is out today

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 service pack 2 is out today. You can download a full network version from Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a4dd31d5-f907-4406-9012-a5c3199ea2b3&DisplayLang=en . Note that the complete Network install is 348.3 Megabytes in size. If you do not want to download the full service pack, you can use Windows Update website to grab the update. This article also details some of the improvements and features included with Service pack 2

Backup Restore and Update your drivers using DriverChecker

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to rebuild your machine and had a hard time gathering the required drivers ? Most people think if backing up their data, but not their drivers. In case the machine dies or has to be rebuilt, one often finds running from one machine to another with a USB drive or Floppy, because that network and other drivers they needed did not work.

What are strong password guidelines for SQL 2005 Express edition

When you are installing SQL server 2005 Express edition, the wizard asks you for a password. At this time you can put in a password, other than a blank password, however you should really meet the strong password requirements. The "Strong Password" in SQL Server Express 2005 is defined as follows by Microsoft:

Strong Password Guidelines

How to verify the MD5 Checksum of a file in Windows

MD5 Checksum is a way to check that the file that you downloaded from the internet or a third party (untrusted source) is complete and unaltered. It basically insures that the file is exactly the same as to what the vendor is providing. The MD5 checksum verification insures that the file is complete and is not altered or corrupted in any way possible.