Category Archives: Windows

Allow blank password logging via remote desktop

by mtecheasy on February 3, 2014

You can disable blank password restrictions by using a policy. To locate and change this policy: 1. Click Start, point to Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK to start the Group Policy Editor. 2. Open Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only. 3. Double-click […]

How to remove/disable the Shut Down option from the Windows Welcome Screen!

by mtecheasy on August 31, 2011

This has been tested with windows xp/vista/7 1. Control Panel –> Administrative Tools –> Local Security Policy 2. Expand Local Policies –> Security Options 3. Open “Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on” –> simply disable the option This is a great function if you are running task and do […]

Simple batch (.bat) file to re-start Synergy+

by mtecheasy on June 22, 2011

Well I’ve been running Synergy+ for a long time now, and sometimes it gets sluggish when it’s been running for a while, so I simply double click on this useful batch file and voila, back to light speed! @echo off REM – File: synergyrestart.bat REM – Description: Restart Synergy Plus Client REM – Author: XXX […]

Disabling/Changing network throttling in Windows Vista/7

by mtecheasy on June 21, 2011

Are you having or have had lag issues since going to vista or 7 while playing online games? I have, and here is how to fix it. 1. Open regedit 2. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionMultimediaSystemProfile 3. Open NetworkThrollingIndex and change the value data to FFFFFFFF to disable the network throttle 4. Reboot If you do […]

Converting dynamic disk to basic disk

by mtecheasy on June 5, 2011

For whatever reason your disk is in dynamic mode and you’d like to change it to basic without formation, do the following: 1. Get yourself a HEX editor, I recommend “HxD – Freeware Hex Editor and Disk Editor” 2. Open HxD (Version, make sure you run it as an administrator 3. Extras –> Open […]