HP iLO is not responding

When during boot of an HP ProLiant server you see the “iLO2 not responding. System health monitoring has been disabled.” error message you need to restart the HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) component in the server. iLo is a small, always on computer with a web interface to monitor and manage the hardware of the HP […]

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April 24th, 2014 by Laszlo Pinter

There is already an open DataReader associated with this Command which must be closed first

When your MVC 5 web application page tries to read the database using the Entity Framework in a loop you may get the following error message: InnerException: System.InvalidOperationException HResult=-2146233079 Message=There is already an open DataReader associated with this Command which must be closed first. Source=System.Data This usually happens when a cshtml page receives an IEnumerable<> […]

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April 20th, 2014 by Laszlo Pinter

How to increase the security in a NetApp system

Use putty to connect to the IP address of the NetApp management port Log in with the Login and Password Start the System Console at the SP …> prompt type system console To change the root and naroot passwords type passwd for the Login: question enter root enter the new password enter the new password […]

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March 29th, 2014 by Laszlo Pinter

Head tracking with a web camera and FaceTrackNoIR

FaceTrackNoIR is a free open source head tracking device to detect the movement of your head in simulation games. In a web browser go to http://facetracknoir.sourceforge.net/information_links/download.htm Download the full installer Run the SetupFaceTrackNoIR_Full_v170.exe On the select components page uncheck the Protocol for Virtual Jostick(s) in the Interface to games section. You don’t need it now. […]

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March 2nd, 2014 by Laszlo Pinter

Windows web service authentication in IIS Express

When you develop a SOAP web service in Visual Studio 2013 the IDE uses IIS Express for testing. To set up Windows authentication in IIS Express follow the steps below: Create a Local Security Group on your computer Right click Computer and select Manage On the left side expand Local Users and Groups Right click […]

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February 1st, 2014 by Laszlo Pinter

How to sign in to your Windows 8 PC without an email address

When you set up Windows 8 the Sign in to your PC page asks you for your email address. It is you computer you should be able to use it without telling Microsoft your email address and other personal information. To use you computer without giving away your email address At the bottom of the […]

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January 29th, 2014 by Laszlo Pinter

How to remove Windows 8 and install Windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite p50-A series laptop

If you want to remove the preinstalled Windows 8 from a new Toshiba Satellite P50-AST3GX2 laptop you need a Windows 7 DVD. You can buy the  Windows 7 DVD at Amazon. The first step is to turn off UEFI in the BIOS and enable the legacy boot. This will allow the computer to boot from the […]

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January 17th, 2014 by Laszlo Pinter

How to completely shut down a Windows 8 computer

As I found out the hard way when you select “Shut down” on the Power icon in the lower right corner of the Windows 8 screen the computer does not really shut down, it only goes to hibernation mode. This cheat is the trick behind the “fast boot” of Windows 8. This is great if […]

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January 17th, 2014 by Laszlo Pinter

How to remove Windows 8 and install Windows 7 on a Dell inspiron 7000 series laptop

If you want to remove the preinstalled Windows 8 from a new Dell inspiron 7000 series (7537) laptop you need an external USB DVD drive and a Windows 7 DVD. You can buy the LG external USB DVD drive for $40 at Best Buy, and the Windows 7 at Amazon. The first step is to […]

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January 11th, 2014 by Laszlo Pinter

How to disable Sticky Keys in Windows

When you press the Shift key five times Windows turns on a feature called Sticky Keys to help people to type with one hand. Sometimes this can cause inconvenience when you want to use two hands and just pressed the Shift key too many times. To turn off this automatic feature in Windows 7 In […]

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January 8th, 2014 by Laszlo Pinter