Disable the animation in Microsoft Ofice 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 tries to amuse you with new bells and whistles, including animated effects, but when you access your computer via Remote Desktop connection this animation can also make Office very slow. If you are interested in working with Microsoft Office 2013 without the unwanted entertainment you can turn off the animation by changing […]

How to remove Windows 8 and install Windows 7 on a Lenovo ideapad z580 laptop

My friend just bought a new Lenovo ideapad z580 laptop with Windows 8 on it. She was not sure if her special statistical programs will run on Windows 8, so she asked me to remove Windows 8 and install her copy of Windows 7  64 bit on it. As it turned out the Lenovo laptop […]

How to set up VisualSVN Windows authentication

If you get the access to ‘…’ forbidden error message in an svn client most likely the Subversion server authentication is not set up correctly. Users can access the VisualSVN repository using the Windows user accounts of the server. To set up the Windows user account authentication: Install VisualSVN on the Windows server, In the start […]

Windows desktop doesn’t show any icons

If your Windows XP or Windows 7 desktop is empty and does not show any icons the following steps can enable the display of your desktop icons: Right click the desktop, In Windows XP, Select “Arrange Icons By”,   In Windows 7, Select “View”,   If “Show desktop icons” is not checked, click on it to […]

Windows Media Player 12 cannot find the album information

When you insert a CD to rip it Windows Media Player 12 should find the artist name, title and cover art on the Internet. If it cannot find it you can force the application the following way. Warning: These steps will delete all files from your hard drive that are in the Medial Library! Make […]