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Remote Desktop (RDP) Color Depth Setting on Windows 7

Windows 7 comes with updgraded [ downgraded I might say 🙂 ] version of remote desktop (RDP) client.

I used to connect to remote machines using 256 colors, when I was using XP and Vista. But, couldn’t do the same on Windows 7 RDP client as it has 32 bit, 24 bit, 16 bit and 15 bit options only under color depth settings. However there’s a solution to this problem.

Create and save a new RDP session and open it with Notepad. Now find the line saying :

session bpp:i:16

or it may have these values (32, 24, 15)

Change it to :

session bpp:i:8

Save the file and try to connect to remote machine now using this saved session.

It worked for me,  hopefully it will do for you as well 🙂

Creating Windows XP CD With Integrated SP3

Today my Windows XP cd was giving “cyclic redundancy” error 🙂 That’s why I tried to create a new bootable copy. I googled and found this article in CDBurnerXP’s KB.

1st of all I downloaded nLite 1.4.9.1. We can customize our XP cd using nLite. It can help you in integrating service packs, removing extra programs, services etc.

I had the XP SP2 source available on my hard disk. I made following changes to make it comfortable for me to install XP easily and quickly

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Microsoft Windows Live Writer

I’ve just downloaded MS Windows Live Writer. It can be used to publish your posts to your weblogs. It can use your existing blogs or you can create new Window Live Space.

Now, I’ve this WordPress installation [ 70trciks.com ] and I’ve configured it in Windows Live Writer. It has automatically fetched all of my 70trciks categories. I can select a category while posting.

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Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer

If you’ve ever asked for help with your Windows computer that won’t boot anymore, you’ve probably been told to “Backup all your data and then reinstall”… but if you can’t boot, how can you get to your data? That’s the question we’ll be answering today.

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Watch out for this Firefox gotcha

So far I’m reasonably happy with Firefox 3. I like two features in particular: crash recovery (if the browser crashes, it offers to restore all your tabs when you resume) and download pause/resume (if you’re doing a big download and you need to close the browser for some reason, you can restart where you left off). Here’s the Download Manager in action. See that Pause button?

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