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Re-enable "Repair Your Computer" option in Windows 7 Advanced Boot Options

posted Sep 11, 2013, 2:35 PM by Joe Bieber

If you are missing the "Repair Your Computer" option in the Windows 7 Advanced Boot Options, simply enable it by running the command prompt "as Administrator" and type "reagentc/enable"

That will enable the Windows RE and add the "Repair Your Computer" option.

Removing Unwanted Tray Icons

posted Mar 25, 2013, 10:40 AM by Joe Bieber   [ updated Mar 25, 2013, 11:17 AM ]

Sometimes when you uninstall a program in Windows 7, the un-installation process does not remove the tray icon from the notification area. Here's how to clear that out.

Open the registry editor.
Go to this key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Classes/Local Settings/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Currentversion/TrayNotify]
Look for 'IconStreams' & 'PastIconsStream' and delete them.

Use task manager to kill and then start 'explorer.exe'
or restart

The unwanted icons should be gone.

Running as Administrator

posted Nov 1, 2012, 5:16 AM by Joe Bieber   [ updated Nov 1, 2012, 5:33 AM ]

When running a program as "Administrator" several aspects of the user environment changes.
  • The current directory
  • The Temp directory
  • Mapped drives
Try running a program as Administrator that interacts with a mapped drive and see what I mean.

When "using" Tech'sToolbox, If you create a control that points to a program or script on a mapped drive, when Toolbox "runs" that control, it won't find it if you are running Toolbox as Administrator, which you should it run as Administrator when trying to automate the installation of programs to avoid the constant nagging of UAC " Do you want (some program) to make changes to your computer?"

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