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Windows 8 Mail App: Adding Gmail Account

Here a simple walk through on how to add your gmail account in Windows 8 Mail App. In you Windows 8, access Settings from the Charms menu (move your mouse to the upper or lower right corner of your screen or in your keyboard, simply press Windows Key + C) In Settings click Accounts   … Continue reading

Windows 8 RTM’d!

Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing and is now available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers. Based from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/faq you can upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8. Here are the Windows 8 installation screen shots, I’ve downloaded the Windows 8 (x86) – DVD (English) ISO. Screen during booting up from the ISO file The for some … Continue reading

MDT 2012: Customizing Task Sequence Label

In MDT 2012 same as MDT 2010, here’s a simple way to change the “IT Organization” default text in the Task Sequence dialog box. In order to change the default text “IT Organization” locate the customsettings.ini in your deployment share folder, it should be in the DeploymentShare\Control. Right click on the CustomSettings.ini and click on Edit. … Continue reading

SCVMM 2012 Setup Guide

This post will show how to install System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. Once your environment has meet the requirements for SCVMM 2012, the installation is fairly straight forward. In my lab have the following servers: DC01          – created the SCVMM admin users and group SCVMM01 – added the SCVMM admin users and group … Continue reading

Windows 7: Physical to Virtual (P2V)

This post will show the step by step process on how to create a Windows 7 system image of a physical machine and restore it in a virtual machine on a lab environment. I created an image backup of W7D430 (host name of my Windows 7 notebook) as I prepare to install Windows 8 Beta … Continue reading

Windows Server 8 Beta: Installing from VHD

This post will show you how to install Windows Server 8 Beta from a VHD download in a Windows Hyper-V environment. The latest beta release of Windows Server, Windows Server 8 Beta is available for download (in ISO and VHD formats) at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh670538 Component System Requirement 1. Processor Minimum: 1.4 GHz 64bit processor 2. Memory Minimum: 512 … Continue reading

Windows 8: Domain join

Here is how to manually add your Windows 8 to a domain. (also applies to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update) In your Windows 8 Start page, search for Control Panel and access System and Security\System. And just like earlier versions of Windows, in the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings section, select Change settings. At the Computer Name/Domain Changes enter … Continue reading

Windows 8: Finalizing your settings

Here are several screen shots in applying the final settings to Windows 8 Consumer Preview during your installation. In the Personalize screen you you can select the background color of your choice and then giving your PC a name. When done selecting click Next to proceed to the Settings screen Select either Use express settings … Continue reading

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) Installation

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is available for download if you have an msdn subscription, look for Windows 8 Consumer Preview Assessment and Deployment Kit (x86 and x64) in the Subscriber Downloads section. To install the Windows ADK, your machine should be running one of the following operating systems: Windows® Developer Preview Windows® 7 Windows Vista® Windows® … Continue reading

Windows 7 Technical Talk

Last Saturday, November 12, 2011 the Philippine Windows Users Group have completed the 3-part Windows 7 Deployment Essentials series which was held at iACADEMY Amphitheatre, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines. Here are some pictures of the event Thanks to follow MVPs John Delizo & Jay Paloma,  PHIWUG, STEP and Microsoft Philippines for supporting this Windows 7 … Continue reading