Windows 7: Emulate CD/DVD Media on your machine.

Windows 7: Emulate CD/DVD Media on your machine.

I have been happy with Virtual CloneDrive for quite a while now. Today I stumbled upon a .NRG image that it won't mount as a drive and I wanted to have that image in a more popular format.

After some hunting, I decided to go for Daemon Tools, as they offer a free-for-personal-no-comercial license for their lite version of the product.

Google Talk freezes when selecting "Show Current Music Track" and Winamp 5 is running

I have been a fan on Winamp since version 1.0 and I like Google talk too.

Sometimes I want to show people what music is playing on my box and wish that Google Talk would not freeze when I do it. That’s not the case by default unfortunately.

So here’s what needs to be done:

Step 1: Go to the root folder of your Winamp installation. Usually C:Program FilesWinamp (C:Program Files (x86)Winamp, if you’re on a 64-bit Windows).

Step 2: Select Tools -> Folder Options -> View (tab) and uncheck "Hide Extension for know file types" and confirm hitting Ok

Step 3: Create a new empty file (Right Click -> New -> Text Document).

Step 4: Rename the newly created file to "winamp.m3u" and confirm.

Step 5: Close both Winamp and Google Talk.

From now on when you open both and select "Show Current Music Track", Google Talk will not freeze.

Windows 7: Enabling auto-logon

Here’s what you do to enable automatic log on to your Windows 7 user account

Hit WindowsKey+R and execute

control userpasswords2

On the dialog that opens, click on the username that you wish to enable automatic log on and uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox.

When you click OK, Windows will ask the password for that user.

Type it twice to confirm and hit Ok.

From now on, the user account you selected will be automatically logged on when booting.

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