Posts Tagged ‘Tips and Tricks’

Well its been a long time since i have written and shared any new tips and tricks with my fellow geeks.
But here I am with the basic really easy post on Windows 7. Well this new version of windows has really inspired me and I would like to keep writing on the new features available as I go on exploring them.

The easiest way is to right click on your desktop-> Personalize -> Change Desktop Icons  and here you land on the following screen.

Walla! You have your My Computer on the desktop.



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As most of you technology geeks must be using the Windows Server 2008. And a lot might have already ran out of their allocated evaluation period of 60 days J.

 But don’t worry it’s not the end of your exploration with this new enhanced server from Microsoft. If you want to extend the evaluation period it’s really simple. I came across an email from a colleague of mine a great developer rather a master mind; thanks Naweed.


So if your 60 days initial evaluation period nears to end just follow these simple steps to increase the period using the Slmgr.vbs script.


1. Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.

 2. Type slmgr.vbs -dli, and then press ENTER to check the current status of your evaluation period.

 3. To reset the evaluation period, type slmgr.vbs –rearm, and then press ENTER.

 4. Restart the computer.


This resets the evaluation period to 60 days.


You can find more ways to of extending this evaluation here in this kb article:

  1. How to install Windows Server 2008 without activating it
  2. How to manually extend the evaluation period
  3. How to automate the extension of the evaluation period


But keep in mind that you can only extend to a max of 240 days (i.e. 3 extensions)

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