Control + Alt + Del in RDC

To use Control + Alt + Delete in a Remote Desktop Connection terminal, use Ctrl + Alt + End instead.

Windows XP: Missing Authentication tab

If you’re setting up 802.1x on your Network connection but can’t see the Authentication tab, make sure the “Wireless Zero Configuration” service is running.

  1. Start > Run… > services.msc
  2. Find the Wireless Zero Configuration service.
  3. Right click on it, and choose “Start”.

The Authentication tab will then appear on your Network connection properties.

Yes, I know. But apparently, to get 802.1x support, you need to enable a Wireless service, even though you may well be using it on a wired connection. Intuitive, eh?

Plugged in your USB Flash drive but Windows can’t see it?

You’ve probably run into a drive lettering conflict.

Possible Symptoms

  • At home, your PC sees your flash drive as drive letter E. (I’m using E as an example)
  • You go to work and plug in your USB stick, but it doesn’t show up.

The likely culprit

This is probably because your PC at work already has a Drive E assigned – Windows can’t have two drives with the same drive letter, so your Flash drive can’t be used. To use it, we need to change the drive letter assigned to the flash stick.

How to fix it

  1. Right click on My Computer.
  2. Click ‘Manage’.
  3. Click ‘Disk Management’ in the Left pane.
  4. Locate your flash stick in the right pane.
  5. Right click on it, and choose ‘Change Drive Letter and Paths…’.
  6. Click either Change or Add, and assign the drive a new letter. (I usually pick something high up the alphabet, like ‘R’)
  7. Ta-da! Your Flash drive should now appear 🙂

How to Crack WEP in Windows with Aircrack-ng and AirPcap

This guide demonstrates how to crack WEP in Windows using the AirPcap Wireless Capture Adapter.

Asus System Recovery Error: “No partition selected”

This is a guide for anyone who receives the “No partition selected” error when trying to run a system recovery on their Asus Laptop.