OpenVPN Windows Service Foo (Updated)

As a longtime OpenVPN user on Linux I thought it would be an easy task to set up OpenVPN as a service on Windows. Well, I was right… and couldn’t be wronger. Setting up the service is part of the installation notes for OpenVPN. Just search for “Running OpenVPN as a Windows Service” in the […]

Lync CTRL-Enter Foo (Update)

It seems that Microsoft’s products creating more and more foos. This time it is Lync, also known as Skype for Business. It is okay, that Lync uses the Enter key to send a message or the CTRL-Enter combination start a call. But it is not okay that there is no way to change these key […]

Windows 8.1 Store App Can’t Open Foo

Windows continues to kick my behind. Out of the blue the Windows 8.1 installation on my workstation didn’t want to open the store app. Not that I really need or want it. But the same happened for the settings app, which was a little bit of a problem. I should have taken a screenshot but […]

Enable Administrator Account on Windows Vista, 7 & 8

Most of you might have noticed that ye good ol’ administrator account is not available anymore in newer Windows versions. Actually it is hidden and disabled for all versions since Windows Vista. And under normal circumstances you actually don’t want to use this account anymore. But there are some use cases where you want to […]

Windows Keyboard Typing Consecutive Numbers Foo

This Windows Foo showed it’s ugly head today for the first time and I was simply flabbergasted. Whatever I typed, only the first letter appeared correctly and from there on the system was showing consecutive numbers. Something like this for good ol’ hello world: H2345678901 It happened first in a Java application so, I suspected […]

DLL Foo… OK, it is DLL Hell

It’s been a while since the last post and now Windows makes headlines. At least here. But enough of the whining and back to business. The DLL hell problem. Well, everybody using Windows sooner or later became acquainted with this nice place. Nowadays the hell is not as hot anymore because programs are nice and […]

Windows 7 Upgrade Installation Foo

It is, again, the time to re-install my virtual machine with Windows 7. So far so bad. I don’t like to install Windows in the first place but from time to time I needed it and Windows 7 is actually not that bad. But for a good reason ($$$) I bought an upgrade license of the […]