No. If you wish to contact me, remove any attachments and send your message in plain text.
If you have taken the time to write to me, I will write to you as long as the following conditions have been met, usually within the span of 24 hours (sometimes, within minutes): You are not asking anything about Hacks, Cracks and Cheats. I mean zero. None. Nil. Nothing. Your default E-Mail client has the proper information configured. I cannot write to you unless the reply address is valid. Usually, this is the answer to “why” I have not replied to your E-Mail. You did not slander me or were [Continue Reading]
Not even close. I work hard and make a lot of sacrifices to have what I do have. I enjoy the latest and greatest gadgets and as a side effect, I must spend a lot of cash to enjoy them. Rich? Not even close.
Under most conditions… No.
I very recently (mid 2010) made it back into what would be considered an “IT” job after a few years away. As to the other questions, no… I maintain this site in my spare time and freely give away what knowledge that I have because I enjoy it, not because I make loads of money at it.
Actually, quite the opposite. I have answered many of those type of questions and feelings in the “BV and www.blackviper.com Rant.” Even if you couldn’t care less, you should give it a peek. Lately, it seems as the XP Services Page has taken over the “purpose” of www.blackviper.com, but I still get plenty of hate mail about the “Anti-Hacks, Cracks and Cheats” page that I have posted.
The minimum you will need to run bootvis is the following: COM+ Event System Event Log Plug and Play Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Task Scheduler Windows Management Instrumentation
Depends. A network connected computer going through another computer and then on to the internet needs the following services: DHCP Client ~ Unless you are using a static IP address. Plug and Play ~ No real need to have it disabled. RPC ~ Required for the next service. Workstation ~ Needed to connect to a “server.” Also needed for connecting to another computer for File and Print Sharing. For an analog (modem) connection, you will also need Telephony and anything that service needs to run and your particular connection method. (Auto Connection Manager, [Continue Reading]
Leave the Event Log and Windows Management Interface running. They will keep things smooth and the log may tell you if you need something that you do not have running.
Yes. The core of all Windows XP products are the same. Some services are not available in Windows XP Home, but the ability to enable and disable the ones that are still exists. If you do not have some of the services listed, don’t panic! If your computer manufacture “pre-installed” your XP, they choose not to have certain services installed for you.