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bio website gregwoods.co.uk
location Lancaster, United Kingdom
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I'm a web application developer working in Lancaster, UK. I'm obsessed with good design in everything around me.


Dec
11
answered Unidentified network on windows 8 pc when hard wired to Airport extreme
Jun
28
awarded  Commentator
Jun
28
comment Microsoft Sculpt mobile keyboard reverse Fn keys
just a note on the hardware mod: once that key pops off you will never get it back on! There are 2 fragile, interlocking nylon levers which form a challenging puzzle to put back together. They are now in the bin, and I have a big blob of blu-tack holding the key down.
Jun
10
comment Changing the SkyDrive default path in Windows 8.1
Though whether it is reliable is another matter. Atempting to move my OneDrive folder onto D: resulting in locking the folder for WEEKS. I had no idea if it was doing anything, so in the end, I disabled SkyDrive completely.
May
7
comment Unable to uninstall virtualbox network drivers
I successfully used live.sysinternals.com/psexec.exe with the -s and -i options to run regedit as SYSTEM
May
7
comment Unable to uninstall virtualbox network drivers
sounds good, but for me, in Win8.1, RunAsSystem adds the context menu option (after crashing), but it fails to run RegEdit (or any other program)
Mar
25
awarded  Scholar
Mar
25
comment Outlook - I only have the “Keep Text Only” option when pasting
Didn't have change to try this out, as scanpst worked for me. Thanks anyway
Feb
28
awarded  Student
Feb
28
asked Outlook - I only have the “Keep Text Only” option when pasting
Feb
26
comment Install Windows 7 using MSDN ISO and Key from my newly purchased Gateway Laptop
interesting comment about activation vs validation though. It would be useful to get feedback from users who activated an OEM licence on an MSDN disc. Did they have problems later, with Windows Update, installing Security Essentials (which I think validates windows before installing) etc
Nov
29
comment How can I run legacy versions of IE (IE7/IE8) on Windows 8?
When creating the virtual machine, if you see an option to choose "Generation 1" or "Generation 2", choose the first one, it support the 'vhd' file that Microsoft supply. The second option only supports 'vhdx' hard disk files.
Mar
5
comment ShellExecute failed (2) error for Notepad++ on Windows 7 64bit
My registry entry was "Edit with &Notepad++"
Jan
18
awarded  Supporter
Nov
22
comment How do I set the Powershell default font to Consolas?
This works for Windows 7. For Windows 8 the console starts up with the font you've chosen, then flicks back to the nasty raster font. :(
Sep
14
awarded  Autobiographer