Archive for October, 2007

Double clicking on a VHD to mount it

 I found a really handy blog entry today with a short registry modification you can make so you can double-click on a VHD file to mount it as a drive on your system.

This is really great news for data recovery. I’m currently researching the potential synergy between Microsoft Virtual Server and the image-based backup functionality in Windows Vista, which apparently saves files in the same format as Virtual PC uses (VHD). It would be so neat to be able to spin up a virtual machine from a Windows Vista backup in a pinch, but it seems there are some complications. More >

Using a USB KVM switch and the mouse and keyboard stop working

I ran into a bit of a problem with my new Keyboard Video Monitor (KVM) switch this week, with an interesting solution. First, a bit of background. When I’m not working in my office in downtown Worcester or at a client site, I work from my home office. I like to vary where I work throughout the week, as I feel it stimulates new ideas and keeps my mind fresh. In my office at home, I have a desktop computer with a nice LCD monitor. My work computer, however, is a laptop. So I had the thought last week of More >