How to remove selective lines in Notepad++


I wanted to remove selective lines from Notepad++. The problem was, except for one word, all other words in the line were different to each other. Below steps helped me to accomplish this task.

 

  • Goto the search menu Ctrl+F and there to the "Mark" tab. Check "Bookmark line" (if there is no "Mark" tab update to the current version).
  • Then just enter your search term and click "Mark All"

    ==> All line containing the search term are bookmarked.

  • Now go to the Menu "Search -> Bookmark -> Remove Bookmarked lines"
  • Done.

Source: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5876296/regex-remove-lines-containing

Altiris – Search software installed on computers


Altiris console:

Reports > All Reports, then expand Reports > Discovery and Inventory > Inventory > Cross-platform > Software/Applications > Installed Software or Installed Software by Computer.  In the search box, type the software name which are installed on the computers ex: Microsoft

altiris-search-software-by-computers

 

You can then save the output in CSV or other format. Click Save As and save it. You can later remove unnecessary fields in MS Excel.

Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)


Today afternoon my Windows 7 laptop suddenly posted Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) screen. So I thought it is a good idea to learn about it and post it in my blog.

bsod

Screenshot from: http://pc-supportal.com/general-guide-fixing-blue-screens-death-bsod/

Causes:

BSOD is usually caused by Hardware issues and System software (drivers, OS etc) issues. Ex: RAM is not properly inserted into the DIMM Slot. Newly installed software that causes issues for example Bluetooth drivers.

Resolution:

Most of the time the system gets up and running after a restart for software issues. For Hardware issues, remove and clean the RAM / HDD, blow air into DIMM / Sata inputs and re-insert RAM / HDD.

Troubleshooting:

If you carefully read the BSOD screen you can see the cause of the issue. In case if you missed it and after the restart if your machine is working. You can check the dump file using NirSoft BlueScreenView application.

NirSoft BlueScreenView application.

This is a free software and I downloaded it from http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html#DownloadLinks

It is a Zip file. Just download and unzip and execute it. It would not install. It automatically picks up the dump file and list the error. As you can see crash happened to my laptop was due to Bluetooth system file / driver.

nirsoft-bluescreenview

also…

Install Microsoft Debug Diagnostics 2 update 2 (as of Jan 2017 this is the latest version) to analyze the dump file.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49924

bsod-1

bsod-2

Now right click and open it by selecting “Analyze Crash/Hang issue”. DebugDiag will open it via Internet Explorer.

bsod-3

How to paste images into Microsoft Word with 100% size


One of the problem I encounter with Microsoft Word while creating document (documentation, Knowledge base etc) is pasting images into Word is always a problem. The exact problem is, Word bloat (increases) the image and reduces the sharpness.

‘The Stig’ wallpaper in my laptop.

With a snipping tool, I have selected a portion of the Stig wallpaper and pasted in on Microsoft word. As you can see the size is increased (Word document viewing is set to 100%). This makes the pasted images in word lacks sharpness. You don’t want this in your documentation.

100% size problem 4

 

100% size problem 1

Solution:

Using a ‘middle program’ solves this problem. I am using Paint.net (free applicati0n) for this. Let me explain.

Copy the desired area with snipping tool -> paste it in Paint.net -> press Ctrl + C

100% size problem 2

Now paste it in Word.

I dont know whether you can see this or not but the pasted image size in the Microsoft Word is 100% and no more bloated image.

100% size problem 3

Windows user access control


OS: Windows 7

Sometimes you cannot start a program or you cannot start a program with Administrator access or the programs could ask for admin login credentials just to open. To control all these, you need to make changes in User access control.

To open User access control,

click start -> type uac and hit enter

or

Goto control panel -> User accounts -> Change user account settings

Here drag the slider to lowest value.

uac