Category Archives: F-Keys

Configure BIOS – (Hardware virtualization)

AFTER – Checking your hardware meets “the hardware requirement for Windows Virtual PC“, .. (using this tool >>> Microsoft® Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool) Windows Virtual PC requires processors capable of hardware-assisted virtualization with AMD-V™, Intel® VT or VIA® VT turned … Continue reading

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FKeys -[F1]-

The F1 key – (used to access the BIOS on the r61-laptop) – AFTER pressing the ThinkVantage button. Prepare the boot device #1: – Power off the computer. #2: – Power on the computer. #3: – While the “To interrupt … Continue reading

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BIOS – Execution Prevention (enabled)

Checking F12 access to the BIOS on this Vista-Biz / Lenovo R61 laptop. After entering the BIOS, I find a section titled “Execution Prevention” – and typed out the contents of what item specific help says. Item specific help – … Continue reading

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Vista commands

http://itsvista.com/topic/commands/ (nice list of commands) RELATED – (To a recent post here at GRDnetau – titled; < F10 (access standard menu) > Here is an alternative way of accessing the hidden system file extensions (and other stuff; – click the … Continue reading

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Vista ~ ncpa.cpl

Need to configure your (Vista-Biz) LAN – adapter manually, and just cant seem to find the “Local Area Connections Properties”…. without having to wade through “Vista-GUI”? GOOGLED   ncpa.cpl Google-suggests  ncpa.cpl run as administrator Type ncpa.cpl into the vista ‘Start-Search’ box … Continue reading

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F10 (access standard menu)

Operating System – configuration – (Windows 7) Need to access the ‘standard-menu’? – use F10 while in explorer, (File manager) NOTE; Internet-Explorer8, has this same feature, (Hiding the standard-menu) Screen-Dump; F10_cfgCHANGE-2.png OTHER CHANGEs: – (The reason for wanting to access … Continue reading

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hit F12 key at POST

PROJECT: Rebuild Lenovo laptop (Model=r61) FIRST; Must be able to access the bios. The combination of Lenovo/IBM recovery system-tools, AND, Micro$oft-VistaBIZ os COMBINATION, serves to obsure-&-hide, simple things (LIKE; access to the BIOS) Hit F12 key at POST – (POST=power-on … Continue reading

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ThinkPad Hidden Service Partition (HPA)

When I boot into the XP-Setup program (Blue-screen text-based setup-install), with the intention to install XP, .. The ‘setup’ program will inform me that ‘setup did not find any hard disk’, which is simply incorrect. Instead, I have installed the … Continue reading

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