ToolTip: Move Mouse

Here’s a tool that has came in handy for me during the past 3 days, so let me share this one with you. Move Mouse is a simple application that generates mouse activity. You can either move the mouse pointer, click the left mouse button, send a keystroke, or any combination of the three. For more details and download  go to the Codeplex project page here.

Performing a Windows Performance Assessment with the Windows ADK

By now most of you have probably looked at the Windows 8 client or server preview build and unfortunately the most attention is given to the new Metro look, but hey there’s more than that coming, in fact there’s some awesome stuff coming I’d like you to know about. With Windows Vista and Windows 7 Microsoft also released the Windows Automated Installation Kit known as WAIK. For Windows 8 this is now being rebranded into Read More …

ToolTip: PwrTest (Testing Windows Power Management)

While reading the Microsoft Whitepaper Diagnosing Application Compatibility Issues Affecting Windows Power Management I came across a utility called PwrTest that can be used to diagnose sleep reliability issues and more… The below list shows the various options the tool provides. Scenario Description sleep for sleep/resume transition testing battery for battery information testing info for system capabilities information es for thread execution state changes idle for power idle statistics ppm for processor power management testing Read More …

Wakeup Your Computer And Do Something

Assume you need to start a file transfer, a download or just execute a batch file once or on a regular basis in the middle of the night. What would you do? Most people will probably use some scheduling software and leave the system on until the task is scheduled to start in addition change the power settings so that the system doesn’t go into sleep or standby as this will prevent the scheduled task Read More …