- Search for 'System Configuration' for startup controls
Cannot copy large files by FTP using explorer; it'll time out. Pathetic.
Flash stops playing sound ∞
- Control Panel
- Sound > Change sound card settings
- Playback > go to the properties of your playback device
Enhancements > Disable all enhancements
THANKS MICROSOFT! Idiots.
Underlining links ∞
Control Panel -> Ease of Access Center -> 'Make the Keyboard easier to use' -> 'Underline keyboard shortcuts & access keys'
Doesn't actually work for me, Firefox still doesn't use underlined links. See Firefox - how to fix FireFox2 accesskeys.
MpegSplitter.ax causing Vista's Explorer to crash ∞
The workaround is to disable the Gabest MPEG splitter
C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\Filters\MpegSplitter.ax
I renamed the thing.
Tricks and tips ∞
Network Card Settings
Blizzard has heard reports of network cards that seem to experience problems processing the World of Warcraft/Burning Crusade data. If you do not know what kind of network card you have, please follow these steps:
- Click on Start.
- Click on Control Panel.
- Double click on the System icon (in Windows XP, you may need to click Switch to Classic View on the left hand side of the screen).
- Select the Hardware tab.
- Click on Device Manager.
- Expand the section labeled Network Adapters.
The name of your network adapter will be listed there.
Once you have located the name of your network adapter, please verify you have the latest driver from the manufacturer. You can find a list of hardware manufacturers and their contact information on our Hardware Vendor List. However, some have only resolved it by using older drivers. You may need to experiment with your card and its settings to eliminate the problem.
The Duplex and Checksum Offload settings in the Network Card may need to be adjusted for better performance.
- Locate your network card via the above steps.
- Right click the network card and select Properties.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- If you have an option to set the Duplex setting set it to 100BaseTX Full Duplex.
If you have an option to set the Checksum Offload setting, may vary in specific naming, disable this setting.
Changing these options will normally cause your connection to reset temporarily. You may also have to restart your system after changing these options to connect to the internet once more. Some specific cards require additional settings, you can go to our Network Driver Update page. Since this particular issue is related to communication, there are some solutions relating to disconnections that may also contribute to this problem. You can find those suggestions on this page.
Adding a port range to the firewall ∞
It was intentionally omitted, to screw regular users over.
There is an untested solution:
for /l %i in (1024-1032) do netsh advfirewall firewall add rule ... remoteport=%i
I don't know how to interpret the ellipse. Is it two commands or one?