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Archive for May 20th, 2010

Telnet for Windows Vista & Windows 7

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/05/20

I wrote about Telnet for Windows Vista & Windows 7.

These steps are even easier:

  1. Press the Windows key
  2. type “turn windows features on or off”
  3. choose “Telnet Client”
  4. press OK
  5. wait a few seconds for the install to complete


Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista | 1 Comment »

Solution for “Error code: 2147500037” while printing in Windows 7

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/05/20

Recently I got the messagebox below with “Error code: 2147500037”  when I used Windows 7 to print some settings (in this case the homegroup password, so I could store it in a safe place).

Your homegroup password couldn't be printed
An error occurred while Windows was trying to print your homegroup password. (Error code: 2147500037)

It seems I am not the only one having this problem, and the solution was simple:
Windows 7 cannot print certain things when Internet Explorer is not the default browser.

Or in other words: this error message means: “Windows 7 cannot print this for you because it needs the default browser to be Internet Explorer“.
Was it that hard for Microsoft phrasing the message in such a way?

Changing the default browser is simple (some of the steps are in screenshots below): Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Power User | 52 Comments »

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