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Archive for December 23rd, 2011

Easy ways to show which Windows version/service packs are installed; via Super User: windows command line: can I tell Service pack number?

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/12/23

Sometimes you want to know which SP is installed on Windows with built-in tools only.

For end-users the fastest way is to start Winver, it will give you dialogs like these (left: XP with SP3, right: Windows 7 without any SP):

For command-line lovers, the one I like this most is this:

systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version"

[WayBack] systeminfo can show a truckload of information, and [WayBack] findstr condenses this to what I need.

On Windows XP SP3, it shows this:

OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600

On vanilla Windows 7, it shows this:

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600

–jeroen

via: [WayBackwindows command line: can I tell Service pack number? – Super User.

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

VMware KB: Sharing a folder from your Mac to a virtual machine

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/12/23

Note that Sharing a Mac folder through VMware Fusion to a Windows VM works, but is:

  1. not fast
  2. eats a lot of Mac resources
    (it would get the fan of my MacBook Air running like mad when copying about 1Gigabyte of files – about 20-thousand files total; a robocopy /mir sync when nothing is changes takes a whopping 5 minutes)

This is how you do it:

To configure a shared folder in a Windows virtual machine:

  1. Launch VMware Fusion.
  2. Power on the virtual machine.
  3. Click Virtual Machine > Settings.
  4. Click Sharing.
  5. Select Share folders on your Mac.
  6. Click the + button.
  7. Browse to the folder on the Mac that will be shared with the virtual machine and click Add.

Shared folders can be accessed via the VMware Shared Folders shortcut on the Windows desktop or the mapped network drive Z:.

–jeroen

via VMware KB: Sharing a folder from your Mac to a virtual machine.

Posted in Fusion, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, MacBook, Power User, VMware, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

 
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