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Migrate clients to a new DHCP server

May 2, 2013 Leave a comment

We’ve decided to migrate our DHCP services off the domain controllers and onto a DHCP failover cluster.  We needed to find a way of getting the clients to migrate over without rebooting them and without the sledge hammer approach of turning off the old DHCP service.  We came up with a slow and safe method for forcing the clients to migrate with minimal impact.   Read more…

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Presario 5 in 1 reader stops working after Windows 7 upgrade

November 24, 2011 1 comment

This one has been bothering me for a while. I have a Compaq Presario F700 laptop in the kitchen that was purchased a couple years ago. After upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 home premium, the 5 in 1 card reader stopped working. It seems HP doesn’t support Windows 7 on this box so they don’t have drivers for it. I tried installing the 32 bit Vista driver with no luck. As a last resort I downloaded and installed the driver from Lenovo and it worked perfectly. Some specifics. This laptop is a model 761US. The driver from Lenovo is for a Ricoh R5U8xx device and is version 3.64.02. The lenovo site indicates the driver is for 32 and 64 bit. You can find the driver here: External link to lenovo site

There is no guarantee that this will work for you so YMMV. Enjoy and good luck. Oh and happy Thanksgiving!