Mount SkyDrive as network drive – Windows 7

Open and login with your live account

Click on the Files and see the URL to get your “CID” query parameter.

Map the network drive with this URL

When prompted for username/password, login with your Windows Live User ID and Password.
And that’s it, You are done!



Configure Remote Desktop Session with “Start Program on Connection” to logoff automatically upon application close

Add  new DWord (32-bit) value “splwow64.exe” at “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\SysProcs”


Windows 8 on VirtualBox

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Download Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview from

Create a new Windows 8 Virtual Machine. Latest Release of VirtualBox allows selecting “Windows 8” as the Virtual Machine’s Guest Operating System type.

At least 1 GB memory is recommend if you are installing Windows 8 32-bit.

Create a new VirtualBox Disk Image for Windows 8 Virtual Machine following Virtual Disk Creation Wizard.



Go to the storage settings and click Empty under IDE Controller. Click the CD icon next to CD/DVD Drive selection box and click Choose a virtual CD/DVD disk file. Navigate to the Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO file and select it. When done, click OK.

Go back on the VirtualBox main interface, Select Windows 8 VM, Right Click and Select Start to begin installation of Windows 8 and follow the on-screen instructions.

After the installation is complete, you can personalize and start using Windows 8.



Windows 8 Start Screen

Windows 8 Desktop Screen

Windows 8 Lock Screen

Windows 8 Log On Screen



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