How to merge two archive files in Microsoft Outlook

If you have multiple archive files or .pst files you want to merge the steps below should help you resolve that issue.  Before going any further creating backups is always a good idea in the event anything happens!

  1. Open both Archive/.pst files in Outlook, if you are not sure how to do that click here for instructions on that
  2. Expand both archives on the left pane of Outlook
  3. Go to the inbox of the archive/.pst you want to merge from and select all your emails from the inbox by pressing Ctrl+A
  4. Drag and drop the emails from that archive/.pst into the archive/.pst file you want to keep
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each folder in the old archive/.pst file

I hope this works for you.  This is the same method I used to merge my old .pst file in Outlook.

How to disable Microsoft Office Upload Center

Here are the instructions on how to disable the Microsoft Office Upload Center. I never use it and it always bugs me that Microsoft doesn’t give you the option to stop it from loading.

  1. Go to start and type regedit and press Enter
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  3. Delete the entry for OfficeSyncProcess that points to MSOSYNC.EXE
  4. Reboot and it shouldn’t come up anymore

How enable Hyper-V in Windows 8.1 & Windows 10

If you are looking to set up a virtual machine on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 an easy way of getting that done is by using Hyper-V.  There are other tools out there that are available for this purpose but why not use what is already built into Windows?

OK, so the process of getting Hyper-V going on your computer is very simple… below you will find the steps on enabling Hyper-V.

RSAT for Windows 10 has been released

It seems RSAT or Remote Server Administration Tools has been released.  It can be downloaded directly from Microsoft here.

If you are looking to install Exchange 2010 on Windows 10 for testing you can following my other guide here.  Make sure you install the Windows 10 RSAT instead of the Windows 8.1 version.  The rest is the same…

How to fix The program can’t start because d3dx9_42.dll is missing from your computer

If you’re getting the following error “The program can’t start because d3dx9_42.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.” when loading a game the fix might be as simple as a download.

Try downloading the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer from the Microsoft site here.

I was getting this error when trying to load ArcheAge and installing the DirectX End-User Runtime worked for me.

How to stop Server Manager from auto loading with Windows Server 2012

If there is one thing that bothers me is things loading on start-up.  I honestly feel like nothing should start with an OS unless I tell it to start with the OS.  Anyway, getting this application to stop loading with Windows Server 2012 is rather easy.

Here is what you need to do…

  1. On the top right of the Server Manager window click Manage
  2. Click Server Manager Properties
  3. Put a check in Do not start Server Manager automatically at logon
  4. DONE!

How to permanently delete a show/movie from XBMC/Kodi

If you keep trying to remove items from your library in XBMC/Kodi it might be as simple as a setting. The issue I have had is that I remove the item from my library and when I restart XBMC it is there again.

It seems by default there is an option unchecked that is “Allow file renaming and deletion”

You can get to that setting by going to Settings>Appearance>File Lists and there you will find “Allow file renaming and deletion”.