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Posts Tagged ‘Vista’

Upgrading Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 64bit

Koala

Since I own an MSDN subscription, I was able to get my hands on a copy of Windows 7 last Thursday.

I didn’t actually install it until this past Sunday because Sunday is the only day I don’t need my computer and I needed a point in time where I could know I would have a good backup to work from.

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Bypass VPN for regular traffic

IMG_1380 For as many places as I’ve been where they use VPNs, I’ve yet to find one that is set up correctly.  I suppose there is a good reason for this, but I consider the problem to be mostly Microsoft’s fault.

I mean, wouldn’t you assume that if it were possible to use your regular connection for all of the network traffic EXCEPT for the traffic that needs to go through the VPN, that is what you would want?  But no.  Microsoft sets it up so that ALL of your traffic goes through the VPN connection.

What this means is that getting a connection to a search engine in order to look for a solution to a problem will take about twice as long as it should since your traffic first has to go to the VPN server and then out to the search engine.

Here’s how you fix it:

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