keskiviikko 25. syyskuuta 2013

Duplicate IP adresses

If your windows computer complains that two or multiple computers in the same network has same IP address you can use ipconfig to release and renew the address.

Open your CMD window

Release your current IP
ipconfig /release
Get new IP
ipconfig /renew

You can also set the IP manually from network options: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections 
(if you have problems in local area network for example during lan party or something.)
Select Local Area Connection or Wireless depending which one you want to set up. Then in most cases select Ipv4 and change to "use the following IP" You can look your router settings from CMD window with

ipconfig /all

This shows information about your network.

sunnuntai 8. syyskuuta 2013

WAMP - Windows Apache MySQL PHP

Want to host your own websites ? Or just want to develope your websites with Windows ? WAMP is the answer for it. WAMP, Windows, Apache MySQL, PHP. All these tools you may need for web-developing comes in a single package.

Go to and download either 32bit or 64bit version depending on your system.

Install it like any other windows executable. When installation is completed open WAMP from shortcut. Now it's on. Click the small arrow from the bottom of your screen and you will see WAMP icon.

Left click it and it will open the WAMP menu.

Click Start All Services and it should be running. If you would like to host your pages online you could click Put Online but you should also open some ports from your router and in this blog we are not going to look how that is done. 

Now open your web-browser and type "localhost" it should show you the WAMP index page!

If you see this, it means you are ready to host pages or use databases. 

To acces phpmyadmin simply type into your browser http://localhost/phpmyadmin

Click "www directory" from WAMP menu, this is the folder where you put your pages. For example create new folder "test" and index.html inside it 

Then point your browser to http://localhost/test/index.html and your page should show. If you want to start developing php, just change the .html to .php and look how your page looks from browser. 

keskiviikko 4. syyskuuta 2013

Windows 7 How To Shrink Volume. Split your hard drive with windows tools.

If you want to split your hard drive, for example if you want to install multiple operating systems, like Windows and Linux, or Windows 7 and Windows 8 you can split your hard drive before installing the operating system. Of course you could split the hard drive during operating system installation but this is useful to know anyway.

1. Right click computer from start menu and select manage

2. Then select disk managementand you will see all the drives / partitions installed in your computer.

3. For example if your main drive is C: right click it and select shrink volume.

4. Select how much you want to shrink it.

5. Then you see new unallocated space. This is not used by the computer unless you format it. Right click unallocated space and select format. Pick a name and letter for the drive. That's it.