Windows 7 (and Windows 2008) Command Line Utility to Change Time Zone

Here is a great hidden command line utility which is available starting in Windows 7, “tzutil.exe,” which can be used to view or change the computer’s Time Zone. To use this command: 1. Open the Command Prompt.2. Enter any of following commands: tzutil /g (To view current time zone) tzutil /l (To get a list of all available time […]

Windows 7 Command Line Utility for Timezone Management – tzutil.exe

“tzutil.exe” is a command line utility introduced in Windows Vista (also in Windows 7 and Windows 2008) which can be used to change Time Zone or to view the current time zone information. To use this command (from a command prompt as administrator): tzutil /g – To view current time zonetzutil /l – To get […]

Creating Bootable Vista / Windows 7 USB Flash Drive

This will walk through the steps to create a bootable USB flash drive. These instructions assume that you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7. Required: USB Flash Drive Microsoft OS Disk (Vista / Windows 7) A computer running Vista / Windows 7 Step 1: Format the DriveWarning: This will erase everything on your USB […]

Schedule Windows reboot (restart) from command line with schtasks

Schedule one-time reboot: schtasks /create /tn “Reboot” /tr “shutdown /r /t 1” /sc once /st 01:00:00 /sd 08/18/2009 /ru “System” Create scheduled task to run twice daily: schtasks /create /tn “TTF” /tr “C:TempTttf.bat” /sc daily /st 06:00:00 /sd 08/25/2009 /ri 720 /du 720 /ru “System” Create scheduled task to run every weekday, M-F: schtasks /create […]

Set up your laptop for work: Turn off the crap

When it comes to setting up your work laptop, I suggest that you should only care about speed and efficiency. This means that your computer should be (a) booting up quickly, and (b) running smoothly (without crashes). The key to a quick startup is minimising the number of programs that run automatically when you bootup […]

Windows Command Line Tricks

Here are a few Windows command line tricks that might make your life easier. Save A List of Files to a Text File by Extension dir *.ext /s /b > files.txt This command line will create a file called files.txt. When you open this file, there will be a complete list of all the files […]