How to Stop Windows from Shutting Down

Windows automatic shutdown can be a pain if you have lots of important windows open and you just don’t want to restart all the applications and re-open all the windows, yet your computer has decided that it needs to restart/shutdown. There is a handy trick to avoid just that sort of moments. The key is to create a shortcut and point it to:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -a

This basically calls the Windows shutdown.exe with the ‘-a’ parameter to abort the shutdown. I have a shortcut in my QuickLaunch bar so I can just click on it and get the shutdown to abort. Saves me a lot of hassle.

Microsoft and Redhat partner

Microsoft and Redhat announced a couple of weeks ago that they had signed an agreement to support each other’s OS on their respective virualization platforms. Complete details here.

A lot of people were skeptical of this deal and in the article a reference is made to the Microsoft-Novell agreement which seems to be far more comprehensive than the current one. But I think I figured out what the real deal is…

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