User talk:WindowsGuy2021

About your uploaded images[edit source]

You upload awful, resized images from Wikipedia. Please upload HD, non-resized images? You don't even mark as an bad shot. 16:06, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

Just this code {Bad screenshot|The image has been scaled down.} is enough. (Please double the { and }) 16:29, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

Response[edit source]

I want to know how to specifically do the following:

1. How do you extract icons from the program's dll? Do you need a paid program to do that?

2. Is Aero Shot a program you have to pay money for? I have heard it is much better at capturing high resolution screenshots than what Snipping Tool can provide. WindowsGuy2021, 11:31, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

Resource Hacker allows you to extract the icon. AeroShot is free, you can download here. Please sign your comments with 4 tildes. 16:28, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

Okay, I have captured a screenshot of Windows Photo Viewer using AeroShot. I currently trying to figure out how to browse to the directories where the dll files are located. In this case, I am trying to look for the icon for Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10.

WindowsGuy2021, 5:19, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

I found the Icon but, when I try to save it in Resource Hacker, it saves the file as an ICO file which this website does not support. Is there way to convert ICO files to PNG files within Windows or do I need a program to do that?

WindowsGuy2021, 6:11, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

Try here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

New pages[edit source]

Maybe you could make pages about "System Configuration" (msconfig.exe), "Microsoft Diagnostics" (msd.exe) and "System Information" (msinfo16.exe and msinfo32.exe). 22:47, 18 September 2022 (UTC)

Response[edit source]

Sure, I will look into creating the pages for System Configuration, Microsoft Diagnostics and System Information soon. Thanks for the advice though!

WindowsGuy2021, 7:30, 19 September 2022

I created my BetaWiki account over a year ago today![edit source]

Over a year ago today, I created my BetaWiki account under the name WindowsGuy2021 after having enough experience with editing since May 2021. It is crazy that a whole year has already passed since creating the account. I feel very proud of myself that I made the decision to register and contribute to the wiki. Since 16 November 2021, I have been looking over and correcting articles, created several pages and extending content in articles under my account.

I love computers and software. Technology has been my most favorite subject for a long time. Prior to joining BetaWiki, I have done lots of research on computers and operating systems. When I first discovered this wiki in early 2021, I spent hours looking and reading articles of various builds of Windows, operating systems and software.

I will continue to cotribute to BetaWiki since it has became my most favorite thing to do during downtime. It gives me something to do when I am bored.

WindowsGuy2021 1:55, 21 October 2022 (UTC)

Finally got VM software on my Alienware Desktop![edit source]

Since I got my Alienware desktop PC last year, I was thinking about using it to test Virtual Machines of various Windows versions so in January this year, I attempted to install Windows Home Server 2011 on VirtualBox and when I tried to enable advanced visual effects, it blacked out the VM's video card and tried to fix it by using safe mode which did not work and I decided to uninstall VirtualBox and wait several months to install VirtualBox again.

I have now since reinstalled it and so far, I only have one VM running Windows Home Server 2011. I have been messing around with it and the bug that caused a blackout of the VM's video card does not happen anymore. I have taken screenshots of the RTM build of WHS 2011 and uploaded them to the Windows Home Server 2011 RTM build page. Finally, my years long dream of messing around with Virtual Machines has come true.

I also have been installing other versions of Windows like Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows 11. Although, I had a terrible experience installing Windows Vista since it crashed a lot because Windows Vista is infamous for being very unstable on low-end hardware.

This is just only the beginning of my journey of installing VM's. I plan on doing screenshots for more obscure Windows versions. I will only be doing stable builds of Windows for now since beta builds of Windows can be very unstable and may not work like with most of the early Windows 8 builds which don't work in VirtualBox unless you turn off paravirtualization. I may start installing beta builds of Windows one of these days though.

Windows Orb logo (2006).png WindowsGuy2021 21:21, 1 August 2023 (UTC)

Your images[edit source]

All of your recently-uploaded images for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 fail the basic criterion for images, which include but are not limited to inadequate resolutions, improper crops and leftover image artifacts outside of the intended subject. Please consult the screenshot guidelines for information on how to create proper images for Windows builds. - pivotman319 (📫) 17:17, 3 August 2023 (UTC)

Yes, I understand. However, it is very impossible to use WMS 2011 with VirtualBox guests since it hides the mouse cursor and does not allow the user to change the screen resolution as the operating system was intended to only be used by a RDP client. I do not have such things on hand. I am struggling to take high quality screenshots of this build due to these issues that I have encountered. Without the guests, I can't use shared folders to open AeroShot to take screenshots. I knew that I was going to be warned. I will just outright give up doing screenshots for this OS since the limitations and issues prevent me from trying to meet the requirements for images. I really don't know what to do or anything. At least, I got a picture of the winver and OOBE. I am just sad and disappointed in myself. Has anyone had issues with taking screenshots from WMS 2011 due to these problems? Windows Orb logo (2006).png WindowsGuy2021 17:25, 3 August 2023 (UTC)
Windows MultiPoint Server includes a "maintenance mode" that outright disables the Remote Desktop Protocol session and transitions you into the administrator desktop. - pivotman319 (📫) 17:27, 3 August 2023 (UTC)

Okay, I just did what you said. It does now allow me to change the screen resolution but, however I am nervous to install the VirtualBox guests as it will cause the mouse cursor issue to happen. Is there a way to avoid that problem?

Windows Orb logo (2006).png WindowsGuy2021 17:35, 3 August 2023 (UTC)

Is there a possibility to take snapshots in VirtualBox? - Windows logo (2003).svg Bob2204 Arrow.png Click here to begin. Or here. Arrow2.png Talk - 17:39, 3 August 2023 (UTC)

Yes, it is possible. I just have yet to do that. I will go ahead and create it now. I will try to install the VirtualBox Guests again and see if the mouse cursor problem happens again.

Windows Orb logo (2006).png WindowsGuy2021 17:42, 3 August 2023 (UTC)

Yes! The VirtualBox Guests installed with no issues! Now, I can redo all of those screenshots now. I should have thought of this before installing it!

Windows Orb logo (2006).png WindowsGuy2021 17:50, 3 August 2023 (UTC)