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LogMeIn - Reboot in Safe Mode with Networking

Can I use LogMeIn in safe mode? Using LogMeIn Free/Pro²

  • Connect to the host computer but do not start remote control.
  • Once connected, click Preferences.
  • Choose Advanced Options.
  • Scroll down to Reboot Options.
  • Click the View Reboot Options button.
  • Click Safe Mode Reboot.

The computer will now reboot into Safe Mode with networking and also start the LogMeIn service.


If you are sitting at the Host computer, i.e., the one on which LogMeIn is installed, and reboot the computer into Safe Mode with networking via the normal Windows reboot procedure, LogMeIn will not start up in Safe Mode and you will be unable to access the computer remotely.

How to resize a partition in Windows

How to create a system image in Windows

How to run a network backup in Windows 7 Home Premium

  • Disk Management > Create VHD (Virtual Hard Drive) on the NETWORK
  • Attach/Mount VHD (automatic upon creation) > Initial & Assign local drive letter
  • Backup to VHD saved on the network.

How to Clone Hard Drive to Smaller Drive

How to Shrink a System Partition in Windows 7

How to create an MS-DOS bootable flash drive

Windows auto login

  • Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to launch the “Run” dialog box.
    • Type in netplwiz
    • Type in control userpasswords2

Enable ping on Windows 7

Control Panel --> System and security --> Windows Firewall --> Advanced settings --> 
Inbound rules --> New rule --> custom rule
In Protocol and ports: Protocol: ICMPv4 on the same panel go to customize, 
choose "Specific ICMP types", check the box "echo request"

Windows Messenger

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Network randomly drops in Windows 7

Installing Cygwin with ssh access

  • Download the latest version here: or
  • Install Cygwin:
    setup-x86_64.exe or setup-x86.exe
  • Select desired Cygwin packages, for SSH select at least these packages:
    openssh cygrunsrv
  • Run SSH installer.
    Use these answers to questions asked:
    • Should StrictMode be used? yes
    • Should privilege separation be used? yes
    • New local account 'sshd'? (yes/no) yes
    • Do you want to install sshd as a service? yes
    • Enter the value of CYGWIN for the daemon: [] (leave blank)
    • 'cyg_server' will only be used by registered services.
    • Do you want to use a different name? no
    • Create new privileged user account 'cyg_server'? yes
    • Please enter the password: (type Windows user's password)
    • Reenter: (same as above)
  • Start the sshd service
    cygrunsrv -S sshd
  • Be sure to enable SSHD port 22 in Windows Firewall

Using SSH without requiring a password

  • Run ssh-keygen
    ssh-keygen.exe -t RSA
  • Responses to the following questions:
    Enter file in which to save the key: (Enter, use default path)
    Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): (Enter)
    Enter same passphrase again: (Enter)
  • Copy into the remote computer's authorized_keys file on all computers involved.

Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

  • Create Restore Point
    • Open System by clicking the Start button, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.
    • In the left pane, click System protection. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    • Click the System Protection tab, and then click Create.
    • In the System Protection dialog box, type a description, and then click Create.
  • Boot off a Windows Repair DVD or Windows 7 Install DVD
    • Press Shift + F10 on the install dialog
  • Use Robocopy to copy from C:\Users to D:\Users, drives may be labeled different here. Use dir to determine drive letters.
    • In my situation, C:\ --> G:\ and D:\ --> F:\.
    robocopy G:\Users F:\Users /mir /xj /copyall
    • This is what the switches mean:
      • /mir tells robocopy to mirror the directories, this will copy all files
      • /xj is very important, this tells robocopy not to follow junction points. If you forget this, you will have a lot of trouble.
      • /copyall will copy all the attributes including ACL and Owner info
    • Make sure no files failed to copy. (I had to delete temp files in Windows to make that happen)
  • Remove original C:\Users directory:
    rmdir /S /Q G:\Users
  • Create a NTFS Junction/symlink that points to the new Users folder:
    • mklink /J G:\Users F:\Users
  • Test to make sure it was created.
    G:\> Users[F:\Users]
  • Reboot to fix ProfileList issues.
    • Go into the Registry: C:\Windows\regedit.exe
    • The ProfileList issues established new entries in the "ProfileList" registry key:
      HKLM|Software|Microsoft|Windows NT|CurrentVersion|ProfileList
    • Aside from the system profiles, two long subkeys may exist with a duplicate ".bak" extension entry.
    • Delete the keys WITHOUT the ".bak" extension, then rename the remaining ones without the ".bak".
  • Reboot and all should be good.

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