Posts Tagged “environment variables”

If you are new to WinDbg (The Windows Debugger) like I am then you might struggle with some of the initial configuration items. I would suggest you do your best to get through the initial configuration issues so you can troubleshoot your Crash Dump files to analyze the issues on your computer. So far I am really happy with Windows 7 Ultimate  64-Bit though I have had multiple BSOD’s (Blue Screens of Death) which are frustrating. I am now doing what I can to get down to the bottom of each of the crashes so I can do whatever it takes to minimize any crashes and continue using Windows 7. Follow the directions below to configure the path to Symbols needed by the Windows Debugger (WinDbg).

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Modifying a users PATH variable in Windows Vista is easy. You may want to modify the PATH for a user if you have an executable located in a directory that is not already in the default Path. One example of this is if you install cygwin to have Unix/Linux style commands on Windows you would want to add C:\cygwin\bin to your user Path variable.

Follow the directions below to modify the user Path system variable:

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Installing nmap security scanner on Windows XP is fairly easy. The easiest way is to download and run the nmap stable release executable file currently located here. You can verify the latest release by visiting nmap’s download page here.

Once the nmap.exe file is downloaded just double click it and choose a location to unpack the files. The easiest place would be something like c:\nmap or if you have cygwin installed you might want to do c:\cygwin\nmap. Make sure to note the location as you will need to add this to your path so you can execute it without having to be in the nmap directory.

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