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14 Jan 2014

Porting from a large Hard Drive to smaller Solid State Drive (SSD)

4 future I would like to note my solution to this problem.

Usually its a case of windows image backup and restore to new same size or larger hard drive but in this instance its not the case.

I have a 120GB mechanical hard drive I would like to transfer to a new 60GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

the old 120gb included the annoying 100mb reserved partition so was going to be a bit tricky....

KEY:
A 120GB  Hard Drive
B 60GB SSD
# Comments

0)
Firstly I need to shrink Windows C: drive partition on A to near 50GB to fit on B which involved either copying to an external Hard Drive or deleting some crap so can shrink in size.

1)
On B create initial partition 100mb (B1)  and second partition which was about 55GB (B2)

2)
utilizing "Road kills RAWCOPY"
copy A1  partition to B1

3)
Utilizing "Road kills RAWCOPY"
copy A2 new shrined Windows C partition  to new B2 partition..

4)
Once copy complete, shut down remove old 120gb and install new 60GB SSD and boot using windows CD

5)
Boot  into recovery mode and run "command prompt"
At this stage we'll need to fix the boot manager on B2 i.e. utilizing "Bootrec"
********************BEGINNING  OF COMMAND
D:
BOOTREC /FIXMBR
BOOTREC /FIXBOOT
BOOTREC /SCANOS  #[should output  1 windows install on D: (B2)]
BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD
BOOTREC /SCANOS   #[should output 0 windows install as Bootmanager is now on 100mb]
*************************** END OF COMMAND

6)
Next to make sure 100mb partition is the active boot partition other wise  you will get a NTDLR missing message on boot.
******************BEGINNING  OF COMMAND
>
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 #[assuming 0 is your boot disk]
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION 0 #[assuming 0 is 100mb partition on boot disk]
ACTIVE #[assigns selected as the boot partition]
EXIT
*************************** END OF COMMAND
close and restart and should be good to go.
any problems please do not hesitate to ask google
Thanks for reading, Tom

18 Sep 2013

Two computers networked Ad-hoc or Peer to Peer directly

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/150575

Anciently used at home but was asked recently, so this is to append to my blog for recap.

PC1
IP4: 129.0.0.1
Subnet:255.255.0.0

PC2
IP4: 129.0.0.2
Subnet:255.255.0.0

rules to adhere to are:
  • The first digit of the IP address must be between 128 to 191 inclusively.
  • The subnet mask is: 255.255.0.0
  • The first two digits of the IP address must match on both machines. For example:
  •  
    And that's how for now, bazinga!
     

    20 Jun 2013

    Custom PC Build 2009-2013 (T Revans)

    Tom Revans UK
    Tom Revans UK Custom PC Build 2009-13

    As Featured on http://www.geforce.com/ (sli rig browser link)

    CPU: Intel Core i7 950 D0 @4.2ghz 21x200 BCLK@1.375v

    Memory: OCZ DDR3 12gb (6x2GB) 1600Mhz CL6

    Mobo: ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58 SLI / CrossfireX

    Graphics Cards: EVGA Geforce NVIDIA GTX 680 with Backplate (480s shown)

    Power Supply: Corsair TX850W

    Sound: Creative SB Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion

    Boot: 256GB Crucial M4 SSD

    Storage: 2x Samsung Spintpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM in Raid0

    Case: Coolermaster HAF X

    Cooling: Corsair H70 CPU Water Cooler

    Screen: Asus 27" LED 1080

    26 Mar 2013

    1 Dec 2012

    LinX 0.6.4 test run


    12 Sep 2012

    Banned P2P file sharing Internet Router Law 2013

    Banned P2P file sharing International Internet Router - ISO Law 2013

    I made this up but I think there should be an international law in place to ban P2P file sharing via torrent within the every new router sold and given out with renewals or new customers.

    19 Jul 2012

    Restart and clear the print spooler solution on MS Windows!

    Restart and clear the print spooler solution on MS Windows!

    create a text file called 'something.bat' and edit it as follows.

    @ECHO OFF
    net stop spooler
    echo ****Type Y for yes to clear the print spooler!****
    del %WINDIR%\system32\spool\printers\*.*
    echo You are now restarting print spool.
    PAUSE
    net start spooler