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Writing bootable disk images (.iso, .img, etc.) to a USB stick from Windows

Because Windows doesn't have dd, and I want to write the latest Mint LTS release to a USB task, I had to face the unpleasant task of finding a Windows tool to perform what's a basic Unix operation. The good news is that I found one, and it's open source: Win32 Disk Imager. It even has a version ≥ 1, titled: “Holy cow, we made a 1.0 Release”. Read More »

Fixing hanging and slow Windows Update on Windows 7

Windows 7 update service is slow to begin with, but trying it on a computer that has been off for a while is damn near impossible. This is a known issue, apparently. Read More »

Finding junction files in Windows 7 and exclude them with DeltaCopy

Windows 7 has a sort of hard link, a junction file, which it uses to link the old location "Documents and Settings" to /Users/. Because of all this junctioning, you can't just copy files with a Cygwin program like Deltacopy, because it will hang in infinite loop and copy a whole lot of things twice. Read More »

Making Windows RDP more secure

I don't really trust the security of RDP, so therefore I'd like to take some extra security measures. I found this article explaining a lot. Read More »

Adding a quick launch in Windows 7

Windows 7 doesn''t have a quicklaunch by default. Luckily, there is a fix. To enable it, add toolbar, other toolbar and include this as location: Read More »

Installing Windows on Xen

Just a a kind of bookmark, I used this blog post as a base to find out how to install Windows as a DomU on Xen. I might at some point reconstruct my steps, but for now this link is all... (judging by the URL the blog won't exist much longer, but oh well...)

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Pazera Free MOV to AVI Converter 1.2

Ewald wants to be able to make video/photo montages of his life at la Boucoule. While there last month, I helped him along with Windows Movie Maker (WMM) a bit. WMM doesn't like Quicktime video's (as outputted by his camera), so I found a simple Windows program that wraps around ffmpeg to convert these movies to AVI format: Pazera Free MOV to AVI Converter 1.2. Read More »

Create DVDs from any random movie format on Windows

Ewald wanted to be able to create DVDs from the Quicktime movies exported by his digital camera. As a result of being away from my familiar Linux tools, I had to find something that´d work on Windows XP. Read More »