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Web Dev Toolkit. Web UI Frameworks. Download Chrome OS Ready To Use Nightly Builds (For VirtualBox, VMware And USB Drive) Hexxeh has made vanilla Chrome OS VirtualBox, VMware and USB drive images available for download so you can easily try out the latest Chrome OS nightly builds without having to compile it yourself. In my test, using Chrome OS in VirtualBox was painfully slow because you can't enable graphical acceleration so it's best to use the USB images.

But if you must run it in VirtualBox (if for instance you can't boot of an USB), it would be ideal to assign it around 2 GB of RAM. If you think that's too much for a OS-Browser, you'd be surprised how much RAM Chrome (the browser) uses for some people. To use the Chrome OS .vdi in VirtualBox, download it from HERE, extract it, then in VirtualBox click on "New", enter a name and under "Operating system" select "Linux" and for "Version" enter "Ubuntu": On the "Virtual Hard Disk" step, select "Use existing hard disk" and browse for the ChromeOS .vdi file: You're now ready to run Chrome OS in VirtualBox.

Desktop Web Design Tools. Portable Apps Suites. USB Flashdrive Tools. Booooooooting • View topic - [ BOOTICE: A poweful boot-related utility ] - v1.3.2.1. BOOTICE is a powerful boot-related utility. It's desired to manipulate (install, backup, restore) the MBR and PBR of disks (or disk images), to partition and format disks, to edit disk sectors in hexadecimal, to erase all the data on your disk or logical drive (by filling with customizable characters), to edit Grub4DOS boot menu, and to edit BCD file of Windows NT 6.x. bootice.gif (56.05 KiB) Viewed 181492 times * Download——————————————————————————————————v1.3.2.1 x86 download (MD5 of EXE: B998667A20B840B7A4ACCE0B77F0930E) v1.3.2.1 x64 download (MD5 of EXE: 059017B22BB8851033271C3BCB7A5C69)v1.3.2 x86 download (MD5 of EXE: 92A59B338392041243D0DCA38F3BC952)v1.3.2 x64 download (MD5 of EXE: AEA61E21686F92A36DA96E852FA7DAE7)v1.3.1 x86 download (MD5 of EXE: 279784EA1363480D7ACA117B98D9AA7C)v1.3.1 x64 download (MD5 of EXE: 1A3F8F1F76E16CDA2B41C25FA2DDCE73) * Bug fixes and improvements——————————————————————————————————◆ 2013.12.10 v1.3.2.11.

. ◆ 2013.12.07 v1.3.21. . ◆ 2013.11.12 v1.3.11. Beginners Guide to Creating Custom Windows PE - AgniPulse. Jun102011 What is Windows PE? When you are installing Windows 7 on your computer, you boot from the install DVD and start the process. You also boot from the same DVD to repair your operating systems. Have you have wondered how the installer and repair tools were running? In which operating system were these tools running in?

The answer to the above questions is Window Preinstallation Environment in short WinPE or PE. WinPE is a stripped version of Windows. Custom Preinstallation Environments – Winbuilder The brilliant and talented people at the community (formerly have spent a lot of time in adding additional features to WinPE. Why would a normal user want to create a custom PE? The repair tools bundled in the Windows DVD is not sufficient to repair all kinds of problems. Recover Data when the operating system is dead or refuses to boot.Fix boot problems.Reset login Password.Defragment Disks. Why Winbuilder is not suitable for beginners. Make PE3 – Video Guide. Download | WinBuilder. On this page we provide the links for different projects based on WinBuilder, along with a small description.

We recommend starting with a Win7PE. This is a Windows PE that uses the installation files from a Windows 7 DVD or ISO image as source for the boot disk. Look below for some of the projects that we recommend to try out. Winbuilder 2013 This is the easiest Windows PE builder on earth (not kidding). It is built using the most recent version of WinBuilder which is platform independent (builds on Linux, Windows and MacOSX). It has a window that accepts commands. Advantages: Simple, stable and very fast (less than 3 minutes to create a boot disk). Disadvantages: No support for plugins on the current edition. Download link: EzPE3 This project provides an elegant Windows 7 PE boot disk. Advantages: Elegant desktop as result, you find plugins for your favorite programs are likely available already. Additional info Other projects Adding more features. Trinity Rescue Kit: Download. Please download the latest version of Trinity Rescue Kit.

Don 't forget development of this tool took a lot of my time (over many years now), so donation or sponsorship is greatly appreciated (but so is a simple thank-you mail). You can also donate via Paypal, which now accepts credit cards from people who have no Paypal account. or wire me some money with your webbanking account (see info on page "Donate") or you can contact me for your ads on this site. You can also get a physical copy of TRK on either CD or a USB stick. There are three download mirrors. Another fast one is a 1 Gigabit link from Garr Network in Italy (also serving Italian Research and Academic Network ) The 3rd one is offered by the OSU Open Source Lab (Oregon State University).

Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 (iso format): Current build: 372 filename: trinity-rescue-kit.3.4-build-372.iso md5sum: 4909e1961ba27752b7aa8eba23ea7b5d First 3.4 release build: 367 Most people will download the TRK in iso format. Trinity Rescue Kit 3.3: Top 5 Free Rescue Discs for Your Sys Admin Toolkit. A rescue disc can be a life saver for a SysAdmin. Packed with various diagnostic and repair tools they can do things like fix a Master Boot Record (MBR), recover a password, detect and clean a rootkitor simply allow you to salvage data by transferring it from a damaged drive to another location. Here are the best all-in-one Bootable CD/USBs that admins can use to troubleshoot and repair a Linux or Windows system – all handy additions to your toolkit. 1.

Hiren Boot CD The tagline for Hiren Boot CD reads “a first aid kit for your computer” – and that it is! Hiren Boot CD is one of the more popular Rescue CDs out there and contains a wealth of tools including defrag tools, driver tools, backup tools, antivirus and anti-malware tools, rootkit detection tools, secure data wiping tools, and partitioning tools, among others. Hiren Boot CD is available to download as an ISO for easy installation to a USB or burning to a CD. 2. 3. 4. 5. You may also wish to consider… Boot-Repair-Disk Create your own!

The 5 Best Usenet Providers. Usenet has been around for decades, but it's still a great resource, one that offers speed and reliability that bittorrent can't match. Putting aside the whole "first rule of Usenet," this week we're looking at five of the best Usenet providers, based on your nominations. Four out of your top five are resellers from the same Tier 1 provider, which is great for availability and broad use, but means that while all of these are great for a primary account, if you're looking for a backup block account in case something you're looking for has been taken down or censored, you'll want a different provider. We'll get to that a little later. With that aside though, let's get to your top nominees, in no particular order: Newshosting UsenetServer UsenetServer earned points from many of you for its built-in search feature, which makes it easier to find what you're looking for without digging through specific groups.

NewsDemon Astraweb EasyNews. Windows 10 Tips and Tricks : Windows10. Drive Image Backup Software for Windows :: Image for Windows. Image for Windows is an affordable and reliable drive image backup and restore solution that provides an easy and convenient way to completely backup all your hard drive's data, programs and operating systems. Your backups can be saved directly to external USB and FireWire™ drives, to internal or network drives, and even directly to CD, DVD, or BD. The Image for Windows package includes an easy-to-use MakeDisk wizard for creating a recovery boot disk. To restore your data, programs and operating systems back to the way they were when the backup was created, simply boot the recovery disk and restore the partition(s) or drive(s) you need to recover. It's that easy. Image for Windows utilizes the technology provided by Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) or PHYLock™, an add-on component included in the Image for Windows package.

VSS and PHYLock™ allows you to continue using your computer while the backup is locked to a point-in-time. Compatible with Windows x86 and Windows x64 versions. Unix-like shells on Windows. This post gives some notes on ways to create a Unix-like command line experience on Windows, without using a virtual machine like VMWare or a quasi-virtual machine like Cygwin. Finding Windows ports of Unix utilities is easy. The harder part is finding a shell that behaves as expected. (Of course “as expected” depends on your expectations!) There have been many projects to port Unix utilities to Windows, particularly GnuWin32 and Gow. CmdPowerShellEshellBashClink I’d recommend the combination of Gow and Clink for most people. Cmd The built-in command line on Windows is cmd. Cmd has some features you might not expect, such as pushd and popd.

PowerShell PowerShell is a very sophisticated scripting environment, but the interactive shell itself (e.g. command editing functionality) is basically cmd. Eshell You can run shells inside Emacs. Eshell is a shell implemented in Emacs Lisp. Eshell/ls is a compiled Lisp function in `em-ls.el' In bash you can use ! Bash Clink Conclusion. 4 Better Windows Console Tools Alternative to Windows Built-In Command Prompt. A lot of times, the built-in Command Prompt may suit your occasional needs to run command lines.

But if you are a windows console fan and want much more than what Windows Command Prompt has to offer, it’s time to look around for the better alternatives. If that’s the case, here are 4 better alternatives that have fantastic improvements over to Windows terminal experience. Console Console is a free windows console enhancement tool that has some of the features that the Command Prompt lacks, such as multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color key transparency, configurable font, different window styles, etc.. You can also check out our detailed review of Console here. PowerCmd PowerCmd streamlines the Command Prompt with an easy-to-use GUI interface with nice features including: You can also check out our review of PowerCmd here.

ColorConsole You can also check out our review of ColorConsole here. ConEmu Other alternatives to share? Transferring Windows 7 OEM license to a new hard drive - Hacker's ramblings. This is a follow-up post on my previous post about Replacing Compaq 615 hard drive with a SSD. It is obvious, that when you remove the old hard drive from your PC and replace it with a new one, all your stuff won't be on the new drive. "All your stuff" includes Windows operating system, your user profile information, settings, background picture of your desktop, all your precious photos, ... the list goes on. So to succesfully replace the hard drive, some preliminary steps are needed. Even in the best case, where you're prepared to lose all of your files and information, the only thing that you need to transfer is your Windows 7 license.

In this particular case following circumstances exist: Abandoned options There are three good possibilities of transferring an existing Windows installation to the new drive. It is possible to create a recovery disc from existing installation. Another way would be to use the Windows 7 built-in backup. Prerequisites for license transfer Warning! Warning! How SLP and SLIC Works - Guy Techie - Rants from a tech addict.

Introduction I was searching around the internet and did not find a nice comprehensive explaination of how SLP and SLIC worked. I'm talking about how Microsoft allows large OEM PC manufacturers (such as HP, Dell, Toshiba, etc) to activate every copy of Windows Vista and 7 machines without needing to do it online. After all, if you are building thousands of machines a day, would you really want to connect every one of them online to activate them? Unlike Windows XP, Vista and 7 requires activation. While retail and OEM copies of Windows XP required activation, corporate editions and SLP OEM copies did not. So Microsoft provided a way for major players in the PC industry to permanently activate Vista and 7 without going online at all.

Well, since I couldn't find anything online regarding SLP and SLIC except for how to exploit them (read: using it illegally to pirate Vista and 7), I decided to write a simplified "how it works" text file. How SLP and SLIC Works 2. 3. 4. 1. Closing Thoughts. How to Beat OEM Licensing - Ars Technica OpenForum.

Ok, sorry to wade in here with my cluebat on my first post, but there's a lot of misinformation and almost-not-quite in this thread, and I feel compelled to educate. My apologies. OEM activation down through the ages, oldest to newest, with a particular focus on how it can be used and abused, with customer/user OSes as the default: Windows 2000 and prior: OEM protection is pretty much a joke, just changing the product ID to the right numbers removed all serial prompts. Activation not invented yet. Windows XP: Online activation and OEM SLP bios locks: Commonly defeated by pirates by simply using VLKs.

Windows Vista: First generation ACPI table locks (SLIC): With the lessons learned from XP activation and the abuses thereof, Microsoft decided that a more active approach was needed in later OSes. Windows 7: Exactly the same as Vista, just the certificate version was increased from SLIC 2.0 to SLIC 2.1. Windows 8, 8.1, 8.1u1: SLIC 3.0. UEFI (Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface) HomePage > Components and HowTos > Install UEFI (Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface) Light house Puppy, basically a User Friendly or "noob oriented" re-spin of FAT DOG may have a way to install it with UEFI too! UEFI is the term for the new BIOS interface specification, and is not to be confused with secure boot, which is a "module" or "add - on" that was forced on the main board manufactures.

It can be disabled, by going to the "advanced" tab of the BIOS, and doing two things, enable CSM and Legacy Op Rom. If you want to run any version of you MAY have to use Secure Boot. How can you tell the difference between class 1,2 and 3? While the last link is for a laptop, it should still at least give a pointer as I believe that the UEFI BIOS specifications are nearly the same. Basically if you go into advanced settings and do not see any "Firmware options" (CSM, Op-rom, etc) in that Tab, then you got a "Class 3" UEFI BIOS Implementation. Boot menu for key for different makes and models: BIOS Mod Tools.