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Windows 10 free upgrade – not for Enterprise or RT editions

I’ve been looking for details on the announced free upgrade from Windows 7 and 8.1 to Windows 10 that was announced a little while ago. I can’t start making plans to upgrade people without knowing if it’ll actually be possible … Continue reading

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How to shrink a Windows harddisk and migrate to SSD

I have been switching a lot of people from HDD (hard disk drives: spinning, magnetic disks) to SSD (solid state disk: silicon/flash-based) recently. It can breathe new life into an old PC/laptop, the HDD is almost invariably the slowest part … Continue reading

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 upgrade to R2

Less of an upgrade, more of an uninstall and re-install, keeping the database. DO read the blurb on TechNet, especially: Upgrading to VMM in System Center 2012 R2 Prerequisites for Upgrading VMM Planning Considerations for Upgrading VMM Tasks to Perform … Continue reading

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Home PC Upgrade

I built this pc in 2006, and it’s been fine but I’ve been stressing it a little more recently, running virtual machines and playing some newer games. Not bad for six year old hardware though. I decided to upgrade the … Continue reading

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Upgrade PST files to Unicode and run ScanPST from the command line

Identified an issue with old PST files that started to misbehave when Microsoft Office was upgraded to 2010. PST files created by Outlook 97, 2000 or XP are stored using ANSI, whereas the ones created by Outlook 2003, 2007, and … Continue reading

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Windows 8 on Zoostorm SL8

As the only touchscreen x86 device I have, and also not being critical to my day-to-day life/job, this was ideal for being the first device to get Windows 8 running on. The SL8 is an 11.6″ Windows Tablet, it has … Continue reading

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HP Folio 13 – 2000 RAM Upgrade to 8GB

The HP Folio 13-2000 ships with 4GB RAM, and officially this is the only amount supported. However, the memory controller is contained within the i5-2467M CPU and it allows the unit to support 8GB of RAM. Performing this upgrade¬†will almost … Continue reading

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