Are you using Nox and experiencing crashing during start up. If you have a Nvidia card, this could be one of the reason!
You may notice that the crash come right after there is a Nvidia pop up. That feature is known as In-Game Overlay and apparently it doesn't play well with Nox. You should disable it at the GeForece Experience application under General, In-Game Overlay.
I had been encountering Update errors of all sorts and too many error code to even remember. It stop at 83% or before... But I finally found a solution.
You will never imagine how simple the solution is when you know what is wrong. Windows Update simply does not play nice with MS SQL Server... Yes, Microsoft very own! If you have some cryptic error 0x800xxxxxx, don't do the reset, try to disable you SQL first.
Try these step to disable the SQL Server.
Services. Uncheck all service with SQL....
Install the update, reboot etc
Run msconfig again.
Select Normal Startup.
That will be all needed to put you to the latest Windows 10 RS3.
If you have one of the error mentioned above, it is likely you upgrade or reset Windows 10 and it did not activated properly on its own. One way to solve this is to change your key, But what key? Well if you Windows 10 is beyond Build 1151, then good news. You can use your Windows 7 or Windows 8 key on it. But you need to follow these steps first.
Find out what is your current version. Run Winver will help.
Windows + R and run "Slui 3".
Use the follow "Generic Key" based on your current version.
Windows 10 Home:
WIndows 10 Pro:
Windows 10 Home Single Language
Windows 10 Enterprise:
You wish you can activate with it, but you cant. It will fail.
Run "Slui 3" again. Key in your Windows 7 or Windows 8 key.
You should be able to activate it now.
Let me know if this works for you in the comments.
Recently I was hit by something I totally did not expect. My CPU temperature hit 90C. That's in fact way too high under any sort of environment and potentially could burn your CPU. It really puzzles me, because I have a Antec H650 Liquid Cooling system which normally would never even let my CPU goes beyond 60C with full load. Anyway, ever wonder what is your heat, you can always check it with the good old BIOS like this:
Well it might looks better in the new generation BIOS like this :
Well mine was not flagged by the BIOS, but by Asus's utility. This was one time it was fortunate that I did as I could have prevented a fire. So it makes perfect sense to install them even though they do nothing much and basically is used for show off mostly... :)
Anyway, but to the problem. What happened? Well, after cold starting it with a few hours of rest, I can see the temperature going up steadily in the BIOS. This proves something. The temperature probe is likely not damage. It does record the cold starting temperature. It is not likely a software issue, since its in the BIOS before everything starts up.
So I have to take out the CPU connector to the Antec H650. It turns out that this was reused twice from other PC... So the thermal paste has harden for some reason or simply because I did not reapply more when switching PCs... Anyway luckily I bought some from Taobao just for rainy days (and it rained today) and there it goes. My PC is back at 40C. Phew... But guess what? I had already purchase upgrades for her! Well, guess I can still sell the perfectly working Gen 4 I5 away when my B150-I3 comes...
For a long while, Asus did not have the drivers for Windows 10 for their Xonar range of soundcard and somewhere in the end of last year, it seems they finally rolled out the Windows 10 soundcard drivers. Those of you who make do with the Unified drivers can finally upgrade to the official drivers if you want to.
Ever lost your favorite Windows 10 (or lower) search or the menu bar, and keep pressing it doesn't give you anything at all? Well I had this issue and I found a solution.
Before you proceed, run "services.msc" under admin command prompt (Use Task Manager, File > Run, Check Admin) and ensure that "Windows Search" is running. Some tools believe this services should be stopped and I can tell you its not worth the problem you get from doing so.
If that doesn't fix it, open Powershell under admin with the similar method above for services.msc.
Copy and paste this line in:
Even with the best graphics card one year later... there is still a likelihood you will come to experience some choppy cut scenes. There is absolutely nothing wring with wrong with your drivers or OS... The problem lies in the game, but doesn't seems to be patched....
The simple way is to find under options, there is something call "Sync Every Frame". Go ahead and disable that and you will find that the problem just goes away...
Just something I went though and thought I might as well
share it to save you some pain if you plan to go through it.As you know Windows 10 is not actually FREE if you have to
buy it. Its pretty expensive actually from the leaked pricing. The best way to
secure it is to get hold of the upgrade NOW by pre-booking.
BUT in order to quality, putting the license issue aside,
you better be on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 U1. Yes, nothing below is going
to work. The pre-booking “app” is actually a Windows Update component which
will not install on anything lower.
So, for those stuck in Windows 7 or 8.0, maybe it’s time to
Windows 8.1 is kinda a SOB cos of the license key and all.
Its not compatible with the keys used for 8.0 and such. But what I am going to
share is a secret to get whole of the legitimate keys, right in front of you on
that bloody machine of yours. A lot of people did not know this. When you buy a
Dell, HP and what not, OEM machine, they actually implanted a CD Key into your
BIOS. And its always activated automatically based on that key. Its usable for
Windows 7-8.1. Meaning if you bought it a few years ago with Windows 7, you are
supposed to get Windows 8 and 8.1 upgrade FREE. Looks like your school admins
did not do their job :P
But nevertheless, I will tell you how to get it right.
Pretty much without their help.
You will need to download the media to install Windows 8.1.
NOT, not from some torrent or fileshare site! But right from
Microsoft, perfectly legit.
It’s a few GB of download, but ONLY this version works (out
of the ISO) for OEM products. There are other ways to get it to work by
changing the ISO or branding it, that’s pretty complex and I won’t discuss it
here (Although the 26-in-1 OEM ISO is pretty exciting, with all the Asus
wallpaper and all).
While download that, you should EXTRACT your OEM CD-KEY. 3
ways to do it, but I cut the chase and show you the easiest one.
Run the EXE and you better be sure to print it out, especially
if you plan to wipe you HDD.
Now, you have all you need to “upgrade”. By Upgrading, Its
far too glorified a term to use. I assure you 90% you will fail. But be my
guest and try to upgrade your Windows 8.0 to 8.1. Its due to the amount of
software and shit that had been in there since 8.0 was installed that cause a
lot of complication to just upgrade. In the end, I guess most of us choose to
I won’t say it’s a bad choice, but it’s definitely clean.
Now, the important point is during the installation right from the start, you
will see the CD-KEY prompt and you will be able to fully verified with the one
you had extracted. It doesn’t matter if you bought your Acer with Windows 7 or
Windows 8 at all. It’s a perfectly legit copy of Windows 8.1 in your hands now
and nobody just want to talk about it.
Well, you may or may not need to activate it, more often
than not, yes. But if you do not want to use an online account (which gives you
Sky Drive Pro, which could sync your personnel settings onto the cloud. This
however is flagged by Mcafee Webwasher as “Uploading to Skydrive” though DOOH!), you
should unplug you network during the installation and you will be given a
choice to create a local account for Windows 8.1.
Ever set up a new IMAP account on Outlook and suddenly find that no matter how you set it up, with all the configurations right, you can't seem to fetch your Inbox. Well, if you are getting your Sent or Outbox, then you are right onto this problem.
Its related to 2 of the Microsoft Update in fact, KB2837618 or KB2837643. The long version is here:
After some Windows Update in May / Jun, you may find that your Windows 8.1 SFC /SCANNOW suddenly failed with some corrupted files. If you followed some instruction to check the logs, you will notice that there are 2 files mentioned.
Well, the guys at Microsoft had did it again and broken their own tool. Luckily there is a way to fix this. Well, there are 2 exactly, the hard way or easy way. I would link you to the easy way instead.
The hard way is to manually do what the easy way did, line by line on console.
Visual Studio 2010 is the old platform whereby you can still create Windows Form applications with C++. You can't from Visual Studio 2012 onward. However, you will find that it is quite troublesome when you needed some help and references while you are on the move and possibly offline. In the good old days, there was MSDN Library for older Visual Studio, but there isn't any for Visual Studio 2010 on... So what happened to it?
Simple. Its on the DVD for Visual Studio 2010. And a separate download for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 here:
Well, since the steps are similarly, you should be able to follow through it similarly for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. So back to Visual Studio 2012. Grab your DVD (or mount your ISO) and let's start.
Launch Visual Studio 2010. Help Menu. Select "Manage Help Settings".
Strange path, but accept it nevertheless.
Select "Install content from disk".
Browse to your DVD "ProductDocumentation" folder and select the file " HelpContentSetup.msha".
Click "Add" for all items (or some, but don't cry when you can't access it when you are offline).
TL;DR, The cards are inferior, lighter and so much so that it can be distinguished whether sleeved or not. That's bad enough, especially if you are mixing it with other elements from another Dominion set. This gives you the "predictability +5" ability to know whether the next cards are from Adventures.
I would suggest to hold back and wait. Look out for the "Made in USA with pride" logo. It means it sucks for this instance anyway.
Do you know that it is a lot more complicated than just throwing in a installer to install Dot Net Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 / 8.1 or Server 2012? The reason is that it already came with Dot Not Framework 4.5 and the installation of these Windows actually comes with Framework 3.5. It is just not enabled.
So, actually all you have to do is to enable it. But wait, why does it need to go to the Internet to do that? The installation is really stupid. If you are stuck in an offline environment, this is really terrible. But fear not, there is a way around it.
Simply locate your CD or where the Windows installation source files are and run this command to enable Dot Net Framework 3.5 :
I have no idea why VMware want to make life so difficult for everyone by going through so much forms and that and in the end you find that you are unable to find the download for VMware vSphere. Well, here I put up a direct link to their official copy for my own use and yours.
This should be the reason why you had bought your Z series or other high end motherboard. If not, then you might be under utilizing it. This group of technology had evolved into many complex functions which I might talk about in the future when I have time. Today I want to talk about one particular expects of it. Smart Response Technology.
In English, its just the use of SSD to cache your HDD whether the SSD is build in or a separate one.
Let's see that is the requirement to have this feature:
1. SSD free space (unpartitioned) 16GB-64GB (MAX, Intel had determine anything more than 64GB is not effective)
2. HDD (whether OS is on it is optional, do not believe the BS that tells you that OS MUST be on a HDD)
3. Intel chipset Z68, Z87, Q87, H87, Z77, Q77, H77 motherboard.
4. Intel RST Software installed. (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=intel%C2%AE+rapid+storage+technology+%28intel%C2%AE+rst%29)
5. BOTH SSD and HDD must be plug into the Intel SATA clot, not the 3rd party ones. You can verify this when you
6. At least 2MB of unallocated space on your HDD.
Most people either had partioned the SSD or simply plug into the wrong SATA port which make the installation failed. For those who could not activate SRT because there is no Accelerate button. TAKE NOTE OF POINT 6 above! Somehow Intel need some space (2M on mine.,. but I suspect it may varies depending on your HDD). Simple shrink your partition and expand it again later.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad is a power tablet that can rival the Nexus and even Nvidia Shield itself as it is build upon the Tegra K1 chipset as well. However, rooting it and installing Google Play is slightly more than trivial if you do not know where to look.
Firstly, before we even start about Rooting. THE XIAOMI MI PAD OFFICIAL STABLE ROM IS NOT ROOTABLE! Yes, the stable is fully patched and there is no way to root it (and make it stable) as proven by many who tried including myself.
Now, you will see many articles teaching to install Vroot etc on your PC to root this. BUT do note that Vroot is detected as malware (probably because of the rooting codes) by many AV products. And whether it does contain anything malicious, that is entirely another topic. But I guess its safe to say we want to avoid installing anything if possible. And that is why you are reading this. :)
So this article is going to provide you a way to Root your Mi Pad without installing anything on your PC. BUT still it means you will need to be on one of the developer ROM. And there is NO INTERNATIONAL version of the Developer ROM. What is the difference? See this:
International - Comes with Google Play
China - No Google Play
China - No Google Play
I think by now you know why we are even talking about Google Play in this article. Because if you are going to root it, you will need to be on a Developer ROM and you are going to lose Google Play if you come from an International ROM.
You can of course download the official Developer ROM from Xiaomi. But then you will need to find a matching Google Play what works with it. I decide to give you at least something that I tried and claim that it will work. Here is the Developer ROM I based on:
Now just flash this using the build in Updater. Nothing fancy. And get used to the Updater, you are going to use it at least one more time!
Next, after on the Developer ROM and rebooting a few time to make sure everything is stable (so that we can avoid blaming the rooting and all for something that already exist on the default ROM). Let's start Rooting... No wait. To be able to Root, you cannot use the default Bootloader. So I had chosen to use the CWM since I prefer that than TWRP since I had some screw up with it.
Put these 2 into the root of your Mi Pad (preferable on your SD Card if you need to re-use it again...)
OK, now you are ready to go to the Updater again. Select to flash a update and choose the CWM Package. It will reboot... If you are fast enough, hold Volume +, if not, reboot again to recovery anyway.
In CWM, choose to flash ZIP. Now you can select the Root Package. And if you want Google Play, flash that in after the Root. NEXT, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. And is the reason why 90% of the rooting and flashing screwed up. GO TO ADVANCE AND CLEAR DAVIK CACHE!
Now you can reboot, and accept the few prompts with Yes. Your Mi Pad should boot up nicely without any error about Google Service failing etc. If you do, its likely you screwed up on the flashing, but you can easily repeat it.
Well, that's all and although it sound so simple, I had bricked and crashed at least a dozen times with different configurations and packages, so I had decided to save your the trouble. Leave some comments and tell me how it works for you!
Today, I am going to tell you a joke. Well, seriously I find it funny. There is this quite clumsy web proxy product from Mcafee call "Webwasher" (or Web Gateway as what it is called today) which more or less prevents direct downloading of most binaries, thus crippling most web storage as well as even Windows Play Store itself. This is the product information:
As the days of media evolves... think is long forgotten. I recalled "buying" my viruscan DOS update from computer shops before BBS got popular, then there were diskette... and later CDs and so on... Now, guess what? You can no longer install Mcafee Internet Security from a media. You will need to download it via the "web installer". And I am not bullshitting this, read this:
Normally, I would see other product introducing the offline installer here. But not for Mcafee.
Well, I promise you a joke, so here it is. Why do you think I need an offline installer? Yes, its well thanks to Mcafee Web Gateway! The very product that is stopping me from Mcafee Internet Security is from Mcafee! And to make it worse, it is not even listed as an incompatible product here:
Well, it was a good laugh and I guess gave me the perfect reason to say "No" to Mcafee and move on. Well in case you are still wondering if the CD does exist, I would say... "Maybe.." Try asking the local store for the box version and shake it real hard... If it sound like there is a CD inside... you mayb be in luck, but I am skeptical.