As some of you know I’m very good at starting new projects… not so good at finishing them. This time, however, I’ve actually done it! I came up with a new project, started doing it, and have now actually finished it! At the office we have some hardware with a serial port and we needed to see what kind data was sent from the hardware. Initially I thought that that would be easy as there should be many simple tools for this on the internet. I was wrong. We downloaded a lot of different tools, but none worked. After a while we finally found one that worked, but that only had a trial version (which sufficed for our quick debugging). Seeing as this kind of software […] Read more
I have bad techno karma. When I’m trying out new hardware/software something always goes wrong. This time it is Windows 10. I installed Windows 10 just fine. After installing all the drivers I noticed I needed to update my BIOS, which I did. Everything continued to work just find and I installed some applications. After a while I noticed that I had one harddrive too much, so I figured the BIOS update had just disabled my RAID. “No biggie, I’ll just reboot, turn RAID back on and everything is hunky dory.” Cue techno karma. After turning on RAID Windows 10 now refused to start. I couldn’t even repair the installation, so I had to reinstall everything. Having not used RAID for an hour there was data […] Read more
I’ve seen this on several site, and I also have this written down on pieces of paper all over my office, both at home and at work, so I figure it’s about time I get it somewhere more digital where I always know where I have it, as well as share this knowledge with other people who come by. For this example I assume that Windows is installed on the C-drive, and you want to move the users folder to the D-drive. To make sure you’re not touching files that are in use, boot from the Windows installation disc (or USB) and start a command prompt. The instructions here are for Windows 7, but they’re not very different from Windows 8.x: First you need to […] Read more
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