Disable Windows Startup Repair as Default Option

I was having issues where my older raid card would not get recognized on the first boot, causing windows to reboot, then BSOD. So 50% of the time I would reboot and would be stuck on the repair screen, so I wanted to disable it. Apparently you can through the bcdedit! bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled ...

How to change license from server 2012 r2 eval with MAK key

I found out you can do this pretty simply. I wanted to change my 2012 R2 Standard Eval ISO to use my 2012 R2 Standard MAK key. I ran this in an elevated command prompt: DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEula replacing the x’s with your key, hit enter and it should work with a requested ...

creating large, empty files in windows

I ran this in Windows 7, but using fsutil you have a LOT of options. fsutil file createnew c:\testfile.txt 150000000 this created a 150mb empty file so I can use for testing. If you run fsutil you will see you have a lot more options: 8dot3name 8dot3name managment behavior Control file system behavior dirty Manage ...

setting up putty to be used as a socks5 proxy over ssh

This was taken from: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~xuanluo/sshproxywin.html I am posting this for my own knowledge, just incase that site ever goes down. Run PuTTY. It starts in the “Session” screen; fill in the settings for your SSH connection. The fields “Host Name” and “Port” are pretty self-explanatory. You can enter the username too by filling the “Host ...

using chrome with socks ssh proxy without any DNS leaks

using chrome with socks ssh proxy without any DNS leaks
For funsies, I wanted to try this. I wanted to use my SOCKS proxy setup, which was very simple: Then I wanted to use chrome to bypass all proxies that IE has setup AND make sure DNS leaks do not occur. HOW TO SETUP SOCKS PROXY VIA SSH and PUTTY: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~xuanluo/sshproxywin.html Once you have created ...

How to remove the chrome bell in the notification tray icon

Well this is annoying! It used to be removed via: chrome://flags/ and then just disabling “Enable Rich Notifications Mac, Windows”, but now it is: “Notification Center behavior Mac”. You also have to leave the setting to DEFAULT, and not disabled. Then relaunch and it’s gone. We shall see what it takes on the next go ...

error when copying or overwriting the same directory name linux

my directory structure in linux – centos: /home/html/prod/wordpress/update/ /home/html/prod/wordpress/ /wordpress/ is my wordpress install, and /update/ is my unziped download files and directories. The errors I kept getting when trying to move or copy the entire directory while sitting in /home/html/prod/wordpress/update/ was: mv: cannot move `wp-admin’ to a subdirectory of itself, `../wp-admin’ mv: cannot move ...

alt f4 on surface pro with type keyboard 2

I couldn’t get alt f4 working on any of my apps on my new microsoft surface pro with type keyboard 2. It ended up being that my function lock was set! I had to unlock that via: function + caps lock (Thanks rsutoratosu on Anandtech). And now ALT F4 works, time to go kill some ...

How to delete all mail in queue for cPanel exim

I ran into an issue where a user was spamming and queue up thousands of email in our cPanel server. To clear it out, I did this: /etc/init.d/exim stop exim -bpru | awk {'print $3'} | xargs exim -Mrm or exim -bpru|grep frozen|awk {'print $3'}|xargs exim -Mrm /etc/init.d/exim start I had about 120k emails in ...

Microsoft Office 2013 PRO ISO/IMG Direct Downloads

I needed these for a retail key I received from my employer for $10, so these were useful, as I did not want to install the cheap software they had to go and download the IMG. 64bit: http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/2/9/C/29CC45EF-4CDA-4710-9FB3-1489786570A1/OfficeProfessionalPlus_x64_en-us.img  32bit: http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/6/6/2/662A612F-B3E9-4A94-9396-C92F656BA100/ProjectProfessional_x86_en-us.img