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  1. Hopachi

    Solved Custom Tiles (for Desktop Apps)

    Custom Tiles for Desktop apps: How to create. Seen it in theory, but it needed a proof. And since I didn't see it in the Customization section yet: here goes. We've all seen it: One of our desktop programs gets added to the Start Screen. Then we notice that all desktop apps use a small icon in...
  2. Hopachi

    VirtualBox (U)EFI Boot Confirmed

    Hi folks, VMware already supports this but now VirtualBox seems to do it as well... This is just to note that we can finally install Windows as a VirtualBox VM using UEFI. Latest changes in version 4.3.20 made this possible. After seeing that line I got pretty curious in giving it a try...
  3. Hopachi

    Solved VirtualBox x64 Windows: getting VboxSDL to work

    How to get VboxSDL to work - VirtualBox x64 on Windows How I got the VBoxSDL interface working for VirtualBox 4.3.12 x64. A long time ago, ever since I read the VirtualBox user manual I saw the VboxSDL interface mentioned. Chapter 9. Advanced topics Works nice, on Linux, It seems you can get...
  4. Hopachi

    Custom Chrome Themes

    Found this when I've decided to use my own theme colors in the browser... This will cover the basic of basics for creating your own themes for the Chrome (or Chromium) browser. Some straight-forward ways to do it are mentioned here below. 1. Online theme creator: Chrome Theme Creator - Create...
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    64bit Chrome Browser

    For the x64 die-hard fans, we have a new native Win64 browser on the list. The official "pack" from Google still provides the 32bit versions. However Chromium browser (developer) builds are now available for the Windows x64 platform. For those who want to give Chromium x64 a shot, compare with...
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    Solved Error creating backup image

    Since a week is it impossible to make a Win7 Backup Image (Control Panel). This is the feature that got removed in 8.1 but now (on 8) I'm still using it in case I need to restore the OS. The message shows this: "Not enough disk space" but I have 360GB free on one disk and 150GB on another...
  7. Hopachi

    Solved BIOS latest version

    Hi there, This is something I've seen for the first time: latest BIOS version (that, by chance, I use) disappears from site. A few months ago I updated the BIOS (HP Insyde) to the latest version: site mentioned this is version F.26 and all went well. Checked BIOS and System Info: yep is F.26...
  8. Hopachi

    Windows 8.1 and VirtualBox

    After installing the W 8.1 Preview, seems the VirtualBox networking is out. This is using the latest VBox 4.2.14. Re-installing VirtualBox solves it but duplicate driver entries still remain, one being the old one.
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    Special Themes (AeroLite and High Contrast variations)

    Thread related to 'Special Themes' on Windows 8. AeroLite and High Contrast variations, something we don't have enabled by default. Those who know *.theme editing know that themes exported in XP Vista and 7 work on Win8 as well. these are classic themes that on Win8 are found as High Contrast...
  10. Hopachi

    Themes for 64bit GIMP on Windows

    Themes for 64bit GIMP on Windows. It was wise to begin a new thread on this particular subject, following the interest from here: The good news is that I've managed to get a total of 55 themes (!!!) on GIMP x64 running on my Win8. That thanks to Notecase Pro that also uses gtk themes and is...
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    Solved Windows Defender manual update

    Initially on Win7, I was manually updating Security Essentials when was offline from this link: How to manually download the latest definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials You choose x86 or x64 and go from there. What's not mentioned, is that you can use the same links to update...
  12. Hopachi

    Surface Pro versus MacBook Air: Who's being dishonest...

    Source: Surface Pro versus MacBook Air: Who's being dishonest with storage space? | ZDNet
  13. Hopachi

    Solved VMware Player with UEFI

    Tutorial: Install Windows in UEFI mode as a virtual machine. Here we are, we want to test the new UEFI installation of Windows (Vista, 7, 8 and later) on out pc. If we don't have UEFI natively, or even if we do, we can test this under a virtual machine in VMware Player. Keep in mind that UEFI...
  14. Hopachi

    VM Tweaker improves customization

    Hello everyone, I thought I share this one but probably some already use it. It's a program called VM Tweaker that lets us customize VM settings for VMWare Player, Workstation and Fusion. Since Player is poor on customization of hardware for example then this tool might come in handy. You have...
  15. Hopachi

    Music App doesn't play anymore on double click

    Hello there. The title says it all. I used to open music files on double click with the Music App installed in Windows. I liked that. But now it doesn't do that anymore, it just shows me empty crap when I'm offline and doesn't play automatically anymore. Why? They changed something after an...
  16. Hopachi

    Solved Not Working - Immersive (Metro) Control Panel

    Hello there. After some weeks of usage, I've noticed the Control Panel App ("PC Settings") dissapeared from the Start Screen. If I search for it it's found but it doesn't work after clicking on it. There is a shortcut in ProgramData on c-drive but it's not working (the same as found on Start...
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    Solved VirtualBox interface looks ugly on Win8

    It's been a while since I talked about VirtualBox but as a user on Win8 I have to say that the interface looks a bit old-school to me. And that's hard to NOT notice it. :) To begin with, here is a screenshot from what I see on x64 Win7: Notice the loading bar and you'll know where I'm going to...
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    Solved Custom Cursors

    Thread related to custom cursors. Edit: Newer cursor versions and types will be added in newer posts. Install procedure: (for those interested) see this post: link I've managed to get that animation in the cursor format. Here are the two animated cursors. Pointer "working" and "Busy...
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    Solved How to (manually) upgrade VM's in VMware Player

    This will show you how to manually update a VM in VMware Player to the latest hardware version. Upgrading VM's to the latest version of Workstation is easy to do in VMware Workstation because there is a UI button that simplifies this task. If you're using VMware Player only, you've probably...
  20. Hopachi

    VMware Workstation 9 - VMware Player 5

    Good news about VMs again. The latest VMware Workstation 9 brings a new UI and it's designed for Windows 8. Read about it here: VMware Announces VMware Workstation™ 9 Also VMware Player 5 is available for download...