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    Windows 8.1 x64 and an old ThinkPad R500

    Hi! I just bought a used R500 with 4 GB RAM and am planning to install Windows 8.1 x64 on it. Has anyone had luck installing Windows 8.1 x64 on a R500? Will everything function properly? There are no drivers for Windows 8.1 available on the Lenovo R500 support site. What is your...
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    Router - Tomato firmware

    Hello! I have got and set a Linksys E1200v2 router with the latest Tomato (Shibby) v1.28 firmware and everything seems to work fine. My goal now is to get the maximum possible performance, stability and security from the router. Along with establishing an OpenVPN service on it - but I’ll get...
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    VMWare Player (Free) - a couple of questions

    Hello! I'm pretty new to virtualization and have a couple of questions, I hope you'll be able to help me get started with VMWare Playe Free. 1. How much of a performance boost will I get if I enable the hardware virtualization support in BIOS of my laptop? Would that have any (negative)...
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    Macrium Reflect Free on Windows 8.1 ASUS Transformer

    Hello! I've bought an ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM tablet/laptop which has Windows 8.1 preinstalled. First thing I did was create a full system image of the whole eMMC (integrated memory card, serves as a hard drive for the Transformer). That is the OS partition (C:) and four other (UEFI...
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    Wake On Lan (over the internet)

    Hi! I am able to Wake On Lan a remote PC - but only on the same LAN. I would like to be able to do it over the internet or at lease to a different subnet for starters. How would I go about it? I've opened port 9 in the router of the subnet for the remote computer's IP but it doesn't work...
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    Dual Boot (Win 7 + Win 8.1)

    Hello! I have a laptop with a 500 GB HDD with Windows 7 OS. I use it primarely for the audio production but have problems with latency. It was said to me that Windows 8.1 would be a better OS for the audio production. So I would like to try if this is true. I would like to set a "dual boot"...
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    How to remove Change Input Language from the taskbar?

    Hello! Friend has Windows 8.1 32-bit, fully updated and when we were playing with installing another language we got this toolbar. I did everything I could in the Advanced settings under Language in the Control Panel and I am unable to remove it. Is it a bug? How do we get rid of this? Thank...
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    Test Mode watermark removal

    Hello! I'm looking for someone who has experience with the matter so he/she can advise me. My friend is a coder and he said he has to have the Test Mode on to test some stuff but that he's annoyed by the watermark so I decided to help him get rid of it. All good so far, we ran the utility...
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    An old 3COM Wireless PCI card

    Hello! I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 (x86) an older desktop PC (Lenovo ThinkCentre) and everything works excellent. Except one thing - an old wireless PCI card (it worked fine in Windows XP). It's driver got installed with the Windows Update (there's no Windows 8.1 driver for it to...
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    Windows 8.1 won't install

    Hello! I have a problem with installing Windows 8.1 x86 on an older PC. Before I had Windows XP x86 installed on that system (it worked fine). PART I: When I try installing Windows 8.1 (Professional, 32-bit) it all goes well up until after I create partitions, format and chose where to...