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Securing Windows 10

Run Spybot Anti-Beacon (Portable)
-> Select Imunize

Stop diagnostic tracking

C:\> sc stop diagtrack
C:\> sc delete diagtrack

Stop dmwap push service

C:\> sc stop dmwappushservice
C:\> sc delete dmwappushservice

Prevent Windows from auto updating

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How to install Windows 7 on a UEFI BIOS

After spending the last 2 evenings looking for a solution (not full time), I've found the following two links very useful.

The first one resume the operation required to configure the USB BOOT DISK to support UEFI BIOS.
The second describes how to use DISKPART for convert your HDD/SDD to GPT for compatibility with UEFI BIOS.

As described be sure to use SHIFT+F10 to open a command prompt, navigate to X:\Windows\Panther and open Setupact.log in Notepad and search for BIOS or UEFI to check what version setup is running with.


Windows Phone links

Connection Tiles:


Maybe for my next photo gallery.

Looks great!


Useful link for checkin on boat

Le Repaire Vidéo Numérique


Kuler color theme generator

Kuler is a great online application for creating color theme.



"AVI-Mux GUI is an application that allows to combine several video, audio or subtitle files into one file, with out without size restriction, allowing to configure properties of the output file to a deeper level than usual for such applications."


Restoring boot.ini

After crashing my XP box by reformatting the C: drive to install Vista on it (XP was installed on an other drive), I'm posting the content of my local boot.ini file.

;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTOUT

Inline Search for IE

Seems interesting, not tested with IE7.

"Inline Search is an extremely useful free add-on for Internet Explorer that mimicks Firefox's search behavior i.e. it turns searching into a web page into a non modal research experience coupled with a search as you type facility. It integrates flawlessly into IE (version 5.5 or above), giving it that little extra that makes you a lot more efficient when you are looking for a specific piece of information."


Windows Clippings

A small and very useful screen capture utility!

"Since the release of Window Clippings 1.0 in September last year, I have been working on an update in my spare time to address some minor annoyances and bugs as well as to add some of the most commonly requested features. Needless to say I haven't had much time to work on this, but I finally managed to squeeze in a few evenings."

Kenny Kerr


True Crypt

Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows XP/2000/2003 and Linux


Color Scheme Generator and Fade Anything Technique