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Dec/14

Windows 8 Disables WoL

Overview I had Wake on LAN working on Windows 7 but since Windows 8 it didn’t work. It didn’t help that every UEFI firmware flash would wipe the settings. It turns out Windows 8 shutdown behavior is different to Windows … Continue reading

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May/14

Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook Running Ubuntu 14.04

Overview Like most problems with Linux based operating systems it lags behind on support of new hardware and with Ubuntu’s LTS releases being 2 years apart it can become a real hack to get support and drivers if new hardware … Continue reading

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Mar/13

USB Not Booting At Startup

Intel’s newer chipssets, like Intel HM75 are now including fastboot as a feature which allows the system to bypass some of the POST checks to speed up start up times. One of the issues with this is it also bypasses … Continue reading

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Feb/11

Waking Windows 7 Controller Error

It seems there’s an issue with my preferred method of separating home and windows partition on Windows 7. I use the Sleep function a lot rather than shutting it down over night. Most of the time it works but I … Continue reading

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Jul/09

Windows 7 64 bit Distorted Sound With Creative X-Fi Card

Since I’ve upgraded to 4GB RAM I was unable to use my sound card because it had static / distorted noise coming from the speakers. No matter how many times I un-installed and re-installed the drivers. I gave up and … Continue reading