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Clean Install of Windows 8 with an Upgrade Disc

I lost my hard drive and was trying to install Windows 8 from a Windows USB boot disk. When came time to activate I was greeted with “Code: 0xC004F061 your key can only be used for an upgrade”.  I bought the upgrade license during the launch sale but din’t know about this restriction. Microsoft’s solution […]

How To Install Spotify In Ubuntu

Follow this guide and you’ll get to enjoy Spotify’s Linux client. Note that it’s a preview release and is unsupported. Create a new source file for the Spotify repository. # sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list Add the following line into the source file. Add Spotify’s public key so that you can verify Spotify’s packages. sudo apt-key adv […]

Log all Putty sessions by default

Putty has a feature to log your sessions to log files. This is a handy and I use it a lot. Comes in handy when you want to roll back what you did or to simply remember a command you ran. Session logging is not enabled by default but if you want logging enabled by […]

Google voice and video installer error 1603

  For some stupid reason my Google hangout and voice calls stopped working on my Windows machine. Removed the Google voice plugin and tried reinstalling it and got hit with a new error “Installer error 1603”. After some digging around the issue was narrowed down to either permissions or the windows installer service having some hangover files […]

How to set the date and time in Archlinux

Quickly set the current date and time in Archlinux. 1. Check the current time. [root@atom ~]# timedatectl status Local time: Mon 2013-01-21 08:57:21 MYT Universal time: Mon 2013-01-21 00:57:21 UTC RTC time: Mon 2013-01-21 00:57:21 Timezone: Asia/Kuala_Lumpur (MYT, +0800) NTP enabled: no NTP synchronized: no RTC in local TZ: no DST active: n/a 2. Set […]

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