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…

Archlinux: Can’t find ifconfig

Archlinux dropped support for ifconfig “net-tools” sometime back. [announcement] To get the ip address use “ip” tool instead. ip addr show dev [device name] ip addr show dev enp2s0 If you really want ifconfig back then grab the “net-tools from the AUR.

Malaysiakini mirrors

Malaysia’s independent news provider Malaysia accessible through and might be down (.i.e blocked by our ISP) for many of you. Try these alternatives. Alternatives; – Mirror – Twitter @malaysiakini – Facebook You can’t block the internet!! Get that through your thick skulls … This list will be updated as more mirrors show up so check back often….

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…