How to create a bootable Windows 7 installation USB stick

Well there are several ways to accomplish this. In this post I used a freeware tool from Microsoft.

This tool will let you create a bootable DVD or USB stick based on a ISO image.

Just download and install the tool from:  http://images2.store.microsoft.com/prod/clustera/framework/w7udt/1.0/en-us/Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe

After installing start the program from the start menu:

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Then follow the steps in the wizard:

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Don’t forget to set the USB stick as first boot device in the BIOS.

How to change Caps Lock key to Shift key in Microsoft Windows 7 or disable it

If you want to change the Caps Lock key to a Shift key, use the following registry changes:

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,2a,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00

 

If you want to completely disable the Caps Lock key, use the following registry changes:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=-

 

After applying the registry change, reboot you’re system for the changes to take effect.

 

Found at : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-caps-lock-key-in-windows-vista/

Solving Windows 7 can’t boot on Vertex 3 on a DELL XPS L702.x

The BIOS of my Dell XPS L702.x was set to AHCI modus. Installing Windows 7 failed.

I fixed this by downloading the latest [Intel Sata Rapid Storage Technology] drivers from the dell support site and extracting the [Intel Sata Rapid Storage Technology v10.1.2.1004_A01.exe] to a USB flash drive.

When installing Microsoft Windows 7, choose Custom installation and load the AHCI driver from the USB flash drive. After that, Microsoft Windows 7 installed just fine.

 

I am seeing pretty good results on the benchmarks: 556 MB/s Read and 500 MB write:

 

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Use you’re touchpad on you’re laptop for vertical scrolling in a Browser

To scroll vertical in a Browser I always hold down the left button beneath the touchpad and used my other fingers to scroll, but what I wanted is just a space on the touchpad which I could use to “swipe” en scroll vertical.

The other area could then be used to control the mouse.

 

A colleague of my showed me, this could be done since the middle ages, just use the driver of you’re touch pad.

 

Go to Start > Control Panel > Mouse:

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Click on [Settings…]

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Click on Virtual Scrolling > Scrolling Region and set the with of the area which will be used to scroll vertical or horizontal. In for example you’re browser.

 

Note

– Every Touchpad manufacturer will have it’s own driver and driver settings, so the screen dumps might not reflect you’re settings.

– I also disabled tabbing and removed the tray icon from the taskbar

How to delete a OEM partition in Windows 7

See: http://jaredheinrichs.com/how-to-delete-oem-partition.html

If you get the error:

Virtual Disk Service Error:
The operation is not supported by the object.

 

Make sure you’re disk is not a dynamic disk.
In mine case the disk was a dynamic disk en I converted it back to a basic disk, by using diskpart:
select disk 0
convert basic

 

After converting the disk back to a basic disk I followed the steps on http://jaredheinrichs.com/how-to-delete-oem-partition.html