Thursday 7 April 2011

How to install any version of Windows from a Microsoft ISO (Technet/MSDN subscribers).

Microsoft regularly release software, especially Operating Systems to Partners and MSDN/Technet subscribers in ISO format.

If you have downloaded an ISO of Windows and want the OS selection screen instead of a different ISO for each edition (This is most useful for Windows Server ISOs) simply open up the ISO file in a tool that can edit them* and delete the \sources\ei.cfg file.

This new disk will now be able to install Any version of Windows!

Hope this helps you.

*Surprisingly there are not too many that can - I use Power ISO, feel free to recommend others

Sunday 3 April 2011

Facebook automatic like/repost spam.

ARGH... This is the third time it has happened now to me, and to anyone else - WATCH OUT!

Basically, one of my friends posted this article...

Despite the slightly gruesome nature, I was really interested in what it was so I clicked on it and it took me to the following page:

Now, the first thing I did was click play. The screen flashed which was a little weird and the video started. Everything was good... However, I could swear that the video is fake/a set up and not genuine though (thankfully!).

Anyway, I went back to Facebook to write that and then I noticed I was writing it on my own entry! It had posted a link (the same as my friend's one) on my wall.

I immediately deleted it and after I took a look at the site again, I noticed it wasn't You Tube, it was "Fou Tube" and a fake domain of "".

It looks like the way it is achieved is simply by a bunch of Facebook Like buttons on an insivible/underlayed DIV...

I really hope Facebook do something as this is really annoying and I see this as a real growing trend at the moment.

(FYI to anyone who may be able to do anything - the link from the like post is and the actual domain/where it forwards to is )