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Using Clonezilla – Clone to Image

  1. Download Clonezilla
  2. Burn to CD
  3. Boot from CD
  4. Select Clonezilla VGA mode (top option)
  5. Wait for Clonezilla to extract the files from the CD into the computers RAM
  6. Select your language ie English
  7. If using a different keyboard, choose Select Keymap from Arch List, otherwise leave Don’t touch key map as default, press Enter
  8. Select Start Clonezilla If you are cloning directly onto another drive choose device-device in this case we are cloning to an image so select device-image
  9. This is where you specify where the device will save to select: local_dev
  10. Insert the USB device when prompted, press Enter
  11. Select the device to mount
  12. Select the directory; I just leave it as top level
  13. Leave beginner
  14. Select SaveDisk (Save local disk as an image)
  15. Type in the name of the image, it is safe to leave it the default time/date
  16. Select the disk or drive you would like to clone, press Enter
  17. Select Skip Checking, unless you have reason to believe the drive might be failing.
  18. To avoid mistakes restoring images make sure you select Yes, Check the Save image (this will take a bit of extra time but worth it in case of problems restoring)
  19. Press Enter to continue
  20. It will then do a last scan of the hardware and ask you for confirmation (make sure that the drives you are trying to clone are the right one, this is your last chance) press Y and enter to continue

 

How to use the KWorld DVD Maker 2

To operate this device, you need to have to have installed Cyberlink DVD Producer that came on a CD with your device.

  1. First plug in the DVD Maker 2 (USB) device into the supplied External USB Cable and plug that into the computer, then connect the USB device into the component outputs on the device, for example VHS machine you are trying to copy from.
  2. Open DVD Producer
  3. Press the Direct to DVD button (at the top)
  4. Put in a Blank DVD into your DVD R/W drive
  5. Click Next
  6. Make sure the right Recorder device is select and press Record.
  7. Press End Record to finalise and finish the recording. Make sure that if you are recording from a VHS machine to make sure that the VHS is rewind and press Play when recording.

How to install a Wifi Max Wifi dongle in Windows Vista

How to install a Wifi Max Wifi dongle in Windows Vista

  1. Download the latest drivers
  2. Run the file and go through the install.
  3. Once installation has completed plug the Wi-Fi dongle into a USB port

If you have already plugged the WifiMax dongle in before running the driver software then the WifiMax dongle will have been installed using Vistas default wireless driver. To repair this, follow the instructions below:

  1. Right click Computer
  2. Select Properties
  3. Click the Hardware Tab
  4. Select Device Manager
  5. In the list, select Network Adaptors and you should see an Atheros device.
  6. Right click the Atheros device and select Properties
  7. Click Driver and select Uninstall (make sure Delete the driver software for this device is checked).
  8. Now go down to Other Devices (still in Device Manager)
  9. Right click the USB 2.0 WLA device
  10. Select Update Driver and choose Browse My Computer For Driver
  11. Browse to the path that the drivers from the previous step were installed on, usually: C:Program FilesZyDAS

It should then find the correct driver and install it.

 

 

Windows XP to format USB Flash drives as NTFS

Windows XP to format USB Flash drives as NTFS

1. Right click My Computer
2. Click Properties
3. Click Hardware
4. Click Device Manager
5. Click Disk Drives and right click your USB device.
6. Click Properties
7. Click Policies
8. Click Optimize for performance.
9. Click Apply
10. Restart Computer

Export & Import Windows XP Theme

Export

  1. Right-click the desktop
  2. Select Properties
  3. Go to the Themes tab
  4. Select your theme
  5. Click the Save As button
  6. Save the file to the My Documents folder (or folder of your choice)
  7. Navigate to the saved theme location ie My Documents
  8. Locate your theme
  9. Copy it to a floppy disk or USB thumb drive.

Import

  1. Right-click the desktop and select Properties
  2. On the Themes tab, click the Theme drop-down list and select Browse.
  3. In the Open Theme dialog box, access the My Documents folder, locate your theme file, and double-click it.
  4. Click OK to load the new theme and close the Display Properties dialog box.

 

Create a background for USB Devices

Follow the instructions below to assign a picture to a folders background, commonly used to personalise USB flash drives.

  1. First, open notepad. (Start, Run, type in: notepad, press Enter
  2. Copy the below coding to the notepad:
[ExtShellFolderViews] {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}

[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}] Attributes=1
IconArea_Image=back/back.jpg
IconArea_Text=0x00ffffff

Save as autorun.inf and exit
Edit the:

IconArea_Image=back/back.jpg (The location of the JPG image you want to use)
IconArea_Text=0x00ffffff (Edit this colour in hex to display the Icons text colour)