Thursday, April 23, 2015

Windows10 experience

 I did install the technical preview of Windows10  on a separate HD
After some puzzling how to make an boot-able external HD
A process that is complicated in Windows.
 I had my old W7 HD  backup since replacing it for a SAMSUNG SSD 500G EVO
SAMSUNG has its migration tool to move a complete HD  to the SSD ( SAMSUNG SSD only)
From a running W7 system without any problem.
No need for disk image boot CD.
What I was looking for was a simple way to repair my W7 HD where Windows was deleted
Just copying back the Windows map is way too simple...
Just because some parts are missing the drive had to be reformatted destroying installed software Throwing through the window all the time spend on installing those parts.
Making a bootable usb / HD W10  a lot of discussion can be googled  about this subject.
more methods can be used but a very simple method does not exist.
Easy BCD 2.2 of Neosmart supposed be able to do this easy but I could not find out how to make sure what drive I was making boot-able confusing and to risky to work with.
Why is it still needed to follow the relative complicated way
with the power-full dos commands also risky.
list disk

select disk x (X is de driveletter die overeenkomt met de USB HDD)
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs qucik

Mount de Windows 7 of 8 ISO Image in een Virtual Drive. Dit kan met de freeware applicatie MagicDisc
De USB Drive Bootable maken.
Ervan uitgaande dat H:  de virtuele drive letter is waar het ISO-image van Windows 7 of 8 is geplaatst en G: gekoppeld is aan de Externe HDD.
Open de command prompt en voer de onderstaande commando's uit.

cd boot
bootsect.exe /nt60 g:
Why SAMSUNG migration can do this automatic?
anyway i had to reformat my old HD since it did not want to boot W7 anymore.
An upgrade W7 to W10 could be available short time.

I moved W10 to the HD and installed it
The HD was bootable when placed in the SATA slot of the LAPTOP
But it did not boot as USB device.
The W10 logo came on and the waiting circle but nothing more.
The disk activity LED stopped blinking and went to stable on.

But with the drive intern I could run W10
Installed VB6SP6   using a special installer for that.
VB6 IDE did run but the data environment msde.dll did not install no reason given.
Could not do a complete test without connection to a database.
Then last evening W10 did an update and after that i could not start
it needs repair  but no repair path was given.. it stays in an endless startup loop
My W10 experience was ended after last night.
But tt looked okay W10 the start button was back and VB6 could run the IDE more the in W8

Tried to install the W10 32bit version
but got struck with this message

 a hopeful start...
but then after 10 seconds

VP8ALJ  new one 10M WSPR

 2015-04-23 07:58  PA0O  28.126045  -26  0  JO33hg  1  VK7AB  QE37ne  16905  84 
 2015-04-23 07:58  PA0O  28.126066  -26  0  JO33hg  1  VK2YW  QF34qu  16362  72 
 2015-04-23 08:06  VK2KRR  28.126040  0  0  QF34mr  20  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2015-04-22 09:36  PA0O  28.126053  -20  0  JO33hg  1  VK5MR  PF96lh  15704  79 
 2015-04-22 16:18  PA0O  28.126090  -8  -1  JO33hg  1  VP8ALJ  GD18  13070  219 
 2015-04-22 16:16  VP8ALJ  28.126055  -9  -1  GD18  10  PA0O  JO33hg  13070  37 
 2015-04-22 12:22  PU3WSF  28.126099  -3  -1  GG40kb  2  PA0O  JO33hg  10796  31 
 2015-04-23 08:12  PA0O  28.126065  -26  0  JO33hg  1  JH1DIS  PM95vr  9139  37 
 2015-04-22 09:48  PA0O  28.126064  -24  0  JO33hg  1  JH3APN  PM74tq  9070  40 
 2015-04-22 13:42  ZS6VOL  28.126088  -22  1  KG44df  5  PA0O  JO33hg  9035  347 

Wanted to ad picture from Dropbox and or GoogleDrive
but those programs sometimes do not show all uploaded  pictures.
Also vague in what map you upload 
It is can be very useful if it works right to access files
Google drive does not integrate with this Google blog yet.
Dropbox files can be selected as a local map but not all files are shown
Even after the message:  file added to Dropbox comes up after just uploading a phone picture.
The uploaded file seems not synchronized with this PC.

 TONICA RX80 former DDR Rundfunk Empfanger

I got this receiver for repair  and was surprised by its design 
The 2A fuse was blown for the +/-24V unregulated power to the PA part
But after connecting the power again trough a protective 50OHm the bias was low 200mA adjustable
0-500mA  all looked fine 
And the sound was very good.
Fine clasic receiver

It will be not to long from now that all those clasic FM receivers will be ready for the museum
Since DAB+ will take over
So after loosing the analogue TV  the next is loosing Analog FM BC.