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Been programming for about 30 years. Started with BASIC, Pascal and assembler on 8 bit computers, later C, Modula-2, C++. Now mainly a Mac programmer, favoring REALbasic for its ease of use, where possible. Also doing iPhone development.


Sep
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answered What is the rationale behind safely removing USB media from windows PCs?
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awarded  Popular Question
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comment OS X: Base64 encode via command line
The "echo" solution adds a LF (line feed) char to the end of the input string, though. Better use: echo -n 'input'
May
13
answered Find duplicate files on Mac OS X
May
11
comment Installer hangs on “waiting for other installations to finish” despite no other installations in progress
Bad advice - Apple even expressly allows multiple Xcode installations to exist. I see your reply was first, so you made a blind guess, and I'm just saying: Uninstalling other software on OSX is usually not the solution - that's contrary to Windows, where this used to be rather the rule.
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Dec
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comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
I'm ahead of you, again. See, I'm the author of iBored, so I know how to do things like that, and believe me, I've tried. The new format is too cryptic for me, though, and that's why I'm asking this question here.
Dec
8
comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
@Charles: No, I've given up. I now rely on using said commands when booting into the recovery mode after moving a Windows installation.
Jan
22
awarded  Editor
Jan
22
revised What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
added background explaining that I do not seek a simple guide; deleted 5 characters in body
Jan
22
comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
Thanks for attempting to help, but what you say is standard knowledge, as you point out. I specifically need the "what's going on" information to accomplish this in my own written program, not by using Microsoft's software, which is still hard to handle for a trivial user. I want to be able to provide a solution to a Mac user with a Boot Camp installation, in case he needs to move this to another disk. And as a side effect of that, it'd help any other Windows user, too, as the tasks would be the same.
Jan
7
comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
Yes, I know about the ways how to get it fixed, using Windows programs. What I need to know is how to fix it myself, without those programs. I need to know what they do.
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awarded  Student
Dec
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comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
@Andrew. Right, as I said in my intro to this text. Do you know a better place on related websites to ask this, then?
Dec
28
comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
@Ben: yes, I know about bcdedit - but I do not want to edit anything, as far as I can tell as I do not want to change any of its options as they were in place before I moved the partitions to a new disk. All I want to update are any fixed block number and disk ID references, without the use of any Windows executables, if possible.
Dec
28
comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
Which hidden partition do you mean? I just added update #6 which talks about the extra boot partition, and yes, I did move that, too. There was also another "hidden" area between the MBR and the start of the Windows partition(s), but that should not be of any relevance - that's just a blob of data (in my case: A HFS+ partition as I'm moving a Boot Camp installation here). The only things involved should be: The partition map (MBR plus GUID schemed partition map thereafter) and the two involved Windows partitions (the small booter and the C: partition). I updated all properly, of course. :)
Dec
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asked What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
Dec
20
comment Copying windows home server backup offsite
+1 for mentioning CrashPlan, which I've never heard of before. I am currently using Retrospect to perform a cross-wise backup of two PCs at different locations, each keeping the full backup of the other, incrementally, even. The fixed costs are a Retrospect license and large hard disks, plus a fast Internet connection as a monthly cost. In the long run, this might be smarter than using a remote backup plan with a commercial hoster. And "safer" in case you're worried that the FBI can just walk in to Mozy to have a look at your files ;)