Compact or Resize your VHD file

If you are using dynamic disk for your virtual machine you will soon find out how annoying it is when it grows in size, but when removing the files the disk does not shrink back down. VirtualBox provides tools for compacting a vhdi file but not for vhd. Hyper-v claims to be able to compact, but this often does not work and is

Install Windows on a DEDIBOX XC C2750 Avoton at

May only be an Atom Chip, but with 8 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz it is more than capable as a server. is offering these with 8GB EEC RAM for just 20 EURO’s a month. Board Information: A1SA2-2750F Motherboard from Supermicro However for a budget server, you will

Video in a Video using FFMPEG

Use ffmpeg to overlay a video inside a master video or picture in a picture. This effect can be accomplished using ffmpegs overlay filter command. For this example I use two videos. A master_video.mp4 1920×1080 and a resized smaller_inner_video.mp4 800×450. The two can be combined with the following command: >ffmpeg.exe -i master_video.mp4

Windows 7 Product Key not available

Without a windows 7 product key, windows disables functionality. This could be because of corruption of the license store, or because your current trial of windows has expired. To fix this first recreate license store. Press start, then type cmd. Right click on the application that is found, and select Run As Administrator. Then type net stop sppsvc (this will stop the Software

Run Virtual PC in Windows 8 bypass compatibility assistant

Windows 8 no longer allows Virtual PC 2007 to be installed. Attempts to install Virtual PC 2007 will bring up the Program Compatibility Assistant saying This program has compatibility issues which prevent installation. Virtual PC 2007 has been removed because Windows 8 now comes with its own inbuilt virtualisation software Hyper-V. However this requires your CPU to support SLAT, which many older processors