Download PVSCSI Driver for VMware Paravirtual SCSI

November 25th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

When VMware released ESXi 4.0, they officially supported booting your OS drive from a paravirtual SCSI controller. Comparing to BusLogic and LSI Logic, Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) controllers are high-performance storage controllers that can result in greater throughput and lower CPU utilization. However, since Windows doesn’t have native driver for the VMware PVSCSI adapter, you will [...]

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How to Install Windows 8.1 on VMware Boot Disk Based on PVSCSI Adapter

November 24th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

VMware offers multiple types of virtual SCSI-adapters to use in your virtual machines. Based on your choice of operating system VMware will use Buslogic or LSI logic adapter by default. However, there is a Paravirtual SCSI controller that can improve performance for your virtual machines, especially in environments with high IO-loads. In this article we’ll [...]

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2 Methods to Change Boot Order of Guest VM in VMware ESXi

November 24th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

If you want to boot a virtual machine from a CD or ISO image, you need to change the boot sequence so that it starts with virtual CD drive. However, it can be difficult to access the BIOS Setup as the POST screen clears too quickly, especially if you’ve enabled UEFI in your VM. In [...]

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How to Lock the Start Menu Layout from Being Changed in Windows 10

November 22nd, 2014 by Admin No comments »

With Windows 10, the Start button and the traditional Start Menu are back, and it’s much more customizable than it ever has been before. In our previous post we’ve covered how to customize the Start Menu in Windows 10. After personalizing and organizing the Start Menu, you might want to lock the Start Menu layout [...]

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Windows 10 Tip: Remove the Search Button from the Taskbar

November 21st, 2014 by Admin No comments »

If you’ve installed Windows 10 Technical Preview, you should have noticed that there is a new Search button added to the taskbar, placed right after the Start menu button. The Search button takes up valuable space on the taskbar, and it’s mostly useful for touchscreen devices. Here is a registry hack to get rid of [...]

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How to Create Windows 8.1 PE Boot CD/USB Drive

November 20th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

WinPE (Windows PE) is a stripped down version of Windows. It has the bare minimum drivers and files just enough to run the installer and the repair tools. WinPE does not require a hard drive to boot, it can run solely from a CD drive using the memory for dynamic data. This feature makes WinPE [...]

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Fix the 0x000000C4 Error: Your PC Needs To Restart

November 19th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

When you try to install Windows 8.1 64-bit in Oracle VM VirtualBox / VMware Workstation, or boot a virtual machine from Windows 8.1 64-bit PE image, you might receive the following error message: Your PC needs to restart Please hold down the power button. Error code: 0x000000C4 Parameters: 0×0000000000000091 0x000000000000000F 0xFFFFF8028E363A80 0×0000000000000000 The problem exists [...]

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Microsoft Tool to Download Windows 8.1 ISO and Create Installation Media

November 12th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

Ready to install or reinstall Windows 8.1 but you don’t have a installation disc? In the past, it’s quite difficult to grab a copy of Windows setup ISO image, even if you have a genuine product key at hand. And now, thanks to a new online tool from Microsoft – Windows Installation Media Creating Tool, [...]

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How to Restore Windows Registry to A Previous State

November 11th, 2014 by Admin No comments »

Did you mess up the Windows registry and need to restore it to a previous state? Problems with the Windows registry can cause your computer to freeze, slow down, restart randomly, or be unusable. Luckily, since Windows 7, the system will automatically make a backup of your registry files after a successful boot. Here we’ll [...]

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