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Notes from the field: virtualising an existing Windows server using UEFI and Secure Boot

Over the weekend I had the task of converting an existing Windows server running on HP RAID to a virtual machine on Hyper-V. This is a very small network with only one server so nice and simple. I used the sysinternals tool Disk2vhd which converts all the drives on an existing server to a single … Continue reading Notes from the field: virtualising an existing Windows server using UEFI and Secure Boot

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Funbridge abandons its Windows app

It appears that Funbridge, an online bridge game, is discontinuing its app for Windows. There is a bit of a sad story here. Funbridge used to have a Windows app that was a little messy but excellent. The company (GOTO Games) then came up with a mobile app for iOS and Android, which worked well … Continue reading Funbridge abandons its Windows app


Bang & Olufsen HX wireless headphones: a delight

I’ve reviewed dozens of wireless headphones and earphones in the last six months, enough that I’m not easily impressed. The B&O HX wireless headphones are an exception; as soon as I heard them I was delighted with the sound and have been using them frequently ever since. These are premium wireless headphones; they are over-ear … Continue reading Bang & Olufsen HX wireless headphones: a delight


HP unhinged, refuses to honour warranty on its defective laptop

My son bought an HP laptop. He is a student and bought it for his studies. It was an HP ENVY – 13-aq0002na. It was expensive – approaching £1000 as I recall – and he took care of it, buying an official HP case. He bought it directly from HP’s site. A 3-year extended warranty … Continue reading HP unhinged, refuses to honour warranty on its defective laptop


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