Backing up your Zwift custom workouts

I’d created a number of Zwift workouts and wanted an easy way to make sure they were automatically backed up by having the folder within Dropbox.

Turns out this is really easy.

Firstly MOVE the whole Workouts directory in Zwift to Dropbox and then from an admin command prompt simply use this command:

mklink /J C:\Users\USER\Documents\Zwift\Workouts “C:\Users\USER\Dropbox\zwift backup\Workouts”

Where the Workouts Directory in Dropbox existed and then one in Zwift DIDN’T EXIST.

Syncing OneDrive to an SD Card on Windows 10

My previous method stopped working with Windows 10, fortunately I found another workaround on the Microsoft Forums as follows:

It looks like the OneDrive client in the RTM version of Windows 10 does not allow syncing OneDrive to an SD card via the empty NTFS folder method if there isn’t enough free space on the C: drive for the data to be synced. There is a simple workaround from GiovanniSantoroJunior:

From the Disk Management console, follow these steps:
1. Right-click Disk Management and then click Create VHD. Follow the prompts that appear.
2. Right-click the new disk and then click Initialize Disk. Click OK.
3. Right-click the new disk and then click New Simple Volume (or select a different volume type, if available). Follow the prompts that appear.

Follow these instructions to set your new VHD to automount when Windows boots.

How to UEFI boot a 32 bit Windows OS

I just got a HP Pavilion x2 and wanted to install the Windows 10 32 bit technical preview.

Everywhere I searched said I could only UEFI boot a 64 bit OS.

So I tried a different partition option in Rufus and I am pleased to say it worked.

The secret is to use the MBR partition. Below is a screenshot of the Rufus settings I used

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pavilion x2

Stopping Office Upload center running when using SkyDrive

I’ve been moving files over to Skydrive which appears to be working fine, then I’ve had all these notices about Microsoft Upload centre failing. Seems to me that two apps were trying to do one job and getting in each others way.

So I’ve disabled the upload centre.

Simply by right clicking the skydrive icon and choosing settings, then UNSELECT Use Office to sync files faster and work on files with other people at the same time.

 

Unknown Device driver Windows 8 and Folio 13

I just installed Windows 8 onto my HP Folio 13 and one unknown driver. After some trial and error I narrowed it down to the Intel Smart Connect Technology Driver. I downloaded the driver from here.

Attached picture of the device properties of the unknown driver prior to me installing this new driver.

Syncing Dropbox to an SD card on an HP Elitepad

I’ve now managed to get Dropbox syncing to the SD card on my HP Elitepad, following the same instructions I used for SkyDrive, namely:

  1. Format the MicroSD card as NTFS (otherwise this method will not work).
  2. Create a Folder C:Data
  3. Create a mount point for the MicroSD drive as C:Data on the fixed drive.
  4. Install Dropbox Desktop and supply C:Data as the Dropbox folder.
  5. Dropbox will create a dropsub dir and start syncing to your SD card

 

 

Letting Skydrive save to a MicroSD card in HP Elitepad (windows 8 tablet)

So I just got my HP Elitepad, I wanted to sync my documents using Skydrive to an SD card. At first Skydrive wouldn’t let me do this, fortunately I came across an article here, with some simple steps:

  1. Format the MicroSD card as NTFS (otherwise this method will not work).
  2. Create a D:Skydrive folder on the MicroSD.
  3. Create a Folder C:Data
  4. Create a mount point for the MicroSD drive as C:Data on the fixed drive.
  5. Install Skydrive Desktop and supply C:DataSkydrive as the skydrive folder.
  6. Watch Skydrive “fill both folders” with you Skydrive cloud data.

 

Browsing Mac Shares from Windows 7

I wasn’t able to see my Mac network share from Windows 7 and the single edit to the security policy that worked for Vista, didn’t work for Windows 7.

It turns out a second step was needed, as detailed below:

Start>secpol.msc [enter]

Click on “Local Policies” –> “Security Options”

Navigate to the policy “Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level” and double-click it to get its Properties. By default Windows Vista and Windows 7 set the policy to “NTVLM2 responses only”. Use the drop-down arrow to change this to

“LM and NTLM ? use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated”.

Then naviate to the policy Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) clients, double click and untick

“Require 128-bit encryption”