Saturday, June 17, 2017


Switch Windows 10 from RAID/IDE to AHCI operation

It’s not uncommon to find a system on which RAID drivers have been installed and something like the Intel Rapid Storage Technology package is handling storage devices, but where an SSD might require AHCI operation for more optimal performance or configurability. In these cases, there is in fact a way to switch operation from either IDE or RAID to AHCI within Windows 10 without having to reinstall.  Here’s how.
  • Right-click the Windows Start Menu. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal
  • Restart the computer and enter BIOS Setup (the key to press varies between systems).
  • Change the SATA Operation mode to AHCI from either IDE or RAID (again, the language varies).
  • Save changes and exit Setup and Windows will automatically boot to Safe Mode.
  • Right-click the Windows Start Menu once more. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot
  • Reboot once more and Windows will automatically start with AHCI drivers enabled.
That’s all there is to it!  Special thanks to Toobad here for outlining this procedure.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hackintosh on HP EliteDesk 800 G1, i5-4570

Note: this will probably work for other EliteDesk Towers, Small Form 
Factor and Ultra Small Form Factor

1. Installed Sierra from a real MAC to the hard drive going into the HP EliteDesk 800 G1
2. Installed Clover v4061 from real MAC to hard disk
       Bootloader - Install boot0af in MBR
       CloverEFI - CloverEFI 64-bits SATA
       Drivers64UEFI - OsxAptioFixDrv-64
       Install all RC scripts on target volume
       Install Clover Preference Pane
Used Clover Configurator to Edit config.plist but see below for the code
4 Added the following Kext's to \EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other
5 Sound working with VoodooHDA 2.8.9 Clover-V6

Important for video HD4600






Friday, March 31, 2017


I have a follower, I have been using this blog as a place to keep all the things I work on and document them so I don't forget.

I need to start adding more stuff.... currently modding my F150, fly drones and hacking computers..

more to come and thanks for following

Monday, November 14, 2016

Update your Kali 2.0 to Kali Rolling

Just in case you wanted to get your Kali OS updated with latest apps and fixes

cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list
deb kali-rolling main non-free contrib

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade # get a coffee, or 10.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

My Apple iWatch **UPDATE**

Apple replaced my watch with a new one (1st Gen) for free under the quality program.

Thanks Apple

I have the Apple iWatch, version 1, bought it June 2015, my battery has swollen up and pushed the glass face off. Seems Apple may have a battery issue too. I am four months out of warranty, I take it to the Apple Store Tuesday, lets see what they say. I feel this should be covered by Apple. Battery issues like this should not be a one year deal when they are not easily replaceable.

Let see what Apple does...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Windows 7 stops updating

UPDATE **2017**

Fixed another one of these, here is what I did
at the run command -> services.msc
turn off windows update service
delete everything in the c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\
restart service
click windows update and wait to see what happens

I ran into this problem a few times so I will document how I fixed it

I manually downloaded the Windows6.1-KB3135445-X64 updated and Internet Explorer 11, Install IE first then the update, Rebooted the machine and click on Windows update.

It tool about 8 minutes for it to sync up but I got 245 new updates. Was going to post the link to the update but Microsoft seems to change things so just google it and make sure you are getting it from Microsoft site.