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Installing Microsoft Windows onto DigitalOcean Droplet

Installing Microsoft Windows Operating System to DigitalOcean’s Droplet is impossible using conventional methods due to the inability to mount an installation ISO and lack of a KVM providing a virtual keyboard (ie. Send Ctrl + Alt + Del, etc.).

WhatUpTime have built special templates allowing Windows to be installed via DigitalOcean’s Recovery ISO; their Recovery ISO is available with all of their droplets, however you need to request it to be mounted via support ticket.

The guide below will walk you through the entire process, from beginning to end. Once you have reached the end of the guide your server will be successfully running Microsoft Windows Operating System.

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JavaRa

JavaRa is an effective way to deploy, update and remove the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). It can assist in repairing or removing Java when other…

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StartW8 – Start Menu for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

 

 

 

 

StartW8 – Windows Start Menu replacement for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Start menu had been an essential feature of Microsoft Windows for almost two decades, used by countless users all over the world. But Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are shipped without it.

StartW8 allows users to access their apps and folders with greater ease as it adds a fully-functional Start Menu to their Windows 8 computer/notebook. Users can also easily search a specific file or program by entering a relevant keyword, or they can simply shut down their PC, reboot or switch users.

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Meet the new Windows Phone 8

Meet the new Windows Phone 8.

The new Windows Phone is the only phone with Live Tiles, designed to keep you closer to what matters most. Pin your favorite people, apps and more. Arrange your Start screen just how you want it and see everything that’s going on, as it happens. Only Windows Phone has Live Apps— a delightful innovation that makes apps easy to use and more amazing than ever. They bring the information you want right to your Start screen. Windows Phone is the smart phone built not for all of us, but for each of us. It’s the smartphone reinvented around you.

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Turn Windows into an AirPlay receiver

Whilst Windows is the most widely-used, Apple’s iteration continues to go from strength to strength, and does have many quirks attributing to its increased popularity. AirPlay is one such feature, allowing music to be played wirelessly to compatible speakers. Thanks to a nifty little app by the name of Shairport4w though, Windows users can too stream music from their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, iTunes and basically everything that supports AirPlay, over a Wi-Fi connection. And it’s free!!

A simple, small and free app, Shairport4w turns your Windows PC into an AirPlay receiver with a simple setup process that takes less than a minute. It requires Apple’s Bonjour service to be running, but as an iDevice user, you’ll probably already have iTunes installed. As iTunes relies on Bonjour, you needn’t download it separately, but if you don’t have iTunes, Shairport4w will prompt you to download the Bonjour package at first launch.

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The Restart Page

Free unlimited rebooting experience from vintage operating systems.   Try it out here: http://www.therestartpage.com/ Visit their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/therestartpage

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How to install Windows 8 on VMware Fusion

 

Now that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available to the public, people want to test, use and play around with Microsofts new and shiny OS (Metro-Style). I have made a simple step-by-step guide on how to install it on a Mac running VMware Fusion. It’s quite easy, so let’s get on with it:

Prerequisite (with download links)
Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview

Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview (NEW!)

 

 

 

 

VMware Fusion 4

 

 

 

 

 

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