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Windows 10 What to Delete if blue

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I was working on a clients computer this week, it would not upgrade to windows 10, It would show a blue and blac I found its because the display drivers (Intel GMA 3600 would not render parts of windows 10 with out blue screening at boot, the Solution was to boot in to safe mode, by powering down the system 3 times at boot, which trigger recovery boot, where you can find safe mode, once in windows, rename the following found in C/Windows/SystemApps





Like so :

after renaming the folders i found windows 10 would now boot, however if any windows 10 app were opened, the computer would blue screen, i fixed this by opening powershell with admin rights, and enterying : "Get-AppxPackage -allusers | Remove-AppxPackage" with out "" then deleting them again if they reinstalled with ccleaner

job done!

How to flash a modded ASUS AMI UEFI BIOS

Posted on March 12, 2016 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

found at : here

Hello, it was very hard for me to get my bios to update, with out the Security verification failed message, it does not help that AMIBIOS has different types of its program, some don't work on your bios, some do work, so im posting this guide for noobie bios modders like me


1st off you will need to download lots of different things, they also need to be the right things too, in the right place, you don't need to be a command line Computer Nerd, to make this work, you just need alot of time, and take things very slow, or you will end up with a computer, that wont even post,



1st download : here


download both UBU_Upd_2_1.exe




once downloaded, extract both UBU_v1_49_1 and UBU_Upd_2_1, you should then end up with two folders, you then want to move all folders out of UBU_Upd_2_1, "MEA" and "Modules" too UBU_v1_49_1, you then need to rename "UBU_v1_49_1" to "UBU" and move it to the root of your system drive, "c:\" one you have done that, download your bios, and move the .cap file, or .bin file, to the UBU folder, we just moved to your c:\ drive,


open a admin command prompt, by right clicking on your start button, or by ritght clicking on command prompt in all programs, once open, type in






now wait till it says : Press any key to continue...


now if you know what your doing, you may start, but if you don't, follow what i do,


press the number 1 then enter, press the number 7 then enter, then just enter after , 2 enter, 1 enter, enter, 3 enter, 1 enter, enter, 5 enter, 1 enter, enter,


now the harder part, press 7 and then enter, a window will open, just press enter inside of it, then go back to the windows you were working in and press 1, then enter, type 1C, then enter, then type 29, then enter again, press enter on the new window that opens, (if at any point, pressing enter does not work, to close the extra opened window, close it, then type n, then enter,


now press 0, then enter, then press 1, then enter 1, then enter again, to close the window, job done!


you should find a new bios file in the UBU folder, with the correct name for flashing to your bios, if flashback is still working for your system, great, if not, then continue reading,


next you will need to download : here


then extract the folfer found here :



open an old bios file, and flash it, using the program, then open and flash the new bios file with the program, make sure you do all blocks, this will by pass the Security verification failed message, if you still ged a message, keep opening and closing the program, till it lets you flash your bios, this is the only other way to flash your bios, if flashback is broken, :(

Windows 10 64bit Program files directory changing work around

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This is the Windows 10 64bit Program files directory changing work around I have been working on for the last 48 hours, some things to understand 1st


* This only works on Windows 10 64 bit (x64) as 64 bit windows has two program files folders,


* it's not perfect, you will need to move folder "Program Files (x84)" back to the root drive (c:\) when some updates fail to install


Start by installing Windows 10 on your Device, then at the settings screen (also known to old folks as the Welcome screen)

Press CTRL + SHIFT + F3, this will reboot Windows in to the desktop, in a mode known as Audit Mode (it allows OEM's to install Drivers, Programs, even spam with out making a user account or even given you a hint they did that)Once at the desktop, you will be able to open the registry editing program known as regedit (love that name)

open it by pressing that start button and typing regedit, then press enter, or type run then enter then regedit then enter again up to you,


go to : ''HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion" plus (+) and



Change only "Program Files (x84)" directories, to the drive letter (E:\) in most cases, by giving them the good old double click

and ok


next move to : "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList"


do the same thing, with all keys


once that's done, restart the computer with the Windows 10 disk/usb in, once at the langrage screen, press SHIFT + F10 (Fn key if needed to)


This will open the CMD, command line, enter the following in :

Note drive letters change in this world, soo you might want to type notepad, then open, then my computer and see what the drive letter is now


robocopy "C:\Users" "D:\Users" /E /COPYALL /XJ

robocopy "C:\Program Files (x86)" "D:\Program Files (x86)" /E /COPYALL /XJ

robocopy "C:\ProgramData" "D:\ProgramData" /E /COPYALL /XJ

rmdir "C:\Users" /S /Q

rmdir "C:\Program Files (x86)" /S /Q

rmdir "C:\ProgramData" /S /Q

mklink /J "C:\Users" "E:\Users"

mklink /J "C:\Program Files (x86)" "E:\Program Files (x86)"

mklink /J "C:\ProgramData" "E:\ProgramData"


Now reboot, once at the desktop check everythings working and nothings going [email protected] or doing [email protected] stuff

you should try going to drive (D:\) or what ever you set it as, and open the Iexplore file, just to check it works, if it don't open, you have made a error typing, and you should go back and try again,


notice that window in the middle of the desktop, just click restart on it, and you will be taken back to the settings screen,

make your accounts and enjoy using windows apps and programs the way you want to on the drives you want to, but wait, you have more work to do thanks to Microsoft -_-


update Windows 10 fully, you will notice some will fail, like windows as a whole really lol, you will have to copy the "Program Files (x86)" folder back to your root drive, (c:\) don't delete the one left behide, change the registry back to how it was for "Program Files (x86)" directory, leave the old folder where it is, or you will course a problem, update windows then change the whole thing back again, you may now delete the old program files folder, move the updated one back to the drive, remake the mk link, I know! but it updates, and that's the only working work around I can come up with for now

Asus P8Z77-V Premium + Yosemite

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Please read this Guide on where you can get support from my self and the people at tonymacx86, 

This Guide is for the "Asus P8Z77-V Premium" Board, Yosemite works with all the basics, just to give you an Idea of what to expect, sound, graphics, usb 2.0 + glitchy usb 3.0, disk drive + HHD/SSD, the basics as I said, Will work, but don't expect all system chips to be seen, or everything to be working...


Hardware i'm using including the Board in the Title :


CPU - i5-3570k

Ram - Corsair Dominator Platinum 32gb running at 1866 "which is over kill, ill admit it"

On Board/CPU Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 2000

Power supply - AX1200i "Over kill again "


Geekbench 3.1.5 Multi-Core Score was 11098, if you need more information, you can find the Geekbench file bellow in attachments as "P8Z77-V PremiumDOTgb3.MB" change the end of the file to ".gb3" and delete the ".MB" Extension



Known problems :

0) When booting "Yosemite" boot times are slow,


1) When waking the P8Z77-V Premium from sleep, display out put is gone, TV shows its getting something, but it says no signal,


2) When entering a USB 2.0 in to any of the USB 3.0 ports, front or back, the device is not detected


3) When trying to login to the App Store, you are told to contact Apple support


4) Facetime won't let you sign in


5) iMessage won't let you sign in


Solutions :

0) boot times can be cut in half, by opening Terminal and typing (sudo nvram boot-args="") reboot, and enjoy faster boot times


1) Press the power button after waking P8Z77-V Premium from sleep, display reconnects


2) Remove the USB drive, from the 1st usb 3.0 port, then reenter it in to the usb 3.0 port, right next door to it, the usb drive will then be seen by the new port you just entered it in to, and the 1st port it was in before, "when it could not be detected" repeat when ever the usb drive is not detected, this should not be hard because the board comes in pairs of two,


3) Delete all Ethernet connections found in "System Preferences/Network" list, by pressing (-) again and again, then go to "/library/preferences/systemconfiguration/" and delete "networkinterfaces.plist" reboot, add the one ethernet your using, back, by pressing (+) you will now be able to login to the app store,


4) open Terminal and type (sudo nvram boot-args="") reboot and FaceTime will work after you have rebooted


5) no fix yet, gmail and yahoo will work though


Install OS X Yosemite :


1) Start (Follow this Guide from "Before You Begin" then come back here, when you come to "STEP 3: Recommended BIOS Settings")


^-- Hint, Pick "Legacy USB Support" Do not press on "Laptop Support" or you will end up with a crosshair up on booting



Next Jump in to your BIOS "(F2) Button at Boot" then Press (F7) then Enter on "OK" Move to "Advanced" by pressing the right (>;) arrow button, then move down to "System Agent Configuration" press Enter, again move down to "Graphics Configuration" press Enter, move down again, press enter on "IGPU Memory and select 64M, press enter, save your changes by pressing left left left left till you see exit, go down to "Save Changes & Reset"


2) This time keep pressing (F8) and select the USB install drive you made with "UniBeast"


3) Type in the keyboard (-x) then look at the screen, thats right you just entered your 1st boot command, now lets enter some more, please now enter ("Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32") with a space before it from the last command, also include the (""), you should have something, that looks like this (-x "Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32") now press enter, You should boot to the (OS X Installer) if you don't then there's a problem,


you may skip to step 4) if you boot in to the (OS X Installer)


This happens if you don't use ("Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32") or type it in wrong


This happens if you don't use (-x)


This happens if you don't use (ahcidisk=8 debug=8) its because your using a usb 3.0 port to boot the (OS X Installer)


(Problems Optional) To see what the problem is, you will need to turn off your computer, then turn it on again, Keep pressing (F8) again, and enter (-v) this time, with (-x "Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32") so it should look something like this (-v -x "Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32") press enter and wait, if after 10 mins the (OS X Installer) is still showing a black screen with text, you will need to look through the text for the possible cause to the (OS X Installer) holt, if you see "Still waiting for root device" you will need to power down the system once again and enter (ahcidisk=8 debug=8) at the end of the boot commands, it look's like this (-v -x "Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32" ahcidisk=8 debug=8) this should get you to the (OS X Installer) you can avoid this error, by using a usb 2.0 port to boot the (OS X Installer)



4) once you get to the welcome screen, you can follow "this guide" from

"STEP 4: Install OS X Yosemite - 5. When you arrive at the Installer, choose language." then come back here, when you come to "STEP 5: Post-Installation Using "MultiBeast"


Now you will need to press f8 again, pick your USB drive again, but move to "Yosemite" enter again (-x "Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32") to boot the system in to "Yosemite"


Now we will need to select some options in "Multibeast", select the following :


Click "Quick Start" then click "EasyBeast"

^- This will install the bootloader and some other stuff to get Yosemite Booted,

Drivers > Audio > ALC898

^-This will get the Audio ports, found at the back of the board working,

Drivers > Audio > Optional HD3000/HD4000 HDMI Audio (Optional)

^- This will get Audio working by the HDMI cable to the TV speakers

Drivers > Disk > 3ed Party SATA

^- EasyBeast Choose this

Drivers > Misc > ElliottForceLegacyRTC

^- EasyBeast Choose this

Drivers > Misc > EvOreboot

^- EasyBeast Choose this

Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.11.1328

EasyBeast Choose this

Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.11.1328 Plugins (Optional)

EasyBeast Choose this

Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC v6.11.1328 HWMonitor Application (Optional)

EasyBeast Choose this

Drivers > Misc > NullCPUPowerManagement

EasyBeast Choose this

Drivers > Misc > USB 3.0 - Universal

^- to get all the USB ports working on the board, the USB 2.0 ports already work

Drivers > Network > Intel > AppleIntelE1000e v3.1.0

^-This will get your Ethernet working, so you can connect to the internet

Bootloaders > Chimera v4.01

^- EasyBeast Choose this, it's also the only boot loader I found could load the "OS X Installer" + "Yosemite"

Customize > Boot Options > 1080p Display Mode (Optional)

^-This will save most of your fingers, from typing ("Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32") again and again

Customize > Boot Options > Basic Boot Options

Customize > Boot Options > Kext Dev Mode

Customize > Boot Options > Use Kernel|Cache

Customize > System Definitions > Mac mini > Mac mini 6,1 (Optional)

Customize > Themes > tonymacx86 Black


or download (Asus P8Z77-V Premium on Yosemite.mb) settings I used attached to this post bellow,


Then click Build - Install - agree - enter password - restart,


this time you can press (F8) and pick the drive you installed Yosemite on with out the need of a usb drive,


Congratulations, if OS X Yosemite starts up and you are able to login and see a translucent Dock, your finished, you can now enjoy Yosemite, everything else is Optional


(Advanced Optional)

Open "Yosemite\Extra\org.chameleon.Boot.plist" with TextEdit and add :


Quiet Boot


Default Partition



Quied Boot will skip the count down and boot right away, Default Partition will boot Windows, you will need to check what disk and partition your windows OS is on, open "terminal" and enter "diskutil list" then look for "Windows_NTFS System Reserved" look to the far right and see where it is, mine was "disk1s1" so that makes mine "hd(1,1)" if you need to boot Yosemite, press "F8" to select the drive yosemite on, and then press "F8" again after that, to bypass Quied Boot to select Yosemite, this comes unhandy if Yosemite still a work in progress, which it is for PC



(Problems Optional)

did not get to the login screen ? did you get stuck on the loading apple sign, or a black screen, you will need to still use the (-x) boot command, if you try and boot normally, you may end up with the following error bellow :



some people report this error to do with the integrated SSD that you get with the board, but its not to with the ssd you get with the board, it's to do with the ssd you put in the system, like a "samsung ssd" it's also nothing to do with the Bluetooth, it can be fixed by installing "AppleACPIPlatform.kext" seach it on google, you then need to download "KextBeast", once you have downloaded them both, move the two files to the desktop, and open KextBeast, click next next next, and it should install the kext, restart and you may be able to start your Yosemite normally, The "AppleACPIPlatform.kext" in "Multibeast", does not fix my problem, so you will have to download that kext,


(Problems Optional)

unlucky for some, If you have a intel hd grahpics 2500 on a i5-3330, you may end up with a black screen and cursor,



the only way to start up normally for you, will be to boot right in to the desktop with (-x) and delete or rename the extension of AppleIntelHD4000Graphics.kext found in :




after that you should be able to boot normally, with no boot commands and login, with out the black screen and cursor problem,


The above shows no translucent dock, if yours looks like this, it means graphics are not working 100% or at all in some cases

if you do have graphics support it will look like the above


How to install updates,


OS X 10.10.1 Update : this update does not need alot of work, install it then boot with (-x), reinstall all your drivers with "MultiBeast", and reboot, everything will be back to how it was,


"PMPatch Optional" is something you do to your BIOS, my guide does not help you apply this patch, I my self did not use this, you will find more information at the following link :

it's said to make things easier for n00bs


Stuck on booting still!? try the following boot commands :


(-f) (-F) (-v) (-x)


(USBBusFix=Yes) (UseKernelCache=Yes) (PCIRootUID=1) (GraphicsEnabler=No) (IGPEnabler=Yes)

(darkwake=0) (npci=0x2000) (npci=0x3000) (dart=0) (cpus=1) (busratio=20) (arch=i386) (arch=x86_64) (-legacy) (-force64) (-nossse3bit)


This all takes time, if you are not prepared to invest the time, then don't follow this guide, it's taken me one year on and off, to get this far, learning the boot commands and having the eye to tell whats wrong, and what to look up to fix the problem is not an easy task

failed websites I was apart of working on

Posted on March 18, 2011 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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What to delete in Windows 7/Vista

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 1:26 PM Comments comments (0)

 Remember that you apply the settings at your own risk, I am not responsible for what you do,

 One that most users do not know about, is the update folder, that can be found at :




You would not think Windows would keep the update files after installing them, well I have news for you, it does ?

Sad but true, it keeps all the setup files after updating,


Template files and folders are put everywhere in windows, even in the Windows folder its self,

You can find Two folders that well always have template files in :






(Advanced user) If you have uninstalled a program, sometimes it does not delete its folders and files out of  :







DriveLetter:\Program Files\Common Files


A tip, if you have tried to delete a get-gad, and its not going, then try deleting it out of :


DriveLetter:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets




DriveLetter:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

Recommended services to disable in Windows 7

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 9:16 AM Comments comments (0)

Remember that you apply the settings at your own risk, I am not responsible for what you do,

Click start, then go to the search box and type : services.msc click enter

Then find the following services and disable them,

I'd Recommended seting the (Advanced User Options to 'Manual')


Application Management
Background Intelligent Transfer service (Advanced User, Transfers files in the background using idle network bandwidth)
BitLocker Drive Encryption service (Advanced User, lets you lock your data, )
Bluetooth Support Service
Certificate Propagation
Desktop windows manager session manager (Advanced User, This well stop the aero theme)
Diagnostic Policy Service (Advanced User, Diagnostic Policy Service and Error Reporting Service are to send errors to Microsoft)
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Fax (Advanced User, stop faxing)
HomeGroup Provider (Advanced User, No HomeGroup Sharing)
Homegroup Listener (Advanced User, No HomeGroup Sharing)
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
IP Helper
Media Center Extender Service
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service
Network Access Protection Agent
Offline Files
Parental Controls
Print Spooler (Advanced User, No Printer)

Portable Device Enumerator service (Advanced User, Enable Windows Media Player to transfer data to Portable Device)
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
Remote Registry
Routing and Remote Access
Security centre (Advanced User, sends messages about securityn of your system.)
Smart Card
Smart Card Removal Policy
SSDP Discovery (Advanced User, No HomeGroup Sharing)
Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar
Windows Defender (Advanced User, Antispyware + Antivirus installed)
Windows Error report (Advanced User, Allows errors to be reported when programs stop working or responding)
Windows Firewall (Advanced User, Firewall installed)
Windows Image Acquisitions (WIA) (Advanced User, No Camera/Scanner)
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Services (Advanced User, No HomeGroup Sharing)
Windows Search


After that, you should restart your computer, and it should be a little faster, if you have any problems, the error message should tell you the services you need to start, to get the program working again, so just look in service again, and enable it, simple,

Mac 27 2.66QC/2X2GB/1TB/4850 - 512MB/SD/WLMKB - BootCamp - Blank Screen

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 1:43 PM Comments comments (0)

I have run in to some big problem's with the new 27 inch IMac, Now There is this BootCamp problem, 

If you install Windows 7 on your new 27 inch IMac, your get a black screen at the point where you,

start to enter your username and password, 

I tried again and again after thinking about it, I started Windows 7 up in safe mode, "To do this, you need to make some name up, so when you get the black screen, you press a key 7 time's, then move on to the next one, your make a account then keep hold of the button at the back of your IMac,

Once it see's you have a account, it well start safe mode, just delete the display drive's in driver manger,

then I just logged on, and install apple's IMac drive's, with the Mac OSX DVD, I updated to find the display drive's where looking a little on the bad side, like it was pix up, with the colour's  "Some of the blue was missing" 

So i just did a back roll on the display drive's, this is willy noob friendly, NOT,

After some time looking about, i have a easier way of fixing this problem, not that there should be problem's ?

Just Click "Here" for some better help from apple, 


Mac 27 2.66QC/2X2GB/1TB/4850 - 512MB/SD/WLMKB - Scratch Disk's

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 9:18 AM Comments comments (0)


I started off thinking about buying my IMac from John Lewis, as they were offering to give you a “Free 2 year warranty guarantee” wherea's PC World, only offer you 1 Year Free. Therefore i got my IMac from John Lewis. They told me that apple computers were the best, so I was happy about buying one. However when I got the IMac back home I got it out of the box, turned it on, only to find there were two dead spots (red dots) on the integrated WebCam, so I sent it back and asked if I could see a new one in the shop. They told me that you can not return computers that have this dead spot problem, but they said they would take it back, but other shop’s would not. I thought about it and decided to see the computer in the shop before taking it home this time. I looked at the new one in the shop, and it had more red dots then the other one, so I asked for a another new IMac, the shop assistant told me "i’m not going to go and open all the NEW IMac's up just because of one problem, this is the 1st problem we have had with an IMac” he then asked me if i'ed like a full refund. i decided id give john lewis one more chance as they have a very good reputation. i told him no, i would like a new IMac. But with out the problems, I then asked if I could look at the PC’s, after looking at the PC’s "Which where the same old, same old PC" I asked another shop assistant for a new IMac, he told me “Yes” nevertheless he repeated his colleagues warning that I could not take it back to the shop if it had a faulty web cam. I still brought another brand new one, "Though" when I got  it back home I found the integrated webcam was working fine, but the CD-DVD drive was destroying my disks, As if it had a needle built in to scratch them, so i ended up going back there again asking for a refund, I decided to try PC World next


Two days later I went to have a look in PC world. I found the model of IMac I wanted quickly and asked the sales person if I could look at the IMac before I took it home, I told him to turn it on and asked to look at the web cam and I conducted a test looking for any prominent dead spots after finding none, I asked him to test the CD-DVD drive, after filling him about my past issues with this model of IMac, he came back shortly with a blank brand new disk and popped it into the CD-DVD drive only to take it out and find the NEW IMac, had destroyed the disk like the computer I got from John Lewis, He then went and tested the display model with another brand new disc to get exactly the same results. He then turned to me and apologised to me and said he’d have to give me A refund, As the stock was all faulty, I'd single handedly spotted a fault with all the new IMac's, they had to send back their stock an i wait to test the new improved IMac


After all of the problems, once again, I decided to give them, A other GO at impressing me, with A working IMac,

So I called them up, telling them all, of what has happened,

Apple then asked me to go to one of there stores, which was a long way from are house,

Once I got to the store, I filled them in about my problems, There said on the phone that I could have some money off the new IMac because of all the faults, I have found,

I tilled them to put a disk in to the IMac, There got a dvd movie and put it in to the IMac,

It came out with No scratch's on the disk, after 7 time's of ejecting, I was still Not Happy with all that I went through,

So I tilled the shop assistant that it was doing it before, he got the dvd and put it in at a side and eject it, as if he had done it before, he then showed me and said if you put the disk in at an angle, then you are going to end up with scratch's on the disk, I then replied saying, If your sitting in front of it, then your going to be putting the disk's in at an angle, it should have been made for you to put the disk in as your sitting down in front of the IMac,

He then said, you can buy a other computer, I then said, I need a computer with power, Something that can play game's and the IMac is the only computer that Apple doe's that is update for 2010 and can play High powered games, So I worked out of the shop with a IMac, with money off,

I got a phone call the next day, from the Apple lady, that helped me, She said something cool would be coming in the post from apple, about a week later, I got a Apple hat and pen.

She really did help us with the hole thing, I'd give Apple 10 out of 10, for the help that I got from them,

If it was not for the help that I received, I would not have a IMac or a apple pen or hat to this day,


So this is why people recommend Apple, I would recommend Apple, not because of the problem's, but because of the help I got from them.