Windows 8 Tips and Trix…

I am busy building a TS Server on a Windows 8 VM and needed a couple of things to get it working.  Here are a couple of tricks:

Reboot via CMD:

  • shutdown -r — restarts
  • shutdown -s — shutsdown
  • shutdown -l — logoff
  • shutdown -t xx — where xx is number of seconds to wait till shutdown/restart/logoff
  • shutdown -i — gives you a dialog box to fill in what function you want to use
  • shutdown -a — aborts the previous shutdown command….very handy!

Updating VIA Proxy:

  • Open CMD (As Administrator)
  • netsh winhttp set proxy proxyservername:portnumber,

Upgrading to 8.1:

  • Go to STORE.
  • Choose 8.1

Change Key from cmd:

  • slmgr /ipk xxxxxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxx…

Activate by Phone:

  • Press the Windows + R to open the Run dialog, type slui.exe 4, press Enter

Multiple Desktop Sessions:

Overclock OpenELEC on Pi.

Overclocking could damage your system – know what you do!

To overclock you have to either take your SD card and mount on a PC to edit the file or remount your /flash directory as RW.  I am discussing the latter:

  • mount /flash -o remount,rw
  • cd /flash
  • vi config.txt (You can also use nano, but I am old-school!)
  • Scroll/find “Overclock” and change values.
  • # arm_freq=700
    # core_freq=250
    # sdram_freq=400
    # over_voltage=0

  • I use TURBO (Live fast/die hard) settings!  Remember to remove the #…
  • arm_freq=1000
    core_freq=500
    sdram_freq=500
    over_voltage=6

  • reboot