So, I’ve had a few issues with my Dell E6400, not that I don’t love it, I just wish it wouldn’t burn-up every time I connected an external monitor or two using the docking station (known issue, sent back to get fixed – the GPU would get so hot, the whole machine would lock up). Anyways, I wasn’t particularly happy with the ~4min bootup time, so thought I’d try the new Seagate hybrid hard drive.
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS
Wow, boot time down to ~1min!!
I’m typically a WD drive man, having gone through several samsungs and seagates in the past. So, I’m really hoping this drive serves me well.
After trying all the code snippit plug-ins for Windows Live Writer, I finally stumble across one that actually works.
I thought the others did work at some point, but now they just come out all garbled (the Block Quote that WLW puts in is probably what’s doing it.)
Below is a sample of the lovely plug-in from Lavernock Enterprises.
I’ve started to use my Hyper-V machine to host my development server which I remote in to. It works great assuming I can actually remote to it (and not blocked by firewall policies).
What is really nice is I can leave it on all the time, so my windows are where I left them. That is, until Windows Update graciously restarts it for me.
I don’t mind it automatically updating, but do you really have to restart?
This can be disabled through group policy though.
Edit your group policy and navigate to:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update
Modify “No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic update installations”