Tuesday, 26 April 2011

How to Create a Custom Windows Installation DVD or USB Install

Article lifted from LifeHacker.


http://lifehacker.com/?utm_source=Lifehacker+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c3be0c41d7-UA-142218-1&utm_medium=email#!5793427/how-to-create-a-custom-windows-installation-dvd-or-usb-install


  • rt7lite

    If you're looking to integrate Windows 7's Service Pack into your disc, you'll want to scroll down to the beta releases. That service pack includes all the patches, security fixes, and other updates from its first year and a half of existence, so I'd recommend snagging the beta. Download the appropriate 32-bit or 64-bit dowload for your system (the system you're working on, not the Windows disc you intend to create), install RT7Lite, and launch it.

    The beta release for RT7Lite that includes Windows 7 with SP1 is :
    Download RT Se7en Lite - Beta (build 2.6.0) for windows 7, windows Vista x64 now!
    http://www.pub.rt7lite.com/7lite-rc-beta-1726-dec6-10-stable/rt_7_lite_win7_Vista_x64_sp1.exe



  • http://sourceforge.net/projects/unetbootin/files/UNetbootin/Custom/unetbootin-eeeubuntu-windows-276.exe/download

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/243423-14-image-flash

    UPDATE - still having issues with usb installation - resorting to:

    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/


    xcopy c:\ d:\ /h/i/c/k/e/r/y

  • Friday, 22 April 2011

    Reset SERVICE indicator on VAG cars

    From my SKODA service Manual

    Models with FIXED SERVICE INTERVALS (QG0)

    1. Switch off the ignition, press the reset button of the trip counter for distance driven, and hold it down.
      Switching the ignition on causes a service interval to appear on the display.
    2. Holding the reset button down for 10 seconds will cause the counter to be reset (the display shows "---" and then the trip counter readout).

      The readout "OIL" will appear in the display after resetting the indicator "INSP", and releasing the reset button when both service intervals (INSP and OIL) were reached together.

    3. Repress the reset button and hold it down for 10 seconds to also reset this interval

       

    Models with EXTENDED SERVICE INTERVALS (QG1 and QG2)

    1. Switch off the ignition, press the reset button of the trip counter for "distance driven" and hold it down.
    2. Switch the ignition ON, and release the reset button.
    3. Now turn the reset button to the RIGHT.

       

      All counters will be reset to 0.

    Tuesday, 19 April 2011

    Car – check your engine oil via Castrol.com

    Castol's "What's the right oil for my car?"

    The CASTROL.COM website, has a handy function that lets you check what specification oil is ideal or recommended for your motor.





    My Skoda Fabia vRS needs the following VW PD 505.01 or higher CASTROL oil specification (Castol EDGE)




    The various Castrol Magnatec oil range details can be found here.