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Modifying a .NET Application

I will explain why in a seperate post, but on my MacBook Pro I wanted to use the Intel Thunderbolt driver under BootCamp instead of the ones supplied by Apple.

The Thunderbolt control program however refused with the following error message:

This application is not supported on Boot Camp. (Thunderbolt devices and networking will work correctly.)

It’s really beyond me why Intel would deliberately block their Thunderbolt software on Apple hardware (under Windows). Believing this was just a simple hardcoded hardware check rather than any hardware issue that would prevent the drivers to work I proceeded into finding where the check takes place.

 

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  • Filed under: .NET, Apple
  • Update AMD Display Driver under BootCamp

    imageI’m using Windows 10 with BootCamp on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). Overall I’m pretty happy with the hardware but Apple seems to limit functionality when running under Windows.

    A good example is the trackpad which simply doesn’t operate as smoothly as under Mac OSX. This isn’t because Windows is a less good Operating System, it’s simply Apple supplying drivers and support software this is less good.

    For the trackpad I found a good solution with Trackpad++ which enables 2, 3- and 4-finger gestures and improves scrolling.

    Display driver stopped responding and has recoveredThe AMD Display Drivers as supplied with BootCamp are instable leading to “Display driver stopped responding” messages.

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    From Jailbreak to Jailbreak

    Cydia IconA few days ago I decided to update my iPhone which was still running iOS 4.3.1 to iOS 5.0.1. I delayed this update for a while because I had Jailbreaked my iPhone. Unfortunately an update is much more work when you have Jailbreaked because you also have to restore Cydia settings such as the repositories and Cydia installed Apps.

    This blog post is not a guide on how to Jailbreak but more a collections of tips to go from a Jailbreak iOS 4.x to iOS 5.01.

    If you notice any extra steps while doing your update please send them to me so I can add them to this post.

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  • Filed under: Apple, iPhone
  • I wanted to save the SHSH signatures from my iPhone before updating to iOS 5.01. I started Tiny Umbrella but it showed an error indicating that there’s already a process listening on port 80:

    Cannot Start TSS Service | DO NOT TRY RESTORING YOUR DEVICE!!! | System(PID:4) must be killed!!

    I verified this using netstat (netstat -aon | find /I “LISTENING” | find /I “:80”):

    netstat -aon | find /i "LISTENING" | find /i ":80"

     

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    Virtualized Mac OS X Freezes

    Mac OS X Snow LeopardI am running a virtualized Mac OS X machine in my VMWare Workstation but I noticed that after a period of inactivity the virtual machine would sometimes freeze.

    Because this only happens after inactivity I assumed it had something to do with Power Saving so I changed the Energy Saver settings and that fixed it!

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  • Filed under: Apple, VMWare
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