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Windows – Recover boot

Today, after a failed centos installation, I had to recover the previous Windows boot, the solution is quite easy:

  1. Boot from Windows installation media
  2. Select language and regional options
  3. Select recover Windows
  4. Select command prompt
  5. Type:
    bootrec /fixboot
  6. Restart the computer

Windows boot should be fixed

 

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Windows 10, change network configurations

Sometimes, after changing configurations in your internal network like the router or the DHCP subnet, Windows detects the network as a new one instead the same with minor tweaks.

This leads to a change in the network name (from Network to Network 2 and so on) and, in some cases, it changes from Private to Public, and all the shares do not work as expected.

How can this be fixed?

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Using a mobile as a webcam in Windows

The times, they are a-changin… 

With Covid-19 around and most of us at home, the usage of video-conferencing software has raised from a work utility to a mainstream solution for keeping up with family and friends in a daily basis.

As a demand of video products arose and stocks disappeared, the prices increased for the pending units in amazon and ebay, anyhow, and since weeks ago, the amount of high res webcams (1080p, 30 fps) at my location is nearly to none for the usual culprits: Logitech C920, Brio, even cheap DSLR cameras and GoPros.

Some of us, that did not care about having a decent webcam around, are at a point in which the options are: using the phone directly or any laptop you have around.

What can you do if you want to use your own computer instead that awful integrated webcam or keep carrying around the phone and having to pay attention to that small screen?

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