Windows 10: Remove OneDrive item from Explorer

Some days ago I installed Windows 10 which wants you to use Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud solution.
Like the Windows versions before the Explorer integrates some items in the navigation area that you might not need, like the OneDive link. The Explorer
itself does not provide any option to hide this item, but you can do that via registry:

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Atlassian Bitbucket Server/Stash: What to do after Java update?

Update, 20.10.2016I updated this article because Atlassian has updated Stash and renamed it to Bitbucket Server. The first part
is the old article about Atlassion Stash and the second part includes the latest Bitbucket Server including ElasticSearch.

Atlassian Stash

Today, another Java Update has been released, so I installed the new version und removed the old one.
The “problem” was, as with the last updates, that I had to tell my Stash installation where to find
the new Java version. I opened the Windows registry and updated the following three registry keys:

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Clone/migrate Microsoft Windows from HDD to SSD – with Knoppix and dd command

Some days ago I received a 256GB SSD for my Server in which I used a normal 500GB HDD for Windows
installation – booting process needed about 5 minutes so it was time for this step ;) Because
many services, like Active Directory, Oracle Database or Atlassian Stash, running on this machine I
did not want to reinstall and reconfigure everything from scratch, so I looked for tools and easy
possibilities to clone/migrate my server installation. And here is my solution which worked really
well and is totally free!

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Atlassian Bitbucket Server Backup Client: script for running backup as Windows task – Version 0.10

I have written a script for running Atlassian Bitbucket Server Backup Client as a Windows task on my server. There are two main reasons/features why I created that script and why I want to share it.

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Atlassian Stash 3.0: switch from archive to installer

Today, I installed the new version of Atlassian Stash, Version 3.0.5. Further versions were provides as archive which had to be extracted and configured manually.
A new »feature« is the easy-to-use installer, which is – in my opinion – more user-friendly
and faster to use than the archive before.

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Dell Inspiron 17 3737: install Bluetooth device on Windows 7 (64-bit)

I have to admin that I have not tested the Bluetooth device with my former Windows 7
installations on the Inspirons 17 3737, so I thought that the
WLAN problem
was the only one – that was false conclusion. The problem with the Bluetooth
device was, that smartphones or other notebooks could perhaps find the Dell Inspiron
17 3737 (or even could not find it!), but paring was impossible!

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DELL Inspiron 17 3737: open BIOS, disable Secure Boot and install Windows 7

Today I received another DELL Inspiron 17 3737, so I can now test the Bluetooth problem
mentioned here.
But first, I had to install Windows 7 again… So, the first thing was to disable Secure Boot
in BIOS, because Windows 7 does not install correctly with enabled Secure Boot option.

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DELL Inspiron 17 3737: install WLAN device on Windows 7 (64-bit)

Some weeks ago I installed Windows 7 on a DELL Inspiron 17 3737 notebook for a friend – yesterday, another Inspiron 17, the same procedure, the same problem! Most drivers for devices were loaded automatically by Windows Update, other drivers can be downloaded from dell.com. All worked fine, but not with the WLAN device… That’s the reason for this post!

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Windows 8.1 (x64) on HP G62-b63SG Notebook

Today I installed Windows 8.1 64-bit on a HP G62-b63SG notebook. Everything went fine and all devices were identified correctly – until the notebook activated the suspend mode and I woke it up again. The screen was black now and seemed to be turned off, while the machine was running… Well, at the first moment I thought that the display was turned off and not reactivated, but it was not the case! Only the backlight was off, which I realized in a lucky break…

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Delphi › Projects › Win7LogonScreenDpi

Today I added a new Delphi project for a small issue I had yesterday: I reinstalled Windows 7 on my notebook Lenovo Thinkpad W500 (display resolution: 1920×1200) and Windows set the DPI of logon screen to 120dpi – I think that’s because of the high display resolution. But that is not the DPI I wanna see! So I wanted to change this, but there is no dialog where you can do that. But MSDN helped me: there is only one Registry value that is responsible for settings the logon screens DPI.

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