Restore Your Computer or Server To Different Hardware

Mar 24, 2012 @ 05:16 pm by HackingManual

This guide will explain how to restore your computer, laptop or server to different hardware and keep all of your programs and files and databases in tact. This guide will also help if you just want to move your old hard drive to a new computer.

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There is many reasons why you may want to move your computer, server or laptop to different hardware. Maybe your motherboard or video card died, or maybe you want to upgrade your computer, laptop or server to better hardware.

In most cases if you try to just move your hard drive to another computer you will experience a blue screen and your new computer will not boot. This guide will show you how to do a Bare metal restore using previously mentioned Macrium Reflect with redeploy.

In my case I used a Rescue CD I had created using Macrium Reflect Server 64 bit, Made the backup using Macrium Reflect Free, and the operating system being restored was Vista Business 32 bit. If you are just moving the hard drive, then you might not even need to do the backup with Macrium, just use the Macrium Reflect Redeploy CD, to inject drivers or do hardware abstraction.

1. Make an image backup of your old computer using Macrium the free version will work.
2. Even if you hadn’t made a backup of your computer using Macrium you should still be able to use the Macrium Reflect Redeploy CD to migrate your old hard drive to a new computer.
3. You’ll need to a Macrium Reflect Redeploy CD, doesn’t matter what computer you create it on.
4. To create the rescue CD you’ll need to purchase a copy of either Reflect Professional or Reflect Server.
5. After installation launch Macrium and Choose Other Tasks, Then Create Rescue Media.
6. Choose the option that says Standard Windows PE Rescue Media. This version has Redeploy if you’ve purchased either Macrium Professional or Macrium Server.
7. Make sure there is a tick in the checkbox against ‘Check for unsupported devices each time the rescue media loads’ before you burn the Windows PE rescue CD, this will enable you to add additional drivers when you boot on new hardware.
8. Once the ISO image is created you can burn it to a CD/DVD using IMG Burn.
9. If you have drivers for your new computer, put them on an external hard drive so macrium can access them.
10.Boot up the computer with the reflect rescue CD.
11. If you haven’t already restore the backup image to your new hard drive.
12. If you’re using your old harddrive you can skip the above step.
13. Choose the ReDeploy Restored Image to new hardware option.

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14. Optionally choose the location where macrium can find drivers for your new computer. This is not nessesary but it helps.
15. You can leave the additional options as default, macrium usually chooses the best options.
16. Click finish and reboot
17. Your computer should boot up normally
18. You may need to download additional drivers for your new computer for everything to work properly.
19. After moving to new hardware, windows and MS office will require reactivation. Chances are you might need to purchase new licenses for these two pieces of software, everything else should work properly.

For more information you can visit the knowledge base article for using Macrium Reflect Redeploy V5.


Easily Share Your Desktop With

Mar 02, 2012 @ 04:48 pm by HackingManual allows you to easily share your desktop, give someone control of your mouse, chat, and transfer files, and host a conference call. is completely free and no sign up is required. “Instant online meetings. Ridiculously simple.”

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Your viewers or attendees don’t have to download anything or sign up either. Everything is presented in their web browser. Sessions can even be viewed from iPhone, iPad, or Android powered devices.

Screen sharing with up to 250 viewers
Share control of your computer with a viewer
Supports multiple monitors–or select the monitor to present
Individual or Group Chat
Send Files
Conference Calling





Software Kit Needed to Develop Android Apps

Jan 07, 2012 @ 06:42 pm by HackingManual

So you’re curious about beginning to learn to develop android applications? Here is the software you’ll need to begin developing and testing your android applications.

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1. Android SDK – The Android SDK allows you to download different versions of the android operating system (Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich ECT.) When you have everything installed you will be able to run your program inside a simulator which acts just like the real device.

2. Java Development Kit (JDK) – The Java Development kit is a requirement needed to develop programs in Java like android apps.

3. Eclipse – Eclipse is the main GUI software in which you will write your application and test it. All of the other components support eclipse in your android development.

4. ADT Eclipse Plugin РThis is the Android developers tool plugin for eclipse. It works with eclipse in order to assist you in developing your android application.

5. SubEclipse – This piece of software is optional. It allows eclipse to work with SVN’s. (Subversioning systems) For example if you wanted to download an open source application from

6. Tortise SVN – This is another optional SVN application. Although it doesn’t plug into Eclipse I find it to be much more friendly than SubEclipse.

7. DroidDraw РDroid Draw is a What you see, is what you get GUI Interface Designer to design the different  screens in your android apps . The Android Tools in eclipse already has a very good built in GUI Interface Designer so this application is optional as well.


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