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by gtechn
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Microsoft buys Express Logic
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Microsoft buys Express Logic

I don't think we have upgraded the threadx version on VC4 in years. So I don't expect this to be any sort of issue. A LONG time ago we moved from, I think, Nucleus, to ThreadX, so its not impossible to move from one RTOS to another (the vcos abstraction layer was designed to help with that). Okay, ...
by gtechn
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Microsoft buys Express Logic
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Microsoft buys Express Logic

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/04/microsoft-buys-express-logic-adds-a-third-operating-system-to-its-iot-range/ Microsoft just bought Express Logic, which makes the RTOS ThreadX. This is important because ThreadX is the operating system that runs on the Raspberry Pi VideoCore GPU. I don't think...
by gtechn
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi-Hole tip
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: Pi-Hole tip

Oh... (what is wrong with me), I just remembered the Discourse on the Pi-Hole website. Sorry!
by gtechn
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi-Hole tip
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Pi-Hole tip

I'm not quite sure where this goes, so I am just reblogging this interesting tip here. In my house, my wireless router is connected to a duplex-circuit outlet (where the top is always on, and the bottom one is on a light switch). I set up a Pi-Hole and plugged the Pi (an original B+) into the bottom...
by gtechn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?
Replies: 42
Views: 2517

Re: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?

The forum server is a purpose built dedicated machine, quad or eight core, cannot remember which, with I think 16GB RAM and a very fast net connection. It was brand new just before Xmas, so state of the art. Wow! That sounds like a pretty neat system. (And yet, there are still performance issues?)
by gtechn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?
Replies: 42
Views: 2517

Re: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?

Those 1.5M posts in active forums are a strong selling point for the current hardware. Press reset and start over with the forum and there is suddenly much less difference between Raspberry Pi and the competitors. There are many threads of general interest, for example this thread on running the WR...
by gtechn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?
Replies: 42
Views: 2517

Re: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?

Maybe the old forum could be https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums, while the new forum could be https://forums.raspberrypi.org/.
by gtechn
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?
Replies: 42
Views: 2517

Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?

The Raspberry Pi Forum currently runs on phpBB, and it has served the Raspberry Pi community well over the last 7 years. However, phpBB is not where most of the "action" is anymore. Many organizations are switching out phpBB, BuddyPress, and Yammer-based solutions with Discourse, which is free, open...
by gtechn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates? (Update: Twist?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates?

Okay, well this is interesting. A person on the Pi64.win forum, @ender, activated his Windows 10 on Pi installation using an MSDN key. It turns out that the UUID (Universally Unique Identifier) for every Raspberry Pi running Windows 10, no matter what build they are using, is always 336950...moderat...
by gtechn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates? (Update: Twist?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates?

Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:06 am
Windows 10 activation is automatic, if you login to a Windows service with an authorised Windows account.
Here is the catch. If you look closely at the pictures I uploaded, you will realize I did not sign in with a Microsoft Account. Ever or anywhere.
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates? (Update: Twist?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates?

Update: It wasn't just that build. Build 18334 (newest of the public builds MS has released) also auto-activated.
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Sorry, the attachment system is acting weirdly. The blacked-out ones were on the initial self-activating build we found from March 2018.
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates? (Update: Twist?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates?

Yes, we need a new link aggregator at some point. We haven't gotten around to that yet. The code it provides is in CMD files, which if you open download everything from Microsoft. That's why we use it. We wish it was better, or somewhere else, but as long as it is certifiably downloading stuff from...
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates? (Update: Twist?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates?

Also, worth a read, MagPi 68 Page 10. Talks about the early days of the project.
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates? (Update: Twist?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates?

gtechn, I don't much care if what you are proposing is a copyright violation or not. I do however raise a red flag so that others don't get themselves into trouble. So far you have not made a compelling case for the legitimacy of what you proposing. All it would take to do so would be: 1) Post a li...
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates? (Update: Twist?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates?

This guide I wrote earlier today is a little out of date (there are newer versions of Windows 10), but it works, which is important. I am testing newer versions of Windows for compatibility. https://discourse.pi64.win/t/user-guide-for-new-usb-drivers-and-ethernet/77?u=oky12 Downloading the .wim is p...
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates? (Update: Twist?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Windows 10 (not IoT)... self-activates? (Update: Twist?)

Hi, I know that the Windows 10 (not IoT) USB drivers post from yesterday was locked due to potential piracy by not having activation keys. Well, I don't quite know what to make of this, but in a surprise development today, Windows 10 (not IoT) actually activates itself when detecting that it is runn...
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers

Right now, nobody has attempted activation on a Pi, or is even sure that an activation would succeed without some hardware error. You can purchase Windows for $90 or so on Newegg. As long as you aren't using it in, say, a business, MS has intentionally removed almost all restrictions for not purchas...
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers

@gtechn, From your first link: "You do not need to Activate Windows 10 to install it, but this is how you can activate later " Emphasis is mine. Second link similarly. So, how much is a legit Windows 10 license for a Pi? Where so I sign up with MS and download should I want one? @Gavinmc42 Totally ...
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers

Gavinmc42 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:47 am
Too complicated, if it is not easy why bother?
Windows is not that great a system anyway for learning on.
You won't get far through life if you only do what is easy. ;)
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers

Admittedly, I don't know what to say to you then. It's pretty much an open secret you don't need to activate Windows. https://www.windowscentral.com/you-do-not-need-activate-windows-10 https://www.howtogeek.com/244678/you-dont-need-a-product-key-to-install-and-use-windows-10/ To be fair though, MS d...
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers

Linus at LTT (6.5m subscribers) offers his take on this subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3bezYerYxQ

Not a concern.
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers

I have, if you had read the above. We do use scripts, because Microsoft hosts everything on their servers - we use the scripts because it is over a dozen or two UUP packages. You can go to the downloader website and choose "Default download" to see the URLs we use. Windows 10 EULA which you wanted: ...
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers

So rather than talking around and around about scripts and this and that, why not just answer my question? "Where does one download Win 10 for Pi (or even ARM in general) from Microsoft?" It's just a URL right? Regular Windows 10: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO Windo...
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers

Finally, this is kind of weird, but installing Windows is not piracy. Microsoft has two "modes" in Windows: Unactivated and Activated. Activated mode requires a license key, costs $140, is permanent, and unlocks everything. Unactivated mode does not use a license key, costs $0, never expires, and on...
by gtechn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: Windows 10 (not IoT) on Raspberry Pi gets USB drivers

SuperJMN & gtechn, I repeat my question: Where does one download Win 10 for Pi (or even ARM in general) from Microsoft? Where do I read the license agreement from Microsoft? Thanks. The website included in the instructions actually is a script which downloads everything from publicly-available MSFT...

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