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Archive for January 7th, 2014

Accessing Mac Hard Drives from Windows 7/8: Boot Camp Support Software 5.0.5033

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/07

If you want to read  a Mac HFS+ formatted disk from Windows 7/8 then you can use the Boot Camp Support Software 5.0.5033.

It is a large download (about half a gigabyte, uncompressed 800+ megabyte) of which you need only this file:


When you want to write HFS+, then MacDrive works fine and has a 5-day fully functional trial (so you can verify really large files transfer fine).

The other way around is built in, but not enabled by default. To have a Mac read and write NTFS volumes, you have to edit your /etc/fstab file as explained in will mountain lion read/write to an…: Apple Support Communities to which I added some hyperlinks. Note there are also NTFSFree and OSXFuse (which is the successor of MacFuse). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

How to downgrade my VM to Hardware Version 8 in Fusion 5 and Workstation 9 (via: SkytapDocs)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/07

Just in case I ever need to do this again: How to downgrade my VM to Hardware Version 8 in Fusion 5 and Workstation 9 – SkytapDocs.

It is easy, and I needed to move a VMware Workstation 9 VM to a machine that had only VMware Fusion 4 installed (various reasons, mainly backward compatibility with some very old Windows VMs that VMware Fusion 6 complains about but which as going to be phased out “real soon now“).


Posted in Fusion, Power User, VMware, VMware Workstation | Leave a Comment »

In my research list: Bvckup 2 | Simple fast backup

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/07

Need to check this out later this month: Bvckup 2 | Simple fast backup.


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.NET/Visual Studio: The ContextSwitchDeadlock doesn’t necessarily mean your code has an issue.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/07

Thanks Pedro! (emphasis below is mine)

The ContextSwitchDeadlock doesn’t necessarily mean your code has an issue, just that there is a potential.

If you go to Debug > Exceptions in the menu and expand the “Managed Debugging Assistants”, you will find ContextSwitchDeadlock is enabled.

If you disable this, VS will no longer warn you when items are taking a long time to process.

In some cases you may validly have a long-running operation.

It’s also helpful if you are debugging and have stopped on a line while this is processing – you don’t want it to complain before you’ve had a chance to dig into an issue.


via: c# – Visual Studio: ContextSwitchDeadlock – Stack Overflow.

Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

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