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Archive for August 2nd, 2019

Microsoft Windows 10 English 1903 and 1809 download links

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/02

Below are some download links for Windows 10 version history: Version 1903 (May 2019 Update) – Wikipedia.

Note that the MediaCreationTool usually fails (not just for 1903, prior versions have failed for me for unknown reasons far too often).

It is way better to use rufus to build a bootable USB stick from the ISO installation download.

Here are the relevant links:

Creating the USB with Rufus

Be aware that you can use two partition schemes:

  • MBR (with automatic target system “BIOS (or UEFI-CSM)”
  • GPT (with automatic target system “UEFI (non CSM)”

Many older systems to not support GPT, so then you will stare at a blinking cursor on a black screen when trying to boot from it.

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VMware Converter downloads

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/02

Since the VMware site is a maze, so below are some download and information links.

[WayBack] Upgraded to 6.1.1. build-3533064 – cannot restore from Acronis TrueImage TIB files… |VMware Communities -> you need 6.0 or earlier for that:

Support notice

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.0 is the last release of the product to support third-party backup images and virtual machines as sources for conversion. This capability will be discontinued in the next release. If you use this capability, you should start planning your transition.


Third-party backup images and virtual machines – to be discontinued. See Support notice.

  • Acronis True Image Echo 9.1 and 9.5, and Acronis True Image Home 10 and 11 (.tib)
  • Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (formerly LiveState Recovery) 6.5, 7.0, 8.0, and 8.5, and LiveState Recovery 3.0 and 6.0 (.sv2i format only)
  • Norton Ghost version 10.0, 12.0, and 14.0 (.sv2i format only)
  • Parallels Desktop 2.5, 3.0, and 4.0 (.pvs and .hdd). Compressed disks are not supported
  • Parallels Workstation 2.x (.pvs). Compressed disks are not supported. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers are not supported.
  • StorageCraft ShadowProtect Desktop, ShadowProtect Server, ShadowProtect Small Business Server (SBS), ShadowProtect IT Edition, versions 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 (.spf)
  • The Microsoft VHD format for the following sources:
    • Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 and Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (.vmc)
    • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 and 2005 R2 (.vmc)

For conditions and limitations about converting Backup Exec System Recovery, ShadowProtect, and Consolidated Backup images, see the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone User’s Guide.

Edit 20210810:


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sebastien/sink: Swiss army knife for directory comparison and synchronization

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/02

If you don’t have Beyond Compare available for your platform (or cannot connect via Beyond Compare to it): sebastien/sink: Swiss army knife for directory comparison and synchronization.

The Python script in it does 3-way directory compares on the console.

It is very similar to the Beyond Compare “folder merge” functionality.


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