How to convert a disk from MBR to GPT without data loss with MiniTool Partition Wizard

This feature is only available in the paid versions of MiniTool Partition Wizard, the price of this software is $39 and can be a utility center really able to perform common tasks with our storage units. It is able to clone partitions, migrate entire operating systems, recover partitions, recover boot systems or safely delete our storage units.

This time we will convert a MBR drive to GPT format to take advantage of new more agile boot systems that provide most modern operating systems (Such as Windows 8 and Windows 10).

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Maximize boot speed using GPT

I wonder how many times I’ve heard people complain that they can’t boot their Linux Live USB flash drives, or can’t install this or another operating system. I myself have cursed some devices more than once for only having EFI boot. 

The GPT format has certainly brought issues but also obvious advantages. The latest editions of Windows 10 are compatible and improve things like boot and safety performance. 

Many factory devices come preinstalled with this partition system that reduces boot speeds, especially between the time the BIOS starts and the system boot begins. Up to four times faster (we have seen a boost from 2.5 seconds with MBR to only 1.2 seconds with an average device with a not very modern bios but consistent with this system).



To ensure that Windows partitions our disk in GPT mode we have to activate any of our BIOS’ fast-boot modes and activate the Secure Boot. For that we’ll need a UEFI compatible bios. It is not that rare, nor that modern, my testing device for this trick uses this type of bios and it’s a Core i3 Sandy Bridge Socket 1155.

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How to make Windows 10 not ask for password when returning from sleep or hibernation

For me this is a problem because I use a machine in console mode connected to a TV by streaming, and every time the machine in question booted up, I skipped an error message of locked screen (specifically with the Steam Streaming system). Luckily, there is a simple method to prevent this.

We just need to open the System Configuration, search Account Setup, Sign-in Options and activate the option “never” under the heading: “Require Sign-in”. Now, when the device enters suspension or hibernation mode, either manually or automatically, you will not be asked to enter a password.

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Avoiding forever upgrading to Windows 10

Since Microsoft released a new version of its operating system, Windows 10, there have been many strategies followed by the company to get this latest version to reach the largest possible number of users. Downloading all files in the new system without users knowledge or including a notification system in the security update of Internet Explorer are some of them.

However, in recent months we have seen some tricks or applications that allow you to avoid installing Windows 10 on your computer accidentally. These tools prevented notifications or advertisements for installation or automatic downloading of the operating system on your hard drive.

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How to secure a wifi network in a few easy steps

It seems incredible that at this point this issue is treated as something important to pay attention, but that has been, is and will be, as far as we can tell. Fortunately, securing a wi-fi network is very simple and does not take more than a few minutes. If you forgot how to do it, let us refreshen your memory; and if you had not even thought about it, we encourage you to get to work. Because the worst that can happen is not that your neighbor steal your internet.

It all starts with accessing the router’s settings and changing some default options. However, it is first necessary to warn you that one of the obstacles to overcome in the process that follows is that each router, with its obvious similarities in options with other models, usually have their differences and everything is not always exactly the same. Therefore, we must pay close attention.

0, Enter the router’s settings

The gateway to the router’s settings is usually on the address “” (without the quotation marks), but it is not always so. If by introducing this in the address bar of the browser does not get you anywhere, you have to look for it. In Windows, you must go to “Start Menu> Run” and type “cmd”, which launches the command prompt. Type “ipconfig” and hit enter and the address will be labeled with “IPv4 Address” or something similar.

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Comparing two Processors, two Video Cards or two SSD in detailed mode.

If we have to change a component of our PC it is wise to at least go and check whether the piece we’re going to assemble is better than what we already have.

The most important part for daily use is definitely the CPU, but if instead we use the PC to play videogames we can’t leave the video card out. In addition, you can also bet on a next generation hard drive, or an SSD, so as to have a really fast computer. There are 3 places that work for our specific case and allows us to quickly compare the various models and brands of processors (CPU), of video cards (GPU) and solid state drives (SSD).

1. CPUBoss: thanks to this tool it is possible to compare with each other the different models of processors on the market, so you can choose the best or that which best suits our case. The research helps us by giving us the complete names of the models and once the comparison is made you can very simply see which is better of the two. In addition to the general assessment there’s much more information, such as the release date, price, speed, cores, and specially you can make your own and true comparison between two models by seeing the differences in a handy chart.

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Tips to improve the speed of your Internet connection

If patience is not one of your virtues and you hate waiting for pages you want to read to load, there are some tricks to improve the coverage and speed of your Internet connection that can help you. We present to you some tips to improve the speed of your Internet connection.

# 1 Does your router support ADSL2?

Old routers not always support ADSL2 or VDSL.

Usually when you change how you connect to the Internet, an updated modem or a new router is provided, but it is always best to check.

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Activating Fast Startup in Windows 10

One of the improvements that anyone can notice after trying Windows 10 is that the startup is significantly faster than in previous systems. Microsoft has worked the code hard for the essential services to load by themselves and delivers a well optimized system as standard, which requires little maintenance by the user or third-party software.

If you bought a new standard computer with Windows 10 or have performed a clean installation of the system, you have probably already configured correctly the Fast Startup. If, however, you have upgraded from earlier versions of Windows we recommend the following steps to improve the startup speed of your system:

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The way to Sharing Files Between Windows 10 and VMware virtual hard disk

This type of sharing allows us to access the storage units of the host device without sharing folders on network and also with direct control in the virtual device. It is simple to use and allows us not to occupy the virtual device with more data than the absolutely necessary.

We have spoken many times of the advantages of doing pretesting of settings and programs in a virtual device. It is a practice that may seem difficult to some, but you end up saving many hours and headaches. One of the things that makes using a virtual device much more pleasant is sharing host folders which facilitates data access to both the host and the guest machine.

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How to allow multiple RDP sessions in Windows 10 without modifying system files

Concurrent remote sessions allow multiple users to access the operating system to run applications simultaneously, using their user’s profiles, email, etc. always simultaneously. It is a feature found in Windows server versions and it’s a Microsoft technology that requires unitary license per simultaneous user.

With the program we are going to show you today you can do the same with any home version of Windows, even the ones which initially do not support remote desktop such as “core” or “home”. RDP Wrapper allows us precisely this without having to do the classical modification of replacing or modifying the file termsrv.dll.

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