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What client tool can I use to test PXE?

When PXE ( Preboot Execution Environment) doesn't work as expected, searching for cryptic error codes on ServerFault and restarting the client machine repeatedly to see if anything changed is not ...
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Android app to load any specified app on boot

Looking for an app that will load a user-specified app every time an Android (KitKat) device boots. For example, maybe you want to run 'My Favorite App' every time your Android device boots. Looking ...
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What software should I use for dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04?

I have a desktop PC with a single hard drive with Windows 10 installed. I want to add another hard drive and install Ubuntu 15.04 in it then dual boot it with Windows 10. What free software should I ...
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Software to create a bootable Windows USB installer in Zorin OS

Simple as it sounds, I have tried UNetbootin which will produce something that won't boot, as is balenaEtcher. I have tried WoeUSB that is way to complex for my limited knowledge of Linux, and won't ...
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How can I force a TOS to appear on first boot?

I work for a corporate technologies company and we are in the process of sending out desktops to client. This client has a history of claiming lost or missing computers and we would like to see when ...
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free Windows tool to view and edit the UEFI NVRAM boot options variables like Linux EFIBOOTMGR tool

Using the Linux EFIBOOTMGR tool it is possible to view and edit the boot options variables stored in the UEFI firmware NVRAM. Is there a similar tool that runs in Windows? There is a Windows GUI ...
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I need a software to format all HDDs on boot

Does any of you have a ready solution or knows how to delete all partitions on all HDDs on boot? We install 100 PCs a day and we have to delete partitions before shipping them. At the moment it's time ...
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Is there BootVis-like application for Windows 10

BootVis is a software to make windows boot faster. Is there any free software that does the same?
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Alternatives to YUMI

Could anybody suggest an alternative to YUMI? I have an entire folder dedicated to Linux distros and fix-it tools, so what I'm trying to do is find a different menu so that I can boot several ...
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A program like Bootlog XP, but for Windows 7?

In the days of Windows XP, I would use a program called https://www.greatis.com/utilities/bootlogxp/ to analyze bootup see exactly how long things took. Gave me a good idea what to try disabling in ...
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What is the most reliable and robust boot manager that autodetects available operating systems currently available (commercial or open source)?

I've been struggling with some servers that have what appear to be less than optimal UEFI implementations for booting operating systems other than Windows Server. It struggles when booting Linux ...
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Software for linux to reboot to USB

I have and old computer with Wary puppy installed and want to install Linux mint instead. My BIOS does not support booting to USB so I was wondering if there was any software that allows you to reboot ...
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Clean Install - Dual boot Windows/Ubuntu [closed]

I'm going to install Windows (as default boot - for a daily use/games) on a new computer, with a new SSD. I'd like to add a dual boot for Ubuntu (for more technical uses - Development). What do you ...
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