Tag Archives: update

lenovo thinkpad X220 system update does not detect old bios

the lenovo thinkpad X220 system update app does not detect old BIOS versions so you will need to manually go to


to download and install the latest BIOS

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X220 2011 BIOS 1.26
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X220 2018 BIOS 1.46

howto update tails

howto update tails

  • enable persistance
  • install aptitude
  • say YES to persist on reboot

then everytime you reboot

  • enable persistance
  • run aptitude

sample output

# aptitude update
# aptitude safe-upgrade
The following packages will be upgraded: 
  libavcodec57 libavfilter6 libavformat57 libavresample3 libavutil55 libpostproc54 libswresample2 
  libswscale4 linux-image-4.19.0-5-amd64 wpasupplicant 
10 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 55.5 MB of archives. After unpacking 28.7 kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] 
Get: 1 tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion stretch/updates/main amd64 libavutil55 amd64 7:3.2.14-1~deb9u1 [221 kB]
Get: 2 tor+http://vwakviie2ienjx6t.onion/debian sid/main amd64 linux-image-4.19.0-5-amd64 amd64 4.19.37-3 [47.6 MB]
Get: 3 tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion stretch/updates/main amd64 libswresample2 amd64 7:3.2.14-1~deb9u1 [101 kB]
Get: 4 tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion stretch/updates/main amd64 libavcodec57 amd64 7:3.2.14-1~deb9u1 [4454 kB]
Get: 5 tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion stretch/updates/main amd64 libavformat57 amd64 7:3.2.14-1~deb9u1 [943 kB] 
Get: 6 tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion stretch/updates/main amd64 libavresample3 amd64 7:3.2.14-1~deb9u1 [98.1 kB]
Get: 7 tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion stretch/updates/main amd64 libpostproc54 amd64 7:3.2.14-1~deb9u1 [98.1 kB]
Get: 8 tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion stretch/updates/main amd64 libswscale4 amd64 7:3.2.14-1~deb9u1 [196 kB]   
Get: 9 tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion stretch/updates/main amd64 libavfilter6 amd64 7:3.2.14-1~deb9u1 [813 kB]  
Get: 10 tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion stretch/updates/main amd64 wpasupplicant amd64 2:2.4-1+deb9u4 [974 kB] 

now @microsoftuk has given windows 7 an extended life here are 7 ways they could improve the #windows7 #update #ux #bugs #fail

now @microsoftuk has given windows 7 an extended life here are 7 ways they could improve the #windows7 #update #ux so that someone doing a clean windows 7 install doesnt need to spend all day

  • fix the broken IE download website so you can use IE 8 to download IE 11 instead of having to download @mozilla #firefox to download IE 11
  • fix windows 7 update so you dont have to download IE 11 first (unknown error 8007000E)
  • ROLLUP the windows 7 update patchs so you dont have to spend a whole day downloading 180 patches (totalling over 1G)
  • sequence downloads by date (ie 2017, 2018 then 2019) so they are installed in correct date order instead of a random order
  • dont prompt to reboot while system processes (ie software reporter) are still using 100% cpu
  • dont say updates are complete when you will get another 12 updates if you click check for updates again
  • defer all malicious software removal tools to the end of the updates

next week we will look at 10 ways @microsoftuk could improve the windows 10 update ux

intel processor identification, diagnostic and firmware microcode update tools

intel processor identification, diagnostic and firmware update tools

2017 firmware microcode

2018 firmware microcode


ios 10.3.1 isnt just any os update its an apple os AND fs update

ios 10.3.1 isnt just any os update its an apple os AND fs update yes as well as updating your devices OS it will also update your devices filesystem (from HFS+ to AFS)

so you might find it slower than a regular update

PS fed up with all those mobile updates then dont worry mobiles will die

dont worry if your #windoz 7 update is using 80% cpu for over 2hrs it hasnt crashed its still updating

dont worry if your brand new windoz 7 installed windows update is using 80% cpu for 2hrs it hasnt crashed its preparing to update 800M or maybe its unregistered and m$ are throttling updates for unregistered installs

note it takes a further 2hrs to actually install the updates

windows 7 update

white label ipcam webcam firmware update howto

do you have a white label ipcam webcam (ie a “L Series IP Camera”) that you cant find a firmware update for ? you can try and lookup manufacturer by first 6 characters of the MAC address for example if your ipcam webcam mac address is 78-A5-DD-12-34-56 then goto

if you are lucky that will have a link to manuf name such as

there then might be an imexbb site for them such as

and even an actual page such as

you may then find a site with actual software and firmware downloads such as

#acer #aspire r7 #windows 8.1 #upgrade

acer aspire r7 windows 8.1 howto upgrade from windows store

acer bios info

windows 8.1info

KB 2871389 info that you may need