you can convert a bootable ISO into a bootable USB by using rufus or win32diskimage
apparently not all #usb 2/3 to #vga/#dvi/#hdma adapters are the same
DisplayLink (for example)
DisplayLink USB graphics technology is a unique approach to USB graphics, allowing smooth video playback and providing a low latency connection that feels very much like a traditional monitor while providing the “plug and display” simplicity of USB. DisplayLink USB graphics technology allows for high resolution, full 32-bit color graphics, at resolutions up to 2560×1600 (depending on chip used).
not to be confused with
DisplayLink even do a USB 3 to HDMI 4K adapters
if you dont want to wait for windows10 to download by itself and wait for your notification to upgrade to come as soon as a few days or weeks you can create your own #windows10 dvd or usb install media
WARNING if you will be installing the operating system for the first time, you will need your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx). For more information about product keys and when they are required, visit the FAQ page.
had some fun in the sun yesterday using a solar powered phone charger and usb ammeter and voltmeter to prove that iphones use 800 mA + and thats why they dont charge from most usb ports
also discovered that when the sun went in and the solar power dipped below what the iphone requires that once the iphone detected the dip it never charges again from that port until you unplug and replug the cable androids have no such problem
A dual usb drive “features a micro-USB connector on one side and a USB 2.0 connector on the other, making it easy to free up space for photos, videos, songs or other files on your phone or tablet.”
staples and tesco seem to have stopped selling powered usb hubs, maplin sells hubs but even the (£15) 7 port one doesnt come with a power supply (according to the packaging) but ask them nicely in the shop to open it before you buy and you might get lucky
pcworld ARE selling a powered 7 port hub for £20
but that one didnt work at all so i had to take it back for a refund