How to create an ext4 partition on Windows

Today I’ve got a quick software tip for you. The tool that I like to show you is MiniTool’s Partition Wizard Home Edition. It is a freeware for partitioning and formatting hard disks and flash memory (memory cards, USB thumbdrives, etc.).
Why do I mention this tool here? Because it gives you the possibility to partitionate and format your drives into various Linux formats (ext2, ext3, ext4) directly on Windows. This can be very useful when, for example, a USB flash drive in ext4 format is needed, but you don’t have access to a Linux PC. (Certainly, you could load, burn and boot from a Linux live DVD, but I think to use Partion Wizard for Windows is smaller, faster and therefore easier in this case.
Create an ext4 USB flash drive on Windows
After you’ve downloaded and installed Mini Tools’ Partition Wizard, we can begin with our short tutorial. If you have […]

Download: Windows XP driver for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

ati hd 5470 treiberSome time ago I wanted to play all the old PC games from my childhood, such as Star Wars pod racer, Need for Speed 2 and all the other great games. So I searched for the box with the old CD-ROMs, placed the first best into my laptop’s DVD drive and had to recognize that it neither run on Windows 7 nor on Windows 8. Not even in compatibility mode.
But as I did not want to give up so fast, I picked out my old Windows XP CD and installed it parallel to Windows 7 on my Acer Aspire 5740G. Unfortunately, I was reminded that you may forget to play with the standard Windows graphics drivers after the initial boot into XP.
So I started to search for […]

How to run Android on PC

Android unter WindowsIn the following article I’ll show you how to run Android in a virtual machine on your Windows. The post may appear relatively long at first glance, but actually setting up is really easy. So don’t be daunted by the article’s lenght.
If you reach the end of the article and did all steps correctly, you can work with Windows and Android on the same machine at the same time.  And now blathered enough, let’s go!
What do we need?

Microsoft Virtual PC (Download) or VirtualBox (Download)
Android x86 iso-file (Download)

At first you have to install Microsoft’s Virtual PC. Therefore you have to download it (use the link from the above “What do we need?”-list ). But wait – maybe you can spare yourself the download and installation. Take a look at your Start Menu […]