Format not working. How to reformat USB to its original size?

The format from here doesn’t help to reformat the USB to its original size.

What I mean is this format here: File Explorer > Right click on the USB > Format

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you will see that the format size allow is 32GB only, but your USB  is more than that.

The resolution to this is that you use Disk Management to reformat your USB.

  1. Open Disk Management
  2. You will notice that your USB’s volume has partial that is “Unallocated” and partial is “Used”
  3. Right click on the USB > Delete the Volume
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  4. Then the Volume status will become “Unallocated”
  5. Right click on the USB > Select New Volume > Setup the new volume of your USB
  6. The End

Troubleshoot Virtual machines status off-critical problem in Hyper-V

In this case, it was my lab environment, I have an external SSD which is purely just for my lab. I faced this problem is because my laptop reads the external SSD and apply that drive with a different disk letter.

So at first all my virtual Hard Disk are located in disk letter E, this is their original location.

I have multiple USB and external drives so the laptop tends to have a cache of previous used drive. I recently created a bootable USB for another product and when I try to plug in my lab’s external drive, my laptop apply the driver letter as G, I didn’t notice it until I launch my Hyper-V console, the status of my virtual machines are still showing “Off-critical” for quite a long period, refresh also didn’t work. Thus, this causes unable to boot up my virtual machines.

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After some thoughts, I connect one of the virtual machine and see the location/directory of my virtual hard disk and it is pointing to the driver letter E, next I go ahead and launch the file explorer and there my external drive is no longer listed as letter E instead of the letter G.

To resolve this, I launch the “Disk management” console, and change the letter of my external drive from G to E. Head back to my Hyper-V console, my virtual machines are able to boot up and the status “Off-critical” is no longer showing.

Note:

  • Do take note that it requires a requires a reboot of your laptop if you were trying to mimic/simulate this issue.

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There are other reasons that you could face this issue, it could be corrupted drive, or drive is disconnected.

 

RAM upgrade: HP EliteBook 840 G4 Laptop “Error: Beep Sound, Black Screen”

For your information, I’m not a computer hardware nerd!

  1. I bought a HyperX DDR4 RAM 2400MHz and a crucial 1TB SSD from online. How I face the error, is where I wanted to test the new RAM, first remove my HP’s RAM and insert the HyperX’s RAM.
  2. On the first restart, the laptop able to load up the screen. However, on the 2nd time restart, the “beeping sounds starts and black screen” the screen would not load up.
  3. So I had to remove and replace the HP’s RAM back into my laptop,  and research what was the cause.
  4. I came about the term “Overclocking“, I installed the CPUID(CPU-Z) tool to monitor the CPU Speed to making sure it is not exceeding ;
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  5. I also came about a forum saying that they, place the original RAM and the new RAM together to resolve this error problem.
  6. So I give it a try and, it works! Checking the CPU speed was running normal and the laptop able to detect the RAM, I rebooted 2 or 3 times the laptop runs fine. Is already 1 week passed, I encounter no issues.
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Hopefully this post helps you guys!

 

 

 

Azure Information Protection: Install Azure Information Protection Application for Windows Client

If your Windows client is a joined to the domain and has limited privilege, to download software or applications. Thus, requirements a local administrator or an administrator account to proceed with these changes.

Requirements

  1. Supported Windows
  2. Supported Office Application
  3. The Internet
  4. Browers

Step-by-Step

  1. Browse to Microsoft Download
  2. Once you have finish download, double click on the installer
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  3. Select “I agree”
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  4. Select “close”, once completed
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  5. You will find the Azure Information Protection Viewer application shown and your office application has the Azure Information Protection labels shown too
  6. Select Start or Windows button
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There is another way to have this installed in the client’s device that is joined to the domain, which is through GPO (Group Policy Management).