Author Archives for Universal Cynic

Installing Windows 10 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410


The free upgrade to Windows 10 is going to end very soon. So I spent last night to update to Windows 10 while I still can! I upgraded in the past from Windows XP to Windows 7. My unit actually came with FreeDOS but it works very well with Windows XP. Lenovo also provided Windows […]

Installing Windows 7 SP1 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410 — 2012 Update


[UPDATE: Forget Windows 7. Upgrade to Windows 10 for free while you still can! Installing Windows 10 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410.] I wrote in 2009 how to install Windows 7 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410 in this article here. Over the years, I haven’t had to reinstall until last week. With the changes in […]

Creating Windows 7 Bootable USB Key Installer


[UPDATE: Forget Windows 7. Upgrade to Windows 10 for free while you still can! Installing Windows 10 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410.] Installing Windows 7 from a USB stick is faster and more reliable than from DVD drives. In fact, this is the only option for multitudes of netbooks and ultrabooks without DVD drives. First, […]

Get More Than 100 GB Storage for Any Android Device


The maximum you can put on your smartphone is probably 64GB of data. You can always use cloud services such as DropBox, Box, SkyDrive, and Picasa to store your stuff. However, accessing them can be a pain when you have to start up different apps for each of them. Enters the SanDisk Memory Zone app. […]

Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Water Damage: Sleep On It!


My Galaxy S got wet when I was trying to put XtremeGuard screen protector on it. I left Galaxy S off for 8 hours but it seems that that was not enough for it to dry. The power button shorted, resulting in continuous rebooting. The Home button was also unresponsive. So, I disassembled the phone […]

Sync Outlook with Android Through the Cloud


If you use an Android device as your PDA, you can sync your Outlook calendar events and appointments to your Android device. You can do this using software provided by your device maker or third party sync software, or you can sync through the cloud. There are a few options for cloud-syncing your Outlook calendar […]

Goodbye Nokia. The 6710 was such a shame.


Finally, after struggling with the 6710 Navigator, I’ve ditched it and got myself a Samsung Galaxy S. The Galaxy S is not a perfect phone but you don’t need to open up the phone and cut wires to make it perfect (unlike a Nokia). So, my next few entries will probably be about the Galaxy […]

Dexpot 1.5 – Virtual desktops just got better!


I wrote quite some time ago on Dexpot 1.4. It was such a useful utility. At about the same time, I was also on Ubuntu and I was loving the cube desktop. I tried various software and the most workable cube desktop for Windows at the time was DeskSpace by Otaku. But DeskSpace 5.4 was […]