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A (German) list of the top 100 open source software applications including some nifty little tools, by Computer Bild: https://www.computerbild.de/fotos/Software-besten-kostenlosen-Open-Source-Programme-herunterladen-3266766.html.

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“Everything” is search engine that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search “Everything” initially displays every file and folder on your computer (hence the name “Everything”). You type in a search filter to limit what files and folders are displayed: https://www.voidtools.com.

Thanks, T., for the hint.

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Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows’ Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted): https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/disk2vhd.

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Tutorial to convert a hard drive into a virutal one.
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Disclaimer: Do not circumvent DRM. Always assure compliance.

  1. Downlaod “Kindle App” on PC.
  2. Locate *.azw-file of relevant manuscript under C:\Users\<…>\Documents\My Kindle Content\<…>_EBOK.
  3. Import into Calibre (make sure to have the right plug-ins installed – esp. DeDRM & KFX-Conversion).
  4. Convert manuscript in Calibre to PDF or whatever format.
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In case, during your partition resizing, your Windows installation turns sour (e.g., when installing multi boot such as with Bootcamp on a Mac), the follwing tutorial might serve the purpose: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/command-prompt-fix-issues-your-boot-records.

Especially the Bootrec.exe does a good job in the case of a “Missing operating system”.

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The following tutorial is borrowed from: https://superuser.com/questions/1270251/resizing-windows-10-bootcamp-partition-manually, generously written by the user dardeshna.

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