06 January, 2015

Reinstalling preinstalled Windows 8 without Windows DVD


Probably this is nothing new, but I have spent almost one day to figure this out.

If you have a computer with preinstalled windows and want to do a clean install, the easies way is to go to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media and create an installation USB pendrive.

This has the advantage, that you can create it with EFI secure boot, which is fast and secure.

Addition:
For Windows 7 you can use the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery

04 January, 2015

Custom firware on the MPR-L8 cheap Wireless Router


This post is about experiences with hacking into the MPR-L8 and my attempts to install modified firmware to the router. At the end of the post there will be links to the simply uploadable OpenWrt firmware along with the original firmware to be able to restore the router.