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Samsung SSD 840 EVO Slow Performance Fix

If you own a Samsung 840 EVO SSD you probably noticed that the speed of the disk has degraded a lot faster than expected. This is a known problem with this model and luckily Samsung has released a fix to remedy the problem.

Samsung Performance Restoration was created by Samsung to fix the performance issues for the Samsung SSD 840 EVO and Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA models.

What does this do you may ask ? Samsung Performance Restoration simply updates your SSD’s firmware to the latest version (this firmware version has not been released separately yet) then scans and calibrates all existing data on the drive. This process can take up to one hour, depending on how much data you have on the drive.

Note that although this process does not wipe your disk it is always recommended to backup all your important files when performing a firmware update.

System requirements for Samsung Performance Restoration:

Supported Operation Systems

  • Windows XP SP2 (32bit)
  • Windows Vista (32/64bit)
  • Windows 7 (32/64bit)
  • Windows 8 & 8.1(32/64bit)

Supported Partition Types:

  • MBR
  • GPT

Supported SSD Models:

  • Samsung SSD 840 EVO (2.5”)
  • Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA

Currently only the Windows version is available to download. Samsung announced that the Linux and Mac version will be released at the end of October.

How to install MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) on Windows Server

As you may know Windows Server products do not allow the installation of the majority of antivirus products. By using the method below you will be able to install Microsoft Security Essentials on most of the Windows Server products.

First you will need to download the Windows 7 MSE version that suits your needs depending on your preferred language and CPU architecture (32/64bit).

Right click the file you have downloaded, go to the “Compatibility” tab and change the installer’s compatibility mode to Windows 7.

Finally you will need to run the installer with an extra parameter, /disableoslimit. This can be achieved by either creating a shortcut for the installer and adding /disableoslimit at the end of the target field or by using command prompt to append /disableoslimit at the end. In command prompt it should look similar to this C:\mseinstall.exe /disableoslimit.

After that simply follow the installer instructions to install MSE like normal !

Download Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft has released a tenchical preview version for Windows 10.

Remember, trying out an early build like this can be risky. That’s why we recommend that you don’t install the preview on your primary home or business PC. Unexpected PC crashes could damage or even delete your files, so you should back up everything.

After you install Windows Technical Preview, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.

Keep in mind that this version has Windows updates on by default and they can not be disabled. Moreover, Microsoft will collect various information. For more information read Privacy Statements for Windows Technical Preview


Download Links

Visual Studio 2013 update 3 is now available.

Microsoft has released update 3 for Visual Studio 2013. The new update includes the latest software updates, feature additions, and bug fixes.

For more detailed information about the new changes and the current known issues visit

You can download the ISO file directly (4.0GB) from Microsoft’s website. I would recommend using the online installer instead if you have limited bandwidth as it will simply download only the information you will need instead of just everything.

Firebug 2 is now available

Firebug v2 has been released. The new Firebug version adds support for Firefox 30 and up to Firefox 32.

For those that are unaware what Firebug is, Firebug is a Firefox plugin that enables you to edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. A must have plugin for web developers that want to troubleshoot their websites under Firefox.

Firebug 2 introduces a few new features, such as:

You can download Firebug 2 by clicking the button bellow.