Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to Remove Lag/Hang from Windows 7 When upgrading RAM greater than 8 GB on HP ProBook 4540s (16 GB)

This is a workaround that worked for me.
It is not an official or supported solution.
I have used the laptop extensively in described configuration and did not have issues that i can relate to memory configuration.

Deducing 256 MB RAM from memory available to OS might eliminate the problem for some CPUs.

The solution works on:
- HP 4540s
- i5-2450M
- AMD/Intel switchable graphics
- 16 GB RAM
- Bios F.42

It might work for other CPUs.

Under Windows you should deduce 256 MB RAM, by using EasyBCD or similar tool.
Instructions for EasyBCD:
Under Advanced Settings/Developer set 256 under "MiB deducted from physical memory", save settings and restart.

Under Linux, set "mem=17G" in kernel boot parameters (effectively deduces 256 MB).


Under Windows 7 and later, you may also use the following instead of EasyBCD:

bcdedit /set {current} removememory 256

(Execute the command in command prompt with administrative privileges and reboot).

Saturday, February 18, 2017

How To Convert Audible .aax files with InAudible

This is just a very simple starters guide to converting .aax files to a single mp3 file.   I am hoping uploaders who use InAudible for more complex conversions will add their expertise to this thread.

Step 1
Load your .aax file by clicking the button beside the Audible Files search box and then directing it to where you have the audible download stored on your hard drive.  (Usually C:\Users\Public\Documents\Audible\Downloads) 

Step 2
Once the book has loaded set the Output type to mp3 and the Codec to 64k CBR. 

Click on the Edit Metadata button and replace the file name there for the title you want to see in your player list.  Remember to click Apply before you exit.

Step 3
Click on the Output file's browse button and alter the file name if needed to the one you prefer. This is often desirable when uploading a series

Step 4
Click on the Begin Conversion button.
This is all you need to do to convert your Audible .aax file to a sharable mp3 file.  The next time you use InAudible your chosen preferences will be remembered

How to convert DMG to ISO

Download dmg2img from
Open a command prompt
Now use the following command syntax to convert your file:
dmg2img <source file.dmg> <destination file.iso>