Install Microsoft Precision Drivers on Alienware 13 R3

https://www.howtogeek.com/325347/how-to-enable-microsofts-precision-touchpad-drivers-on-your-laptop/

Download and extract the Lenovo driver
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1mgx14w.zip

Open Device manager, right click on the touchpad and select Update driver

Update Touchpad driver

Browse My computer for Driver Software

Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer

On the pop up select have disk

Navigate to the extracted Lenovo driver and select Autorun.inf

Open, select next, install, accept the warning

Restart computer

After you restart your computer you can go to the Windows settings and tweak the precision settings

Windows 10 precision touchpad settings

Other interesting touch pad stuff

https://www.multiswipe.com

Helpful Windows Programs and Utilities

The following is a list of programs that can be helpful on Windows for normal maintenance task or making a task easier to accomplish.

Angry IP Scanner – IP scanner. Helpful for finding out which addresses are in use on a network.
https://angryip.org/

WinDirStat – Disk usage statistics tool. Helpful for finding large files and cleaning up.
https://windirstat.net/

WiFi Scanner – Wifi Analyzer tool. It is great for figuring out which channel a router is on, channel bandwidths, or signal strength.
http://wifiscanner.com/index.html

EaseUS Partition Master – Makes it easier to shrink a partition when you have unmovable blocks.
https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/epm-free.html

Remove hiberfil.sys

The hiberfil.sys is created and used when hibernating in Windows. Sometimes can be needed to help shrink the space on a drive.

Launch a command prompt with administrator privileges.

You can hit Windows Key + R, type in cmd, and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter together. It’ll ask you to verify that you want to launch it. Hit Yes.
Alternatively you can search for the Command Prompt, Right click on it and Run as Administrator

Turn Hibernate off

powercfg -h off

A reboot should remove the file. If not you should be able to delete it. It is on the root of the drive, but you’ll need to enable hidden files and disable the “Hide protected operating system files” to see it.

You can turn it back on by changing off to on

powercfg -h on

More information:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/920730/how-to-disable-and-re-enable-hibernation-on-a-computer-that-is-running

Clonezilla – Clone Windows 10 from single SSD to New Raid 0 SSD Volume

Boot up and create your raid array

Boot into Clonezilla and get to command line :cry: unfortunately you can’t clone from disk to raid in clonezilla interface, however we can do it from the command Line!

Basic steps are as follows. Replace raidarray with the name of your raid array.

  • Initialize raid array with dmraid -ay or kpartx -a /dev/mapper/raidarray
  • use gdisk to backup structure of source drive
  • Write gdisk backup to raid array
  • use ntfsclone to clone to raid array
  • ntfsclon –overwrite /dev/mapper/raidarray /dev/sdSOURCEDRIVE

How to reset Minecraft Demo timer without resetting the World – Windows

Open Windows File Explorer, in the Address Bar paste the following and hit enter.

%APPDATA%\.minecraft\saves\Demo_World\

You should now be in the demo world folder.

Delete the “level.dat” and “level.dat_old” files and restart minecraft.  Your timer should now be reset as well as all the game objectives.