Clonezilla – Mismatched GPT and MBR error


While trying to clone a hard drive (a SSD drive in this case) I kept getting an error that stated “this disk contains mismatched gpt and mbr”.
I found the following instructions which fixed the problem for me.
Be careful with these instructions. They are messing with the partition table and you could make your system not able to boot.
From the Clonezilla command prompt (on the second screen select enter_shell).

# sudo gdisk /dev/sda
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.7.2

Partition table scan:
MBR: MBR only
BSD: not present
APM: not present
GPT: present

Found valid MBR and GPT. Which do you want to use?
1 – MBR
2 – GPT
3 – Create blank GPT

Your answer: 1
Command (? for help): x

Expert command (? for help): z
About to wipe out GPT on /dev/sda. Proceed? (Y/N): y
GPT data structures destroyed! You may now partition the disk using fdisk or
other utilities.
Blank out MBR? (Y/N): n <— do NOT choose Y!
MBR is unchanged. You may need to delete an EFI GPT (0xEE) partition
with fdisk or another tool.

Synaptics Touchpad – Making three finger swipe control back and forward in browsers

For some reason the only three finger swipe gesture that shows up in the Synaptics driver is for switching apps.
I want three finger swipe to be forward and back in browsers.

I found the following instructions:

Open Regedit and Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER
SOFTWARE
Synatics
SynTP
Touchpadxxxxx
3FingerGestures

For making back and forward swiping work in browsers:
ActionID1 = 5c
ActionID3 = 1c
ActionID5 = 5d
ActionID7 = 1c

Reboot.  The driver will still show “Switching Apps” as the three finger gesture but it forward and back start working.

Remove Creative Cloud Files from Windows Explorer


I’ve used Photoshop for years and have been using Lightroom.  Both are great products but lately Adobe has been including a link to Creative Cloud Files in Windows Explorer.  I’m not even sure what use it is. Maybe it’s useful for some people but I find it annoying.  Here’s how you remove the link in Windows Explorer.
Run regedit
Find “Creative Cloud Files”
Look for System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree

It’s value is most likely set to 1.  Change it to 0.
Close and re-open Windows Explorer. Creative Cloud Files should be gone.
You might have to reboot.

 

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