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Windows Live Essentials 2011

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I am very impressed with the new tools that come with Windows Live Essentials 2011.  The Live writer that I’m using for this blog make posting easy and the new Live Messenger is now my favorite tool for navigating Facebook along with my other Social Media tools, like LinkedIn, YouTube and Blogger.Check it out!

K’s Fruit Beverages History

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K’s Fruit Beverages was a beverage company based in Los Angeles, CA that bottled and distributed soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages from 1941 until 1952.
History Kay’s Beverages started in 1941 bottling natural fruit drinks. In 1946 Charles “Edwin” Hammond purchased Kay's from the original founders and hired 4 or 5 drivers including his wife Leona and his brother-in-law Charles to deliver the drinks to stores and bars in the Los Angeles area. Kay's Beverages was also sold under the name K's Beverages. Most of what was sold under the K's Beverages label was natural fruit juices like Pineapple Ade, Grapefruit, Tomato, Orange and Grape. Bum's Root Beer and Indian Root Beer were also sold by Kay’s Beverages. Indian Root Bear had a Chief with a full war bonnet on the bottle and Bum’s root beer had a yellow bum with a cigar. Kay's product line was sold off in the early 50's to the Clicquot Club Company when the Korean war caused the price of glass and sugar …

Removing the 100MB System Reserved Partition from Server 2008 R2 or Win7

Today I went to install System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 from Microsoft and I ran into a problem adding disks to my DPM protection disk pool.
Turns out Server 2008 R2 installed the System Reserved Partition (100MB) on the RAID array that I setup for DPM 2010 backup storage and not on the mirrored system partition like it should have. I could not convert the array from MBR to GPT that is required for disk arrays over 2TB until I got that partition off of there.

Here is how to delete the partition:

1) Open a command prompt with administrator privileges (right click => run as administrator)

Type:

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

You should get a message similar to:

Boot files successfully created.

2) Open the Disk Management GUI (you could use diskpart for scripts), locate the C:\ partition right-click and select “Mark Partition as Active”, select yes to the “do you want to continue message”

3) Reboot to confirm that everything is ok.

4) In Disk Management you can now delete the 10…