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Raspberry Pi Camera Server

It’s so easy to set up a Raspberry Pi Camera Server because of RPi-Cam-Web-Interface. I’m using these materials;

  • Raspberry Pi Zero W with Jessie Lite
  • Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Board, Version 2
  • Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Adapter (this is required because the camera port on the Raspberry Pi Zero is smaller compared to the camera port on the Raspberry Pi 2 or 3)

Here are the steps:

  1. Prepare a new Raspberry Pi with Raspbian
  2. Make sure it’s connected to a network and you can ping it from your computer
  3. Confirm that the camera is working, run this command you should see the live video for 6 seconds. If this works then proceed to the next step. Otherwise fix this first.
    raspistill -v -f -vf -t 6000
  4. Run these commands to install the RPi-Cam-Web-Interface:
    sudo apt-get update
    git clone https://github.com/silvanmelchior/RPi_Cam_Web_Interface.gitcd RPi_Cam_Web_Interface
    chmod u+x *.sh
    ./install.sh
  5. From your computer, go to http://192.168.0.10/html/ (IP is your Raspberry Pi’s IP)
  6. Voila!
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Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Professional on a Dell laptop

I have a Dell XPS laptop and it came with Windows 10 Home installed. I had a Windows 10 Professional license tied to my Microsoft account.  I wanted to upgrade my Home installation to a Professional installation, here’s how I did it:

UPDATE: The following steps did not work as I had hoped. It didn’t not accept my other Microsoft account’s Windows 10 Pro license. I ended up buying the Windows 10 Pro license from Play-Asia for very cheap. I still went through steps 1-5 and then I entered the new Windows 10 Pro key. And it didn’t work! I ended up calling Microsoft and activated it over the phone. And done! 🙂

  1. Open Windows 10 Settings and go to activation
  2. Click on Product Key and use this one VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T. (This is a generic Windows 10 Professional key, it will simply allow you to perform the upgrade)
  3. Perform the upgrade
  4. After restart, Windows will ask for activation
  5. Open Windows 10 Settings and go to activation
  6. Click on Troubleshoot
  7. Click on “I recently changed hardware on this device” and select the license from the Microsoft account
  8. Sign in to your Microsoft account (the one with the Windows 10 Professional license) and voila!