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Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

Reminder of Windows 10 update “What’s New” location

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/03/02

If you forgot what Microsoft has added, look for a file named like this:

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Getstarted_7.3.20251.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\WhatsNew.Store.exe

Disregard any warnings you find through the above link: it is a legit file installed during Windows 10 update.

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10 | Leave a Comment »

Research list: getting rid of the Windows 10 Delivery Content data and service

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/15

Not sure yet if this is still possible, but on my research list as it pollutes low-resource Windows 10 VMs and computers the Delivery Content:

–jeroen

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Deleting the WebCache database – The IE browser cache | Apttech’s Blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/15

[WayBack] Deleting the WebCache database – The IE browser cache | Apttech’s Blog quotes from WayBack: C drive space is using up on terminal server after upgrading to IE10 or IE11 – AsiaTech: Microsoft Azure & Development:

With the new cache implementation, the cache files are saved in %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\ folder. And, the cache files will be created when a new user logs on.

Actually, the database is a file named WebCacheV01.dat in the cache folder, and its initial size could be around 20-32MB. The size of this file will keep increasing along with you browse more and more websites.

save the below contents into ClearIECache.cmd file and try to fun this file.

echo OFF
net stop COMSysApp
taskkill /F /IM dllhost.exe
taskkill /F /IM taskhost.exe
taskkill /F /IM taskhostex.exe
del /Q %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\*.*
net start COMSysApp
echo ON

Furthermore, you’d better deploy the batch file to a logoff script of your local GPO, here are the steps.

Related:

–jeroen

Posted in Internet Explorer, Power User, Web Browsers, Windows, Windows 10 | Leave a Comment »

Everything force rescan all volumes – via voidtools forum

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/08

Sometimes the Everything search tool gets out of sync with the actual contents on disk, so this tip from [WayBack] Everything 1.3.1.636b does not “refresh” – voidtools forum will rescan all volumes and update the database:

To rebuild the Everything database:

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab.
  • Click Force Rebuild.

If that fails, you can always remove/add the volumes:

–jeroen

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Chris Foster: Windows Development in a KVM Virtual Machine

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/04

For my link archive: [WayBack] Chris Foster: Windows Development in a KVM Virtual Machine covering among others much (mostly based [WayBack] libvirt: The virtualization API) stuff:

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–jeroen

Posted in Development, KVM, Power User, Proxmox, Software Development, Virtualization, Windows | Leave a Comment »

 
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