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Bug fixes from both sides for “Windows 10 Creators update and Delphi debugging don’t go well”

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/13

It looks like Microsoft and Embarcadero solved their ends for [WayBack] Windows 10 Creators update and Delphi debugging don’t go well… :

The issue was caused by the Windows LoadLibrary trying to optimise loading which backfired for libraries (PE files like DLL/EXE…) that have multiple import tables in them as generated by the Delphi and C++ Builder linker (and maybe other linkers as well).

Microsoft finetuned their optimisation whereas a future update to Delphi and C++ Builder will generate more optimised import tables.

–jeroen

via [WayBack] Blog post “The Issue with Delphi Runtime Packages and Windows 10 Creators Update”… – Marco Cantù – Google+

 

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

VHD Attach 4.11 – Medo’s Home Page

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/05

Brilliant:

This is small tool that adds Attach and Detach option to contextual (aka right-click) menu of Virtual disk (vhd) files. That enables those operations to be done without trip to Disk Management console. Detach option is available on hard drive contextual menu also (if selected in options).

Source:

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10 | Leave a Comment »

What’s got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course • The Register

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/26

Penguinistas, rejoice: Tavis Ormandy lets you fuzz Windows

Cool, as they now can fuzz Windows Defender and have Microsoft make it better so all Windows 8+ users can profit from it.

Source: [WayBackWhat’s got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course • The Register

Repository: https://github.com/taviso/loadlibrary

Via: [WayBack] WAT? – DoorToDoorGeek “Stephen McLaughlin” – Google+

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Server 2016 | Leave a Comment »

17 years ago, C:\nul\nul crashed/BSOD Windows; now $MFT does for Windows < 10

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/26

Source:

History repeating itself: [Archive.is31607 – C:\nul\nul crashes/BSOD then, now it’s this:

Via:

All versions prior to Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 seem vulnerable.

So add $MFT to this list:

The following device names have been known to render a system unstable: CON,
NUL, AUX, PRN, CLOCK$, COMx, LPT1, and CONFIG$.

Oh BTW: history repeated itself this year too. With NUL

In short, Steven Sheldon created a rust package named nul which broke the complete package manager on Windows:

BTW: one of my gripes on learning new languages is that they come with a whole new idiom of their ecosystem: rust, cargo, crates, all sound like being a truck mechanic to me.

–jeroen

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Posted in Microsoft Surface on Windows 7, NTFS, Power User, Security, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Defender, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

CTRL control | CommitStrip

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/23

Guilty, not so much in programming but in Word Processing: CTRL control | CommitStrip

Posted in Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

 
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