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XW6600 WOL – stopped working on Windows 10 – my trusty APC PDU to the rescue

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/01/17

A long time ago I wrote in Mac/PC: sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packets « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff “I’ve succesfully woken up these machines: HP XW6600 running ESXi 5.1 ThinkPad W701U running Windows 7”.

The XW6600 have now been demoted to Windows 10 machines that I only need every now and then, so most of the time they are shutdown.

However, with the installation of Windows 10 however, they stopped reacting to WOL (Wake on LAN).

Per web-search results, I’ve tried all the permutations of the below settings to no avail.

Luckily, my trusty APC PDU AP7921 (and little sister AP7920) helped out: when setting the “Reboot Duration” to 30 seconds or more (so the power fully drains), it can be rebooted.

Note that since I bought these a long time ago, they have been replaced by these:


Power usage:

  • an XW66000 with 32 gigabytes of RAM and one hard disk takes between 0.6-1.2 Ampère of current, which at 230 Volt is 140-275 Watt.
  • over one day that is between 3.4 and 6.6 kWh

Settings tried

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Posted in Ethernet, Hardware, HP XW6600, Network-and-equipment, Power User, Wake-on-LAN (WoL), Windows, Windows 10 | Leave a Comment »

How to change the User Account Control (UAC) level in Windows | Digital Citizen

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/18

Based on, but much shorter than, [WayBack] How to change the User Account Control (UAC) level in Windows | Digital Citizen which summary is

How to change how UAC prompts are shown in Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. How to disable UAC when you no longer want it turned on.

  1. Run UserAccountControlSettings.exe
  2. Pull the settings up to the highest one
  3. Confirm


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Enable/Disable Windows 10 “tray” notification area icons

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/19

It looks like they reorganised the way you can enable/disable the Windows Notification Area icons (often called “Icon Tray”) in Windows 10.

Up until Windows 8.1, you could run this:

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 5

There you would end up editing the application specific icons.

As of Windows 10, you need to:

  1. Run %SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 6
  2. Click on “Select which icons appear on the task bar” (or Dutch “Selecteren welke pictogrammen op de taakbalk worden weergegeven”)

So both the index changed, and you need an extra click to get at the application specific icons.

Further more, you can now only turn them on or off, where up until Windows 8.1, you could also choose only show notifications. I think on means only show notifications as for instance the Java Updater with a setting on on Windows 10 disappears after a Java Update has been installed, whereas on Windows 8.1 it would stay unless you switched from on to only show notifications.

The above commands are based on [WayBack] Create Direct Shortcut for “Notification Area Icons” in Windows Vista and Later – AskVG and


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O&O ShutUp10

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/12

Interesting: free and portable (no install required: just unzip and go): [WayBack] O&O ShutUp10.

Via [WayBack] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+ (which I think I got via Twitter)


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Microsoft Windows 10 English 1903 and 1809 download links

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/02

Below are some download links for Windows 10 version history: Version 1903 (May 2019 Update) – Wikipedia.

Note that the MediaCreationTool usually fails (not just for 1903, prior versions have failed for me for unknown reasons far too often).

It is way better to use rufus to build a bootable USB stick from the ISO installation download.

Here are the relevant links:

Creating the USB with Rufus

Be aware that you can use two partition schemes:

  • MBR (with automatic target system “BIOS (or UEFI-CSM)”
  • GPT (with automatic target system “UEFI (non CSM)”

Many older systems to not support GPT, so then you will stare at a blinking cursor on a black screen when trying to boot from it.

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