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Some links I on Windows Memory Compression I want to check out

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/24

I’m not sure yet why sometimes my system is lagging with the combination of these four circumstances on a Windows 10 system with 32 gigabyte of memory:

  1. Process Explorer showing low (less than 10%) CPU usage
  2. Process explorer showing Memory Compression using more than 2 gigabytes of Working Set
  3. System Commit being larger than 20 gigabyte
  4. Lots of Chrome tabs open (no easy way to total memory usage, but likely 16 gigabyte or more)

Windows Compression was introduced in Windows 10 (back in 2015) and I’m still fairly new to it.

So here are some links I want to eventually dig into to make myself more familiar with it, and see if it affects Chrome runtime behaviour:

Thanks [Wayback/Archive] magicandre1981, [Wayback/Archive] peterh, [Wayback/Archive] Raymond Burkholder, and [Wayback/Archive] Falco Alexander for the above questions and answers.

From them, I learned that on a UAC elevated administrative command prompt, you can use these PowerShell for managing Memory Compression:

  1. Get-MMAgent shows the current Memory Compression state
  2. Disable-MMAgent -mc disables Memory Compression (requires a reboot)
  3. Enable-MMAgent -mc enables Memory Compression (requires a reboot)



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Solved: trouble trying to create a new Microsoft Account looping back to the image/audio puzzle after solving it. Solution: use Firefox.

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/12/15

Message: "Please solve the puzzle so we know you're not a robot."I had trouble creating a Microsoft Account (so I could hand out on-line Office Licenses to users) where each time after solving the image or audio puzzle, it would shortly display a success, then loop back to the puzzle.

So I wrote a [Wayback/Archive] Thread by @jpluimers on Thread Reader App as I got stuck even before trying to add a Microsoft Account on any on m’y devices Windows 11 or Windows 10. It started with

[Wayback/Archive] Hi @MicrosoftHelps, I have a different problem. When creating an account using Edge on Windows 10 (latest version of both; no plugins; Microsoft Defender in default settings), solving the puzzle loops back to “Please solve the puzzle so we know you’re not a robot.”

The odd thing is that it did not work in either Edge or Chrome (both based on Chromium which uses the Blink browser engine) even in the anonymous/private browsing mode (InPrivate for Edge or Incognito Mode for Chrome).

Even Firefox had trouble, despite it being based on a totally different Gecko browser engine: after solving the puzzle it would continue but instead of displaying success, it showed an error page (the error page also occurred in the Firefox Private Browsing mode):

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useful commands that can be used after clean installation of Windows 10

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/12/12

Lot’s of installation tips in [Wayback/Archive] useful commands that can be used after clean installation of Windows 10.

It includes PackageProvider installation for NuGet, Chocolatey, ChocolateyGet (Chocolatey via OneGet), and use of both winget and scoop.


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Windows software glyph inputs: on-screen keyboard,

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/12/09

  • OSK.exe (on-screen keyboard) has been available for a very long time; it’s just a basic software keyboard (with optional numeric keypad)
  • Emoji input (Windows + . or Windows + ;)
  • Touch keyboard is part of the Notification Area (often called Icon Tray), has various layouts including a “handwriting recognition” one
    • It can be started automatically when you do not have a keyboard attached.

Note that Charmap.exe cannot select and copy Emoji, but it can do accented charcters.

Alternatively, you can install an international keyboard layout, but I have found out the hard way that fails in some combinations or remoting tools (sometimes including RDP).

More on this:

I tried starting the Touch Keyboard through other means (like tabtip.exe), but those failed on the Windows 10 machines I tried.



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Windows 10 22H2 ISO download hashes

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/12/02

Since [Wayback/Archive] Download Windows 10 Disc Image (ISO File) hides this only to after you download, below is the complete list of Windows 10 22H2 ISO hashes.

For your convenience, Microsoft did not put it in alphabetic order (for instance, Dutch comes after Norwegian). For a few I downloaded I have added the ISO filenames (which for your convenience too is not included by Microsoft). Oh: note that “English” without any marker means “US English” (which has non-metric defaults, non-ISO page sizes, and odd date formats).

BTW: I wonder if there is a link for Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO File) as gives a 404 error.

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