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Archive for the ‘Windows 8’ Category

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 »

PatchCleaner just cleaned 10-20 gigabyte per Windows 7-8.x installation

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/15

PatchCleaner just cleaned out 10-20 gigabyte per VM for most of my Windows 7-8.x VMs. After that, the updates still worked fine.

So it indeed does:

Safely remove all orphaned patch and installer files from your windows installer directory in one easy click

–jeroen

Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/patchcleaner/

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9 | Leave a Comment »

Technology Chatting with Jack: SOLVED! – High CPU Usage of Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/01

Details: Technology Chatting with Jack: SOLVED! – High CPU Usage of Microsoft Security Essentials

TL;DR:

if MsMpEng.exe uses a lot of CPU, it it to it’s own exclusion list.

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9 | Leave a Comment »

 
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