HOWTO install ‘winget’ from command line

Sometimes we might need to use the amazing ‘winget’ command where it isn’t available (for example from a Windows Sandbox, …). The few steps below will solve this problem. The installation process To install ‘winget’ command, you will need to download C++ Runtime framework packages for Desktop Bridge from MS, selecting the proper package (x86, x64, …) from the ‘How to install and update Desktop … Continue reading HOWTO install ‘winget’ from command line »

Released sys_minion v2024.03.91.0

[OEM drivers repository] items are now properly sorted by default. [OEM drivers repository] fixed drivers’ exception minor problems. [system log] fixed parser problems. minor enhancements and improvements. Home Page

HOWTO setup and use OpenSSL local CA capabilities

Some weeks ago, to debug one of my programs, I needed my certification authority to produce my certificates, because self-signed certificates cannot be used anymore. After some days of investigations, I tracked down the process of setting up a local certification authority to produce all needed certificates using OpenSSL.exe (included in the library package) using the included OpenSSL.cfg. step 1 – create the needed folder-tree … Continue reading HOWTO setup and use OpenSSL local CA capabilities »

HOWTO fix Windows Update error 0x80070643

I encountered this error on several Windows 10 PCs and after a week of investigations, I discovered the problem. This error is reported when the recovery partition in your system disk is too small. The solution The solution is to resize it to 900 Mb, or even better to 1 Gb. A task that usually involves two sibling partitions, and that requires a good amount … Continue reading HOWTO fix Windows Update error 0x80070643 »

Released Horodruin 2024.01.764.0

Released a new ‘service’ release: – [ui] minor cosmetic program version number improvements. – [ui] fixed several form ‘cancel’ button processings. – [ui] fixed rare sources ‘random’ error icon problems. link

HOWTO detect WIN11 using Windows API

The main problem here is that Windows 11 is a Windows 10++, and there is no function like IsWindows10OrGreater(). This forced us to write down our own IsWindows11OrGreater(). I want to write a function similar to the existing IsWindows*() using VerifyVersionInfo(). Here is the working body of such a function: BOOL IsWindows11OrGreater() { OSVERSIONINFOEX vi; ULONGLONG conditions; memset (&vi, 0, sizeof(vi)); vi.dwOSVersionInfoSize = sizeof(vi); vi.dwMajorVersion … Continue reading HOWTO detect WIN11 using Windows API »

Released Horodruin 6.8.764.0

Released a new ‘service’ release: – [src.properies] updated UNC verification UI output. – fixed save-the-updated-project prompt problems. – minor fixes & improvements. link

HOWTO use NASM function for Windows 64-bits

Writing 64-bits assembler functions for Windows is quite different from the ones written for Linux or even for Windows 32 bits. Even when using NASM for a simplified approach, you shall care about a few details. First steps The first step is to add the following lines at the very beginning of the .asm file: 64 bits default rel We need the ‘default rel’ to … Continue reading HOWTO use NASM function for Windows 64-bits »