released sys_minion

into OEM drivers repository, the program is now trying to fix bad installation dates (like some Intel drivers’ ones). added new Windows Capabilities on Demand page. minor fixes & improvements link

HOWTO install Windows features on-demand

Start with Windows 10 1809, I discovered that RSAT (Remote Server Adminitration Toolkit) was inserted into Windows ‘Features on Demand’ and can be only install from there. To complete to the task: open a Command Prompt with administrative access rights type the following command line to get all features available: dism /online /get-capabitities select the needed ones (the ones starting with “rsat” in your case) … Continue reading HOWTO install Windows features on-demand »

Forcing Windows XP multicore detection

Recently I had to resume a Windows XP Virtualbox VM, to do some tests. I have added some RAM and CPUs (from 1 to 2) to the VM, but the added CPUs aren’t detected.   After some internet surfing, I found the solution. To force the detection, open the Command Prompt and type the following line: rundll32 syssetup,SetupInfObjectInstallAction ACPIAPIC_MP_HAL 128 %windir%\inf\hal.inf After a couple (in … Continue reading Forcing Windows XP multicore detection »

Visual Studio 2017 remote debugger

Suppose to have a problem in your program occurring only a specific PC. You can study it by: installing a copy of your VS2017 in that PC. copy VS2017 Remote Debugger console Naturally the second way is simplier and more efficient, since you have to copy a folder. You can find it, in the following path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Professional\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger or (into 32 … Continue reading Visual Studio 2017 remote debugger »

released Horodruin v5.8.423.0

Published v5.8.423.0 (13/02/2019). – removed impersonation on explorer integration. – (copy engine) improved file attributes processing #2. – compiled with C++ Builder v10.3 (binary geometry is changed). – minor fixes.   Link

HOWTO fix events 10016 related to WSC stuff

Introduction Almost 2 years ago, I wrote a post about how to fix events 10016, but with the latest Windows 10 versions, a new case popped up. Three events 10016 continue to pop up similar to the following: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Launch permission for the COM Server application with CLSID Windows.SecurityCenter.SecurityAppBroker and APPID Unavailable to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID … Continue reading HOWTO fix events 10016 related to WSC stuff »

HOWTO enable Powershell script execution

Powershell is indeed a very powerful tool, and sometimes we may need commit several similar operation that we can quickly organize in a script. By default, you cannot execute any unsigned powershell script.  This can be a problem if we don’t know how, or you need to do a quick maintenance task. We can bypass this setting, by opening a Powershell window with administrative access … Continue reading HOWTO enable Powershell script execution »

HOWTO completly remove preloaded apps

Introduction Several days ago I noticed that MS store app is updating a preinstalled game that I removed when I started to use my PC. After few investigations, I discovered that ‘uninstall’ an app doesn’t really remove it from your system, but it only hides that app in the current account. So I looked for a more definitive solution. I don’t want these app on … Continue reading HOWTO completly remove preloaded apps »