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Fixing Thunderbird date format

I have noted that my Thunderbird doesn’t display the date as configured in my Windows profile. This is annoying since I use the english version into my italian PCs and the date formats are different. Digging here and there, I found an easy solution deep into program configuration. The solution Open the program and: select ‘Option‘ from ‘Tools‘ program menu click on ‘Advanced‘ icon click … Continue reading Fixing Thunderbird date format »

Windows weird behaviors

I recently bought a new notebook (ASUS ROG GL703GM), and one of the issues I solved is the 5ghz wireless. It can connect without any problem on network 2ghz but not to 5ghz because the system WLAN Autoconfig service quit itself. While looking for a solution, I discovered that if switching off and on the wireless interface, it was likely connect to 5ghz. During my … Continue reading Windows weird behaviors »

ROG G752 weird overheat

updated: 23/08/2018 The Problem From time to time, I noted that my ROG G752VT heated horribly in this point (above the right-bottom angle): After some investigations and tests, it seems something related to the quick charge capability of the nearest USB ports. I had switched it off, by removing the USB Charger Plus program, but after some weeks of calm, the problem pops up again. … Continue reading ROG G752 weird overheat »

Virtualizing an old broken PC

Introduction A couple of weeks, a 12-15 years old desktop PC of mine died. After a quick investigation, it appeared to have some sort of electrical problem around the mainboard and the power supplier. I took a full week, to evaluate what to do. From hardware point of view, it didn’t deserve any replacement. What is annoying me, is the 180€ of Windows 10 Professional … Continue reading Virtualizing an old broken PC »

HOWTO compress Windows OEM Drivers Repository

updated 15/05/2018 Introduction The project of today is: Can I use NTFS compression to system drivers repository? It seems the ideal target to be compressed since it’s rarely used and it can consume 1 or more Gb of your system partition. The first problem is that we can’t use Windows File Explorer to compress it because we don’t have the correct access rights. The second … Continue reading HOWTO compress Windows OEM Drivers Repository »

HOWTO Switch Core Isolation Memory Integrity

With Windows 10 1803, I decided to switch on Memory Integrity Isolation into Core Isolation options of Windows Defender Security Center. The problem is that once activated, the switch is disabled, and it is not possible to switch off. Naturally I have found, that this feature has some problems about: some of the old drivers may not work properly Virtualbox doesn’t work These forced me, … Continue reading HOWTO Switch Core Isolation Memory Integrity »

HOWTO reset Windows Update client

In our lab, we had few machines with different Windows Update problems. Some PCs don’t accept anything from our WSUS server, some others seem to have other problems that prevent Windows Update working. I ran system and MS troubleshooters, but the problems weren’t solved. In all cases, the OSes seem to be healthy. Solution I had a long investigation phase, but I didn’t found anything … Continue reading HOWTO reset Windows Update client »

Event 1111 – Printer drivers not found

During a final checkup into one of ours Windows 2008 R2 server, I noted groups of 3, 4 events 1111 into Event Log. All are TerminalServices warnings about several needed printer drivers not found, like the following: Driver Send to Microsoft OneNote 16 Driver required for printer Send To OneNote 2016 is unknown. Contact the administrator to install the driver before you log in again. … Continue reading Event 1111 – Printer drivers not found »