HOWTO remove dead items from Control Panel

Sometimes, it may occur discover a dead Control Panel item, after having uninstalled a program. It’s something annoying, but it can be fixed manually. Removing the dead item To remove it, open the following registry location and look for the proper item: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace If you don’t find anything, give a look to this other registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace In these registry keys, you will find the … Continue reading HOWTO remove dead items from Control Panel »

Windows 10 – few steps for a smooth Feature Update

A couple of weeks ago, Windows 10 Feature Update 1709 was released, and for the second time I met some problem during the process. My investigations detected 3 possible solutions: do something before and after the update download the new Q10 version by MS media download tool do a clean installation. Luckily my problems were fixed by applying with the first one. Preparations to apply … Continue reading Windows 10 – few steps for a smooth Feature Update »


published new version of sys_minion added ‘System Logs’ option fixed rare OEM Drivers Repositiory item selection issue. improved command data capture. minor UI improvements minor fixes & improvements.

Event 3006, 3007, 10021 – Windows Search Problem

  My new notebook had some sporadic slowdowns during the startup phase. Looking into Event logs, I found several Event 3006, 3007, 10021 all around Windows Search engine. After some searches on internet, I found this page. Those guys had the same problem, and the solution seems to reinstall Search Engine feature. Into Windows 8.1, this is not so easy, because it disappeared from the … Continue reading Event 3006, 3007, 10021 – Windows Search Problem »

Windows 10 – how to remove/add IE11

Method #1 From elevated ‘Command Prompt‘ window, type: start appwiz.cpl The usual “Programs & Features” will popup and: click on “Turn Window features on or off“ look for “Internet Explorer” and check/uncheck it click ‘ok‘ button follow the instructions & reboot Method #2 From elevated ‘Command Prompt‘ window, type the following: to remove it: dism /online /disable-feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64 to add it: dism /online /enable-feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64 … Continue reading Windows 10 – how to remove/add IE11 »

Windows 10 – Date & Time settings

Under Windows 10, the date & time settings dialog isn’t available by right clicking the traybar anymore. It is still available, but it is quite hidden. Looking for settings type <windows> + S and type “date & time“ look for “related settings“ click on “additional date, time, & regional settings“ click on “set the time & date“ here our old good settings window Additional settings … Continue reading Windows 10 – Date & Time settings »

ROG G752 weird overheat (fixed)

updated: 28/10/2017 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 (fixed) »

About Using & Designing DLLs

requirement: medium knowledge of C/C++ or similar languages under MS Windows. Introduction Some days ago, I was explaining how a .DLL works, and how to use them in programs written into C or C++. Supposing to have MYAPP.EXE and MYLIB.DLL, we will face the following main scenarios: scenario MYAPP.EXE MYLIB.DLL 1 The program uses MYLIB.DLL. The used functions are all exported. 2 The program uses … Continue reading About Using & Designing DLLs »