GPEdit and geolocation provider issues

If starting GPEdit command, you get the following error: According to this post, you have to: go to the following folder using the Explorer: %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions right click on: Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx select Security tab, and then Advanced change the onwership to Administrators group, and confirm the operation on each of the previously opened windows. Right click this file again select Security tab, and then Advanced select Administrators … Continue reading GPEdit and geolocation provider issues »

Setting your system drive to AHCI

It may happen that you discover that your preinstalled Windows isn’t set to use AHCI on hard disks or SDDs. If you simply commute the BIOS settings, the OS will not be able to be loaded anymore. Looking for solutions, I found the following ones: Windows 10 According to this page (at http://www.tenforums.com), mainly you have to: setup windows to run in safe mode on … Continue reading Setting your system drive to AHCI »

Setting up your cloud backup using OneDrive App

Starting from Windows 8, Microsoft has bundled OneDrive app in their OSs. This app allows to keep a synchronized copy of the selected OneDrive folders. The question is: can I use it in order to have a backup of my personal files in the OneDrive cloud? The first problem is that you can select only folders on the cloud ‘disc’, but not vice-versa. This means … Continue reading Setting up your cloud backup using OneDrive App »

How to create NTFS links from command line

To create a NTFS link, you need to type the following commands into a Command Prompt window with administrative rights. Hardlink (files only): mklink /h <link_name> <file name> Junction (folder only): mklink /j <link_name> <folder name> Symbolic link (file): mklink <link_name> <file name> Symbolic link (folder): mklink /d <link_name> <folder name> For more details about NTFS links, you can see the following links: Hardlinks & … Continue reading How to create NTFS links from command line »

Honda CRZ – Lista comandi vocali

Durante l’impostazione del vivavoce della macchina con il nuovo telefono, mi sono accorto che i comandi vocali era impostati in tedesco, penso a causa dell’aggiornamento del software della centralina durante il tagliando. La prima cosa da fare in questi casi è premere il tasto per parlare e dire ‘Italiano‘, e aspettare che il sistema si imposti come desiderato. La seconda cosa è di cui mi … Continue reading Honda CRZ – Lista comandi vocali »

Windows 10 VSM

If you are curious about what is going on into the innards of your Windows 10, the video in this link is awesome: https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Seth-Juarez/Windows-10-Virtual-Secure-Mode-with-David-Hepkin

Event 513 – CAPI2 failures

In the new Windows 10 notebook, I found this error in the Event Log: Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object. Details: AddLegacyDriverFiles: Unable to back up image of binary Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol. System Error: Access is denied. My searches on internet bring me here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-hardware/cryptographic-services-failed-while-processing-the/c4274af3-79fb-4412-8ca5-cee721bda112 The problem seems to be into Network Service access rights. Step 4 … Continue reading Event 513 – CAPI2 failures »

OpenSSL: some useful notes about

Introduction OpenSSL is a wide used library that to handle network connection security by SSL/TLS. One of its problem is that the official documentation is frequently incomplete, spread across the net, and quite far away from the beginners. General Basics Usually OpenSSL offers 2 different connection SSL/TLS types: simple, with no certificate handling. authenticated, with certificate handling. Usually we are working with the second one, … Continue reading OpenSSL: some useful notes about »

Event 131 – Metadata staging failed

Upgrading my Windows 7 notebook to Windows 10 and looking the Event Log, I noticed several: Event 131 – Metadata staging failed My investigations took me to this forum thread: http://www.eightforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/53670-continues-errors-startup-metadata-staging-failed.html From this thread, I discovered that this problem is probably something about the device drivers telemetry. Someone (on page 2) discovered that the problem is the target URL that seems to be outdated. To … Continue reading Event 131 – Metadata staging failed »