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 »

HOWTO switch back WP5 editor to the classic one (easy)

The new WordPress 5.x has set the block editor as default one. If you don’t like it, and you want to switch back the classic one, you can easily follow these steps: go into Plugins->Add New page look for Classic Editor plugin. install and activate it As you will see, it will add 2 new settings to Settings->Writing page to switch classic/block editor as the … Continue reading HOWTO switch back WP5 editor to the classic one (easy) »