HOWTO Set System Unattended Timeouts

I was in the need to change System Unattended Sleep Timeout. It’s the time the system shall wait before switching the sleep mode when it’s into login or locked page. According to this thread, it something we can do by the Advanced Power Options. The problem is that it’s hidden by default. Enabling System Unattended Sleep Timeout To switch it back to the light, we … Continue reading HOWTO Set System Unattended Timeouts »

Updating Drivers for WU Catalog manually

Starting with Windows 10 Cumulative Update 1904, my notebook started a quite alarming series of BSOD. One of the many activities to solve the problem was to update vital drivers to the latest working version. One good source is ‘Windows Update Catalog’ site. From here you can download any content distributed by Windows Update itself. One of these contents are latest registered device drivers. In … Continue reading Updating Drivers for WU Catalog manually »

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 »