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ROG G752 USB port overheat

last update: 23/06/2017 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. Since I don’t need it, I tried to switch off by some BIOS/OS setting, but I didn’t find one. The only way … Continue reading ROG G752 USB port overheat »

Windows 10 Cleanup disk 3.99 TB

Several weeks ago I had the following issue while running the Disk Cleanup utility: It detects wrong cleanup space on Windows Update Cleanup point. After some investigations, I found this post explaining the problem. To make a long-story brief, one of the applied updates has broken one or more of the hardlinks present into Windows Component Store folder. After some other investigations, I discovered how … Continue reading Windows 10 Cleanup disk 3.99 TB »

Upgrading a SVN repository

Sometimes you may need to upgrade or regenerate a SVN repository, because it may be outdated and/or damaged. After some investigations, I discovered that it is possible by a simple batch file like the following one: :@echo off set svnadm=”<path>\svnadmin.exe” set repo_out= “<full pathname of the old repository>” set repo_in=”<full pathname of the new one>” set file_dump=”<path>\svnglobal.dump” %svnadm% dump %repo_out% > %file_dump% %svnadm% load %repo_in% … Continue reading Upgrading a SVN repository »

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 »

WSUS – How to keep local content folder under control

Few months ago, my WSUS server stopped working. From investigations, the problem seems to be that WSUS downloaded content folder consumed all dedicated partition free space. Searching on the web, I found several suggestions, but the most suitable was to delete superseded and expired items. You can find one of the most interesting thread here. Although WSUS console offers cleanup options to remove these items, … Continue reading WSUS – How to keep local content folder under control »