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HOWTO start Memory Test on W10

If you are investigating strange issues/BSOD on your computer, you may reach the point to verify the installed memory. Windows 10 has this feature included, and it will spare the need to use any live CD, … You can simply use it by typing in the Search box: mdsched and selecting Memory Diagnostic Tool from the results, or by administrative Command Prompt by typing the … Continue reading HOWTO start Memory Test on W10 »

HOWTO quickly rename folders from _svn to .svn

Once upon a time, someone had the idea to use ‘_svn’ for a Windows SVN sandbox working folder instead of the standard ‘.svn’. I suppose, that the idea was to use a more windows-aligned folder name. By using TortoiseSVN, it was quite transparent. Years passed, and the idea was dropped, and these sandboxes aren’t working anymore by default. TortoiseSVN still provides a hidden registry setting … Continue reading HOWTO quickly rename folders from _svn to .svn »

HOWTO limit MS SQL Server memory usage

Go to Microsoft web site and download MS SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS for ‘friends’), about 0.5Gb to download, and 1Gb of disk space. It is working with almost any MS SQL Server version and edition. Once installed you have to: start the program with administrative access rights elevation connect to the service right-click on root item into Object Explorer, select Properties select Memory from … Continue reading HOWTO limit MS SQL Server memory usage »

HOWTO quickly set Safe Mode into Windows 10

Setting safe mode to the next reboot has become quite tricky. Usually you have to navigate among one-way system options (reset, restore, …). Recently I discovered that you can easily trigger it from Command Prompt with administrator access rights. Type the following command: bcdedit /set {default} safeboot minimal and reboot. The system will reboot in safe mode as requested this time only. If it will … Continue reading HOWTO quickly set Safe Mode into Windows 10 »

HOWTO Setup Hyper-V 2019 Server Outside a Domain

Hyper-V 2019 Server might be a great and free opportunity to host Hyper-V VMs. The main problem is that it’s quite an unfriendly & raw environment not set to live outside a network domain. Setting up a domain server for small labs, or similar realities can be quite expensive and not advantageous. Surfing the web, I found several sources to use it into a private … Continue reading HOWTO Setup Hyper-V 2019 Server Outside a Domain »

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 a 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 apps … 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 the 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 … Continue reading HOWTO switch back WP5 editor to the classic one (easy) »

HOWTO purge undesired files from your SVN repository

Several months ago, I wrote a post about how to regenerate a SVN repository. In this post I will show how to purge undesired files from it (for example compiler intermediate files, …) on a Windows system. This may be needed to keep the repository size under control. One thing to care about is that, once committed, a file is stored permanently into a repository.  … Continue reading HOWTO purge undesired files from your SVN repository »

HOWTO fix Windows Update error 0x80244019

On two of ‘my’ Windows Server 2008 r2, I had an update (KB2992611) that failed with the following error code: 0x80244019 In my investigations, I found the following procedure to fix the problem (in both cases). The Solution Open an Administrative Command Prompt. As a first step you have to stop Shadow Copy & Windows Update services, by the following commands: net stop wuauserv net … Continue reading HOWTO fix Windows Update error 0x80244019 »