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Windows: download the Debugging Tool as standalone archive

Officially to use the Windows Debugging Tool we have to download the whole Windows SDK and then we have to search it and install it. Fortunately Julien Crozon has extracted, packed and made available Windows Debugging Tool 6.12 as standalone archive, we have only to download it and execute Windbg: Debugging Tools for Windows v6.12 x64 Debugging Tools for Windows v6.12 x86 Source: bugslasher.net

Windows Update stuck on Checking for Updates: solve the problem with WSUS

If on Windows should happen that Windows Update search the updates forever, remaining stuck on "Checking for Updates" the simplest way to solve the problem is using WSUS Offline Update . Browsing the web for this problem a lot of people advise to install some packet or some patch, I tried everything and for me the only solution has been using WSUS Offline Update to search and install the missing...

Windows: manually start VMware

Usually VMware automatically start at boot time, to start and stop it manually we can disable the autostart of the following services: VMware Authorization Service VMware DHCP Service VMware NAT Service VMware USB Arbitration Service and we can use a batch script as the following: @echo off echo Start/Stop VMware Workstation services echo. echo 1. Start echo 2. Stop echo. choice /c:12 If...

Windows: environment variables Java

Usually we define the environment variables for Java in this way: JAVA_HOME-> C:\Program Files\Java\jdkx.x.x_xx Path-> C:\Program Files\Java\jdkx.x.x_xx\bin but the best way to define the environment variables for java is the following: JAVA_HOME-> C:\Program Files\Java\jdkx.x.x_xx Path-> %JAVA_HOME%\bin

PowerShell: scripts to check for missing and installed windows updates

These are two scripts for the Windows PowerShell to check for missing and installed windows updates based on this and this . One checks for the missing Windows updates splatting them for Important, Recommended and Hidden. The other checks for the installed Windows updates splatting them for Important and Recommended. They split the updates in Important and Recommended based on how they are setted in the Windows Update Settings. To exeute them you have to unrestrict the PowerShell permissions: Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted To restrict the PowerShell permissions: Set-ExecutionPolicy Restricted

Windows: batch to simultaneously uninstall multiple KB updates

In Windows to list the installed updates we can use these commands and to uninstal simultaneously multiple updates we can use the batch suggested here : @echo off for /f %%i in ('type c:\list.txt') do ( echo "Uninstalling KB%%i" wusa /uninstall /kb:%%i /quiet /norestart ) echo "Uninstallations Complete." echo.echo "Rebooting..." echo. shutdown /r In the file list.txt we have to indicate only the...

Regedit and PsExec: how to edit and delete every key in the Windows registry

If you think that running the regedit as administrator then you can edit or delete every key present in the Windows registry then you are in error. Even running the regedit as administrator there are some low livel keys that can't be edited or deleted, trying we have this explicit error: Access Denied or: Error while deleting key If we have to edit or delete one of these untouchable keys we can...

How to solve the start's problem of BS_I2cIo

BS_I2cIo is a driver provided by Biostar for its motherboards that has some problems with the OS x64 and in the Event viewer we have this message: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load : BS_I2cIo The problem is caused by a wrong path in the registry keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\BS_I2cIo HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\BS_I2cIo...

Direct links to legally download ISO Windows 8 and 8.1 x86/x64

You can do not like Windows 8 but it has definitely been a novelty and a strong market move to capture a major share of the market, it was in fact the first OS for Desktop to have support for touch devices and many of its problems have been fixed by Windows 8.1. Officially to download Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 you have to use the software Media Creation Tool but unoficially we can download them...

Remove the update notification to Windows 10 on Windows 7

In Windows 7 from few days is appearing an icon in the toolbar that notifies the possibility to upgrade for free to Windows 10 , clicking on it will start a guided tour that advertises the new OS and ends with the possibility of booking the free upgrade without offering the option to decline the invitation . I have not any intention of upgrade to Windows 10 , and i really do not like that icon in...

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