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Apr
22
revised Is my host machine completely isolated from a virus-infected virtual machine?
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Apr
22
comment Windows cant repair even with sfc /scannow
@Ramhound, Regarding sfc "actually repairs your system files by using those source files", dism can do it too. Doesn't that sort of make sfc redundant now? I fully repaired all corruptions using only dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth and not even using any of the sfc functions. Since dism can do both checking and repairing, Why would we still need sfc?
Apr
22
comment VMware Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk *.vmdk may be inconsistent
@Graviton, So what's the fix?
Apr
22
comment In VMWare Player on Win7 can't expand my virtual OS's disk even though I have 10GB free on my Win7 file system
So how do we make it extend the existing file instead of making a copy?
Apr
21
comment Rerun failed Windows Update
What would be an easy solution to see which of the items in the "Failed Update" list are also inside the "Installed Updates" list? There doesn't seem to be any easy way besides manually one-by-one comparison....
Apr
21
comment What are the various link types in Windows? How do I create them?
@TomWijsman, Besides the built-in Libraries, How can we go about creating our own "Libraries" to aggregate the content of multiple locations in a specific way?
Apr
21
revised “directory junction” vs “directory symbolic link”?
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Apr
21
comment component store is corrupted - 0x800f081f
@magicandre1981, Are you from Microsoft?
Apr
21
comment Can dism /restorehealth be used to restore from a mounted 8.1 ISO?
What do you mean by "outreach" services?
Apr
21
comment How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.”
You recommended DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth for superuser.com/a/755684/78897 , but why wouldn't the command work in this case?
Apr
21
comment Windows cant repair even with sfc /scannow
@Ramhound, Is it right to say that sfc is redundant now that we have dism /cleanup-image /online /scanhealth and friends that do the exact same thing?
Apr
21
comment Windows cant repair even with sfc /scannow
@magicandre1981, So how is the investigation coming along?
Apr
21
comment Windows cant repair even with sfc /scannow
@magicandre1981, What's the opposite of /Online?
Apr
21
comment Windows cant repair even with sfc /scannow
@Ramhound, Nice catch, how did you know that? Is there a citation or something?
Apr
18
comment How do we “freeze” the display on an external display?
Isn't this the same as Akash's recommendation?
Apr
18
comment Where are the physical font files stored?
I'd think this may actually be correct depending on the OS version.
Apr
18
comment Bypassing “Found New Hardware Wizard” / Setting Windows to Install Drivers Automatically
@Synetech, Couldn't installing it automatically via a script work?
Apr
15
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Apr
15
comment Disable virtual memory in Windows 8 is good?
@JamieHanrahan, What would be some solutions to force the OS to keep all mapped memory resident?
Apr
12
comment Disable virtual memory in Windows 8 is good?
@JamieHanrahan, Regarding the last sentence of your blog post, why do you say "But there’s still no benefit to removing the pagefile"? There is a benefit. And the benefit is that we can guarantee the private commited bytes wouldn't ever make it into the hard disk. Without removing the pagefile, you can never have this guarantee because the system is free to do as it wish.