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  1. So I have gone through group policy and shutdown everything I understand. completely disabled auto updates via group policy, and disabled all telemetry that can be disabled, consumer experiences, and everything else that can be shut down there. No apps, no cortana. Disabled unneeded services. Disabled all unneeded scheduled tasks. Now I am trying to minimize logging. Going through perfmon I find that there are a few logs which I can disable safely without any ill effects. The one that got me was WdiContextLog, as it took some trial and error to figure out that this was the one that caused the start menu to become extremely unresponsive when disabled. There aren't that many logs in here anyway. After disabling a few I have 11 enabled here. Now I don't completely understand how all this works, but I gather that these logs are pulling data from multiple sources in some cases, so maybe that is why NirSoft's EventLogChannelsView shows 299 event log channels as enabled. I am actually doing this for a friend just now, but it will apply to my own system when I get home next week as well. My friend initially wanted to just turn off all the logs, and he tried to, and he broke his OS - lots of strange behavior, extremely slow, and unstable. I'm not sure what all he did, but he was smart enough to take a disk image before his attempt. So I wonder if any of you smart people would not mind helping me to identify which of these 299 channels are essential, which are maybe not essential but might be important, and which are not really needed for someone like me (or my friend) who will never make use of any of them anyway. I really only want those ones running which have to be running for general application compatibility and system stability. EventLogChannelsView gives lots of options for sorting these. You can see which ones are 'classic' and which ones are new. I can see that many have zero entries, and a few have lots of entries. I temporarily disabled all of them, and shut down a number of services in order to open a window of opportunity to create a junction and move winevt directory off the system volume and onto a smaller cheap SSD which is used for vram, scratch disk, indexing, and logging. There was one (Intel-SST-CFD-HDA%4IntelSST.etl) that was very stubborn, but somehow I did manage to gain control of it long enough to create the junction. Then I re-enabled everything just as it was before that operation. Hope some of you might be willing to offer some deeper insight here. For list of enabled event channels see the spoiler at the bottom. As an aside, I am also very curious about NtfsLog in Perfmon. In Windows 10 I seem to recall it writing directly to D:0\$LogFile which is an integral part of the ntfs drive format. This file is presented as if it is essential for the volume to be able to recover failed writes due to unexpected shutdowns or some such. It seems like this is actually of limited use to average users. In general if our system shuts down suddenly, in the middle of writing data, we lose the data. Ntfs or no. Other file systems seem to work perfectly fine without this 'feature,' discounting potential data loss if shutdown mid-write. It seems to me like the major benefits of Ntfs are mostly not facilitated by this logfile. Such as bigger file sizes, and advanced permissions. I digress though. Shouldn't $LogFile be handled by the Ntfs driver or something on a very low level, rather than an event log? Maybe my recollection is mistaken. I will have to recheck Windows 10, but I could swear that the event log "NtfsLog" in perfmon startup was writing to D:0\$LogFile in win 10. Yet right now, I am looking at the very same entry on Server 2016 but it is writing to C:\Windows\system32\LogFiles\Wmi\NtfsLog, which kind of makes more sense. So what is up with NtfsLog?
  2. Hi! I'm using windows 8.1 and yesterday I installed version 1.4.5. Everything works fine, except for changing the color of the window titles. If I choose white, some programs change it, and some do not (explorer, wordpad). I could not find an instruction to fix this problem through a search. How can I fix this on my version without reinstalling it?
  3. Hello, this is my first post here, but alas, it is a question. I have recently installed a copy of Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4 on a Compaq SR5610F which had originally run Vista. After some of Vista's black screens of death it was decided to start fresh... with Windows 2000. After a couple driver problems the computer ran smoothly and I installed Blackwingcat's KernelEX, (Amazing project!) Media player 10, .net framework 1.0-4.0, VC++ 2005-2010 redistributable, IE6 SP1 & 3, Chrome, Firefox, and all post SP4 updates except for an update for Microsoft Data components 2.8 that would not install at all. During this time there was no sound whatsoever on the computer. Windows 98 era speakers that are hooked up correctly and work flawlessly are not at all recognized by W2K. Another set of speakers and headphones were also tested, but to no avail. A new Realtek sound driver was also installed but it didn't help fix the problem. I have been led to believe that the W2K is simply not able to detect the audio device ports on the computer. The computer has one port on the front and another one in the back and none of them are recognized. There are two unknown devices in the device manager that could be the source of the problem. https://imgur.com/4JsBBNC Help is greatly appreciated!
  4. Fixed

  5. I was customizing my desktop today. And I decided to remove the aero glass. Right after clicking yes, on the uninstall my screen went black I waited for about 15 minutes and decided to restart the computer. Now, as soon as my desktop is loaded it becomes a black screen and without the mouse cursor. I can not do anything, I'm writing this through security mode, I tried to reinstall the aeroglass by security mode but even so the screen turns black when the desktop loads normal boot. @edit: windows 10 Creator Update
  6. Hi, Today I have realized I cannot create zip folder from right-click context menu anymore. Don't know for how long it lasts, but my personal guess is yesterday (since I did update 7-zip and it might have broken something). Tried to fix it using autoruns (found nothing interesting) and Default Program Control Panel settings (where .zip ain't even listed). From what I got to know, it's connected to %windir%/system32/zipfldr.dll, which itself is functional, since I can operate .zip with drag and drop or Send to menu. I guess it is a case of a single registry key, but I cant localize it... way too many of them. I'd be glad for any help. Thanks.
  7. How to install custom start orbs?

    Hello i'm new to the forum and i JUST purchased my licence not 30 minutes ago. Love the program works like a charm. However i see you give the user the ability to install custom start orbs. I copied the start orb files over to the proper folder making the assumption that the Startisback cfg program would just detect the new files in the folder. Am i mistaken? the start orbs i found were intended to be used with windows 7 i believe so maybe that's the problem? Tho i can't imagine that that would be causing any issues since all versions of windows use the same file format for the start orbs correct? so am i doing something WRONG?
  8. Windows 8.1 Tweaks and DirectDraw

    Hello people from MSFN. I'm relatively new here, but I am enjoying all the knowledge the flows through here. Now, here's the thing. I plan on installing Windows 8.1, seeing that Windows 10 doesn't offer any advantage to me, in comparision to the former OS, and I want to tweak 8.1 to have as very little Metro bul***** as possible, aswell as keep the Services running in the background to a minimum. Any advice to create a clean Windows 8.1 system? Also, I have another problem with Windows 8.1. I'm a gamer , and I usually play old games, like Kega Fusion, Winquake, Doom on Dosbox, amongst others, and one thing that I noticed about 8.1, is that DirectDraw compatibility is broken, in the sense that games in fullscreen only run at about 33FPS, and some objects don't display correctly, like the last boss from Episode 1 in Quake. I found the following tweaks, but I'm not sure if they will fix the issues: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\YourGame\\GameExecutable.exe"="$ DWM8And16BitMitigation Layer_ForceDirectDrawEmulation"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\<NameOfGame>]"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00"ID"=hex:00,00,00,00 ;replace ID with game ID on [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\MostRecentApplication]"Name"="game.exe"Funny enough, Windows 10 doesn't have these issues, and runs Quake in Software Mode just fine, at 60FPS. So do you think these Registry Tweaks will solve my issue? Any other ones that I need to be aware of? EDIT: Corrected an error, as noted by jaclaz
  9. Hello, I am looking for a way to archive my completed tasks. I am amazed this is not an obvious option, as it simply makes so much sense! I have seen elsewhere some have customized their current view to simply hide completed tasks. This is not good enough however, because for one, it doesn't actually move them to my archive PST, and for two, they will still show up in Outlook Today, which does not have the option of customization! Please let me know if there is some way to do this! Thomas
  10. Hello everyone my name's Jason and I have a question. I currently own an old Pentium 4/HT based rig with the following setup: Specs- Current Case: Athenatech A4224BB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811190051 Psu: Antec 300w (Model: PP-303XP) http://www.antec.com/specs/p303xp_spe.html Mobo: ECS L4VXA2 (V1.0A? Not sure as there isn't any indication of revision A, B, or C labeled anywhere on the board; therefore I'll assume it's rev A.) with Socket 478. Bios rev. 1.1e http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?CategoryID=1&DetailID=44&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=24&LanID=0 Cpu: Celeron 2.4 ghz (North Wood, no HT, no OC) Gpu: Nvidia Geforce 2 MX/MX 400 with 32mb or on-board ram (I think it’s just the mx version, not sure though). Ram: 768mb = 3x256mb of DDR1 ram at 333mhz Drives- 1 Maxtor 80gb ide HDD, 1 Zip Disk 100 ide drive, 2 Floppy drives (3.5 inch/1.44mb), 1 CD-RW drive, and 1 DVD-RW drive. OS: Windows Millennium Edition Ver. 4.90.30000 I wish to upgrade this rig to the following: Specs- Potential Case: Same (if possible). Psu: Same (if possible). Mobo: Same. Cpu: Pentium 4 3.06ghz (HT disabled). Gpu: Ati Radeon 9800 Pro/AIW or Geforce 6800 GT or better if possible. Ram: 3gb = 3x1gb of DDR1 ram at 333 or 400mhz Drives: Same. OS: Same. Audio: SoundBlaster Live! Or better. Will this set up work and what will I need to do to modify WinME to work with it properly? A few points of concern on my part I hope you might know how to fix/suggest a better method: Hardware Issues- Current Psu seems to hate my Molex to floppy power adaptors and will not start at all unless I use the two original floppy power cables. This also means that most of my molex cables are really close to the drives and I can’t extend them further to reach a gpu if it needs a molex power plug. The case I have isn’t very accommodating to large gpu’s and my Geforce 2 MX already takes up most of the space between the hard drives and it’s AGPslot. ACPI is completely broken and I had to disable it on this board as it causes random shutdowns and Windows Me can’t shut down normally with it enabled or it hangs on a black screen with a blinking dos cursor. Software/OS issues: I don’t have any software/OS issues yet but I’ll post them here if any should arise. Thank you for your time in reading this and replying. P.S.: If I posted this to the wrong forum section, just feel free to tell me where it should be or move it there if possible.
  11. Bug with StartisBack

    So whenever I go into a fullscreen video, such as YouTube or Vessel, the start menu button showing. This is the same for border-less windowed games as well. The weird thing is that it just started happening a few days ago, after owning this program for 1 or so years. Is there any way this can be fixed and if not can this be patched? I hope I'm posting this to the right place. Thanks
  12. System: Dell l502x XPS 15 (Early, 2011) HD Seagate momentus (st9750420as) 750gb What happened? Yesterday I tried to update the HDD firmware(link ate the end of the post) so I downloaded the recommended version for my pc. There were two options an .exe file (the one I used) and a usb option that creates a usb boot drive with the firmware. So I followed all the steps, the pc reboot and got stuck in a black screen like this: (with "seagate" text flashing...) After 2 hours waiting I shutdown the pc and after that it no longer boots the windows, it stucks in a black screen with a flashing underscore. Here are some pictures of the bios. First Thing I've tried, Instal the firmware via USB boot drive, its the usb folder in the firmware file (bottom of the post) dind't work. Second try was to create a windows recovery usb, the result was this: 1º nothing been shown (os, drive size) 2º trying to acess C: from cmd returns something like this: "The volume does not have a system of known files" "be shure that all system fille drivers are loaded and the volume is not corrupted." Ps: "E:" is my pendrive. 3º try, usb seatools Firmware link: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=C6RX3&fileId=3292829046&osCode=W764&productCode=xps-l502x&languageCode=EN&categoryId=SA&DCP=DNDTAG
  13. Hello everyone. I am trying to get Aero Glass for Windows 8.1 and I am completely confused... I have been trying for months and have probably read through the guide about 1000 times. I only download the version for Windows 8.1 and when I download it, it always says that I don't have the correct symbols or whatever and that my DWM is incompatible. After I exit that annoying window, my windows are buggy so I have to uninstall the program once again. It's really frustrating. So, my reason for making a post, is to ask anyone for help. The guide says some things about registry editing and I have no clue on how to do that. So if anyone can comment a full, like, step-by-step tutorial on how to do that, it would be much appreciated because I cannot do this on my own obviously. Thank you very much for your help. The link to the website is http://www.glass8.eu/ and the guide link is http://www.glass8.eu/guide.html
  14. I need to do a batch file wich order all files by a date interval, example: @echo off echo Input the date(dd/mm/yyyy): set /p compDate= ::After that i will compare from the actual day (%date%), example: set interval = %compDate% - %date%... Something like that ::After that i need to list all files from a specific directory, example: echo Input the directory: set /p directory= SET Exit= %UserProfile%\Desktop\test.txt ::After that i might i need the dir /tc to get the creation date, example: pushd "%directory%" dir /s /tc /a-d > %Exit% ::After that, i dont know how to get only the lines wich the date interval are, example: Today is 19/08/2014, but i want to search all files created from day 10/07/2014. So i have to copy all lines which have the date 10/07/2014, 11/07/2014, 12/07/2014 and so on until stop on today created files. I tried with findstr but i can't set the date interval, just a specific date to search in the .txt created. Somebody know how to do that ?
  15. elitepad

    hi, I forget password elitepad ,, how to reset or remove password. only appear for me password hint y111
  16. Hey I am a general computer admin managing 10+ pcs. I tried writing a batch to install and update new programs but it keeps exiting at the if statement. Please help @echo offffox29.exe -msccsetup.exe /Sklite.exe /verysilent /norestart(THE PROBLEM IS HERE)If NOT exist "C:\Users"( echo Installing Internet Explorer 8 IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe /passive /update-no /no-default /norestart)ELSE( Echo Internet Explorer 8 Not Required)SET /p AVG=Do you want to Install AVG(Y/N)IF %AVG% EQU y( IF %PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE% EQU x64 ( echo Installing AVG x64 avg x64 /UILevel=silent /InstallToolbar=0 /ChangeBrowserSearchProvider=0 /SelectedLanguage=1033 /InstallSidebar=0 /ParticipateProductImprovement=0 /DontRestart /KillProcessesIfNeeded ) ELSE ( echo Installing AVG x86 avg x86 /UILevel=silent /InstallToolbar=0 /ChangeBrowserSearchProvider=0 /SelectedLanguage=1033 /InstallSidebar=0 /ParticipateProductImprovement=0 /DontRestart /KillProcessesIfNeeded ))Else( echo AVG Installation Skipped)SET /p LIBRE=Do you want to Install Libre Office(Y/N)IF %LIBRE% EQU y( Echo Installing Libre Office LibreOffice_4.2.3_Win_x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 /q /norestart)Echo Renaming Icons...Ren "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\CCleaner.lnk" "Run Weekly.lnk"Ren "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Mozilla Firefox.lnk" "Internet.lnk"Echo Renaming DoneEcho Disabling Hibernationif exists C:\users( cmd.exe /c powercfg.exe -h off)echo Deleting Files del ffox29.exe del ccsetup.exe del klite.exe del Install V1.1.bat del avg x64.exe del avg x86.exe del LibreOffice_4.2.3_Win_x86.msiecho Operation Completeexit /b
  17. is There is any way to make an autounattend.xml file work for windows 7 & windows 8.1?
  18. speed for install apps

    Hi, Some programs take more time to complete installation. Can any one help me to let installation fast?
  19. how can I protect DVD from copy

    Hi, I have win 7 customized iso burned in DVD , how I can protect it from copy or move files to pc
  20. Starting with a brand new ISO: Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM Datacenter/Standard ISO My default ISO tool is 7Zip, easy, simple, my standard default app. But it doesn't read UTF. I see the following when I open it: [bOOT] - Folder README.TXT - File The readme says: "This disc contains a "UDF" file system and requires an operating system that supports the ISO-13346 "UDF" file system specification." So we tried a native 2012 install to mount the ISO. But that could see the files, but not copy them all. Then I tried Virtual CloneDrive. This way I can mount the ISO under Win7. Here is where I get different errors based on the tools used. 'E:' drive is the ISO mounted through Virtual CloneDrive 'D:' drive is a NTFS partition First command to test directory creation. xcopy E:\* D:\DVD\* /E /V /F /G /H /Y /T creates all 871 directories (correct amount) Second command to copy the files. xcopy E:\* D:\DVD\* /E /V /F /G /H /Y Gets down to this file: E:\efi\microsoft\boot\resources\bootres.dll Error: The target volume does not support symbolic links Add the option /B - "Copies the Symbolic Link itself versus the target of the link." xcopy E:\* D:\DVD\* /E /V /F /G /H /Y /B Gets down to this file: E:\efi\microsoft\boot\resources\bootres.dll Error: The target volume does not support symbolic links Add the option /J - "Copies using unbuffered I/O. Recommended for very large files." xcopy E:\* D:\DVD\* /E /V /F /G /H /Y /J Gets down to this file: E:\efi\microsoft\boot\resources\bootres.dll Error: The target volume does not support symbolic links Next tool to test was TeraCopy Running a copy of everything in the ISO, minus the 'sources' folder, yields 145 files and 18 folders copied to D:\DVD\, and the mounted ISO has 160 files and 18 folders. Tracking down these files gives this list: 1 - e:\efi\microsoft\boot\resources\bootres.dll 2 - e:\support\adfs\en-us\migrate-federationconfiguration.psd1 3 - e:\support\adprep\en-us\adprep.dll.mui 4 - e:\support\adprep\en-us\csvde.dll.mui 5 - e:\support\adprep\en-us\ldifde.dll.mui 6 - e:\support\logging\en-us\actionqueueetw.dll.mui 7 - e:\support\logging\en-us\auditetw.dll.mui 8 - e:\support\logging\en-us\cmisetupetw.dll.mui 9 - e:\support\logging\en-us\oobeldretw.dll.mui 10 - e:\support\logging\en-us\setupcletw.dll.mui 11 - e:\support\logging\en-us\setupetw.dll.mui 12 - e:\support\logging\en-us\setupugcetw.dll.mui 13 - e:\support\logging\en-us\sysprepetw.dll.mui 14 - e:\support\logging\en-us\windeployetw.dll.mui 15 - e:\support\logging\en-us\winsetupetw.dll.mui xcopy E:\Sources\* D:\DVD\Sources\* /E /V /F /G /H /Y Gets down to this file: E:\Sources\dlmanifests\microsoft-windows-storagemigration\en-us\stormigplugin.dll.mui Error: The target volume does not support symbolic links Then tried using TeraCopy and got lots of errors on multiple .mui and .dll files Error: Read Error: Incorrect function. Does anyone have any other ideas for extracting these files cleanly?
  21. As you know After format , during windows installation computer restart and appear 3 windows user password update I want to let that windows be hidden ,, automatically windows set user: admin password: No password update: automatically (recommended) How I can do that by using dism(offline wim)??? I hope get commands for customizing offline without create answer file???
  22. how to remove password for domain user

    Hi, I want to know if there is any program can remove domain user password without using server.
  23. 120 gig slave harddrive isnt reconized by 98se

    Windows 98 wont recognize my hard-drive, but BIOS does. Any suggestions.
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