Tag: Windows 8

Right-Click On Start And Windows+X Fail To Open Power User Menu On Windows 8.X

This one has been bugging me for a couple of weeks and I just managed to find a fix. Right-clicking on the start button and pressing Windows+X failed to do anything. The fix? 1) Open up command prompt and run: xcopy %SystemDrive%UsersDefaultAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsWinX %userprofile%AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsWinX /e /y 2) Log out and log in again. Everything should work…

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Memory Page Combining

My reading of the Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS2012 R2) Performance and Tuning Guide continues and I’ve just read about a feature that I didn’t know about. Memory combining is a feature that was added in Windows 8 and Window Server 2012 (WS2012) to reduce memory consumption. There isn’t too much text on it, but…

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KB2905412 – Stop Error 0xD1 On Windows-Based Computer With Multiple Processors

Not strictly a Hyper-V issue, but you’ll understand why I am blogging about this one; A hotfix has been released for when a stop error 0xD1 on a Windows-based computer with multiple processors. Symptoms Your multiprocessor Windows-based computer crashes every two to three days. Additionally, Stop error 0xD1 is generated when the computer crashes. Cause…

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KB2893986 – Vulnerability in WS2012 & Windows 8 Hyper-V Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

In November, Microsoft released the MS13-092 (aka CVE-2013-3898) security fix for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and Windows 8 Client Hyper-V.  An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code as System in another virtual machine (VM) on the shared Hyper-V host. An attacker would not be able to execute code on the Hyper-V…

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