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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 Aug 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By pstein
Does Sfc /scannow append new entries to CBS.Log?

It seems to me that the well known command

sfc /scannow .....

appends all logmessages to a possibly already existing CBS.LOG file rather than create a new logfile.

Is this correct?

Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Aug 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By pstein
Hi Roy, your command is the same as mine...

Hi Roy,

your command is the same as mine just with switch parameter sequence.
Since the order of parameters does not matter its the same command
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 02 Aug 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By pstein
"sfc /scannow" an offline Win7 on hard disk from booted Win10 ?

Assume a hard disk contains a possibly (partially) corrupted Windows 7.

I boot now a ToolsCD or USB flash drive with Windows 10.

When I open now a CmdPrompt and enter

sfc /scannow...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Aug 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By pstein
How to find out which files are linked to bad sectors? Repair with chk

A surface test of my hard disk with some partition tools showed one or more bad sectors.

How can I find out exactly which of my files allocated space these bad sectors in the past?
....and which...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Jul 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By pstein
Long boot after battery removal - How to change Power Plans to "NO bat

Until recently I had in my notebook a battery.
I removed it due to defects and don't want to buy a new one.

Unfortunately the boot process slows down dramatically.
It now takes approx. 5-10...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Jul 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By pstein
Why is there oftentimes a setup.exe AND a setup.msi in ONE inst packg?

When I download software from official webpages then I observe oftentimes a setup.exe AND a setup.msi within the just downloaded single *.zip installer package.
Forum: General Discussion 04 Jul 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By pstein
Structure of Registry: HKCR vs. HKLM; Wow6432Node branch

I have some questions about the structure and dependencies of Registry branches.

When I inspect (on 64bit Win 7) all entries of a certain program then I found two identical branches of it in
Forum: System Security 11 Jun 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 880
Posted By pstein
Can files+folder inherit owner or only permissions?

Assume I have a file


Can this file inherit its owner from the wrapping folder?

Can folder ccc inherit its owner from the parent folder bbb?

Or is inheritance...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jun 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By pstein
How to find files+folders with access perm.not equal to owner?

Assume I have a big directory tree.

1.) How can I find out all (non-inherited) access permissions of user unequal to the current owner?

2.) How can I find out all (non-inherited) access...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Jun 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By pstein
Take Ownership only for files+folders of user "karl"?

Assume I have a huge directory tree with lots of files and folders.
Some of them belong to (simplified) user "karl" (or unknown user "S-1-5-21-107808153") others not.

When I execute now a...
Forum: General Discussion 30 May 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By pstein
Switch ownership of "normal" folders (tree): Disadvantages?

When I inspect my file system some of my "normal" (=non system) folders then I can see owners like
"S-1-5-21-15185678....." or "S-1-5-21-107808153

Why do only approx 30% of all folders have...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Apr 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By pstein
Avoid "Press any key to boot from USB" after boot device selection?

I installed windows on an USB flash drive.

When I boot a computer with this USB flash drive inserted I press F8 to get into the boot device selection.
I selected the USB flash drive as boot...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Apr 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,419
Posted By pstein
How to copy dummy file onto defect hard disk sector and block it?

On one of my (older) computers there is a defect sector on the hard disk.
Checking the surface of the hard disk shows a red square for it.
It seems to me that all the "usual" reserve sectors are...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Mar 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Posted By pstein
Where to download security patches (NOT full rollups) from web page?

Assume I want to download ALL security patches (NOT full rollups) for Win 7 (32bit or 64bit) NOT through the built in updates service but separately from a web page.

Where can I do this?

Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By pstein
Rollup-packages=cumulative vs. security packages=every is required?

As far as I found out the rollup packages are cumulative.

So if I want to apply all patches from November 2016 until now only the last rollup package is needed.

Regarding the security...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Mar 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By pstein
How to put screen after 2h to sleep and NOT turn it off?

How can I put my current screen/monitor into sleep mode (e.g. after 2h) and NOT turn it off completely (after 2h) ?

When I go to Control Panel--Hardware and Sound ---Power Options and switch for...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Feb 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,546
Posted By pstein
Differences between ISOs x17-24281.iso and x15-65805.iso ?

On my hard disk I found two Win 7 x64 Pro ISO archives (I guess from digitalriver):




What are the differences?
Forum: Software 05 Feb 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By pstein
.NET program closes at startup: "Unhandled exception"

When I start occasionally .NET programs the close immediately after start. Just a simple error box appears informing me that "xxxxxxprogram has stopped working".

I installed .NET 2.0 3.0 3.5 and...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Feb 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By pstein
How to hide in Registry column "type" in WinExplorer for all folders?

How do I hide in Registry column "type" in WinExplorer for all folders?

Here it is described how to do it through GUI:
Forum: General Discussion 28 Jan 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By pstein
Why are there 4 (!) RECYCLE BINs on my partition? Outer and Inner RBs

After having disabled the option "protect my system folders) I had a look on my folders and found 4 (!) different RECYCLE BINs on my second, non-system partition D:

Have a look at the attached...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 25 Jan 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1,326
Posted By pstein
Set default "mailto" handler when registry protocol branches empty?

I have problems to set an eMail client (e.g. Thunderbird) on my 64bit Win 7 system for handling all "mailto" links.

It is often recommended to go to
Control Panel --> Set Default programs
Forum: Network & Sharing 21 Jan 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By pstein
Block temporarily all (outgoing) traffic WITHOUT firewall?

Is it possible to block temporarily all (outgoing) Internet traffic WITHOUT using the build-in Windows firewall?

I guess there is a simple utility which offers a "traffic OFF" button which...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Jan 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By pstein
How to re-show the hidden title bar and menu bar of TaskManager?

Accidentially I pressed some unknown key combination/sequence and the result was that the
title bar and the menu bar of the well known built-in Task Manager was suddenly hidden.

Only the...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Jan 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By pstein
Exported *.evtx event logfiles later importable? join 2 *.evtx files?

Assume I exported the current events into an external *.evtx log file.
Afterwards I cleaned all active event log entries.

However it could be that I want to re-check some particular events from...
Forum: Drivers 10 Nov 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By pstein
Can I install Win 7 on a notebook with original Win 10 and SSD?

Assume I buy a notebook with pre-installed Win 10 on a SSD.

I prefer to use Win 7 and have a couple of Win 7 licenses available.
Can I install Win 7 on this notebook (provided I found all...
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