Helpful Windows Programs and Utilities

The following is a list of programs that can be helpful on Windows for normal maintenance task or making a task easier to accomplish.

Angry IP Scanner – IP scanner. Helpful for finding out which addresses are in use on a network.
https://angryip.org/

WinDirStat – Disk usage statistics tool. Helpful for finding large files and cleaning up.
https://windirstat.net/

WiFi Scanner – Wifi Analyzer tool. It is great for figuring out which channel a router is on, channel bandwidths, or signal strength.
http://wifiscanner.com/index.html

EaseUS Partition Master – Makes it easier to shrink a partition when you have unmovable blocks.
https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/epm-free.html

Remove hiberfil.sys

The hiberfil.sys is created and used when hibernating in Windows. Sometimes can be needed to help shrink the space on a drive.

Launch a command prompt with administrator privileges.

You can hit Windows Key + R, type in cmd, and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter together. It’ll ask you to verify that you want to launch it. Hit Yes.
Alternatively you can search for the Command Prompt, Right click on it and Run as Administrator

Turn Hibernate off

powercfg -h off

A reboot should remove the file. If not you should be able to delete it. It is on the root of the drive, but you’ll need to enable hidden files and disable the “Hide protected operating system files” to see it.

You can turn it back on by changing off to on

powercfg -h on

More information:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/920730/how-to-disable-and-re-enable-hibernation-on-a-computer-that-is-running

Unable to access old HTTPS login for WiFi router

Part of the reason some of the older sites do not work is due to insecurities in older SSL protocol’s. Some of the older versions are disabled in newer browsers thereby keeping someone from accessing the device.

Unsupported protocol

Work Around

Internet Explorer will let you change the security settings to allow older security protocols to work. Chrome and Firefox seem to have issues letting you do that.

Open Internet Explorer and then go to the Internet Options and find the Advanced tab. Scroll down and locate the “Use SSL3.0” option and enable it.

Enable SSL 3.0

You may also need to modify the Zones.

Change Internet Zones

You should now be able to accept the Security Certificate and log in.

Proceed to login page for site

This should only be done if absolutely needed and only on sites you trust. It would be a good idea to change the settings back when finished.

More info.
https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1958251-just-purchased-a-sonicwall-via-ebay-but-after-doing-the-initial-config

How to reset Minecraft Demo timer without resetting the World – Windows

Open Windows File Explorer, in the Address Bar paste the following and hit enter.

%APPDATA%\.minecraft\saves\Demo_World\

You should now be in the demo world folder.

Delete the “level.dat” and “level.dat_old” files and restart minecraft.  Your timer should now be reset as well as all the game objectives.

Unity Game Scene tab flickers during game play

There appears to be an issue with HDPI displays and the Unity Game tab while testing the game in unity. Have had issues where the UI elements will resize and not work correctly. Issue seems to be with how Windows scales the screen.

Dropping the scaling to 100% and/or the resolution down to 1920×1080 seems to resolve the issue.

Videos flashing and resizing on Internet Explorer

Had a problem with a NVR not displaying cameras correctly in the web interface in Internet Explorer. The issue appears to be something wrong with how it is interacting with Windows scaling.

To resolve the issue you can set the scaling to 100%

or

If the monitor is a HDPI, set it to a 1920×1080 resolution with scaling at 100%.

Setup Windows File Share for Citrix XenServer

Setup Share in windows

You may need to enable the Network Sharing and discovery in the network sharing center before proceeding with the following steps.

Create a new directory, right click and hit properties.

Under Sharing, hit Advanced Sharing…

Enable the Check mark for “Share this folder” and verify the share name is correct. In this example we are sharing a folder called XenServerShare

Setup Share in XenCenter

From XenCenter, hit add new Storage Repository and run through the wizard. When you get to the Share path put in \\share-ip-address\Share\Path

Example: If the IP address of the computer with the Share is 192.168.1.2 and you shared your Downloads folder, the path would be as follows

\\192.168.1.2\Downloads

Use the share computers username and password to log in to it.