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Last Build Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000


Some questions about unflushed data and calling FlushFileBuffers on a new handle to a file

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Will it get flushed out eventually?

What do these hard drive icons mean?

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Various kinds of BitLocker, mostly.

Why doesn’t searching my Start menu with Cortana find Internet shortcuts in my All Programs list?

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Because our A/B testing showed that showing them was worse.

Debugging a GDI resource leak: Case study

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

If it leaked once, it'll leak again.

Why is the !locks command called !locks even though it debugs only critical sections?

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Because those were the only kind of locks, back in the day.

Why do my PDF file associations get reset every time I restart?

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Hey, that doesn't look right.

There’s a group policy for Action Center, and another one for Action Center

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Two things with the same name, how confusing.

At least it wasn’t on a Web page with the warning “Beware of the leopard”

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

But it was simple.

A question about avoiding page faults the first time newly-allocated memory is accessed

Fri, 12 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

What are you trying to optimize?

How to calculate the resulting security descriptor of a child object without creating it

Thu, 11 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Pretend that it's a private object.