Running WSL2 GUI Apps in Windows 10
· ☕ 3 min read
All of the answers I found online suggest using a complex workflow of installing X server, configuring RDP and connecting to your Linux box in order to run its GUI app. This approach is at least a few years old. It is no longer the most efficient way in 2023. Instead, you can use WSLg.

Persistent Drive Mapping In Windows 2012
· ☕ 2 min read
By experiment, I discovered that Visual Subst no longer works in Windows Server 2012, as good as it did in previous versions of the OS. Specifically for the purpose of referencing a DLL from a locally mapped drive.

Driver letter not available for mapping
· ☕ 1 min read
Somehow my Windows 7 partially remapped a drive letter to another entity. It happened suddenly with some unexpected behavior. I noticed it when it could no longer connect to a network share. I removed the mapping and tried recreating with no success. The drive could not be deleted. Restarted, the drive is not mapped, yet it's still not available.

Install update for ESET Remote Administrator Server
· ☕ 2 min read
For those who don't like to read stories, here's the extract Proceed with installation, even despite it appears to be a clean install. In the end you will get a working version, with all configuration preserved.

Acronis TrueImage 2010 Home not user friendly?
· ☕ 1 min read
I recently upgraded to a larger hard drive and went from 1TB -> 2TB. Now the task was to make backup task in Acronis use the new location. I created new destination folder, moved all previous backups there. Then I changed Acronis backup task to do backups to the new place. Quite obvious so far, isn't it? Not with Acronis.

NTFS compression worth it?
· ☕ 1 min read
Some time ago I researched compression in various systems, ranging from software archivers (like WinRAR, WinZip etc.) to database solutions (like Oracle data compression). Then I figured there is one more type of compression that I did not touch yet - NTFS compression. People on the net say it's pretty much useless, still I decided to give it a try.