Windows Hacks

From Torben's Wiki

Disable Hibernate

run commant prompt / cmd as administrator and execute

powercfg.exe /hibernate off

Create Link

e.g. for moving iTunes Backups or some other folder from c: to another partition

mklink /J "%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" "e:\iTunesBackups"

Cleanup files

run cleanmgr as admin


from [1]

run cmd as admin
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
delete all files in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
net start wuauserv
net start bits


from [2]

run cmd as admin
Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

Move/Clone System Partition(s) to now Disk

After quite some pain I finally succeded in moving the dual boot (Windows and Linux) to a new harddisk. For cloning I used EaseUS Todo Backup Free 12.0 without resizing. Than testing that both Linux and Windows run. Than moving and resizing Linux using gparted. Than resizing Windows using AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 8.5.