Monthly Archives: April 2014

Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools 2013 Kills Productivity

Update: This issue has been resolved and verified. You can get it from Visual Studio Gallery at http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/dbcb8670-889e-4a54-a226-a48a15e4cace At Build 2014, Microsoft did a suitable job of persuading me to run the latest version of Visual Studio. I updated to Visual … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Windows Startup Using Autoruns

Recently, my Windows laptop started the odd behaviour of hanging every time I logged in. It didn’t blue screen; rather, it just froze completely every time the desktop came up. This is a pretty uncommon scenario so I figured that one of … Continue reading

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Writing a WPA Regions of Interest File

In my previuos article I wrote a very simple Windows Performance Recorder profile to enable a particular ETW Provider. After recording a trace, the next step is to open it up in Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) to see what is … Continue reading

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