VMware Windows 10 Guest Shared Folder Fixer

Windows 10 Shared folder hang in VMware Fusion.
According to @steve goddard, this is caused by Microsoft upgrades destroying registry settings.

I wrote a VBScript check and fix the registry.

github project: https://github.com/sskaje/vmware_windows_10_shared_folder_fixer

VMware Windows 10 Guest Shared Folder Fixer by @sskaje: https://sskaje.me/2016/08/vmware-windows-10-guest-shared-folder-fixer/

Click Button and Read Text from Other Program on Windows

I have a protected application on windows, normally my clients have to run that program, click a button, copy some text from another text control, upload to somewhere…

I need to find a solution simulate button click and read the text control.

There are two buttons, generate and exit, and a text control.

Here is what I did in C++, build under Windows XP + Visual C++ 6.0/7.0 in CLI.

1 Run the program.

Sleep is required here, to ensure that you can find correct control.

2 Find controls

These CtrlID can be read by many *Spy app on windows.

3 Perform click and read from text control

In my case, Sleep is also required after BM_CLICK was sent to target program, otherwise I may have to click more than once.
So, I wrote a loop

I tried GetDlgItemText and GetWindowText, neither of these two works to get text from the control.
WM_GETTEXTLENGTH and then WM_GETTEXT is the best choice so far as I know.

4 Click Exit

Click Button and Read Text from Other Program on Windows by @sskaje: https://sskaje.me/2016/05/click-button-read-text-program-windows/

Create Windows 7/8 Bootable USB Drive on OS X

This note works for Windows (e.g. Windows 7, Windows 8, …), Linux … ISO image only, and all commands in Terminal.

If you’re interested in using Disk Utility, try this: Create OS X Mavericks Bootable USB Drive from AppStore Release, but DON’T forget to unmount partitions.

To launch a Terminal, simply open Spotlight and type Terminal, in most cases, you can see Terminal listed after ‘Ter‘.

For Windows 7/8 or later, Boot Camp Assistant is the BEST tool.
In ‘Select Tasks‘, CHECK ‘Create a Windows 7 or later version disk’ and UNCHECK all others.
In ‘Create Bootable USB Drive for Windows Installation‘, choose the right usb destination disk.

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Create Windows 7/8 Bootable USB Drive on OS X by @sskaje: https://sskaje.me/2014/02/create-windows-7-8-bootable-usb-drive-on-osx/